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Title: Maximum vSphere

Authors: Eric Siebert, Simon Seagrave

Publish Date: Aug 27, 2010
Maximum vSphere is the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute, working reference for everyone who plans, implements, or administers VMware virtual infrastructure. Authored by top VMware consultants, it brings together proven best practices, tips, and solutions for achieving outstanding performance and reliability in your production environment. This book brings together crucial knowledge you won’t find anywhere else, including powerful new vSphere 4 techniques drawn from the experiences of dozens of advanced practitioners. You’ll find sophisticated, expert coverage of virtual machines, vCenter Server, networking, storage, backups, vMotion, fault tolerance, vSphere management, installation, upgrades, security, and much more. Author Eric Siebert takes the same hands-on approach that made his VMware® VI3 Implementation and Administration so popular with working professionals. Whether you’re implementing or managing vSphere 4, upgrading from older virtualization technologies, or taking new responsibilities in any VMware environment, you’ll find this book indispensable.Amazon
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Title: Mastering vSphere 5

Authors: Scott Lowe

Publish Date: October 11 2011
A new and updated edition of bestselling Mastering VMware vSphere 4 Written by leading VMware expert, this book covers all the features and capabilities of VMware vSphere. You'll learn how to install, configure, operate, manage, and secure the latest release. Covers all the new features and capabilities of the much-anticipated new release of VMware vSphere Discusses the planning, installation, operation, and management for the latest release Reviews migration to the latest vSphere software Offers hands-on instruction and clear explanations with real-world examples.Amazon
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Title: VMware vSphere 5 Clustering Technical Deepdive

Authors: Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman

Publish Date: July 10 2011
VMware vSphere 5 Clustering Technical Deepdive zooms in on three key components of every VMware based infrastructure and is by no means a "how to" guide. It covers the basic steps needed to create a vSphere HA and vSphere DRS cluster and to implement vSphere Storage DRS. Even more important, it explains the concepts and mechanisms behind HA, DRS and Storage DRS which will enable you to make well educated decisions. This book will take you in to the trenches of HA, DRS and Storage DRS and will give you the tools to understand and implement e.g. HA admission control policies, DRS resource pools, Datastore Clusters and resource allocation settings. On top of that each section contains basic design principles that can be used for designing, implementing or improving VMware infrastructures and fundamental supporting features like (Storage) vMotion, Storage I/O Control and much more are described in detail for the very first time. This book is also the ultimate guide to be prepared for any HA, DRS or Storage DRS related question or case study that might be presented during VMware VCDX, VCP and or VCAP exams. Coverage includes: HA node types HA isolation detection and response HA admission control VM Monitoring HA and DRS integration DRS imbalance algorithm Resource Pools Impact of reservations and limits CPU Resource Scheduling Memory Scheduler DPM Datastore Clusters Storage DRS algorithm Influencing SDRS recommendations Be prepared to dive deep.Amazon
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Title: Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0

Authors: Mike Laverick

Publish Date: Jan 7 2012
Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 is the complete, technical, hands-on guide to VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.0 installation and configuration for experienced VMware professionals. VMware forum moderator and vExpert Mike Laverick fully explains SRM 5.0’s failover/failback procedures, walks readers through configuring storage replication with hardware from several leading suppliers, and shows how to efficiently implement fast, automated, centralized disaster recovery. Drawing on his extensive experience with SRM and vSphere, he identifies common pitfalls and errors, explains why they occur, and shows exactly how to fix them. Fully up to date for SRM 5.0, this book delivers “in-the-trenches” technical knowledge you won’t find anywhere else, including expert guidance for utilizing SRM 5.0’s advanced new vSphere Replication (VR).Amazon
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Title: Cloud Computing with VMware vCloud Director

Authors: John Y. Arrasjid, Ben Lin, Raman Veeramraju, Steve Kaplan, Duncan Epping, Michael Haines

Publish Date: May 6th, 2011
Provides use cases, design considerations, and technology guidance to answer your questions about cloud computing. The primary intended audience is those interested in learning about VMware cloud computing products and solutions, but content on third-party technologies is also included where appropriate.Amazon

Title: Mastering VMware vSphere 4

Authors: Scott Lowe

Publish Date: Aug 31, 2009
Install and manage one or one thousand virtual servers in your enterprise with the latest generation of VMware virtualization software, vSphere 4, and this comprehensive guide. Using step-by-step instruction backed by real-world scenarios, this book takes you under the hood of this powerful VMware suite, clearly explaining all of the components and how you can get the most out of them. Discover how to reduce your overall server footprint, expand capacity, optimize performance, track cost savings, and more with this in-depth guide.Amazon
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Title: VMware vSphere 4.1 HA and DRS Technical deepdive

