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VMware vSphere 4.1 HA and DRS technical deepdive [Kindle Edition]

Duncan Epping , Frank Denneman

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VMware vSphere 4.1 HA and DRS Technical Deepdive zooms in on two key components of every VMware based infrastructure and is by no means a "how to" guide. It covers the basic steps needed to create a VMware HA and DRS cluster, but even more important explains the concepts and mechanisms behind HA and DRS which will enable you to make well educated decisions. This book will take you in to the trenches of HA and DRS and will give you the tools to understand and implement e.g. HA admission control policies, DRS resource pools and resource allocation settings. On top of that each section contains basic design principles that can be used for designing, implementing or improving VMware infrastructures. This book is also the ultimate guide to be prepared for any HA or DRS related questions and case studies that might be presented during VMware VCDX, VCP and or VCAP exams.

Coverage includes:
  • HA node types
  • HA isolation detection and response
  • HA admission control
  • VM Monitoring
  • HA and DRS integration
  • DRS imbalance algorithm
  • Resource Pools
  • Impact of reservations and limits
  • CPU Resource Scheduling
  • Memory Scheduler
  • DPM

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2962 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456301446
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004V49JGW
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome April 6 2011
By Eric Sloof - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Last week I already received a proof copy of the new book by Duncan and Frank and I must say that I'm impressed. When you think - you know everything there is to know about HA and DRS, you should definitely read it. You will be amazed with the amount of detailed information about vSphere 4.1 DRS and HA clustering. Two other great takeaways are the "clear timelines" and "best practices".
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deepdive Makes a Comeback! Feb. 15 2011
By B. Riley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The term "deepdive" is regularly abused in the technology world these days. There's nothing more disheartening than walking into a one hour session at a conference entitled deepdive, and finding out that it's neither deep, nor a dive. It ends up being more like sitting in a couple inches of warm water in a plastic kiddie pool.

When these guys say deepdive, they mean it. This book is packed with helpful information from the first, to the last page. Somehow, they even manage to read minds. They know what you're thinking as a VMware administrator, and they'll tell you the why, and the best practice.

Lots of books have good overviews of HA and DRS, but none goes as deep as this. It's very well-written, and highly recommended for anyone who is running, or thinking about running an HA/DRS environment.

This book is, as Jeremy Clarkson would say, "absolutely brilliant"!
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Orange Book" = Fantastic Feb. 4 2011
By Chris Dearden - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Ever had a series of discombobulated thoughts and ideas that have suddenly clicked into place & the plans come into focus? That's exactly what happened when I read Frank & Duncan's book. Even though I have a fair few years experience with Enterprise virtualisation , my knowledge of what's deeply under the covers of the availability options of vSphere was made up of blog posts I'd read , anecdotes from colleagues and a few slides from trainers. It was enough to get me by, but there was always that nagging feeling that I wasn't fully in control of what was happening.

After reading the book ( in a morning - for a tech book it's one that you can work though in a short amount of time and still get value from ) I had a real epiphany / light bulb moment / matrix moment / and all of those concepts and ideas suddenly had a deeper meaning and the big picture was visible. For anyone who thinks they know about HA / DRS : read this and *really* know about it.
5.0 out of 5 stars The book on VMware HA & DRS! Must read, highly recommended Dec 16 2010
By M. Baecke - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If your trying to understand how VMware High Availability (HA) and Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) work, you need to buy this book. A lot has been written on the internet, whitepapers and books about these two VMware subjects, but by reading this Frank and Duncan will take you to a whole new level. Step-by-step they explain the features and their configuration settings. Not every VMware environment is the same. They've managed to write about these complex features in such an easy way that everybody can understand it. In the end you'll know what settings to use and how to configure them correctly for your VMware environment.

This book is a must read for everybody that is technically involved with VMware vSphere. It's easy to read and is written in a structured manner. I highly recommend it and enjoy reading it. It's my reference for building and designing VMware vSphere infrastructures.
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good, readable and right size deepdive Jan. 5 2011
By Arjan Timmerman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is worth every penny. Duncan Epping[...] and Frank Denneman [...] are well known in the Vmware community for their outstanding knowledge (and the fact they are sharing this knowledge).
The book is made up in two in main articles HA (done by Duncan) and DRS (done by Frank) whereby they don't miss out on all main subjects of the discussed technology. Everything is well covered and they don't forget to mention where extra information can be found.
All in all this book is a must read for every system engineer, architect, or whatever IT freak working with VMware vsphere out there. For IT-managers, this is a book you must give all your employees working (administrating, desgning) with your vsphere environment.
@Duncan and @Frank, great job guys! Love the contents for it brings loads of knowledge in a 200 page book. Love the cover, for i'm dutch too ;-)

Arjan Timmerman

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