Mastering VMware vSphere Storage

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  • Manage vSphere 5 using vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) and esxcli and vmware-cmd commands
  • Deploy and configure vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)
  • Design a storage solution to use vSphere in an enterprise
  • Configure ESXi technical support mode and SSH access
  • Review the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
  • Use performance charts and the resxtop utility
  • Configure VM storage profiles, Storage DRS, and Storage I/O control
  • Explore vSphere Storage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) and Storage Awareness (VASA)
  • Troubleshoot storage performance problems

vSphere Storage is one of the three main infrastructure components of a vSphere deployment (Compute, Storage, and Network).

Mastering VMware vSphere Storage begins with an insightful introduction to virtualization and creating your own virtual machines. We then talk about VMware vCenter Server and virtual machine management, as well as managing vSphere 5 using vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) and esxcli and vmware-cmd commands. We then swiftly move on to a very interesting topic, reviewing the vSphere performance and troubleshooting methodology. We then configure VM storage profiles, Storage DRS, and Storage I/O control. More significantly, we will troubleshoot and analyze storage using the VMware CLI and learn how to configure iSCSI storage.

By the end of the book, you will be able to identify useful information to make virtual machine and virtual data center design decisions.

  • Design a storage solution for your vSphere environment
  • Troubleshoot vSphere Storage performance problems
  • An advanced guide to vSphere Storage performance along with best practices to design an optimum storage solution
Page Count 246
Course Length 7 hours 22 minutes
ISBN 9781782174851
Date Of Publication 30 Jul 2015


Eagle Huang

Eagle Huang has over 10 years of IT experience. He currently works as a technical instructor of the virtualization technology for one of the world's leading technology companies in Shanghai. Since 2006, he has been to several cities in China. There, he has carried out numerous training programs for IBM, Cisco, Dell, and a number of original factories in NetApp special agencies, leading several phases and customized training projects. In his career, he has been responsible for many projects and has carried out many virtualization projects. Huang has served industries such as finance, securities, health care, energy, and so on. He is good at project design and project planning in line with industry standards. Also, according to the use of virtualization architecture, he has built optimal configurations.


His professional qualifications include CCNA, VCI, CCI, CCEE, MCP, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP4/5-DCA, VCP5-DT, VCP-Cloud, VCP-NT, VCP3/4/5, CCA, and MCITP.

Victor Wu

Victor Wu has over 10 years of IT experience. Currently, he works as a Solution Architect at BoardWare Information System Limited in Macau. It is one of the most reputable and leading companies in Macau that provides products and services along with systems integration. He is responsible for storage implementation, architecture, upgrades, and migration (such as EMC Clariion/VNX, HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200/7400, HP P-Series and IBM DS-Series, and so on). He is also responsible for virtualization solutions (such as VMware vSphere/View, Microsoft Hyper-V, Novell PlateSpin, Double-Take, and Citrix XenServer/App/Desktop).


He has lots of experience with virtualization solutions. This includes VMware vSphere/View, Microsoft Hyper-V, Novell PlateSpin, Double-Take, Citrix XenServer, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, and Cisco UCS deployment. He is interested in some deployments of virtualization solutions and troubleshooting, such as VMware version upgrades, storage data migration, and so on.


He is the only qualified person in Macau with a certificate in VMware VCAP5-DCD and VCAP5-DCA, and he was awarded vExpert in 2014/2015/2016.


His professional qualifications include EMCIE, EMCPE, EMCTAe, vExpert 2014/2015/2016, VCP6-DCV, VCP6-CMA, VCP6-NV, VCP6-DTM, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP4/5-DCA, VCP5-DT, VCP-Cloud, VCP-NT, VCP3/4/5, CDCUCSS, CDCUCDS, CCA, MCITP, and MCP.


He was the author of Mastering VMware vSphere Storage, published by Packt Publishing in July 2015.


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