on 8 July 2011
This book is invaluable if you are learning about, deploying, or planning and designing a VMware vSphere environment. Everything is covered in detail, well organised and well written. If you are looking to pass your VCP4 exam, this will help you learn how it all hangs together, and combined with Eric Siebert's "Maximum vSphere" and the official VMware PDF documentation, this book is an essential tool in your armoury.
Highly recommended if you are at all serious about VMware vSphere, and well worth the money.
on 31 October 2012
Excellent read, the book flows well and is not too "dry" I actually enjoyed reading it, which is highly unusual for for any textbook. While the book was written with VS 4/4.1 in mind as that was the version available at its time of writing most of the practices are still very applicable. Just be aware that some of the considerations are not applicable to VS 5/5.1. Anyone doing a VS deployment would be well served by this book.