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by Chris McCain

Cut hardware costs, expand your capacity, and manage an entire fleet of virtual machines in your enterprise with the leading virtualization solution, VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3), by applying the step-by-step instructions in Mastering VMware® Infrastructure 3. Packed with the technical details, best practices, and how-tos you need to install, configure, and run a virtual infrastructure at maximum efficiency, this guide is comprehensive and essential. Learn how to create and manage virtual networks and machines, configure every product in the VI3 suite, monitor resources and performance, maintain security, and much more.
Download Mastering VMware Infrastructure 3 epub
ISBN: 0470183136
ISBN13: 978-0470183137
Category: Technology
Subcategory: Hardware & DIY
Author: Chris McCain
Language: English
Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (May 19, 2008)
Pages: 576 pages
ePUB size: 1745 kb
FB2 size: 1403 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 915
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As a computing architect/engineer, I have cover-to-cover read many books
over my career. Part of my job is also to write detailed step-by-step
technical documentation for work I have done. With that as preamble, I'd
like to say that this book is extremely well written. You can tell
the author endeavored to give the complete story of the VI3 suite without
sacrificing the deep detail for each component. He succeeded. Not long
before I read Chris McCain's book, I participated in a 5 day (12hrs/day)
deeply intensive VMWare course covering the same VI3 material. I'm not
a fan of crash/boot-camp type courses, but this one was an exceptionally
thorough/good one. Well, you can pretty much replace that intensive
course with the contents of the "Mastering VMware Infrastructure 3"
book and one (and preferably two) servers qualified for ESX use. Almost
every aspect of VI3 that could be neatly partitioned off into its
own chapter and thoroughly treated, was in this book. Chapters either
cover a VI3 component and/or covers a real world best-practice use
of it. There is little hand-waiving in this book; and if you enjoy the
UNIX CLI way of doing things, as I do, you'll also appreciate the
ESX commands that are peppered throughout the book to
complement/supplement the UI screen shots. Job well done. Highly
I am certifying in both VMWare and XenServer, so I have been "book heavy." The technical material in this book, once you get to it, is good, but the writing is poor, chatty, maybe OK for a chat in front of a few friends. The author tries to be funny and conversational, but I strongly doubt that anyone buying this book is interested in being chatted up. I am poorer for my choice, but I will try the V4 book, mostly because it is by a different author.
This is a beginner to intermediate+ level book for VMWare engineers. It it clear and concise in describing the build and configuration of ESX servers with easy to use, step by step instructions, screen shots for reference. There are valuable discussions as to how, why and when to configure certain features of ESX servers. The book is well organized and contains practical and relevant information for anyone wanting to understand and engineer ESX environments.
I use this book to install and setup VMWARE servers.
For anyone needing to learn more about ESX server and VI3, this is the book for you. It's easy to read yet chock full of detailed information to get your VMWare Infrastructure up and running correctly the first time.
I found this book to be a great resource both in preparing for and after deploying 3 ESX hosts in our network. I use this book as a reference frequently and highly recommend.
Detailed Coverage of VI3. A must for anyone responsible for the architecture of a VI3 environment.
This is an excellent book. Still reading it, but the information presented is easy to understand and the technical material is very good. The book summarizes each section and provides very good tips throughout the book which are applicable and type of best practices.