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

VMware vsphere 5.1 cookbook

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.

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Upgrading to vSphere 5.1
Chapter 2: Performing a Fresh Installation of vSphere 5.1
Chapter 3: vSphere Auto Deploy
Chapter 4: ESXi Image Builder
Chapter 5: Creating and Managing VMFS Datastores
Chapter 6: Managing iSCSI and NFS Storage
Chapter 7: Profile-driven Storage and Storage I/O Control
Chapter 8: Configuring the vSphere Network
Chapter 9: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines
Chapter 10: Configuring vSphere HA
Chapter 11: Configuring vSphere DRS, DPM, and VMware EVC
Chapter 12: Upgrading and Patching using vSphere Update Manager
Chapter 13: Using vSphere Management Assistant (vMA 5.1)

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