Mastering VMware VSphere 4

Mastering VMware VSphere 4

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As part of the highly acclaimed Mastering series from Sybex, this book offers a comprehensive look at VMware vSphere 4, how to implement it, and how to make the most of what it offers. Coverage Includes: Shows administrators how to use VMware to realize significant savings in hardware costs while still providing adequate "servers" for their users Demonstrates how to partition a physical server into several virtual machines, reducing the overall server footprint within the operations center Explains how VMware subsumes a network to centralize and simplify its management, thus alleviating the effects of "virtual server sprawl" Now that virtualization is a key cost-saving strategy, Mastering VMware vSphere 4 is the strategic guide you need to maximize the more

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  • Online resource | 696 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 38.1mm | 1,020.58g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0470481382
  • 9780470481387
  • 170,578

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Harness the power of virtualization for your enterpriseInstall and manage one or one thousand virtual servers in your enterprise with the latest generation of VMware virtualization software, vSphere 4, and this comprehensive guide. Using step-by-step instruction backed by real-world scenarios, this book takes you under the hood of this powerful VMware suite, clearly explaining all of the components and how you can get the most out of them. Discover how to reduce your overall server footprint, expand capacity, optimize performance, track cost savings, and more with this in-depth guide.Coverage includes: Getting up to speed on all components of the VMware vSphere 4 suiteInstalling, configuring, and managing VMware ESX and ESXi Server, vCenter Server, and VMware Update ManagerManaging virtual machines and networks, storage devices, and accessMigrating and importing virtual machines into your existing infrastructureUnderstanding high availability and business continuity in the VMware worldSecuring your vSphere virtual infrastructure and monitoring performanceMitigating the effects of unplanned physical server failure with VMware Fault ToleranceScripting and automating with PowerShell and PowerCLIIncrease Capacity with Scalable, Robust Virtual SolutionsGet the Very Most out of a vSphere 4 InfrastructureReduce Your Overall Server Footprint and Cut CostsSecure Your Virtual Network and Monitor PerformanceReinforce Your Skills with Real-World Examplesshow more

About Scott Lowe

Scott Lowe has worked in IT for more than 15 years and currently works with a national VAR/reseller as a technical lead specializing in virtualization and virtualization technologies. Scott maintains a well-respected virtualization website,, and is a contributing author for and Scott is also the recipient of a VMware vExpert Award, an honor awarded to a very select group of individuals for their contributions to the VMware and virtualization community in more

Table of contents

Introduction. Chapter 1: Introducing VMware vSphere 4. Chapter 2: Planning and Installing VMware ESX and VMware ESXi. Chapter 3: Installing and Configuring vCenter Server. Chapter 4: Installing and Configuring vCenter Update Manager. Chapter 5: Creating and Managing Virtual Networks. Chapter 6: Creating and Managing Storage Devices. Chapter 7: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines. Chapter 8: Migrating and Importing Virtual Machines. Chapter 9: Configuring and Managing VMware vSphere Access Controls. Chapter 10: Managing Resource Allocation. Chapter 11: Ensuring High Availability and Business Continuity. Chapter 12: Monitoring VMware vSphere Performance. Chapter 13: Securing VMware vSphere. Chapter 14: Automating VMware vSphere. Appendix A: The Bottom Line. Appendix B: Frequently Used Commands. Appendix C: VMware vSphere Best Practices. more

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