Effectively deploy, manage, and monitor your virtual datacenter with VMware vSphere 6.7, 2nd Edition
Author: Martin Gavanda
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Unleash the benefits of VMware vSphere 6.7 to provide a powerful, flexible and secure digital infrastructure Key Features Deep dive into areas like management, security, scalability, availability and more with vSphere 6.7 Design, deploy and manage VMware vSphere virtual datacenters Implement monitoring and security of VMware workloads with ease Book Description VMware vSphere provides a powerful, flexible and secure foundation for next-generation applications and datacenters that help you with your digital transformation efficiently. Mastering VMware vSphere, 6.7, Second Edition begins by covering an overview of all the products, solutions and features of the vSphere 6.7 suite, comparing the evolutions with the previous releases. You’ll learn to design and plan a virtualization infrastructure to drive performance analysis and then proceed with the workflow and installation of components. Along with new network trends that will help you in optimally designing the vSphere environment, you will also learn the best practices involved in configuring and managing virtual machines in a vSphere infrastructure. With vSphere 6.7, you’ll make use of more powerful capabilities for patching, upgrading and managing the configuration of the virtual environment. The concluding chapters focus on core vSphere components as storage and network and you will learn all you need about resource management followed by topics as high availability and disaster recovery, troubleshooting, monitoring and security. By the end the book you will discover different approaches on how to build your own VMware vSphere lab to help you run even the most demanding workloads What you will learn Get a deep understanding of vSphere 6.7 functionalities Design a virtualization environment based on VMware vSphere 6.7 Manage and administer a vSphere 6.7 environment and resources Get tips for the VCP6-DCV and VCIX6-DCV exams Implement different migration techniques across different environments Deploy and understand different concepts of VMware vSphere 6.7 lab Who this book is for If you are an administrator, infrastructure engineer, IT architect, or an IT consultant who has basic knowledge of VMware vSphere and now wants to master it, then this book is for you.
vSphere Storage is one of the three main infrastructure components of a vSphere deployment (Compute, Storage, and Network). Mastering VMware vSphere Storage begins with an insightful introduction to virtualization and creating your own virtual machines. We then talk about VMware vCenter Server and virtual machine management, as well as managing vSphere 5 using vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) and esxcli and vmware-cmd commands. We then swiftly move on to a very interesting topic, reviewing the vSphere performance and troubleshooting methodology. We then configure VM storage profiles, Storage DRS, and Storage I/O control. More significantly, we will troubleshoot and analyze storage using the VMware CLI and learn how to configure iSCSI storage. By the end of the book, you will be able to identify useful information to make virtual machine and virtual data center design decisions.
Master your virtual environment with the ultimate vSphere guide Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is the fully updated edition of the bestselling guide to VMware's virtualization solution. With comprehensive coverage of this industry-leading toolset, this book acts as an informative guide and valuable reference. Step-by-step instruction walks you through installation, configuration, operation, security processes, and much more as you conquer the management and automation of your virtual environment. Written by certified VMware vExperts, this indispensable guide provides hands-on instruction and detailed conceptual explanations, anchored by practical applications and real-world examples. This book is the ultimate guide to vSphere, helping administrators master their virtual environment. Learn to: Install, configure, and manage the vCenter Server components Leverage the Support Tools to provide maintenance and updates Create and configure virtual networks, storage devices, and virtual machines Implement the latest features to ensure compatibility and flexibility Manage resource allocation and utilization to meet application needs Monitor infrastructure performance and availability Automate and orchestrate routine administrative tasks Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is what you need to stay up-to-date on VMware's industry-leading software for the virtualized datacenter.
The 2013 edition of the bestselling vSphere book on the market Virtualization remains the hottest trend in the IT world, and VMware vSphere is the industry's most widely deployed virtualization solution. The demand for IT professionals skilled in virtualization and cloud-related technologies is great and expected to keep growing. This comprehensive Sybex guide covers all the features and capabilities of VMware vSphere, showing administrators step by step how to install, configure, operate, manage, and secure it. This perfect blend of hands-on instruction, conceptual explanation, and practical application is reinforced with real-world examples. Led by Scott Lowe and Nick Marshall, both VMware vExperts, the author team provides expertise that will prepare IT professionals to excel in using this virtualization technology. Virtualization is seen as a "best practice" for high availability and disaster recovery solutions, as well as for applications such as Exchange Server and SharePoint IDC estimates that there are as many as 7 million jobs available worldwide in virtualization and cloud technology Provides hands-on instruction in all the latest features and capabilities of VMware vSphere, with both conceptual explanations and practical applications Author team is lead by Scott Lowe and Nick Marshall, well-known VMware experts and popular bloggers Mastering VMware vSphere provides what every virtualization professional needs to know.
