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Thoroughly Updated for VMware vSphere 5!
Virtualization is hotter than ever. VMware vSphere is the most widely deployed virtualization platform, and this indispensable book by VMware vExpert and VCDX Scott Lowe is your key to harnessing the newest version. Using step-by-step instruction and real-world examples, he takes you under the hood of VMware vSphere 5 and shows you how to get the very most out of all its components. Learn how to install, configure, operate, monitor, secure, and automate your virtual infrastructure from a leading expert and with the leading virtualization solution.
Understanding all components of the VMware vSphere 5 suite
Installing and configuring VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, and vSphere Update Manager
Building and managing virtual machines, networks, and storage
Handling day-to-day or advanced tasks through the vSphere Web Client
Ensuring high availability and optimized resource usage with vSphere HA and vSphere DRS
Securing and automating VMware vSphere
Monitoring resource allocation and performance
Leveraging new storage features in VMware vSphere 5, such as Storage DRS
Harness the Power of Virtualization with VMware vSphere
Increase Your Capacity with Scalable and Robust Solutions
Master All Tools in the New VMware vSphere 5 Suite
Monitor Performance and Maintain Security
Reinforce Your Skills with Real-World Examples
Scott Lowe, VCDX, has been in IT for more than 17 years and is a VMware vExpert, an honor granted by VMware to individuals whose work in the VMware community has made a significant impact. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer for the vSpecialist team at EMC Corporation, where he specializes in the integration of VMware, Cisco, and EMC solutions, products, and technologies. Scott is the author of Mastering VMware vSphere 4 and coauthor of VMware vSphere 4 Administration Instant Reference and VMware vSphere Design. He is also a former contributor to SearchVMware.com and SearchServerVirtualization.com, and a former columnist for Virtualization Review magazine. Scott's top-rated VMware/virtualization blog is blog.scottlowe.org.