VMware vSphere 6.5 Cookbook - Third Edition

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  • Upgrade your existing vSphere environment or perform a fresh deployment
  • Automate the deployment and management of large sets of ESXi hosts in your vSphere Environment
  • Configure and manage FC, iSCSI, and NAS storage, and get more control over how storage resources are allocated and managed
  • Configure vSphere networking by deploying host-wide and data center-wide switches in your vSphere environment
  • Configure high availability on a host cluster and learn how to enable the fair distribution and utilization of compute resources
  • Patch and upgrade the vSphere environment
  • Handle certificate request generation and renew component certificates
  • Monitor performance of a vSphere environment

VMware vSphere is a complete and robust virtualization product suite that helps transform data centers into simplified on-premises cloud infrastructures, providing for the automation and orchestration of workload deployment and life cycle management of the infrastructure. This book focuses on the latest release of VMware vSphere and follows a recipe-based approach, giving you hands-on instructions required to deploy and manage a vSphere environment.

The book starts with the procedures involved in upgrading your existing vSphere infrastructure to vSphere 6.5, followed by deploying a new vSphere 6.5 environment. Then the book delves further into the procedures involved in managing storage and network access to the ESXi hosts and the virtual machines running on them. Moving on, the book covers high availability and fair distribution/utilization of clustered compute and storage resources.

Finally, the book covers patching and upgrading the vSphere infrastructure using VUM, certificate management using VMCA, and finishes with a chapter covering the tools that can be used to monitor the performance of a vSphere infrastructure.

  • Simplified and to-the-point theory and practical recipes to deploy and manage vSphere 6.5
  • Discover the best ways to deploy stateless and stateful ESXi hosts and upgrade them
  • Storage and network resource management
  • Certificate management using VMCA
  • Monitor the performance of a vSphere environment.
Page Count 539
Course Length 16 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781787127418
Date Of Publication 22 Jan 2018


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.

Cedric Rajendran

Cedric Rajendran is a senior staff engineer in technical support with VMware. He has around 13 years of experience covering a wide spectrum of technologies.

He holds a master’s degree specializing in International Business. He has served in the fields of Network Ops, Technical Support, and Consulting. His core strengths are on the server and storage virtualization.

He has authored a book on VMware Virtual SAN, holds advanced certifications with VMware, and is also a TOGAF certified Enterprise Architect.