Maximum VSphere Tips, How-Tos, and Best Practices for Working with VMware VSphere 4

ISBN-10: 0137044747

ISBN-13: 9780137044740

Edition: 2011

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Description: Best Practices, How-Tos, and Technical Deep Dives for Working VMware VI4/VI3 Pros Maximum vSphereis the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute, working reference for everyone who plans, implements, or administers VMware virtual infrastructure. Authored by top VMware consultants, it brings together proven best practices, tips, and solutions for achieving outstanding performance and reliability in your production environment. This book brings together crucial knowledge you wonrs"t find anywhere else, including powerful new vSphere 4 techniques drawn from the experiences of dozens of advanced practitioners. Yours"ll find sophisticated, expert coverage of virtual machines, vCenter Server, networking, storage, backups, vMotion, fault tolerance, vSphere management, installation, upgrades, security, and much more. Author Eric Siebert takes the same hands-on approach that made hisVMware reg; VI3 Implementation and Administrationso popular with working professionals. Whether yours"re implementing or managing vSphere 4, upgrading from older virtualization technologies, or taking new responsibilities in any VMware environment, yours"ll find this bookindispensable. Coverage includes Understanding how key vSphere 4 changes affect production environments Working with ESX and ESXi hosts and host profiles Getting "under the hood" with vSphere 4 virtual machines Making the most of vCenter Server and plug-ins Choosing and configuring storage for maximum efficiency vSphere Networking: physical/virtual NICs, standard/distributed vSwitches, Cisco Nexus 1000V, and more Monitoring and troubleshooting vSphere performance: CPU, memory, disk/storage, and other issues Backing up and recovering VMware environments Using advanced features, including High Availability (HA), Distributed Resource, Distributed Power Management (DPM) and Vmotion Managing vSphere through the client, Web access, command line, Management Assistant, Powershell, ESX Service Console, and third-party tools Building your own vSphere 4 lab Performing more efficient installations and upgrades

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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education Canada
Publication date: 8/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction to vSphere
What's New in This Release
Configuration Maximum Differences from VI3
Understanding the Licensing Changes
Summary
ESX and ESXi Hosts
What's New with ESX and ESXi Hosts in vSphere
Selecting Physical Host Hardware to Use with vSphere
Differences between ESX and ESXi
Using Host Profiles
Summary
Virtual Machines
What's New with Virtual Machines in vSphere
Anatomy of a Virtual Machine
Summary
VCenter Server
What's New with vCenter Server in vSphere
Plug-ins
Summary
Storage in vSphere
What's New with Storage in vSphere
Choosing a Storage Type
Additional Storage Considerations
Storage Configuration
Summary
Networking in vSphere
What's New with Networking in vSphere
Physical NICs
Virtual NICs
Standard vSwitches
Distributed vSwitches
Cisco Nexus 1000V
Choosing a vSwitch Type
VShield Zones
Additional Resources
Summary
Performance in vSphere
What's New with Performance in vSphere
Monitoring vSphere Performance
Understanding Host Server Performance Metrics
Performance Alarms
Troubleshooting vSphere Performance Issues
CPU Performance Troubleshooting
Memory Performance Troubleshooting
Disk/Storage Troubleshooting
Network Troubleshooting
Additional Troubleshooting Tips
Summary
Backups in vSphere
Backup Methods
VMware Data Recovery
Summary
Advanced Features
High Availability (HA)
Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
Distributed Power Management (DPM)
VMotion
Storage VMotion
Fault Tolerance (FT)
Summary
Management of vSphere
VSphere Client
Web Access
VSphere CLI
VSphere Management Assistant
PowerShell and PowerCLI
ESX Service Console
ESXi Management Console
Free Third-Party Tools
Summary
Installing vSphere
Installing vCenter Server
Installing ESX and ESXi
Summary
Upgrading to vSphere
Compatibility Considerations
Planning an Upgrade
Upgrade Techniques
Phase 1: Upgrading vCenter Server
Phase 2: Upgrading ESX and ESXi
Phase 3: Upgrading Virtual Machines
Summary
Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines
Creating a Virtual Machine in vSphere
Installing VMware Tools
VM Hardware, Options, and Resource Controls
Summary
Building Your Own vSphere Lab
Why Build a vSphere Lab?
What Do You Want from a vSphere Lab?
What You Need to Build Your Own vSphere Lab
Support: the "Official" Line
Hardware
Software Components
Environmental and Other Lab Considerations
Running Nested VMs
Summary
Index
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