Authors: Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman

Publish Date: Dec 2, 2010
VMware vSphere 4.1 HA and DRS Technical Deepdive zooms in on two key components of every VMware based infrastructure and is by no means a "how to" guide. It covers the basic steps needed to create a VMware HA and DRS cluster, but even more important explains the concepts and mechanisms behind HA and DRS which will enable you to make well educated decisions. This book will take you in to the trenches of HA and DRS and will give you the tools to understand and implement e.g. HA admission control policies, DRS resource pools and resource allocation settings. On top of that each section contains basic design principles that can be used for designing, implementing or improving VMware infrastructures. This book is also the ultimate guide to be prepared for any HA or DRS related questions and case studies that might be presented during VMware VCDX, VCP and or VCAP exams.Amazon
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Title: VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration

Authors: Luc Dekens, Alan Renouf, Glenn Sizemore, Arnim van Lieshout, Jonathan Medd

Publish Date: April 12, 2011
If you manage vSphere in a Windows environment, automating routine tasks can save you time and increase efficiency. VMware vSphere PowerCLI is a set of pre-built commands based on Windows PowerShell that is designed to help you automate vSphere processes involving virtual machines, datacenters, storage, networks, and more. This detailed guide—using a practical, task-based approach and real-world examples—shows you how to get the most out of PowerCLI's handy cmdlets.Amazon
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Title: VMware vSphere 4 Implementation

Authors: Mike Laverick

Publish Date: January 20, 2010
Design and deploy a high-performance cloud-based enterprise IT platform with guidance from a VMware expert. Featuring tips, techniques, and best practices, VMware vSphere 4 Implementation explains how to dramatically cut hardware costs, maximize computing power, and centralize system administration. Configure hardware and storage devices, build virtual machines and networks, install guest operating systems, and import physical machines. Security, disaster recovery, performance tuning, and system updates are also covered in this comprehensive resource.Amazon
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Title: VMware ESXi: Planning, Implementation, and Security

Authors: Dave Mishchenko

Publish Date: November 8, 2010
VMware ESXi is the easiest way to get started with virtualization -- and it's free. It allows administrators to consolidate their applications onto fewer servers and start saving money through reduced hardware, power, cooling, and administration costs. VMware ESXi has been optimized and tested to run even their most resource-intensive applications and databases with minimal performance overhead. "VMware ESXi: Planning, Implementation, and Security" covers the key features critical to successfully planning for and implementing VMware's ESXi. The book is perfect for current VMware VI3 and vSphere administrators who may be planning their migration to vSphere ESXi. These users may have some experience with ESXi but not yet have it deployed within their production environment. This book provides the guidance to implement ESXi in their environment, ensuring a smooth transition from their current deployment of ESX.Amazon
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Title: VMware vSphere Design

Authors: Scott Lowe, Maish Saidel-Keesing, Forbes Guthrie

Publish Date: March 8, 2011
VMware vSphere is the most widely deployed virtualization platform today. Considered the most robust and sophisticated hypervisor product, vSphere is the de facto standard for businesses, both large and small. This book is the only one of its kind to concisely explain how to execute a successful vSphere architecture, tailored to meet your company’s needs. Expert authors share with you the factors that shape the design of a vSphere implementation. Learn how to make the right design decisions for your environment.Amazon
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Title: VMware ESX and ESXi in the Enterprise: Planning Deployment of Virtualization Servers (2nd Edition)

Authors: Edward Haletky

Publish Date: February 18, 2011
Extensively updated and revised, this is the definitive real-world guide to planning, deploying, and managing VMware ESX Server 3.5, VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi), or VMware vSphere 4.x cloud computing in mission-critical environments. Drawing on his extensive experience consulting on enterprise VMware implementations, renowned expert Edward L. Haletky offers a “soup-to-nuts” collection of field-tested best practices and solutions. He illuminates the real benefits, issues, tradeoffs, and pitfalls associated with VMware’s newest platforms, using real-world examples that draw upon both VMware and third-party products. This edition features detailed coverage of new vSphere features such as Storage IO Control, Network IO Control, Load-Based Teaming, Distributed Virtual Switches, ESXi, hardware and processors, and a significantly expanded discussion of auditing and monitoring. Haletky offers new or enhanced coverage of VM Hardware, virtual networking, VMsafe, and more. All new coverage is thoroughly integrated into Haletky’s insightful discussion of the entire lifecycle: planning, installation, templates, monitoring, tuning, clustering, security, disaster recovery, and more. Haletky consistently presents the most efficient procedures, whether they use graphical tools or the command line.Amazon
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Title: VMware vSphere 4 Administration Instant Reference

