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June 21, 2012

VMware Cookbook, 2nd Edition--New from O'Reilly Media: A Real-World Guide to Effective VMware Use

VMware Cookbook, 2nd Edition

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Sebastopol, CA—With scores of step-by-step solutions, this updated edition of VMWare Cookbook (O'Reilly Media, $44.99 USD) helps you work with VMware ESXi in a wide range of network environments. You'll not only learn the basics—how to pool resources from hardware servers, computer clusters, networks, and storage, and then distribute them among virtual machines—but also how to overcome the stumbling blocks you'll encounter when you monitor systems, troubleshoot problems, and deal with security.

This expanded second edition covers recent advances in vCloud Director and vShield cloud security. Ideal for system administrators of any level, VMware Cookbook also includes valuable information to help you determine your virtualization needs.

  • Move into the cloud with vCloud Director, and secure virtual datacenters with vSphere
  • Secure and monitor your virtual environment from the command line
  • Manage disk, SSD, and SAN storage implementation and configuration
  • Discover options for managing resources, such as clustering, shares, and hot add/hotplug support
  • Configure logical and physical networks, including virtual switches and software and hardware adapters
  • Make virtual machine replication easier by automating ESXi installations
  • Gain valuable tips for configuration and fine-tuning

For a review copy or more information please email reviews@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Authors

Ryan Troy has over 12 years of Unix/Linux system administration experience, working in diverse industries that range from web hosting to the newspaper industry. He currently serves as technical administrator and chairman of the Ubuntu Forum Council. One of Ryan's latest projects has been to architect and build a virtualization infrastructure for a large newspaper chain in Michigan using VMware's ESX product line along with Dell Equallogic Storage Arrays. Ryan is also a VMware Certified Professional.

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Matthew Helmke has written articles for magazines such as Linux+ and Linux Identity, helped write Prentice Hall's The Official Ubuntu Book, and has written and self-published two books about Arabic and Moroccan culture. He has run a business using only free software, has done some consulting, and is currently working on a master's degree in Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920022428.do


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