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VMware vSphere 6.x Datacenter Design Cookbook - Second Edition by Hersey Cartwright

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Chapter 1. The Virtual Datacenter

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Becoming a virtual datacenter architect
  • Using a holistic approach to datacenter design
  • Passing the VMware VCAP-DCV Design exam
  • Identifying what's new in vSphere 6
  • Planning a vSphere 6 upgrade

Introduction

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 to create and implement a successful virtual datacenter design using VMware vSphere 6.x.

We will also explore the VMware Certified Advanced Professional-Datacenter Virtualization (VCAP6-DCV) design exam and the new VMware Certified Implementation ...

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