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Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5 by Josh Atwell, Matt Liebowitz, Forbes Guthrie, Nick Marshall, Scott Lowe

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Foreword

Most people out there have a “bucket list,” a list of things they hope to see, do, or accomplish at some point in their life. One of the items on my bucket list had always been writing a book. The desire to write a book first emerged in my early teen years and continued well into adulthood. No matter how hard I tried, though, it seemed as if this particular bucket list item wasn't going to get checked off the list. I know this seems like an odd statement to make now, but bear with me as I share the story—a story not everyone knows—about how that all changed.

The story starts in 2008. I'd managed to gain some visibility in the VMware community through my live-blogging of VMworld 2007 and VMworld 2008, and it was in 2008 that I met Chad ...

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