Authors: Scott Lowe, Jason W. McCarty, Matthew K. Johnson

Publish Date: December 21, 2009
Get all your solutions about VMware's newest virtualization infrastructure software on the spot with this handy reference guide. Designed for quick access with special headings, thumb tabs, easy-to-read lists, and more, this book is the perfect companion to any comprehensive VMware guide, such as Mastering VMware vSphere 4.Amazon
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Title: VMware VI and vSphere SDK: Managing the VMware Infrastructure and vSphere

Authors: Steve Jin

Publish Date: October 9, 2009
Companies running VMware have already achieved enormous gains through virtualization. The next wave of benefits will come when they reduce the time and effort required to run and manage VMware platforms. The VMware Infrastructure Software Development Kit (VI SDK) includes application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow developers and administrators to do just that. Until now, there has been little documentation for the APIs. In VMware VI and vSphere SDK, software architect Steve Jin demystifies the entire VMware VI and new vSphere SDK and offers detailed, task-based coverage of using the APIs to manage VMware more efficiently and cost-effectively. Jin walks you through using the VI SDK and cloud-computing vSphere SDK to manage ESX servers, ESX clusters, and VirtualCenter servers in any environment–no matter how complex. Drawing on his extensive expertise working with VMware strategic partners and enterprise customers, he places the VI SDK in practical context, presenting realistic samples and proven best practices for building robust, effective solutions. Jin demonstrates how to manage every facet of a VMware environment, including inventory, host systems, virtual machines (VMs), snapshots, VMotion, clusters, resource pools, networking, storage, data stores, events, alarms, users, security, licenses, and scheduled tasks.Amazon
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Title: Virtualizing Microsoft Tier 1 Applications with VMware vSphere 4

Authors: Charles A. Windom, Hemant Gaidhani, Alex Fontana

Publish Date: August 9, 2010
How do you safely deploy Tier 1 apps in virtual environments? In this in-depth guide, VMware insiders Charles A. Windom, Hemant Gaidhani, and Alex Fontana show you how. Focusing on Microsoft applications, they guide you step by step through a Proof of Concept for virtualizing Windows Server, Active Directory, Internet Information Services, Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, and Remote Desktop Services—all on the VMware vSphere 4 platform. You'll find out what to consider for each application before you virtualize it, and learn how to perform VM backup using VMware Data Recovery, Windows patch management using VMware Update Manager, application performance monitoring using VMware Appspeed, and more.Amazon
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Title: Visible Ops Private Cloud: From Virtualization to Private Cloud in 4 Practical Steps

Authors: Andi Mann, Kurt Milne, Jeanne Morain

Publish Date: April 8, 2011
Visible Ops Private Cloud presents a four-phased approach for managing the development and rollout of a private cloud. It was written with and created for enterprise IT executives and data center managers who are responsible for the success of private cloud initiatives. The book is based on the study of enterprise IT organizations that have implemented private cloud solutions. It includes ITPI s in-depth analysis of the key competencies these organizations have in common. It is also grounded by the authors more than 60 years of combined experience in systems management, virtualization, and IT process management. Phase 1 Cut through the cloud clutter Plan and communicate objectives, manage initial proof of concept efforts, and develop competency roadmaps. Phase 2 Design services, not systems Design business optimized cloud services, enable one-touch service ordering, and implement a repeatable approach for build and deploy. Phase 3 Orchestrate and optimize resources Update monitoring and alerting, deploy a policy engine to codify response, automate resource changes and workload moves. Phase 4 Align and accelerate business results Complete transition to a resource rental model, reshape consumption behavior, and streamline response to changing business needs.Amazon

Title: vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide: Shortcuts down the path of Virtualization

Authors: Bernie Baker, Thomas Bryant, Duncan Epping, Alan Renouf, Dave Mishchenko, Stuart Radnidge

