VMware vCenter Cookbook

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  • Manage your virtual environment faster and in a more efficient manner
  • Easily implement and start using new vCenter features
  • Scale an existing virtual environment quickly
  • Optimize resource usage across virtual infrastructures
  • Prioritize VMs with resource pools
  • Perform simple and advanced administrative tasks using VMware
  • Discover tips on task optimization that will let you have more time for important tasks

VMware vCenter is a centralized management application server that lets you manage virtual machines and ESXi hosts centrally and optimizes resources efficiently. Day-to-day virtual environment administration for IT professionals will become much easier with the help of this book! Clear and helpful recipes and tips offered in this book will help administrators to increase their level of expertise and gain new skills in vSphere administration. You begin by learning useful tasks and features of vCenter such as accessing hosts via SSH and securing host management access. You will then learn ways to ensure 100 percent uptime for critical VMs, protect host redundancy and configure a backup retention policy, all while increasing environment availability. Following this, you will discover how to increase and improve environment scalability and optimize resource usage. Finally, you'll finish your journey by learning how to improve environment manageability using CLI, VM cloning, and many other methods.

  • Learn how to increase availability and scalability of your virtual environment
  • Improve efficiency and optimize resource usage in your virtual infrastructure
  • Explore new vCenter features and discover best ways to implement them using proactive examples
Page Count 302
Course Length 9 hours 3 minutes
ISBN 9781783553976
Date Of Publication 29 May 2015


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.