VMware vSphere Resource Management Essentials

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Learn
  • Find out the requirements for installing ESXi and vCenter and determine whether your hardware is compatible
  • Discover how ESXi manages access to resources for multiple virtual machines
  • Familiarize yourself with ESXTOP and the methods to use it to monitor resources
  • Expand your knowledge of the features available with different versions of VMware vSphere, and methods to enable and configure them
  • Get acquainted with the automation features available with VMware vSphere to improve your environment efficiency
  • Unleash the monitoring options available with VMware vSphere to be alerted when there is a problem
About

vSphere is the flagship suit of Server virtualization, cloud deployment, and management. VMware vSphere comes with features that help you prepare a robust foundation to build virtual environments. You might have an already-built vSphere deployment, but managing the resources of your vSphere environment is crucial in order to save time and improve productivity.

This practical guide provides readers with a high-level understanding of the various components, methodologies and general best practices for maintaining and managing resources in a virtual environment.

Readers will begin the book with an explanation of the requirements for ESXi, the groundwork for VMware vSphere, and move through a comprehensive study of how resources are supplied. We’ll then progress with showing you the characteristics that enable resource and virtual machine availability.

With a solid understanding of the requirements to build and run your environment, you then move on to understanding how ESXi manages resources such as CPU, memory, disk, and networks for multiple virtual machines and how it ensures resource availability. Finally, you will be made aware of the options available with Vmware vSphere to automate and monitor your environment.

Readers will go through a learning curve of understanding the components, identifying the course of action, and putting it to practice.

Features
  • Understand the requirements to build a strong virtual foundation and the features that can support your VMware environment
  • Monitor and automate the tools available to make your VMware vSphere environment more efficient
  • Packed with practical methods and techniques that will enhance your resource management in VMware
Page Count 112
Course Length 3 hours 21 minutes
ISBN 9781782170464
Date Of Publication 19 Feb 2014

Authors

Jonathan Frappier

Jonathan Frappier is a hands-on technology professional with over 15 years of experience in VMware-virtualized environments, focusing on system interoperability. He has specialization at the intersection of system administration, virtualization, security, cloud computing, and social enterprise collaboration.

He had not touched a computer until high school but then quickly found his passion. Jonathan holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Newbury College and a Master's degree in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, which he completed while working full time. He holds VMware certifications, including VCAP5-DCD, VCP5-DCV, VCA-Cloud, DCV, and WM.

Jonathan has worked in enterprises and start-ups throughout his career and has become a self-defined jack of all trades, but he is most passion ate about virtualization and its community, and was honored as a vExpert 2013 for his contributions.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @jfrappier, and on his blog at www.virtxpert.com as well as at almost every Virtualization Technology User Group (VTUG) meet. He also supports the #vBrownBag podcast at professionalvmware.com.