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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook

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Learn
  • Upgrade your existing vSphere environment to vSphere 5.5 or build a new one
  • Autodeploy a large set of stateless/stateful ESXi hosts in your vSphere environment
  • Configure vSphere networking using standard or distributed virtual switches
  • Configure and manage FC, iSCSI, and NAS storage
  • Configure high availability, load distribution, and power savings on an ESXi cluster using vSphere HA, DRS, and DPM
  • Patch and upgrade the vSphere environment using vSphere Update Manager
  • Use vSphere Management Assistant as a remote command-line interface
  • Discover the built-in tools available for monitoring the performance of a vSphere environment
About

VMware is still the undisputed leader in providing virtualization solutions ranging from server virtualization to storage and network virtualization. VMware vSphere is the industry's most complete and robust virtualization platform, transforming data centers into dramatically simplified cloud infrastructures.

VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook will walk you through the procedures involved in installing or upgrading your current vSphere environment to Version 5.5 and also help you perform the most common administration tasks ranging from configuring HA, DRS, and DPM, configuring storage and networking, to patching/upgrading using vSphere Update Manager, performing remote CLI operations using VMA, and monitoring the performance of a vSphere environment.

This book is written with simplified and to-the-point theory eliminating the need for lengthy reading before performing a task. Most of the tasks are accompanied with relevant screenshots and flowcharts to facilitate your understanding.

Features
  • Explore the use of command line interface (CLI) to consistently configure the environment and automate it reasonably
  • Discover the best practices to deploy stateless and statefull ESXi hosts and upgrade them
  • Simplified and to-the-point theory to manage vSphere Storage and Networking Environment
Page Count 560
Course Length 16 hours 48 minutes
ISBN 9781782172857
Date Of Publication 27 Feb 2015

Authors

Abhilash G B

Abhilash G B (@abhilashgb) is a virtualization specialist, author, designer, and a VMware vExpert 2014-2017 who specializes 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 start of 2007. He holds several VMware certifications including VCIX6-DCV, VCAP4/5 -DCA, VCP3/4/5/6-DCV, VCP-Cloud, and VCP6-NV. He is also the author of the five other books