Implementing VMware vCenter Server

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  • Deploy VMware vCenter Server and ESXi hosts
  • Create and clone virtual machines and work with templates
  • Reduce downtime, and configure and manage availability features
  • Allocate resources, and configure resource pools and DRS
  • Manage users
  • Secure ESXi hosts
  • Learn to use alerts
  • Work with VMware vCenter Operations Manager
  • Get to grips with VMware vCenter Orchestrator

Virtualization is a hot topic today. It saves time and effort for IT professionals as well as helping to keep infrastructure costs down and makes the IT industry greener. VMware, one of the major players on the virtualization market, offers great scalability and reliability features, professional support, and constantly works on improvements for their products. VMware vCenter Server is a necessary component of any professional vSphere implementation. It offers a great variety of features and capabilities that simplify an administrator’s day-to-day work.

This book is a practical and hands-on guide to VMware vCenter Server, providing a description of its features and capabilities as well as useful tips on doing day-to-day administrative tasks.

This book starts with an introduction to VMware vCenter Server, describing requirements and deployment steps along the way. It takes you through a description of product features and different aspects of administration giving useful tips for day-to-day tasks. You will learn how to deploy VMware vCenter Server, and how to manage hosts and virtual machines. You will also take a look at security features, availability, resource management, and discuss monitoring and automation topics.

The last two chapters will describe additional products that can be used together with VMware vCenter Server: VMware vCenter Operations Manager and VMware vCenter Orchestrator. If you want to learn how VMware vCenter Server can help with managing your environment, then this is the book for you.

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the VMware vCenter features, requirements, and deployment process
  • Manage hosts, virtual machines, and learn storage management in VMware vCenter server
  • Overview of VMware vCenter Operations Manager and VMware vCenter Orchestrator
Page Count 324
Course Length 9 hours 43 minutes
ISBN 9781849689984
Date Of Publication 24 Oct 2013


Konstantin Kuminsky

Konstantin Kuminsky is a VMware-, Microsoft-, and Cisco-certified IT professional with over 10 years of experience in different areas of the IT industry, including virtualization, networking, and security. His experience includes the support of Tier 3 Data Centre, the management of private Clouds, the administration of second- and third-level help desk and on-call support, as well as the deployment and support of various redundant systems and environments with high security requirements.

Konstantin is also the author of Implementing vCenter Server, published by Packt Publishing, which covers general aspects of vCenter implementation and usage.