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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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Chapter 1. Introducing VMware vSphere 4

VMware vSphere 4 builds upon previous generations of VMware virtualization products, becoming an even more robust, scalable, and reliable server virtualization product. With dynamic resource controls, high availability, unprecedented fault tolerance features, distributed resource management, and backup tools included as part of the suite, IT administrators have all the tools they need to run an enterprise environment ranging from a few servers up to thousands of servers.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Identify the role of each product in the vSphere product suite

  • Recognize the interaction and dependencies between the products in the vSphere suite

  • Understand how vSphere differs from other virtualization ...

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