Publish Date: November 20, 2009
vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide continues from an idea started several years ago by a few engineers. The idea was simple, provide an easy to use reference guide for all level administrators, consultants and architects. Recently VMware introduced many new features in vSphere 4.0 and with this handy pocket guide you will learn about each of these new features. With each chapter, the pages in this essential guide will answer common questions while giving you unprecedented insight into: Expert tips & tricks Pitfalls to avoid RemoteCLI & PowerCLI (PowerShell) scripts Configuration how to’s Virtualization best practices Amazon

Title: NetApp and VMware vSphere - Storage Best Practices

Authors: Vaughn Stewart, Michael Slisinger, Larry Touchette, Peter Learmonth, Trey Layton

Publish Date: August 12, 2010
Ensure your VMware vSphere on NetApp deployment delivers the highest performance, functionality, and storage efficiencies. This book will cover all basis including ESX/ESXi storage connectivity with FC, iSCSI, FCoE, and NFS; and array configurations including data deduplication and optimal datastore/Virtual Machines layouts. This edition (2.1) highlights new capabilities and technical integration available to storage VI admins through the NetApp vCenter plug-ins and vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI).Amazon

Title: VMware VI3 Implementation and Administration

Authors: Eric Siebert

Publish Date: May 28, 2009
This is the most comprehensive guide to planning for, implementing, securing, maintaining, monitoring, and troubleshooting VMware VI3 in any IT environment. Written by Eric Siebert, a veteran VMware system administrator and one of only 300 vExperts named by VMware in 2009, this book will help IT professionals make the best possible decisions about VMware every step of the way. Siebert presents extensive coverage of the upfront planning and architectural tasks that can make or break VMware deployments, sharing practical insights you’ll never find in the official documentation. Next, he presents dozens of tips, tricks, and best practices for everything from migration and configuration to backup. Along the way, Siebert introduces advanced techniques for optimizing both the efficiency of VMware system administration and the effectiveness of VMware virtual environments.Amazon
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Title: VMware Cookbook

Authors: Ryan Troy, Matthew Helmke

Publish Date: October 30, 2009
If you want to gain insight into the real-world uses of VMware ESX and ESXi, this book provides scores of step-by-step solutions for working with these products in a wide range of network environments. You'll not only learn the basics -- how to pool resources from hardware servers, computer clusters, networks, and storage, and then distribute them among virtual machines -- but also the stumbling blocks you'll encounter when you monitor systems, troubleshoot problems, and deal with security. In addition to the recipes, VMware Cookbook includes background information to help you determine your virtualization needs. You'll come to view VMware as part of the real environment, alongside operating systems, storage, and logical and physical network components.Amazon
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Title: VCP VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4 Study Guide: Exam VCP-410

Authors: Brian Perry, Chris Huss, Jeantet Fields

Publish Date: August 9, 2010
VMware's vSphere 4 is the latest offering from this leading virtualization software provider. With today's emphasis on going green and cutting costs, virtualization of IT infrastructures is a hot topic. What better way to show the marketplace your virtualization expertise than with a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4 certification? This in-depth study guide covers all exam objectives, thoroughly preparing you with challenging review questions, real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, and more.Amazon
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Title: Managing VMware Infrastructure with Windows PowerShell

Authors: Hal Rottenberg

Publish Date: March 31, 2009
VMware is the king when it comes to virtualization. Windows PowerShell has received huge accolades as an extremely powerful tool for automation of IT tasks. These two technologies make a lot of sense together, and VMware is now making that happen with the release of their VI Toolkit for Windows. In "Managing VMware Infrastructure With Windows PowerShell", you will learn how to perform everything from simple ad-hoc reporting at the command-line ("Are any of my virtual machines powered off?") to complex scripts to automate a massive deployment of hundreds of virtual machines. Simple, yet powerful; concise, yet robust; you will enjoy using this new language to solve your old problems using less code than you thought possible. If you are a system administrator responsible for managing a VMware Virtual Infrastructure (version 2.0 or above), or a standalone ESX Server (version 3.0 or above), then you need this book. Aimed at scripters of every level, the book starts off with a PowerShell primer and continues well into the internals of virtualization on the VMware platform. Amazon
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Title: VCP VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4 Review Guide: (Exam VCP-410)

