Learn installation, configuration, and administration of vSphere 5.1 with Packt's new book and eBook

April 2014 | Cookbooks, Enterprise

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book and eBook VMware ESXi Cookbook. This book will help readers understand the concepts of virtualization by deploying the vSphere web client to perform vSphere administration. Readers will learn important aspects of vSphere including administration, security, performance, and configuring vSphere Management Assistant (VMA) to run commands and scripts without the need to authenticate every attempt. This 334-page book is now available in print for $54.99 and all the popular eBook formats for $26.39.

About the authors:
Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen (@VMwareArena) is a subject matter expert for VMware virtualization technology and works as a system administrator at VMware Inc. He is an author, a technology enthusiast, and a blogger who focuses on virtualization and cloud computing. He has over six years of high-level knowledge in remote infrastructure services, consulting, designing, implementing, and troubleshooting VMware virtualization technology. He is well known for his contribution towards the virtualization community through his virtualization blog (http://www.vmwarearena.com). He holds many specialized certifications from VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix®, including VCP4, VCP5, VCAP4-DCA, VCAP5-DCA, VCP-Cloud, MCTS-virtualization, CCA, and MCSA. Prior to joining VMware, he served other large organizations such as CGI, Infosys, and Microsoft as a virtualization support engineer and a subject matter expert.

Aravind Sivaraman is a virtualization engineer with over eight years of experience in the IT industry. For the past five years, he has focused on virtualization solutions, especially on VMware products. He holds different certifications from VMware, Microsoft, and Cisco and has been awarded vExpert for 2013. He is a VMware Technology Network (VMTN) and Experts Exchange contributor, and maintains his personal blog at http://aravindsivaraman.com/. He can be followed on Twitter at @ss_aravind. He is also the technical reviewer for the book Troubleshooting vSphere Storage, Mike Preston, Packt Publishing.

VMware ESXi is an operating system-independent hypervisor based on the VMkernel operating system interfacing with agents that run atop it. ESXi is the exclusive hypervisor for VMware vSphere 5.x licenses. VMware describes an ESXi system as similar to a stateless compute node. State information can be uploaded from a saved configuration file. ESXi's VMkernel interfaces directly with VMware agents and approved third-party modules. Virtualization administrators can configure VMware ESXi through its console or the VMware vSphere Client and check VMware's Hardware Compatibility List for approved, supported hardware on http://www.packtpub.com/vmware-esxi-cookbook/bookwhich to install ESXi.

VMware ESXi 5.1 Cookbook explores every aspect of VMware administration. Readers will learn to configure and to administer vSphere including high availability (HA), distributed resource scheduler (DRS), fault tolerance (FT), vMotion , svMotion, virtual machine provisioning, update manager, and distributed virtual switches. They will also explore advanced level operations with lots of tips and tricks to ease their job.

This book will give readers a comprehensive understanding of the new features released with vSphere 5.1, and how it enhances the VMware virtual environment. Starting with the installation and configuration of ESXi and vCenter, it goes on to the configuration of various core components including network, storage, virtual machine administration, security, performance, and patching, along with the high availability of the virtual infrastructure.

VMware ESXi Cookbook covers the following essential topics:
Chapter 1: Installing and Configuring ESXi
Chapter 2: Installing and Using vCenter
Chapter 3: Networking
Chapter 4: Storage
Chapter 5: Resource Management and High Availability
Chapter 6: Managing Virtual Machines
Chapter 7: Securing the ESXi Server and Virtual Machines
Chapter 8: Performance Monitoring and Alerts
Chapter 9: vSphere Update Manager

VMware ESXi 5.1 Cookbook is written for technical professionals with system administration skills and foundation knowledge of virtualization, who need to learn about the installation, configuration, and administration of vSphere 5.1. Essential virtualization and ESX or ESXi knowledge is advantageous.

VMware ESXi Cookbook

Over 100 recipes to master vSphere administration

For more information, please visit: book page

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