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Scott Lowe
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28 Oct 2011 Mastering
A new and updated edition of bestselling Mastering VMware vSphere 4 Written by leading VMware expert, this book covers all the features and capabilities of VMware vSphere. You′ll learn how to install, configure, operate, manage, and secure the latest release. Covers all the new features and capabilities of the much–anticipated new release of VMware vSphere Discusses the planning, installation, operation, and management for the latest release Reviews migration to the latest vSphere software Offers hands–on instruction and clear explanations with real–world examples Mastering VMware vSphere is the strategic guide you need to maximize the opportunities of virtualization.

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  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Revised edition edition (28 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470890800
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470890806
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 9.2 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Thoroughly Updated for VMware vSphere 5! Virtualization is hotter than ever. VMware vSphere is the most widely deployed virtualization platform, and this indispensable book by VMware vExpert and VCDX Scott Lowe is your key to harnessing the newest version. Using step–by–step instruction and real–world examples, he takes you under the hood of VMware vSphere 5 and shows you how to get the very most out of all its components. Learn how to install, configure, operate, monitor, secure, and automate your virtual infrastructure from a leading expert and with the leading virtualization solution. Coverage includes: Understanding all components of the VMware vSphere 5 suite Installing and configuring VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, and vSphere Update Manager Building and managing virtual machines, networks, and storage Handling day–to–day or advanced tasks through the vSphere Web Client Ensuring high availability and optimized resource usage with vSphere HA and vSphere DRS Securing and automating VMware vSphere Monitoring resource allocation and performance Leveraging new storage features in VMware vSphere 5, such as Storage DRS Harness the Power of Virtualization with VMware vSphere Increase Your Capacity with Scalable and Robust Solutions Master All Tools in the New VMware vSphere 5 Suite Monitor Performance and Maintain Security Reinforce Your Skills with Real–World Examples

About the Author

Scott Lowe , VCDX, has been in IT for more than 17 years and is a VMware vExpert, an honor granted by VMware to individuals whose work in the VMware community has made a significant impact. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer for the vSpecialist team at EMC Corporation, where he specializes in the integration of VMware, Cisco, and EMC solutions, products, and technologies. Scott is the author of Mastering VMware vSphere 4 and coauthor of VMware vSphere 4 Administration Instant Reference and VMware vSphere Design . He is also a former contributor to and, and a former columnist for Virtualization Review magazine. Scott′s top–rated VMware/virtualization blog is

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VCP 5 done 7 Dec 2011
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Hi, I read this book several times from cover to cover and used it also as a part of my VCP 5 training. All I can say is that Scott did a great job, this book provides almost everything that you need to know about Vsphere 5. Comparing this book to Mastering Vmware Vsphere 4 (also from the same author), I found it better and easier to read, but this is just my personal opinion. Scott precisely explains each topic together with some examples. I would recommend this book to anyone who is new to vmware, wants to know new stuff in Vsphere 5 or is getting ready for VCP5. I believe this book is ''Bible'', ''All-in-one'', ''The best Vsphere 5'' book in these days. I have done my VCP 4 and VCP 5 only thanks to Scott's Mastering Vmware Vsphere books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for all VMWare enthusiasts 16 Jan 2012
I would highly recommend this book. I used it to help study for VCP 5.0 exams. It is well written and includes a good level of technical detail along with real world scenarios. A good read for all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scott does it again 21 Oct 2011
By Gregg
Yet again Scott Lowe has brought out a brilliant study and reference guide for vSphere. His vSphere 4 version was one of the most successful study guides for people working with and wanting to learn all about the vSphere suite and looking to strengthen their knowledge in preparation for the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) exams. The guide gives simple explanations and then goes into great depth allowing you to fully understand each and every feature. I used Scott's previous book for my VCP4 and VCAP4 exam preparations and will be using this version now for my VCP5 and VCAP5 studies.

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5.0 out of 5 stars very good 24 Jan 2014
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I havent read all yet, but so far, It very easy to read and I learnt a lot of thing I didnt know before.
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I did the course and brought both Scott's book and VMware Press official guide. I purchased the latter on the premise that VMware would not release a guide which is inadequate. The bad reviews for the latter had me nervious but the reviewers are wrong. The underlying premise of the VCP510 exam is the application of your knowledge in scenario-based situations. There are therefore two levels tested:
1. Your ability to grasp the facts.
2. Your ability to apply this knowledge in particular situations to resolve issues and/or to arrive at the appropriate solution.
The latter requires an excellent grasp of the former. In other words, the exam is not about your ability to rote learn.

The latter book provides an excellent summary of the facts which is incredibly useful in the exam which I took and passed this morning.

I would - and did - use the book in conjunction with Scott Lowe's "Mastering VMware vSphere 5" which gives a flavour of some real-world situations on a very readable and informative style. Of course, there are also numerous blogs and practice exams out there which will provide examples of the style of questions asked on the exam.

In short, Scott has produced an excellent resource which can be used either as a standalone guide or should be used in conjunction with other resources for those people studying for the VCP510 exam.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 3 May 2013
By iainm2
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We have recently had a full VShere install and this book has been a great read through from front to back as well as a useful reference manual. Well written by someone who clearly knows his subject. Buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Complete treatment of vSphere 5 27 Mar 2013
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I purchased this book mainly to assist with study for the VCP5 exam, however I've found it a great reference book too. I often flip to a random page just to learn something new.

Fantastic book written by a true expert on the subject.
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