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  • Paperback: 840 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (22 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118661141
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118661147
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 4.4 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 267,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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All the Information IT Professionals Need for VMware vSphere 5.5

VMware vSphere is the world′s leading virtualization platform, and vSphere 5.5 gives you even greater control over how to allocate your virtual resources. Whether you′re just starting to virtualize, or you already have a virtualized environment but want to improve your skills with practical advice, best practices, and real–world examples, this book is your complete VMware vSphere resource. The author team of VMware vExperts Scott Lowe and Nick Marshall uses a logical, start–to–finish approach, showing you in detail how to install, configure, manage, and monitor a dynamic virtual environment using the VMware vSphere 5.5 product suite.

Coverage includes:

  • Understanding all components of the VMware vSphere 5.5 suite
  • Installing and configuring VMware ESXi Server, vCenter Server, and vSphere Update Manager
  • Creating and configuring virtual networks and storage devices
  • Ensuring high availability, and planning for disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Creating virtual machines, including installing VMware Tools, deploying, and managing everything with the vSphere Web Client
  • Cloning virtual machines with your own templates and vApps, or with OVF (Open Virtualization Format)
  • Understanding utilization versus allocation and balancing resource utilization
  • Integrating vCenter Operations Manager and monitoring VMware vSphere performance

Install, Configure, and Manage a Virtualized System with VMware vSphere 5.5

Increase Your Capacity with Scalable, Robust, Virtualized and Cloud Solutions

Monitor Performance and Maintain High Availability

Reinforce Skills with Best Practices and Real–World Examples

About the Author

Scott Lowe, VCDX 39, is an engineering architect for VMware focusing on network virtualization and software–defined networking (SDN). He is also a VMware vExpert and author of Mastering VMware vSphere 5. Nick Marshall is a senior consultant with over 13 years of IT experience and multiple advanced IT certifications, including VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) in Datacenter Administration (DCA) and Datacenter Design (DCD). He currently works at VMware in the APAC region.


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An absolutely brilliant book that covers all aspects of vSphere 5.5 but also refers back to 5.0 and 5.1. It was very easy reading and i felt that it all tied together really well. i used the book previously for my VCAP-DCA as a refresher but only used certain sections which is perfectly possible with this book and have just re-read the whole book as a refresher for my VCDX preparations. It covers all the foundation knowledge you will need and even benefited someone like me who has been doing VMware vSphere work as a senior consultant for years. Great work Nick,Scott,Forbes,Matt and Josh!!
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If this book was reviewed on its content only then the average score would be 4.5 or higher. It does annoy me that the average score includes reviews for the Kindle price! It's hardly relevant.
This book is well written, full of important information and tips and is crucial if you want to pass the VCP5 exam. Other reviewers should revisit their scores and judge it by it's content. My only small criticism would be that the screenshot type is quite small, but I'm old enough to use a magnifying glass without shame.
It makes easy reading of a complex subject and I can't give higher praise than that.
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A thorough reference book. Sometimes a little repetitive or detailing the patently obvious, but I have learned most of what I know from this book (and the 5.0 version) so it would be wrong to complain. Works well in the Kindle edition, best on iPad, but fine on a Kindle White.

9/10 - well worth the money
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What I love about this book is it approaches VMWare in the order you'd set it up as a consultant for a customer. The chapters are ordered and the information is clear, relevant and easy to read.

I read this book twice before taking my VCP5-DCV exam and it was extremely helpful. Make sure you follow some of the labs to refresh your memory or areas you don't use that often day to day.

Excellent book.
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The content is exactly what you would expect, and follows on nicely from the previous edition but the one issue I have with it is the quality of the pages and cover. It's rather flimsy and looks like a dogs breakfast after very little use.

I would happily pay slightly more for a better quality finish - hard cover option, with better quality pages next time please.
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I have to agree with the other reviews here while the content may be top notch the quality of the book is flimsy I would have preferred a hard back also why is the kindle version double the price or was until Amazon dropped the price. I have purchased the book from Amazon I did not purchase it elsewhere.
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Good resource for the beginner and experienced Virtualisation person alike, always there on my kindle. Written by some of the best in the business. Can't wait for the vSphere 6 book.
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Studying this book helped me to pass my VCP 5 upgrade exam. Lots of detail, I'll be keeping it as a reference manual too.
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