From the Back Cover
Harness the power of virtualization for your enterprise Install 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 suite Installing, configuring, and managing VMware ESX and ESXi Server, vCenter Server, and VMware Update Manager Managing virtual machines and networks, storage devices, and access Migrating and importing virtual machines into your existing infrastructure Understanding high availability and business continuity in the VMware world Securing your vSphere virtual infrastructure and monitoring performance Mitigating the effects of unplanned physical server failure with VMware Fault Tolerance Scripting and automating with PowerShell and PowerCLI Increase Capacity with Scalable, Robust Virtual Solutions Get the Very Most out of a vSphere 4 Infrastructure Reduce Your Overall Server Footprint and Cut Costs Secure Your Virtual Network and Monitor Performance Reinforce Your Skills with Real–World Examples
About the Author
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, blog.scottlowe.org, and is a contributing author for SearchVMware.com and SearchServerVirtualization.com. 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 2008.