Chapter 1. The Virtual Datacenter

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Becoming a virtual datacenter architect
  • Using a holistic approach to datacenter design
  • Passing the VMware VCAP-DCD exam


This chapter focuses on many of the basic concepts and benefits of virtualization. It provides a quick overview of VMware virtualization, introduces the virtual datacenter architect, and lays some of the groundwork necessary for creating and implementing a successful virtual datacenter design using VMware vSphere 5.x.

We will also take a look at the VMware Certified Advanced Professional-Data Center Design (VCAP-DCD) certification, including a few tips that should help you prepare for and successfully complete the certification exam.

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