I was contacted by Veeam to do an eBook project for them entitled “The Expert Guide to VMware Data Protection” that would be about 5 chapters and at least 60 pages. This eBook covers virtualization concepts, backup & recovery methodologies, choosing the right backup solution, disaster recovery methodologies and choosing the right disaster recovery solution. I spent a lot of time on the first chapter which is a deep dive into how virtualization works, similar to my VMworld session, I cover the details on what a hypervisor is, rings in virtualization, CPU scheduler, ESXi anatomy, virtual machine hardware, virtual machine files, virtual disks, virtualization layer and how virtual machines differ from physical servers. I kept it pretty technical and I think both beginners and experts will get something out of it. You can download chapter 1 right now, the remaining chapters will be released every few weeks. So head on over to Veeam’s website and check it out!
Sep 22 2010