Authors: Brian Perry, Chris Huss, Jeantet Fields, Troy McMillan

Publish Date: November 2, 2010
A concise, focused study aid to accompany VCP for vSphere 4 Study Guide. As organizations seek to cut infrastructure costs, virtualization has become a lucrative specialty for IT professionals. VCP is the leading virtualization certification, and this book is designed to work hand-in-hand with the VCP for vSphere 4 Study Guide to better prepare VMware pros for the comprehensive exam. Filled with review information, it helps you deepen your understanding of vSphere, the first cloud operating system.Amazon
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Title: Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 4.0

Authors: Mike Laverick

Publish Date: March 22nd, 2010
This book will teach you how to install and configure VMware’s Site Recovery Manager product. It also covers in detail the failover and failback processes and Mike will guide you step-by-step through the setup of the product. This book in not filled with project management padding that typifies a lot of IT books. It’s practical and technical, and assumes you are already pretty familiar with VMware vSphere4. In This book you will learn the strengths and weaknesses of Site recovery Manager, and Mike will show you the common pitfalls and errors that can happen, and also more importantly why they happen, and how to fix them.Lulu (free)
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Title: Administering VMware View 4.5

Authors: Mike Laverick

Publish Date: February 25th, 2011
Today I’m releasing my very long guide to View 4.5. I’m kinda loathed to call it a “book” because its no way as detailed as my previous works on Vi3, SRM and vSphere4. For me its still very much a work in progress. With that said, I like to mark product GA days with a release of one my guides, and so that’s why I’m releasing it to day. It runs to some 190 pages of text and graphics, and I’ve been working on it since I joined the View 4.5 Beta Program. It contains 21 “chapters” but I’m not being grand here, sometimes these chapters are just a couple of pages long. I’ve tried to use the chapters to outline the major steps you go through in building out a View environment.Lulu (free)
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Title: Virtualization, A Beginner's Guide

Authors: Danielle Ruest, Nelson Ruest

Publish Date: February 17, 2009
Transform your IT infrastructure into a leaner, greener datacenter with expert guidance from a pair of industry professionals. Through clear explanations, examples, and a five-step deployment plan, Virtualization: A Beginner's Guide shows you how to maximize the latest technologies from Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware. Consolidate your servers, set up virtual machines and applications, and manage virtual desktop environments. You'll also learn how to implement reliable security, monitoring, and backup procedures.Amazon
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Title: VMware Certified Professional Test Prep

Authors: Merle Ilgenfritz, John Ilgenfritz

Publish Date: October 6, 2008
Written by VM-certified instructors with years of professional and teaching experience, VMware Certified Professional Test Prep is the ultimate guide to the VCP exam. Its organized and highly practical approach will help administrators successfully complete the exam while also maximizing their ability to apply this tool on the job. The guide covers the body of knowledge required of a VMware certified professional, provides the tools needed to keep that knowledge current, and helps develop the wherewithal to apply that knowledge to real solutions.Amazon
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Title: VCP4 Exam Cram: VMware Certified Professional (2nd Edition)

Authors: Elias Khnaser

Publish Date: January 21, 2011
VCP4 Exam Cram, Second Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass the VMware VCP-410 exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools, such as quizzes, Exam Alerts, and a practice exam, while the CD provides real-time practice and feedback with a 75-question test engine.Amazon
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Title: VCP VMware Certified Professional vSphere 4 Study Guide (Exam VCP410)

Authors: Robert Schmidt

Publish Date: May 21, 2010
With hundreds of practice questions and hands-on exercises, VCP VMware Certified Professional vSphere 4 Study Guide covers what you need to know--and shows you how to prepare--for this challenging exam.Amazon
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Title: VMware Infrastructure 3: Advanced Technical Design Guide and Advanced Operations Guide

Authors: Ron Oglesby, Scott Herold, Mike Laverick

Publish Date: August 1, 2008
Detailing both the design environments and operational processes of VMware Infrastructure 3, and written from the practical experience of proven VMware engineers, this book provides IT consultants and system engineers with the insight needed to tackle tough issues in server virtualization such as virtual machine technologies, storage infrastructure, and designing clustered environments. An administrator's guide highlights how to implement the architectural design decisions and real-world, proven strategies created specifically for VMware Infrastructure 3. Crucial information for designing custom VMware Infrastructure 3 environments based on specific requirements and details is also included.Amazon
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Title: Oracle on VMware: Expert Tips for Database Virtualization

