Efficiently virtualize your IT infrastructure with vSphere
About This Book
- Plan, deploy, and manage your vSphere environment for even the most complex IT infrastructures
- Familiarize yourself with vSphere infrastructure to become a skilled vSphere administrator
- Seamlessly configure and deploy vSphere with simple examples in this fast-paced guide
Who This Book Is For
This book is intended for virtualization administrators who want to learn VMware vSphere quickly. It is assumed that you have some basic knowledge of virtualization and the vSphere environment.
What You Will Learn
- Explore a multiple-host virtualization environment with ESXi and vCenter Server
- Create and manage virtual machines
- Create and configure vNetwork Switches to manage your virtual networks
- Build software-defined, performance-oriented shared storage and network topologies with VSAN and NSX
- Discover features such as vMotion, Storage vMotion, snapshots, templates, and cloning
- Familiarize yourself with vSphere High Availability, Fault Tolerance, DRS, and Update management
- Discover some of the newly added vSphere 6.0 features
This book will provide you with the skills you'll need to plan, deploy, and manage VMware vSphere infrastructures. Starting with an introduction to vCenter Server and managing single and multiple ESXi servers, you'll learn the basics of vSphere's architecture of virtualization, hypervisors, and virtual infrastructure, and discover how to create and manage virtual machines. You'll learn network management using inbuilt vSphere operations and network virtualization using VMware NSX technology, along with virtual storage in a vSphere environment. You'll go on to implement and configure VSAN with vSphere and discover the advanced operations that can be performed with virtual machines. By the end of this book, you will have explored critical components in vSphere—HA, FT, and DRS security of vSphere architecture, and some vSphere 6.0 new features.
About the Author
Kunal Kumar is an author, researcher, digital forensics expert, and a cyber crime investigator. He has a keen interest in virtualization, information security, cyber forensics, application development, and reverse engineering. Since 2008, he has been working on various projects that deal with invention and/or structuring of security models starting from small workshops to working with Corporations, NGOs and Government agencies. He has completed his MCA, which was preceded by an MS degree in Cyber law and security and is now looking at a PhD in cloud security. He has worked with many leading IT-as a Technical advisor for Dell, as a Cloud Operations Specialist for Orange Business Services, as a Technical specialist for HCL, and as a project manager in British Telecom (BT). He has acquired some international certifications namely Certified Ethical Hacker, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator, VMware certified Professional, and CCNA, among others. He has trained more than 1,500 students on various technologies across the Indian subcontinent. He is also the founder and acting president of the non-profit cyber welfare organization Ethical Hackers League and is rigorously involved in various social welfare causes. Currently, he heads and runs SomethingCool (http://somethingcool.in), where along with his team, he works on new products with just innovation as the key element. He can be reached at http://kunalkumar.in Christian Stankowic has been working as a certified IT engineer for 5 years. His interest in Linux and virtualization technology started in 2006 when he gained his first experiences with openSUSE, Debian, Ubuntu, CRUX Linux, and VMware Server. Since his apprenticeship as an IT specialist for system integration, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Red Hat Satellite/Spacewalk, Nagios/Icinga and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server became his key qualifications. Recent VMware technologies, such as vSphere and the vCenter family, are part of his daily work as virtual infrastructure's responsible. In his free time, he works on his personal IT blog and develops web applications using recent techniques such as jQuery and PHP. You can check out his personal blog about various IT topics at http://www.stankowic-development.net.