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VMware vSphere For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-06735-2
384 pages
February 2011
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Part I: Deciding on vSphere.

Chapter 1: Getting the Most Out of VMware vSphere.

Chapter 2: Introducing Virtualization.

Chapter 3: Exploring the Capabilities of VMware vSphere.

Chapter 4: Comparing Virtual Infrastructure 3.5 with vSphere 4.x.

Part II: Getting Ready for Sphere.

Chapter 5: Planning for a vSphere Rollout.

Chapter 6: Preparing Network and Storage for vSphere.

Part III: Installing Sphere.

Chapter 7: Installing VMware ESX 4 for the First Time.

Chapter 8: Building the vCenter Server.

Chapter 9: Getting Started with the vSphere Client.

Part IV: Configuring and Connecting vSphere.

Chapter 10: Configuring a New vCenter Server.

Chapter 11: Wiring Up vSphere to the Network, Virtually.

Chapter 12: Connecting vSphere to Shared Storage.

Chapter 13: Assembling an ESX Cluster.

Part V: Administering and Maintaining vSphere.

Chapter 14: Creating, Cloning, and Converting VMs.

Chapter 15: Organizing vSphere Resources.

Chapter 16: Events, Alarms, and Monitoring.

Chapter 17: A Quick Tour of Your Virtual Infrastructure.

Chapter 18: One of These Hosts Is Not Like the Other — Host Profiles.

Part VI: Tuning and Troubleshooting vSphere.

Chapter 19: Making VMs Play Fair with Resource Pools.

Chapter 20: Using vSphere Availability Features.

Chapter 21: Troubleshooting vSphere.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Tools to Make vSphere Management Easier.

Chapter 23: Ten Places to Improve Your vSphere Know-How.

Chapter 24: Ten Pro Tips for a Successful vSphere Deployment.


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