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VMware vSphere Design [Kindle Edition]

Forbes Guthrie , Scott Lowe , Kendrick Coleman
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Achieve the performance, scalability, and ROI your business needs

What can you do at the start of a virtualization deployment to make things run more smoothly? If you plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere solutions in your company, this unique book provides keen insight and solutions. From hardware selection, network layout, and security considerations to storage and hypervisors, this book explains the design decisions you'll face and how to make the right choices.

Written by two virtualization experts and packed with real-world strategies and examples, VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition will help you design smart design decisions.

  • Shows IT administrators how plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere virtualization solutions
  • Explains the design decisions typically encountered at every step in the process and how to make the right choices
  • Covers server hardware selection, network topology, security, storage, virtual machine design, and more
  • Topics include ESXi hypervisors deployment, vSwitches versus dvSwitches, and FC, FCoE, iSCSI, or NFS storage

Find out the "why" behind virtualization design decisions and make better choices, with VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition, which has been fully updated for vSphere 5.x.

From the Back Cover

What You Need to Make the Right Design Decisions vSphere is the most robust and sophisticated hypervisor product available today. It is the de facto standard for businesses, both large and small. This book—written for engineers and architects who plan, install, maintain, and optimize vSphere solutions—is the only one of its kind to concisely explain how to execute a successful vSphere architecture that's tailored to meet your company's needs. Expert authors share with you the factors that shape the design of a vSphere implementation. Which storage protocol is best for you? Should you build your vCenter as a virtual machine? Design your storage for capacity or for performance? This new updated edition reveals the design decisions that most companies face, explores the available options, discusses solutions—then helps you make the right choices. In addition to Datacenter Virtualization, this book also examines vCloud Director deployments. Packed with real-world proven strategies, it's the perfect guide for deploying a new design or transforming an existing one. Inside, you'll explore: The fundamentals of designing VMware environments The overall design process Key things to consider, such as server hardware selection and sizing, security, virtual machine templates, and more How networking and storage landscapes impact vSphere design Design decisions that a typical company encounters, taking into consideration availability, manageability, performance, recoverability, and security Designing VMware vCloud Director environments

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6429 KB
  • Print Length: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 2 edition (6 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BR07EBK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #171,413 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for designing VMware solutions. 19 Oct 2013
By Barney
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. A mixture of theory and real world practise that covers the design of vsphere 5.0 and where necessary 5.1.
I used this book as part of my study for vcap5-dcd and it helped enormously.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A very limited evolution 23 Sep 2013
By Pierre - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book is well written but is of very limited value if you own the previous edition. Some of the critical aspects from Vsphere 5.1 like SSO are barely mentioned, and the additional chapter on Vcloud is very generic.
A bit of a letdown...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book 9 July 2013
By Jeff - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I received a complimentary copy from a contest on Scott's blog and am approximately halfway finished with the book. It is amazing! The authors go into details of design practices that would appropriate for a consultant, architect, or an administrator wanting to learn more about vSphere design. Everyone can learn from their expertise.

The book is laid out in a way that you can skim to sections that are of particular interest, especially to fill in knowledge gaps. I'm currently reading from cover to cover to learn concepts of design. I especially appreciate how the authors include the considerations behind the best practices and why they may or may not be applicable in different environments.

I'm only halfway through the book, but have already picked up many great ideas/tips. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone considering or currently working with VMware vSphere. The price of this book pales in comparison to the level of knowledge and experience that it contains. Thanks Scott and Forbes for putting this amazing book together. Thanks guys!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 5 May 2013
By Donald - Published on Amazon.com
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First rate text, very clear, exhaustive detail. Extremely useful for hands on installations and learning. Strongly recommended to newbies and admins alike.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource 26 Aug 2013
By Tommy - Published on Amazon.com
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Well thought out, organized. Excellent resource of the information one managing or researching VMware needs to make appropriate decisions. Written by those that know the product and have day to day experience with the product. I purchased as a reference and have ordered for the rest of my team.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reading on VMware Design 4 May 2013
By Chris Wahl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
It is quite difficult to guide readers through design by way of a book, as everyone has a unique use case, requirements, and constraints. The VMware vSphere Design book does a great job at walking the reader through what is necessary to identify various design elements and apply them for a virtual infrastructure. The technical content is deep enough to be useful for both architects and engineers, but also offer enough of a high level overview that it does not overwhelm those just getting started with vSphere design. I especially enjoyed the "bonus" section on VMware vCloud Director, as it is typically difficult to find content around this topic.

If you are working as a VMware administrator, engineer, architect, or consulting others, I would recommend grabbing this book for reference. It would also be a great way to study for the VCAP (VMware Certified Advanced Professional) exam on Data Center Design.
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