First, thank you to Joan Murray, who tried to explain the amount of work a book is to complete and for giving us the chance to write this book. I am very grateful that we met and chatted at VMworld in San Francisco. Thank you to Ellie Bru, who supported shuffling chapters back and forth and the logistics of getting this book edited. Joan and Ellie, thank you both for supporting a couple of new authors who didn’t quite know what they were doing at times.

We would also like to thank our technical editors, Jon Hall, Todd Simmons, and Matt Vandenbeld. Being a technical editor is not an easy job, and we thank you for your expertise and timely reviews of the material.

Thank you to Anees Iqbal, who allowed Tom to take time off to complete ...

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