VMware vSphere 4 Implementation / Edition 1

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Evolve to a virtual network infrastructure using VMware vSphere 4 Design and deploy a high-performance cloud-based enterprise IT platform with guidance from a VMware expert. Featuring tips, techniques, and best practices, VMware vSphere 4 Implementation explains how to dramatically cut hardware costs, maximize computing power, and centralize system administration. Configure hardware and storage devices, build virtual machines and networks, install guest operating systems, and import physical machines. Security, disaster recovery, performance tuning, and system updates are also covered in this comprehensive resource.
• Perform a clean VMware vSphere 4 install or migrate existing systems
• Build Distributed Virtual Networks using DvSwitches and VMotion
• Manage SAN, NAS, iSCSI, and fiber channel storage devices
• Construct VM and provision new copies of Windows/Linux from vCenter
• Automate server maintenance with the Distributed Resource Scheduler
• Set up multiple security zones, users, permissions, roles, and privileges
• Maximize uptime using VMware High Availability and Fault Tolerance
• Work with VMware Consolidated Backup, vDR, and Update Manager

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071664523
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/5/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 682
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Laverick is a VMware Forum moderator and member of the London VMware User Group steering committee. He is the sole author of the virtualization website/blog, RTFM Education. Mike recently received the vExperts Award from VMware.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Install and Configure ESX 4 Classic; Chapter 2. Install and Configure ESXi 4; Chapter 3. Install vCenter; Chapter 4. Standard Networking; Chapter 5. Distributed Virtual Networking; Chapter 6. Storage; Chapter 7. Creating and Modifying Virtual Machines; Chapter 8. Rapid VM Deployment; Chapter 9. Access Control; Chapter 10. Resource Monitoring; Chapter 11. Resource Management; Chapter 12. VMotion, Storage VMotion, and Cold Migration; Chapter 13. VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler; Chapter 14. VMware Distributed Power Management; Chapter 15. VMware High Availability; Chapter 16. VMware Fault Tolerance; Chapter 17. vSphere Advanced Configuration Tools; Chapter 18. Virtual Machine Backup; Chapter 19. VMware Patch Management; Chapter 20. Upgrading from VI3.5 to vSphere 4; Index

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    Posted December 14, 2010

    Puzzling pricing

    I would have bought this today but for two things: the digital version is more expensive than the paper version. The Kindle version is $14 cheaper than for the Nook.

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