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VMware vSphere For Dummies


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Introduction 1 Part I: Deciding on vSphere 7 Chapter 1: Getting the Most Out of VMware vSphere 9 Chapter 2: Introducing Virtualization 15 Chapter 3: Exploring the Capabilities of VMware vSphere 29 Chapter 4: Comparing Virtual Infrastructure 3.5 with vSphere 4.x 39 Part II: Getting Ready for vSphere 51 Chapter 5: Planning for a vSphere Rollout 53 Chapter 6: Preparing Network and Storage for vSphere 65 Part III: Installing vSphere 73 Chapter 7: Installing VMware ESX 4 for the First Time 75 Chapter 8: Building the vCenter Server 89 Chapter 9: Getting Started with the vSphere Client 103 Part IV: Configuring and Connecting vSphere 111 Chapter 10: Configuring a New vCenter Server 113 Chapter 11: Wiring Up vSphere to the Network, Virtually 129 Chapter 12: Connecting vSphere to Shared Storage 149 Chapter 13: Assembling an ESX Cluster 171 Part V: Administering and Maintaining vSphere 181 Chapter 14: Creating, Cloning, and Converting VMs 183 Chapter 15: Organizing vSphere Resources 205 Chapter 16: Events, Alarms, and Monitoring 219 Chapter 17: A Quick Tour of Your Virtual Infrastructure 231 Chapter 18: One of These Hosts Is Not Like the Other - Host Profiles 241 Part VI: Tuning and Troubleshooting vSphere 259 Chapter 19: Making VMs Play Fair with Resource Pools 261 Chapter 20: Using vSphere Availability Features 271 Chapter 21: Troubleshooting vSphere 287 Part VII: The Part of Tens 301 Chapter 22: Ten Tools to Make vSphere Management Easier 303 Chapter 23: Ten Places to Improve Your vSphere Know-How 313 Chapter 24: Ten Pro Tips for a Successful vSphere Deployment 317 Index 323

About the Author

Dan Mitchell is Technical Director for DynamicOps and founder of, a Web site and blog focused on virtualization technology and the surrounding industry. Tom Keegan has been working with VMware products for ten years and is certified as a VMware VCP and a Certified Advanced Professional on vSphere 4 Datacenter Design. He is a Technical Director at Fresenius Medical Care.

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