Administering vSphere 5: Planning, Implementing, and Troubleshooting

  • 14h 50m
  • Brian Eiler, John Hales, Steve Jones
  • Cengage Course PTR
  • 2013

Whether this is your first vSphere installation or you're a vSphere veteran, ADMINISTERING VSPHERE 5: PLANNING, IMPLEMENTING, AND TROUBLESHOOTING will save you effort and time while planning, configuring, and maintaining your vSphere 5 environment. The authors have incorporated nearly two decades of consulting and training experience in the pages of this book. More than a resource manual, this book is a how-to guide designed by professionals. You will find examples of how to install or configure a particular feature as well as tips and tricks that the authors have found essential for planning, implementing, and troubleshooting vSphere.

About the Authors

Brian Eiler has been working in the IT trenches since 1995. Over the years he has worn many hats including Consultant, Trainer, Systems Administrator, and Manager. He holds vender certifications from VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, and CompTIA, including VMware's VCI, VCP, VCAP4-DCA, VCAP4-DCD certifications.

Brian has used every version of ESX since 2.0, and has deployed hundreds of ESX servers throughout the world both as a consultant and as a full-time systems administrator. Brian currently consults and teaches classes for VMware around the world. In addition to consulting and teaching around the world, Brian works as the Director of Professional Services for VUmbrella.

Steve Jones has earned industry certifications through CompTIA (A+, Security+, Network+, Server+, and CTT+), Microsoft (MCSE, MCTS, and MCT), and VMware (VCP and VCI). Steve has been training since 2000 and performing courseware development since 2002.

Steve worked on the team that designed and installed the VMware training facility at the Dell Training Center in Round Rock, Texas. Steve is the Owner / Managing Member of MicroTrain, LLC, and a founding member of The Courseware Group.

John Hales has been working in the IT industry for more than 16 years and with VMware products for 12+ years. He has earned many vendor certifications over the years, from EMC, VMware, Microsoft, and CompTIA. His certifications include: VCP, VCAP, VCI, and CTT+. He has taught, developed courses for, and consulted on many of these technologies. He has taught in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia and has met with success in each location.

Today, he teaches a variety of classes for various vendors, specializing in VMware's vSphere, SRM, and View. He is the president of Hales Technologies and a founding member of The Courseware Group.

In this Book

  • Introducing vSphere 5
  • Planning a vSphere Installation
  • vSphere Upgrades
  • Working Smarter through Automation
  • ESXi—Your Host
  • vCenter—Command and Control
  • Networking—Getting Out of the Box
  • Storage—Where Do We Put All This Stuff?
  • Virtual Machines
  • Resource Optimization
  • DRS Cluster Configuration
  • High Availability
  • Configuration and Patch Management
  • Migrating to a Virtual Environment
  • Other VMware Products