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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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11.8. Implementing an Office in a Box

Administrators working in the IT field are expected to find and deploy solutions for problems that they encounter in the field. I do not think we come up with answers to problems but rather solution to problems. These solutions can sometimes be applied to a completely different problem, and the office in a box was one of those solutions.

I have worked in companies that made it a habit to buy or open new offices around the country and the world. After the acquisition was made, the race was on to order equipment, get it shipped to the location, and then get the systems up and running. The typical order cycle would sometime fall way short of what was wanted for the ones leading the charge. This leaves a simple ...

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