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Mastering VMware vSphere® 5 by Scott Lowe

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Chapter 1

Introducing VMware vSphere 5

Now in its fifth generation, VMware vSphere 5 builds on previous generations of VMware's enterprise-grade virtualization products. vSphere 5 extends fine-grained resource allocation controls to more types of resources, enabling VMware administrators to have even greater control over how resources are allocated to and used by virtual workloads. 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 ...

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