For those virtualization administrators who have been waiting to upgrade their VMware vSphere 4.x environments to vSphere 5 until they could educate themselves on the new features and capabilities, wait no more. Scott Lowe, a friend of mine and a fellow VMware vExpert, has done it again! Yes, he has authored a new book to help get everyone up to speed on the latest VMware release, appropriately titled, Mastering VMware vSphere 5.
This book has been in the VMblog Virtualization Bookstore (check it out if you haven't already, and if any book is missing, please let me know) for a while now as a pre-order item. However, I'm happy to announce that the wait it over and it is now available for purchase in either a paperback version or an electronic Kindle version. So, pick your poison and purchase one today!
Here's a taste of what you can expect, coming from the back of the book:
Thoroughly Updated for VMware vSphere 5!
Virtualization is hotter than ever. VMware vSphere is the most widely
deployed virtualization platform, and this indispensable book by VMware vExpert
and VCDX Scott Lowe is your key to harnessing the newest version. Using
step-by-step instruction and real-world examples, he takes you under the hood of
VMware vSphere 5 and shows you how to get the very most out of all its
components. Learn how to install, configure, operate, monitor, secure, and
automate your virtual infrastructure from a leading expert and with the leading
Understanding all components of the VMware vSphere 5 suite
Installing and configuring VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, and vSphere Update
Building and managing virtual machines, networks, and storage
Handling day-to-day or advanced tasks through the vSphere Web Client
Ensuring high availability and optimized resource usage with vSphere HA and
Securing and automating VMware vSphere
Monitoring resource allocation and performance
Leveraging new storage features in VMware vSphere 5, such as Storage
With this book, you can: Harness the Power of Virtualization with VMware vSphere, Increase Your Capacity with Scalable and Robust Solutions, Master All Tools in the New VMware vSphere 5 Suite, Monitor Performance and Maintain Security, and Reinforce Your Skills with Real-World Examples.
Go purchase your copy of Mastering VMware vSphere 5 now.