Critical VMware Mistakes You Should Avoid

Critical VMware Mistakes You Should Avoid


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Critical VMware Mistakes You Should Avoid by Larry Loucks, Joshua Meshell


There are thousands of "How-to" books on the market. This book is not one of them.
This book is about principles of virtualization.

After 8 years of working with thousands of customers to resolve their virtualization performance issues,
Larry Loucks and Rajen Guendoo have assembled here the most common misconfigurations and issues they have seen time and time again. Learn how these misconfigurations can cost your company money,
degrade performance, and lower the return on investment in virtualization technologies. Of course, this book will also provide guidance regarding proper methodologies as well.

• Storage configuration problems

• CPU misconfiguration issues

• Memory utilization issues

• Network configuration issues

• Results of poor migration practices

...and more.

For all of these, we will discuss impact, detection, resolution, and best practices as well.

There are many good how-to-use-VMware books on the market. This book is a welcome supplement to all of these because it provides simple, clear explanations of the principles involved in successful virtualization adoption and implementation.

"As a VMware Technical Account Manager for some of VMware's largest accounts, and a former
VMware Senior Consultant, I can authoritatively say that the information in this book can definitely help administrators avoid common virtualization mistakes and improve performance in their environment. I consider this a must-read anyone having virtualization performance issues they cannot seem to resolve, as well as those who want to implement VMware technologies effectively."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493619672
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/30/2011
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Larry Loucks is a former VMware Senior Consultant and VMware Instructor who has worked with thousands of VMware customers in the past 10 years.

Rajen Guendoo is a former VMware Senior
Consultant and a VMware Technical Account
Manager for enterprise accounts. He is also a former I.T. Manger.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this fantastic book. This is an exceptional and authoritative book on the subject of virtualization. Its unique approach, i.e. what not to do, concise and conversational manner make for a quick yet informative read. The author has exposed some shortcomings in my own virtualization practices. It has proven to be an essential resource in the virtualization toolbox of my business.
HAL-9OOO More than 1 year ago
This is an eye opening resource to anyone who is thinking about or has implemented VMware. I wish I would have read this book before implementing VMware at my company. However, this book has helped me right some wrongs and increase efficiency because of poor design. Besides a few grammatical errors the book is packed with useful facts. It¿s obvious the author has ¿been there and done that¿ with a ton of helpful tips for both the planning and production phase. I definitely recommend this book, it will not only save you time, it will save you headaches.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the easiest and informative books I've read. The author takes an approach in this book that I've never seen before. Instead of a boring installation guide where cord A plugs into Outlet B, he in turn gives a real world experience of organization errors he has delt with and how to avoid them. I can personally say if my organization would've had this book we could have saved countless hours of work and cut cost. A must read for anyone planning on implementation of VMware.
JannC More than 1 year ago
Anyone who's ever been interested in VMware and has searched for resources on the subject has at some point come across one of the best VMware resources you can find, for me this book would be the resource/tool I have been looking for. Facing the challenges of designing Virtual environments for the Government this book has helped me step back and take a look at some of the common "vitalization mistakes" I have made over the last few years. Not only do I recommend this book I also purchased a copy for my companies Technical Library. Great find fantastic real world solutions! Thanx to the author! v/r Jann Calhoun Sr Systems/Network Architect