VMware Infrastructure 3.x: The Official Guide

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-16
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
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The only authorized guide to VMware--the market-leading virtual infrastructure solutionVMware is the industry innovator in virtualization--the cutting-edge technology that makes it possible to run multiple operating systems and applications on the same computer at the same time. This hands-on guide explains how to use VMware VI 3.x.VMware Infrastructure 3.x: The Official Guide shows you how to deploy, configure, and maintain a virtualized environment. You will get details on VMware ESX Server 3i, the next-generation thin hypervisor to be integrated in server hardware from Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, and others. The book incorporates tips, tricks, and best practices derived from VMwareAnd#39;s professional services as well as lessons learned from VMwareAnd#39;s enterprise customers.

Author Biography

Kenton Gardinier, a technical account manager and trusted advisor at VMware, has designed, implemented, and managed technical and business-driven solutions for organizations of all sizes around the world for more than 12 years, including early adopter engagements. Kenton is an internationally recognized author and public speaker. He has authored, co-authored, and contributed to several books on security, performance tuning, systems management, operating systems, messaging, and administration. Kenton has also served as an advisory board member for many organizations. He holds many certifications including VCP, CISSP, ITIL, MCSE, and MCSA.

Table of Contents

Virtualization Infrastructure 3 Under the Hood
Virtualization Changing IT
ESX Core Architecture Technologies
Embedded ESX: VI 3i
Planning and Designing Virtualization in the Enterprise
Consolidating and Containing the Enterprise
Workload characterization and Capacity Planning Best Practices
Storage Infrastructure Planning and Design
Network Architecture Planning and Design
Deploying and Configuring VI3
Installing and Configuring ESX and VirtualCenter
Advanced VI3 Configuration
Migrating from VI2 to VI3
Migrating from Other Virtualization Technologies
Implementation Best Practices
Virtual Machine Tips and Tricks
Scripting and Command-line Hacks from the Field
Real World Automation Solutions
Managing and Maintaining VI3
Administering Users, Groups, and Permissions
Logging and Troubleshooting VI3
Monitoring, Tuning, and Optimizing VI3
Securing an Enterprise Virtual Infrastructure
Desktop Virtualization Solutions and Best Practices
VDI Methodology
Building High Security Desktops with ACE
Managing Transcient Environments with Lab Manager
Continuous Availability Solutions and Best Practices
Enhanced Availability with ESX
Backup and Recovery Using VCB
Disaster Recovery Solutions - Site Recovery Manager
Tools and Utilities
Virtual Appliances
Other Useful Information
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