Mastering VMware vSphere 6.7 - Second Edition

By Martin Gavanda , Andrea Mauro , Paolo Valsecchi and 1 more
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    Section 1: Getting Started
About this book

vSphere 6.7 is the latest release of VMware’s industry-leading, virtual cloud platform. It allows organisations to move to hybrid cloud computing by enabling them to run, manage, connect and secure applications in a common operating environment.

This up-to-date, 2nd edition provides complete coverage of vSphere 6.7. Complete with step-by-step explanations of essential concepts, practical examples and self-assessment questions, you will begin with an overview of the products, solutions and features of the vSphere 6.7 suite.

You’ll learn how to design and plan a virtual infrastructure and look at the workflow and installation of components. You'll gain insight into best practice configuration, management and security.

By the end the book you'll be able to build your own VMware vSphere lab that can run even the most demanding of workloads.

Publication date:
March 2019


Section 1: Getting Started

This part introduces the new features of vSphere 6.7 and the vSphere ecosystem. We will cover the different logical and physical considerations of your vSphere projects, and we will show you how to assess your existing environment. Different types of project management techniques for IT-related projects will be described as well. At the end of this section you will see how to deploy your first vSphere infrastructure, and we will cover essential management skills. We will also cover different update approaches so your infrastructure is always up to date.

This section includes the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Evolution to vSphere 6.7
  • Chapter 2, Designing and Planning a Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Chapter 3, Analysis and Assessment of Existing Environments
  • Chapter 4, Deployment Workflow and Component Installation
  • Chapter 5, Configuring and Managing vSphere 6.7
  • Chapter 6, Life Cycle Management, Patching, and Upgrading
About the Authors
  • Martin Gavanda

    Martin Gavanda has more than 10 years of experience, mainly for service providers offering IaaS solutions based on VMware vSphere products, responsible for the design and implementation of the IaaS solution in the CE region. Currently, he is working as an independent cloud architect, focusing on large infrastructure projects and practicing as a VMware instructor. He has created several virtual classes focusing on the VMware vSphere platform, with thousands of students subscribed, and he runs his own blog about virtualization and the cloud.

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  • Andrea Mauro

    Andrea Mauro has more than 20 years of industrial and academic experience in IT. He works as a solutions architect and is responsible for infrastructure implementation, architecture design, upgrades, and migration processes. He is a virtualization and storage architect, specializing in VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, and Linux solutions. His first virtualized solution in production was built around ESX 2.x, several years ago. His professional certifications include not only several VMware certifications but also other vendor-related certifications. He is also a VMware vExpert, Nutanix NTC, Veeam Vanguard, and was a Microsoft MVP.

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  • Paolo Valsecchi

    Paolo Valsecchi has worked in the IT industry for more than 20 years and currently works as a system engineer, mainly focused on VMware vSphere, Microsoft technologies, and backup/DR solutions. His current role involves covering all tasks related to ensuring IT infrastructure availability and data integrity (including implementation, upgrades, and administration). He holds the VMware VCP65-DCV and Veeam VMCE professional certifications and has been awarded the VMware vExpert title and the Veeam Vanguard title.

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  • Karel Novak

    Karel Novak has 18 years of experience in the IT world. He currently works as a senior virtual infrastructure engineer at Arrow ECS Czechia and is responsible for implementation, design, and complete consultation when it comes to VMware and Veeam. As an instructor of advanced VMware and Veeam, he has delivered many courses. He specializes in VMware DCV, NSX, and, of course, Veeam. He is a VMware vExpert, VMware vExpert NSX, and a Veeam Vanguard. His highest certifications are VCI-Level 2, VCIX6-NV, VCIX6-DCV, VMCT-Mentor, and VMCA. He is also a VMware certification subject matter expert.

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