Authors: Bert Scalzo

Publish Date: September 1, 2008
Successfully meeting the challenges of combining VMware and Oracle, this comprehensive reference provides a broad spectrum of technological recommendations that demonstrate how to reliably and consistently achieve optimal configuration and maximum performance for any virtualized Oracle database scenario. The guide includes the best practices for virtualized servers, suggested virtualization server configuration, and recommendations for client operating system configuration for Oracle in a virtualized world. With real-world examples and highly applicable advice, this handbook also details the complexities of designing, configuring, maintaining, and tuning Oracle database deployments, making it a complete compendium for keeping virtualized Oracle databases in top form. Amazon
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Title: Practical Virtualization Solutions: Virtualization from the Trenches

Authors: Kenneth Hess, Amy Newman

Publish Date: October 22, 2009
If you’re involved in planning, deploying, or managing virtualization, this book brings together all the field-proven, in-the-trenches answers and solutions you’ll need. Packed with examples and case studies, Practical Virtualization Solutions is a complete, self-paced, hands-on guide to creating a virtualized environment and driving maximum value from it throughout its entire lifecycle. Kenneth Hess and Amy Newman present detailed costs, schedules, and deployment plans drawn from actual enterprise virtualization projects. You’ll learn what really works and what doesn’t and discover powerful ways to systematically control the costs of virtualization and streamline its management. The authors offer realistic guidance on choosing the best services to virtualize; selecting the right virtualization software, hardware, and vendor partners; troubleshooting and securing virtualized environments; and much more. Along the way, they answer crucial questions IT professionals face in working with virtualization.Amazon
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Title: VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center

Authors: David Marshall, Stephen S. Beaver, Jason W. McCarty

Publish Date: August 25, 2008
Flexible and efficient, VMware ESX is the tool of choice for enterprise data centers looking to make the most of the latest virtualization methods. However, to date, no single manual provides users with a systematic way to understand and take full advantage of all its features and options.VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center answers that need. Written by pioneers and established experts in the field of virtualization with years of hands-on experience, it details the product and outlines innovative ways to use virtualization within the organization. With novel solutions for every level of the IT chain, this text is a complete guide to the design, operation, and management of the ESX product.Amazon
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Title: Virtualization and Forensics: A Digital Forensic Investigator's Guide to Virtual Environments

Authors: Diane Barrett, Greg Kipper

Publish Date: June 1, 2010
Virtualization creates new and difficult challenges for forensic investigations. Operating systems and applications running in virtualized environments often leave few traces, yielding little evidence with which to conduct an investigation. Virtualization and Forensics offers an in-depth view into the world of virtualized environments and the implications they have on forensic investigations. Part I explains the process of virtualization and the different types of virtualized environments. Part II details how virtualization interacts with the basic forensic process, describing the methods used to find virtualization artifacts in dead and live environments as well as identifying the virtual activities that affect the examination process. Part III address advanced virtualization issues, such as the challenges of virtualized environments, cloud computing, and the future of virtualization. After reading this book, you'll be equipped to conduct investigations in these environments with confidence.Amazon
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Title: Virtualization for Security: Including Sandboxing, Disaster Recovery, High Availability, Forensic Analysis, and Honeypotting

Authors: John Hoopes

Publish Date: December 26, 2008
Titles exist and are on the way to fill the need for securing virtualization, but security professionals do not yet have a book outlining the many security applications of virtualization that will become increasingly important in their job requirements. This book is the first to fill that need, covering tactics such as isolating a virtual environment on the desktop for application testing, creating virtualized storage solutions for immediate disaster recovery and high availability across a network, migrating physical systems to virtual systems for analysis, and creating complete virtual systems to entice hackers and expose potential threats to actual production systems.Amazon
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Title: IT Virtualization Best Practices: A Lean, Green Virtualized Data Center Approach

Authors: Mickey Iqbal, Mithkal Smadi, Chris Molloy, Jim Rymarczyk

Publish Date: January 1, 2011
Written by experts in the field, this indispensable guide provides a services-patterns approach to transforming IT infrastructures to a virtualized state to derive compelling business value for organizations. Thorough and informative, this account will demonstrate how businesses can become more productive in managing overall costs, more agile in provisioning new business services and improving time to market, more proactive in catering to rapidly changing business models and client demands, and more charged as an engine for fueling business growth.Amazon
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Title: Virtualization - The Complete Cornerstone Guide To Virtualization Best Practices

