Vmware Vcloud Director Cookbook

Vmware Vcloud Director Cookbook

by Daniel Langenhan


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VMware vCloud Director is an enterprise software solution that enables the building of secure, private clouds by pooling together infrastructure resources into virtual data centers. The tool enables self-service via a web interface to reduce the management overhead and offers amazing possibilities for production and development environments. Thus, the tool will ensure efficient management of resources with data center efficiency and business agility.

"VMWare VCloud Director Cookbook" will cover a lot of ground, ranging from easy to complex recipes. It will not only dive into networks, data-stores, and vApps, but also cover vCloud design improvements, troubleshooting, and the vCloud API.

"VMWare VCloud Director Cookbook" is split into different sections, each of which deals with a special topic in vCloud - from networks, to vApps, to storage and design. This book contains over 80 recipes with the difficulty levels ranging from simple to very advanced. You will learn how to automate vCloud easily and quickly with the API, and also learn how to isolate a vApp and still fully access it without risking the network. Design considerations that need to be addressed while deploying the vCloud and more will also be looked into.

"VMWare VCloud Director Cookbook" will make your life as an admin a lot easier by providing you with some good recipes that have been proven to work in small to large enterprises.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782177661
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 09/08/2013
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Daniel Langenhan is a client-focused Virtualization Expert with more than 18 years of international industry experience. His skills span the breadth of Virtualization, ranging from architecture, design and implementation for large multi-tier enterprise client systems to delivering captivating education and training sessions in security technologies and practices to diverse audiences.

In addition, he possesses extensive knowledge and experience in Process Management, Enterprise level storage, Linux, and Solaris Operation Systems. Utilizing his extensive knowledge, experience, and skills, he has a proven track record of successful integration of virtualization into different business areas, while minimizing costs and maximizing the reliability and effectiveness of the solutions for his clients.

He has gained a lot of experience with major Australian and international vendors and clients. Daniel's consulting company is well established with strong industry ties in many verticals such as finance, telecommunications, and printing. His consulting business also provided services to VMware International.

He is also the author of Packt Publishing titles "Instant VMware vCloud Starter" and "VMware View Security Essentials".

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Boudville More than 1 year ago
The vCloud Director is an impressive extension of VMware's existing product line. It lets you, a data center administrator, expand the number of networks you can start up and thence manage. The book also shows a natural dynamic tension between VMware and Cisco. The latter is of course also continously improving its hardware and software offerings. One important case is the Cisco 1000v, which is software. It competes with the VMware Distributed Switch. Langenhan describes the 1000v as being a replacement. I am uncertain if this is VMware's official policy, but the reader should take into account that the author is independent of both companies. So his opinion on this and indeed on other topics in this book is valuable. One recipe that may resonate widely with readers is on creating load balanced virtual machines. Remember that one point about having VMs in the first place for most companies is to improve the use of your existing hardware. All those idle but powered up servers. But having deployed VMs across your machines, presumably using VMware, the next logical step is to load balance them. This helps increase further the overall use. The recipe on this appears straightforward to implement. Though please note that I do not have the hardware and software to do so, and am just going by the text's narrative. Another important area of discussion is the enhancement of datastores. This is an acknowledgment that a virtual machine is ultimately run on and stored on hardware. A chapter delves into ways that VMware improved the backing up of your VMs. This includes recommendations or perhaps reminders that backups should be stored on disks that are as cheap as possible; not the latest and fastest ones.