A task-oriented guide with over 150 practical recipes to install, configure, and manage VMware vSphere components
VMware is still the undisputed leader in providing virtualization solutions ranging from server virtualization to storage and network virtualization. VMware vSphere is the industry's most complete and robust virtualization platform, transforming data centers into dramatically simplified cloud infrastructures.
VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook will walk you through the procedures involved in installing or upgrading your current vSphere environment to Version 5.5 and also help you perform the most common administration tasks ranging from configuring HA, DRS, and DPM, configuring storage and networking, to patching/upgrading using vSphere Update Manager, performing remote CLI operations using VMA, and monitoring the performance of a vSphere environment.
This book is written with simplified and to-the-point theory eliminating the need for lengthy reading before performing a task. Most of the tasks are accompanied with relevant screenshots and flowcharts to facilitate your understanding.
What You Will Learn
Upgrade your existing vSphere environment to vSphere 5.5 or build a new one
Autodeploy a large set of stateless/stateful ESXi hosts in your vSphere environment
Configure vSphere networking using standard or distributed virtual switches
Configure and manage FC, iSCSI, and NAS storage
Configure high availability, load distribution, and power savings on an ESXi cluster using vSphere HA, DRS, and DPM
Patch and upgrade the vSphere environment using vSphere Update Manager
Use vSphere Management Assistant as a remote command-line interface
Discover the built-in tools available for monitoring the performance of a vSphere environment
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