I’m pleased to announce that a book I recently co-authored is now available for purchase.
I had the privilege of being a technical editor for a just-released book from Packt Publishing. Check out “VMware vRealize Operation Essentials” from Matthew Steiner!
For a book titled “Master VMware vSphere Storage,” about 1/3 of the book is spent discussing other topics. Storage does not get directly discussed until 88 pages in and begins by discussing storage APIs. I can understand giving a brief overview of vSphere but a majority of the review should be focused on the storage protocols and storage architecture rather than beginning with storage APIs and storage profiles. Once the book finally delves into configuring, optimizing, and troubleshooting storage, it does a good job covering the topics…though out of order at times (i.e. discusses optimizing before how to configure storage). Many great screenshots and diagrams demonstrating the points of discussion. However, for a book written for vSphere 5.1 / 5.5, there are quite a few screenshots from the vSphere Client rather than the vSphere Web Client. Overall 3/5.
You can find the book here.
From now until Jan 6, 2015, customers will be able to buy any eBook or Video from the Packt website for just $5!
Check it out here: http://bit.ly/13fDngD
This book is a great reference for SRM and/or vSphere Replication and is written for the current version (5.5). It details step-by-step how to to deploy and configure both products. The author does an excellent job making the concepts easy to consume and uses diagrams to make the more advanced topics more understandable. Perfect for a beginner and has lots of value-add for the experienced administrator.
The book is a smooth and straightforward read. As a VMware Certified Instructor, I will happily recommend this book for students to read.
Check it out here: http://bit.ly/1kosrhz
It’s been quite awhile since I’ve blogged about VMware and that’s because I’ve been consumed with writing a book about managing vSphere virtual machines. Expect new blog posts coming soon! Amazon.com: vSphere Virtual Machine Management