Learning VMware vSphere

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  • Understand the architecture of the hypervisor and learn how to install deploy and configure ESXi hosts
  • Find out what forms a VMware Virtual Machine can take and also learn how to create and manage them
  • Familiarize yourself with the concepts of vSphere Storage and learn how to present and manage storage in a vSphere environment
  • Create and manage software switching constructs such as the vNetwork Standard Switch and vNetwork Distributed Switches
  • Monitor the performance of a vSphere environment using tools such as the vCenter Performance Graphs and ’esxtop’
  • Manage SSL certificates in a vSphere environment
  • Upgrade and patch a vSphere environment using vSphere Update Manager

Computer virtualization is a method to enable the running of multiple application workloads on a machine to achieve efficient utilization and reduce the number of physical machines in a data center. This has now become the foundation of many modern day data centers. What began as a technology to virtualize x86 architecture has now grown beyond the limits of a server’s hardware and into the realm of storage and network virtualization. VMware is currently the market leader in developing data center virtualization solutions.

This book goes into the details of designing and implementing VMware solutions that form the foundation of a VMware infrastructure.

The book begins by introducing you to the concepts of server virtualization followed by the architecture of VMware’s hypervisor – ESXi and then by its installation and configuration. You then learn what is required to manage a vSphere environment and configure advanced management capabilities of vCenter. Next you are taken through topics on vSphere Networking, Storage, ESXi Clustering, Resource Management and Virtual Machine Management. You will then be introduced to SSL Certificate Management and its use in a vSphere environment. Finally, you will learn about the lifecycle management of a vSphere environment by effectively monitoring, patching and upgrading vSphere components using Update Manager.

By the end of the book, you will know how to use VMware’s vSphere suite of components to lay the foundation of a modern day virtual infrastructure.

  • Learn how server virtualization is achieved and how a virtual infrastructure is built using VMware’s products and solutions.
  • Design to create a scalable and responsive virtualization platform for hosting the virtual machine workloads of a business. Manage compute, network and storage resources of a virtual infrastructure.
  • Relevant conceptual diagrams, flowcharts and screen-captures enable in-depth comprehension of the concepts. Also, the concise writing style makes this book a very easy read.
Page Count 606
Course Length 18 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781782174158
Date Of Publication 13 Oct 2016


Abhilash G B

Abhilash G B is a virtualization specialist, author, and a VMware vExpert (2014-2019). His primary focus is in the areas of data center virtualization and cloud computing. He has been in the IT industry for more than a decade and has been working on VMware products and technologies since the beginning of 2007. He holds several VMware certifications, including VCIX6-DCV, VCAP-DCA/DCD, VCP-DCV, VCP-Cloud, and VCP-NV. He is also the author of six other publications.

Rebecca Fitzhugh

Rebecca Fitzhugh is an independent VMware consultant specializing in architecting vSphere, Horizon, and vCloud environments, along with delivering a variety of authorized VMware courses as VMware Certified Instructor (VCI). Prior to becoming a consultant and instructor, she served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps (2006-2011), where she assisted in the build out and administration of multiple enterprise networks residing on virtual infrastructure. Rebecca has written several white papers and articles for Global Knowledge and VMware Press, as along with previously authoring vSphere Virtual Machine Management (ISBN 9781782172185) for Packt Publishing.

Rebecca currently holds multiple IT industry certifications, including VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) in Data Center Design (DCD), Data Center Administration (DCA), and Cloud Infrastructure Administration (CIA). She has been selected as a vExpert three times (2014, 2015, and 2016). You can follow Rebecca on Twitter (@RebeccaFitzhugh) or contact her via LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/rmfitzhugh/).