Every year, datacenter managers must deliver more services faster, with greater flexibility. They must efficiently handle soaring amounts of data, and unprecedented levels of complexity. And they must do all this with lower budgets and fewer resources. Datacenter virtualization with VMware’s vSphere® 5 is the best way to achieve these goals and to accelerate your transition to cloud services. VMware vSphere® 5: Building a Virtual Datacenter brings together all the practical knowledge you need to evaluate, plan, implement, and manage vSphere 5 in your datacenter environment. Top datacenter virtualization consultants Eric Maillé and René-François Mennecier begin by introducing vSphere 5 from the viewpoint of the datacenter manager and professional. They present essential definitions, advantages, and functions; review vSphere 5’s architecture; and introduce core components such as vCenter Server and ESXi 5.0. Next, Maillé and Mennecier turn to implementation, presenting detailed examples, schemas, and best practices drawn from their extensive experience. They share practical insights into budgeting, scheduling, and planning; choosing the right architecture; and integrating vSphere with existing datacenter elements, including servers, storage, clusters, network infrastructure, and business continuity plans. They conclude with a start-to-finish case study: a datacenter virtualization project designed to support specific business objectives. Coverage includes • Assessing the potential benefits of datacenter virtualization in your environment • Organizing and managing a smooth migration to the virtualized datacenter • Anticipating specific challenges and risks associated with datacenter virtualization • Making tradeoffs to optimize stability, elasticity, scalability, and cost • Choosing the best installation/configuration options for your environment • Effectively linking vSphere 5 virtualization to existing datacenter elements • Driving more value from vSphere 5’s powerful new datacenter features • Providing storage to efficiently support your hosted VMs, now and in the future • Managing limited memory and other server constraints • Leveraging new options for service continuity and high availability • Using backup architecture as a lever to reduce costs
DevOps for VMware® Administrators is the first book focused on using DevOps tools and practices with VMware technologies. The authors introduce high-value tools from third parties and VMware itself, and guide you through using them to improve the performance of all your virtualized systems and applications. You’ll walk through automating and optimizing configuration management, provisioning, log management, continuous integration, and more. The authors also offer step-by-step coverage of deploying and managing applications at scale with Docker containers and Google Kubernetes. They conclude with an up-to-the-minute discussion of VMware’s newest DevOps initiatives, including VMware vRealize Automation and VMware vRealize Code Stream. Coverage includes • Understanding the challenges that DevOps tools and practices can help VMware administrators to solve • Using Vagrant to quickly deploy Dev and Test environments that match production system specifications • Writing Chef “recipes” that streamline server configuration and maintenance • Simplifying Unix/Linux configuration management and orchestration with Ansible • Implementing Docker containers for faster and easier application management • Automating provisioning across the full lifecycle with Razor • Integrating Microsoft PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and VMware PowerCLI to automate key Windows Server and vSphere VM admin tasks • Using Puppet to automate infrastructure provisioning, configuration, orchestration, and reporting • Supercharging log management with ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) • Supporting DevOps source code management with Git and continuous integration practices with Jenkins • Achieving continuous integration, delivery, and deployment with VMware’s vRealize Code Stream
Evolve to a virtual network infrastructure using VMware vSphere 4 Design and deploy a high-performance cloud-based enterprise IT platform with guidance from a VMware expert. Featuring tips, techniques, and best practices, VMware vSphere 4 Implementation explains how to dramatically cut hardware costs, maximize computing power, and centralize system administration. Configure hardware and storage devices, build virtual machines and networks, install guest operating systems, and import physical machines. Security, disaster recovery, performance tuning, and system updates are also covered in this comprehensive resource. Perform a clean VMware vSphere 4 install or migrate existing systems Build Distributed Virtual Networks using DvSwitches and VMotion Manage SAN, NAS, iSCSI, and fiber channel storage devices Construct VM and provision new copies of Windows/Linux from vCenter Automate server maintenance with the Distributed Resource Scheduler Set up multiple security zones, users, permissions, roles, and privileges Maximize uptime using VMware High Availability and Fault Tolerance Work with VMware Consolidated Backup, vDR, and Update Manager Mike Laverick is a VMware Forum moderator and member of the London VMware User Group steering committee. He is the sole author of the virtualization website/blog, RTFM Education. Mike recently received the vExperts Award from VMware.
Best practices, guidance, and tips for virtualizing Microsoft® business critical applications on the VMware vSphere® platform By virtualizing Microsoft’s enterprise applications on vSphere, you can drive down costs while migrating toward flexible, low-cost private cloud architectures. This unique guidebook bridges the gap between the Microsoft and VMware worlds, bringing together the deep knowledge, cutting-edge best practices, and practical techniques you need to succeed. Leading experts Matt Liebowitz and Alex Fontana present end-to-end coverage of virtualizing Windows Server 2012 AD domain controllers and failover clusters, Exchange Server 2013, SQL Server 2012, and SharePoint Server 2013. They offer indispensable advice on sizing, architecture, performance, availability, monitoring, and metrics. Throughout, the authors share valuable tips, tricks, and insights from their own experiences. For each Microsoft application, they provide "proof of concept" sample configurations and clearly explain how new features impact virtualization. You’ll also find authoritative, up-to-date guidance on licensing and other issues related to ensuring full support from both Microsoft and VMware. Coverage includes • Evaluating the benefits, risks, and challenges of virtualizing Microsoft business critical applications • Identifying strategies for success associated with people, processes, and technology • Reviewing VMware vSphere features most important to virtualizing business-critical applications • Taking advantage of new virtualization-aware features built in to Windows Server 2012 domain controllers • Designing and configuring vSphere High Availability (vSphere HA) clusters to run Windows enterprise applications • Reflecting Exchange Server 2013’s new architecture to maximize its performance in virtualized environments • Leveraging new SQL Server 2012 features to simplify the delivery of high availability on virtual servers • Reducing SQL Server 2012 licensing costs through virtualization • Planning, designing, and deploying virtualized SharePoint Server 2013 environments