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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
This is another excellent and must read book from VMware press on critical storage front, this book is authored by Mostafa Khalil (VCDX -002).
Buy Mostafa’s book – Storage Implementation in vSphere 5.0. I highly recommend this book as an essential tool for all vSphere administrators and architects. Every VMware customer and partner (all 480,000 of you) should have a copy of this book.
Written by two virtualization experts and packed with real-world strategies and examples, VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition will help you design smart design decisions.
- Shows IT administrators how plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere virtualization solutions
- Explains the design decisions typically encountered at every step in the process and how to make the right choices
- Covers server hardware selection, network topology, security, storage, virtual machine design, and more
- Topics include ESXi hypervisors deployment, vSwitches versus dvSwitches, and FC, FCoE, iSCSI, or NFS storage
Find out the “why” behind virtualization design decisions and make better choices, with VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition, which has been fully updated for vSphere 5.x.