VMware VSphere Design

VMware VSphere Design

Online resource

By (author) Maish Saidel-Kessing, By (author) Scott Lowe, By (author) Forbes Guthrie

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Online resource | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 229mm x 33mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470922028
  • ISBN 13: 9780470922026
  • Sales rank: 344,686

Product description

The only book focused on designing VMware vSphere implementations. VMware vSphere is the most widely deployed virtualization platform today. Considered the most robust and sophisticated hypervisor product, vSphere is the de facto standard for businesses, both large and small. This book is the only one of its kind to concisely explain how to execute a successful vSphere architecture, tailored to meet your company's needs. Expert authors share with you the factors that shape the design of a vSphere implementation. Learn how to make the right design decisions for your environment. Explores the latest release of VMware vSphere Details the overall design process, server hardware selection, network layout, security considerations, storage infrastructure, virtual machine design, and more Debates the merits of Scaling Up servers versus Scaling Out, ESX versus ESXi hypervisor, vSwitches versus dvSwitches, and what the different storage protocols have to offer Illustrates the tools to monitor, to plan, to manage, to deploy and to secure your vSphere landscape Steps through the design decisions that a typical company may encounter, and questions the choices made Packed with real-world proven strategies, VMware vSphere Design examines how the virtualization architecture for your company should ideally look-and how best to achieve it.

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Author information

Forbes Guthrie, VCP, is a systems engineer and infrastructure architect who specializes in virtualization and storage technologies. He is also a VMware vExpert and the creator of several popular virtualization reference cards. Forbes blogs at www.vReference.com. Scott Lowe, VCDX 39, is VMware-Cisco Solutions Principal at EMC. Scott is a VMware vExpert and author of two other books on VMware vSphere, including the bestselling Mastering VMware vSphere 4. Scott also writes at blog.scottlowe.org, which attracts thousands of visitors daily. Maish Saidel-Keesing, VCP, is a systems virtualization architect at NDS, where his responsibilities involve virtualization architecture design, maintenance, and development for both Linux and Windows infrastructures. He is a VMware vExpert, contributes to SearchServerVirtualization.com, and blogs at technodrone.blogspot.com.

Review quote

'...a comprehensive resource suitable for beginners to experts...scores 10 / 10 in terms of content and value for money.' (BCS.org, April 2011).

Back cover copy

What You Need to Make the Right Design DecisionsTo design a VMware vSphere implementation for the performance, scalability, and ROI that your business needs, you must understand all the factors that influence the outcome. Written for engineers and architects who plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere solutions, this unique book helps you make the right design decisions.Should you use ESX or ESXi? Build your vCenter as a virtual machine? Design your storage for capacity or for performance? Filled with real-world examples, clear explanations of tools and concepts, and coverage of such topics as network topology, security domains, storage infrastructure, and more, this is the perfect guide for deploying a new design or transforming an existing one. Inside, you'll explore: Fundamentals of designing VMware environments around your business goalsDetails of the overall design process, vSphere hypervisor choice, server hardware selection and scaling, and your virtual machine blueprintHow networking and storage landscapes impact vSphere designDifferent vCenter datacenter and cluster possibilities--tailoring availability and load-balancing optionsHow to create compelling vSphere architecture with security in mindBasics of monitoring and capacity planning and the common tools availableDesign decisions that a typical company encounters, questioning the choices made

Table of contents

Introduction. Chapter 1 An Introduction to Designing VMware Environments. Chapter 2 ESX vs. ESXi. Chapter 3 Designing the Management Layer. Chapter 4 Server Hardware. Chapter 5 Designing your Network. Chapter 6 Storage. Chapter 7 Virtual Machines. Chapter 8 Datacenter Design. Chapter 9 Designing with Security in Mind. Chapter 10 Monitoring and Capacity Planning. Chapter 11 Bringing It All Together. Index.