Authors: Gerard Blokdijk

Publish Date: 10/04/2010
The first edition of this book is regarded as a classic in its field. Now, in an expanded and updated version of The Art of Service's book, the authors once again present a step-by-step guide to Virtualization Best Practices. Everything you wanted to know about virtualization but were afraid to ask. This book would be more appropriately titled "The Encyclopedia of Virtualization." It covers just about every aspect of Virtualization someone in IT would be concerned about, from high-level overviews of the different technologies that might be appropriate for upper management, to a very nice series of "hands on" chapters that walk you through experimenting with several of the free virtualization options. Whether you need a quick primer on virtualization so you can talk shop with those with more detailed knowledge, or want to get a sense of the benefits of the different technologies and how they fit into the big picture of the data center, this book is an invaluable resource. It gives you the vocabulary and understanding of how all the pieces fit together than websites and technical manuals often miss. A must-buy comprehensive introduction. This book assumes you know nothing about Virtualization and quickly reviews some of the buzzwords that frequently get thrown around (hypervisor, bare metal, ...). It provides a detailed introduction to key topics including Server Virtualization, Software Options, and managing a Virtualization Project. For business analysts, there is an informative chapter on cost-benefit analysis and several chapters on best practices and pitfalls.Amazon
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Title: Foundation of Green IT: Consolidation, Virtualization, Efficiency, and ROI in the Data Center

Authors: Marty Poniatowski

Publish Date: August 21, 2009
In Foundations of Green IT, a team of leading Green IT consultants presents the detailed technical information data center professionals need to systematically identify the right improvements, implement them, maximize savings, and accurately calculate business value. Marty Poniatowski and his team present comprehensive case studies reflecting their unsurpassed Green IT experience, complete with detailed implementation diagrams and performance information. You’ll find independent, detailed coverage of solutions from HP, VMware, EMC, Cisco, and other leading vendors, with optimized sample designs and realistic ROI projections. Whether you’re a CIO or IT director, architect or administrator, if you want to improve IT efficiency, this is your definitive resource.Amazon
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Title: The Green and Virtual Data Center

Authors: Greg Schulz

Publish Date: January 26, 2009
The Green and Virtual Data Center sets aside the political aspects of what is or is not considered green to instead focus on the opportunities for organizations that want to sustain environmentally-friendly economical growth. If you are willing to believe that IT infrastructure resources deployed in a highly virtualized manner can be combined with other technologies to achieve simplified and cost-effective delivery of services in a green, profitable manner, this book is for you. Savvy industry veteran Greg Schulz provides real-world insight, addressing best practices, server, software, storage, networking, and facilities issues concerning any current or next-generation virtual data center that relies on underlying physical infrastructures.Amazon
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Title: Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center

Authors: David Marshall, Wade A. Reynolds, Dave McCrory

Publish Date: May 17, 2006
Executives of IT organizations are compelled to quickly implement server virtualization solutions because of significant cost savings. However, most IT professionals tasked with deploying virtualization solutions have little or no experience with the technology. This creates a high demand for information on virtualization and how to properly implement it in a datacenter. Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware® and Microsoft® Platforms in the Virtual Data Center focuses on the core knowledge needed to evaluate, implement, and maintain an environment that is using server virtualization. This book emphasizes the design, implementation and management of server virtualization from both a technical and a consultative point of view. It provides practical guides and examples, demonstrating how to properly size and evaluate virtualization technologies. This volume is not based upon theory, but instead on real world experience in the implementation and management of large scale projects and environments. Currently, there are few experts in this relatively new field, making this book a valuable resource The book is divided into major sections making it both a step-by-step guide for learning and implementing server virtualization as well as a quick reference. The chapter organization focuses first on introducing concepts and background, and then provides real-world scenarios.Amazon

Title: VMware ESX Server: Advanced Technical Design Guide

Authors: Ron Oglesby, Scott Herold

Publish Date: September 1, 2005
Detailing the design and deployment of a VMware ESX Server environment, and written from the practical experience of proven VMware engineers, this book provides IT architects with the insight needed to tackle tough design issues such as ESX Server security, network and SAN design, host hardware selection, guest selection and configuration, management tool selection, ESX performance optimizations, and automated installs and provisioning. A linear progression is provided, starting at the basic architecture of ESX server and then moving on to server configurations, design alternatives for hardware, SAN configuration and management tools, the creation of guest operating systems, and strategy development for implementing this technology into a specific environment. Advanced topics such as unattended installs, integration with network management software, configuration options for high availability, and disaster recovery scenarios are also addressed.Amazon
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