Learn over 70 recipes to design a virtual data center for performance, availability, manageability, and recoverability with Packt's new book and eBook.

May 2014 | Cookbooks, Enterprise

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Vmware Vsphere5.x Data Center Design Cookbook, a practical guide packed with step-by-step recipes to design a virtual data center using VMware 5.x. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle, and select library formats. The print book is 260 pages long and is competitively priced at $54.99 , while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $28.04. 

 

About the author:

Hersey Cartwright has worked in the technology industry since 1996 in many roles, from helpdesk support to IT management. He began working with VMware technologies in 2006. He was the key sponsor of the virtualization initiative at ABNB Federal Credit Union and played a key role in the design, implementation, and management of the virtual infrastructure of the ABNB. He actively participates in the VMware community and has been awarded the vExpert title in both 2012 and 2013. Along with VMware certifications, he also holds certifications from Citrix for XenApp and XenDesktop and the Information Storage Associate (EMCISA) certification from EMC.

VMware vSphere 5.x provides a robust and resilient platform for virtualizing server and application workloads in data centers. The features available in VMware's vSphere 5.x suite of products simplify the management of resources, increase the availability of applications, and guarantee the performance of workloads deployed in the virtualized datacenters. VMware vSphere 5.x Data Center Design Cookbook covers the design process from creating the conceptual design, to determining the resource requirements for the logical design, and then on to creating the physical design.

VMware vSphere 5.x Data Center Design Cookbook begins with the process of identifying the design factors and applying them to the logical and physical design process in order to create a successful vSphere 5.x design. The key to a successful VMware vSphere 5.x design is the design's ability to satisfy the design factors. This Cookbook walks the reader through the process of identifying the design factors which include the requirements the design must satisfy and the assumptions the architect makes to form the conceptual design.

From the conceptual design, the logical design is created. The logical design process includes determining the architecture of and the resources required for the management, storage, network, and compute[computer?] resources. This Cookbook includes recipes for calculating the resources required and determining the architecture and features to use while applying VMware recommended practices. This book also offers recipes to determine the physical resources and configuration required to support the logical design while satisfying the design factors. Finally, the book provides recipes for creating design documentation.

The following are the chapters emphasized in this book:

Chapter 1: The Virtual Data Center

Chapter 2: The Discovery Process

Chapter 3: The Design Factors

Chapter 4: The vSphere Management Design

Chapter 5: The vSphere Storage Design

Chapter 6: The vSphere Network Design

Chapter 7: The vSphere Compute Design

Chapter 8: The vSphere Physical Design

Chapter 9: The Virtual Machine Design

Chapter 10: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity 

Chapter 11: The Design Documentation

Packt Publishing has also released the following Microsoft Dynamics AX books:

  • VMware vCloud Director Cookbook
  • Instant VMware Player for Virtualization
  • VMware Horizon Mirage Essentials

All Microsoft books are published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT professionals in the Enterprise space. Packt Enterprise also publishes on IBM, Oracle, Citrix, Java, Amazon, Google, and SAP technologies.

 



Vmware Vsphere5.x Data Center Design Cookbook
Over 70 Recipes to design a virtual Datacenter for performance, availability, manageability, and recoverability with VMware vSphere 5.x

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/vmware-vsphere-5-x-datacenter-design-cookbook/book

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