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Month: July 2013

New Book – VCDX Boot Camp: Preparing for the VCDX Panel Defense

Prepare to succeed at your VCDX panel defense and gain world-class knowledge for designing complex VMware environments. VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the highest level of VMware certification, achieved by dedicated  professionals who have demonstrated exceptional skill in VMware enterprise deployments.

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To earn a VCDX, professionals must create a complete enterprise VMware design and undergo an arduous defense at the hands of some of the world’s most sophisticated VMware experts.

New Book – VMware Private Cloud Computing with vCloud Director

Empowered by virtualization, companies are not just moving into the cloud, they’re moving into private clouds for greater security, flexibility, and cost savings. However, this move involves more than just infrastructure. It also represents a different business model and a new way to provide services. In this detailed book, VMware vExpert Simon Gallagher makes sense of private cloud computing for IT administrators. From basic cloud theory and strategies for adoption to practical implementation, he covers all the issues. You’ll learn how to build a private cloud and deliver it as a service using VMware vCloud Director 5.1.

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New Book – vSphere High Performance Cookbook

VMware vSphere is the key virtualization technology in today’s market. vSphere is a complex tool and incorrect design and deployment can create performance-related problems. vSphere High Performance Cookbook is focused on solving those problems as well as providing best practices and performance-enhancing techniques.

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vSphere High Performance Cookbook offers a comprehensive understanding of the different components of vSphere and the interaction of these components with the physical layer which includes the CPU, memory, network, and storage. If you want to improve or troubleshoot vSphere performance then this book is for you!

New Book – vSphere Performance Reporting with PowerCLI: Automating vSphere Performance Reports (VMware Press Technology)

As organizations have extended their usage of virtualization, performance monitoring has become increasingly crucial. But many VMware administrators find it time-consuming and challenging to create and manage VMware performance reports. Fortunately, there’s a fast, powerful, and efficient way to do this crucial job: use VMware’s free PowerCLI snap-in on the familiar Windows PowerShell scripting platform.

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Now, in vSphere Performance Monitoring with PowerCLI , Luc Dekens covers all you need to know to automate performance reporting for both vSphere hosts and individual VMware virtual machines. Responding to multiple requests for guidance on PowerCLI scripting, Dekens explains:

New Book – VMware View Security Essentials

Most people associate security with network security and focus on firewalls and network monitoring. However, there is more to security than that. Security starts with the establishment of a stable environment, protecting this environment not only from intrusion, but also from malicious intent. It is about tracking the issue and recovering from it. These elements of security are what this book aims to address.

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VMware View Security Essentials addresses the topic of security in the corporate environment in a new way. It starts with the underlying virtual infrastructure and then delves into securing your base, your connection, and your client. This is not only a “how-to” book, but is also a book that explains the background and the insights of View security for the experienced professional’s desktop virtualization.

New Book – VMware vSphere 5.1 Cookbook

What you will learn from this book:

  • Install and configure ESXi 5.1 and vCenter 5.1
  • Manage the deployment of ESXi servers using Auto Deploy and Image Profiles
  • Configure FC, iSCSI and NFS storage access to ESXi servers and manage the storage devices presented to the ESXi servers
  • Configure vSphere Networking using vSphere Standard and vSphere Distributed Switches
  • Learn to create and manage virtual machines
  • Configure HA, DRS, DPM and EVC on an ESXi cluster
  • Install VMware Update Manager (VUM) to upgrade and patch ESXi servers
  • Configure vSphere Management Assistant(VMA) to run commands/scripts without the need to authenticate every attempt

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The book’s authors: Abhilash GB

Abhilash GB specializes in the area of Datacenter Virtualization and Cloud Computing. He is also a VMware Certified Advanced Professional in Datacenter Administration (VCAP-DCA #382). He is currently working as a VMware Specialist at Hewlett-Packard, Bangalore. He has nine years of IT experience, which includes over 6 years on VMware products and technologies. His primary areas of interest include Datacenter Virtualization and Cloud Solutions using VMware technologies.

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New Book – PowerShell Deep Dives

This new book diving very deep into powershell with a large number of authors from the PowerShell community. One of the authors is Jonathan Medd, which is also co-author of another book called VMware PowerCLI Reference. I’m sure you know this book too. PowerShell is used in Windows administration for many years and it evolved to a point, where you don’t ask yourself why using it, but how to get started effectively and what resource to have.

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The book’s authors:

Editors Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisín Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikoli? are joined by PowerShell experts Chris Bellée, Bartek Bielawski, Robert C. Cain, Jim Christopher, Adam Driscoll, Josh Gavant, Jason Helmick, Don Jones, Ashley McGlone, Jonathan Medd, Ben Miller, James O’Neill, Arnaud Petitjean, Vadims Podans, Karl Prosser, Boe Prox, Matthew Reynolds, Mike Robbins, Donabel Santos, Will Steele, Trevor Sullivan, and Jeff Wouters.

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Visual Esxtop

Visual Esxtop is an enhanced version of resxtop and esxtop. Visual Esxtop can connect to VMware vCenter Server or ESX hosts, and display ESX server stats with a better user interface and more advanced features.
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Cool Tool – The Fluke IP Inspector

Discover active IPv4 and IPv6 devices and open TCP application ports on your Ethernet network with the IP Inspector Software utility. Quickly identify network changes over time. Export the results to document your network. Device and TCP port discovery is simple.

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