After writing my first book I swore I’d never write another, it’s a relatively big investment in time with a fairly small financial return. Ask any author and they’d probably say the same thing right after finishing a book. Well fortunately that feeling does not last and the desire to write another eventually returns. I took my time preparing for this one, I didn’t feel comfortable writing about vSphere until I had used it for many months to gain as much knowledge and experience as I could with it first. When I did get started with it I wrote the whole book in about 2 months time. I did have a little help though, I approached Simon Seagrave to see if he would contribute by doing a few chapters. He was very happy to be onboard and ended up doing the chapters on Performance and vSphere Home Labs. It was great working with him and I think the book turned out pretty good. Due to publisher constraints we had to fit everything into 350 pages which was quite challenging and meant we had to trim some fat and eliminate many figures. The end result was a book packed with information on vSphere including information on the not yet released next version. I was lucky to have John Troyer return to do the foreword on this book which is due out right before VMworld. You can find out more about the book on Pearson’s website and it’s also available on Amazon for pre-order. Not only will this book give you great information, it will look cool on your book shelf!