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VMware vSphere Essentials

A Practical Approach to vSphere Deployment and Management

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  • Practical, step-by-step approach to vSphere deployment and management
  • Latest content for transitioning to VMware technologies and preparing for VMware certifications
  • Ideal for both beginner and advanced VMware users

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About this book

This book fills a vacuum in the market for high-quality information on a VMware vSphere system and offers a thorough introduction to VMware virtualization. Written for novices and those seeking more information about vSphere, this book walks you through its key concepts and technology, such as vSphere infrastructure creation, maintenance, and performance for beginners and advanced users.

You'll take a step-by-step approach to guarantee you grasp the fundamental concepts and practical procedures required to construct and manage virtual machines in a VMware vSphere system. You'll explore the key components of vSphere with detail and explanation for each feature, including the hypervisor, networking, storage, and high availability, unravelling their intricacies and highlighting best practices.

This book provides full VMware knowledge to develop, set up, and maintain vSphere environments that meet modern computing needs. It also features advanced topics, such as resource optimization, performance monitoring, advanced settings, and automation, empowering you to take your virtualization skills to the next level. VMware vSphere Essentials uses a unique step-by-step instructions designed to provide a high-level understanding, accompanied by illustrative images. 

What You'll Learn

  • Enhance network efficiency with advanced vSphere LACP setup
  • Configure and manage virtual machines in vSphere
  • Implement vSphere networking and storage
  • Explore advanced vSphere features, such as DRS, HA, and fault tolerance
  • Master seamless VM migration techniques
  • Optimize hardware utilization with direct path I/O passthrough

Who This Book Is For

System administrators, advanced vSphere administrators, and IT professionals pursuing VMware certifications


Table of contents (34 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Selfkant, Germany

    Luciano Patrão

About the author

Luciano Patrão is a Portuguese professional who has established himself in Germany. With extensive experience in the field, he currently serves as a Senior Consultant and Solution Architect at ITQ, offering top-tier VMware infrastructure solutions. Luciano has previously held notable positions as a Technical Project Manager and Technical Lead in various consulting companies as a freelancer. Throughout his career, he has provided exceptional guidance and solutions to teams and clients in the areas of VMware infrastructures, Backup, and Data Recovery.  Luciano is a VCAP-DCV Design 2023, VCP-Cloud 2023, VCP-DCV 2022, and VMware vSAN Specialist, He is also a vExpert vSAN, vExpert NSX, vExpert Cloud Provider for the last two years, vExpert Multi- Cloud 2023, vExpert for the last 8 years, and Veeam Vanguard for the last 6 years. For updates and insights, he can be followed on Twitter: @Luciano_pt.

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