VMware Cookbook

VMware Cookbook

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By (author) Ryan Troy, By (author) Matthew Helmke

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 231mm x 20mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 29 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Sebastopol
  • ISBN 10: 1449314473
  • ISBN 13: 9781449314477
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 468,384

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If you want to gain insight into the real-world uses of VMware ESXi, this cookbook provides scores of step-by-step solutions for working with this product in a wide range of network environments. You'll not only learn the basics - how to pool resources from hardware servers, computer clusters, networks, and storage, and then distribute them among virtual machines - but also the stumbling blocks you'll encounter when you monitor systems, troubleshoot problems, and deal with security. Written by experts with experience using VMware in a production environment, VMware Cookbook shares tips and tricks earned through trial and error, and supplies the background information you need to apply them. * Follow best practices for installing VMware and vSphere in your environment * Discover how to secure and monitor your network * Understand disk, SSD, and SAN storage implementation and configuration * Use the distributed resource scheduler, shares, and resource pools to learn resource management * Get solutions for using vCloud Director and vShield * Configure logical and physical networks * Learn how to clone and migrate servers * Gain valuable tips for configuration and fine-tuning

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Ryan Troy has over 12 years of Unix/Linux system administration experience, working in diverse industries that range from web hosting to the newspaper industry. He has written articles for Linux Identity magazine and co-authored articles for Linux+ magazine. He is passionate about virtualization, specifically VMware's technologies. Ryan also founded the now-official Ubuntu Linux forums (http://www.ubuntuforums.org) in October 2004; he currently serves as technical administrator and chairman of the Ubuntu Forum Council. One of Ryan's latest projects has been to architect and build a virtualization infrastructure for a large newspaper chain in Michigan using VMware's ESX product line along with Dell Equallogic Storage Arrays. Ryan is also a VMware Certified Professional. Matthew Helmke has written articles for magazines such as Linux+ and Linux Identity, helped write Prentice Hall's The Official Ubuntu Book, and has written and self-published two books about Arabic and Moroccan culture. He first used Unix in 1987 while studying Lisp on a Vax at the university. Currently, he is an active member of the Ubuntu Linux community as an Administrator and Forum Council member for the Ubuntu Forums (ubuntuforums.org), and a member of the membership approval committee for Ubuntu in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He has run a business using only free software, has done some consulting, and is currently working on a master's degree in Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona.