VMware vSphere 6.7 Data Center Design Cookbook - Third Edition

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  • Identify key factors related to a vSphere design
  • Mitigate security risks and meet compliance requirements in a vSphere design
  • Create a vSphere conceptual design by identifying technical and business requirements
  • Design for performance, availability, recoverability, manageability, and security
  • Map the logical resource design into the physical vSphere design
  • Create professional vSphere design documentation

VMware is the industry leader in data center virtualization. The vSphere 6.x suite of products provides a robust and resilient platform to virtualize server and application workloads.

This book uses proven infrastructure design principles and applies them to VMware vSphere 6.7 virtual data center design through short and focused recipes on each design aspect. The second edition of this book focused on vSphere 6.0. vSphere features released since then necessitate an updated design guide, which includes recipes for upgrading to 6.7, vCenter HA; operational improvements; cutting-edge, high-performance storage access such as RDMA and Pmem; security features such as encrypted vMotion and VM-level encryption; Proactive HA; HA Orchestrated Restart; Predictive DRS; and more.

By the end of the book, you will be able to achieve enhanced compute, storage, network, and management capabilities for your virtual data center.

  • Get the first book on the market that helps you design a virtualized data center with VMware vSphere 6.7
  • Learn how to create professional vSphere design documentation to ensure a successful implementation
  • A practical guide that will help you apply infrastructure design principles to vSphere design
Page Count 392
Course Length 11 hours 45 minutes
ISBN 9781789801514
Date Of Publication 28 Mar 2019


Hersey Cartwright

Hersey Cartwright has worked in the technology industry since 1996 in a variety of roles, from help desk support to IT management. He first started working with VMware technologies in 2006. He is currently a solutions engineer for VMware, where he designs, sells, and supports VMware software-defined data center products in enterprise environments within the healthcare industry. He has experience working with a wide variety of server, storage, and network platforms.

Mike Brown

Mike Brown is an army veteran and full stack, data center engineer with over 10 years' experience in IT. At work, he's most comfortable on the data center floor with his laptop, a console cable, and a closed container of coffee. At home, he's the biggest cheerleader for his children at their football and basketball games or just while they're hanging out. Mike has held many positions in IT, from help desk to systems administrator, to engineer and consultant. He can be found on Twitter at @VirtuallyMikeB. His technical achievements include VCIX6-DCV and other VMware, Cisco, NetApp, and Microsoft certifications.