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Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN)

Administrator's Guide to VMware Virtual SAN
Author: Cormac Hogan,Duncan Epping
Publisher: VMWare Press
ISBN: 0134510305
Category: Computers
Page: 368
View: 3446
Plan, implement, and manage VMware’s radically simple, enterprise-class software-defined storage platform VMware’s Virtual SAN has rapidly proven itself in environments ranging from hospitals to oil rigs to e-commerce platforms. Along the way, it has matured to offer unsurpassed features for data integrity, availability, and space efficiency. Virtual SAN 6.x makes all-flash storage practical for even more use cases, while radically simplifying IT operations and supporting the transition to hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI). Now, the authors of Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN) have thoroughly updated their definitive guide to this transformative technology. Writing for vSphere administrators, architects, and consultants, Cormac Hogan and Duncan Epping explain what Virtual SAN is, how it has evolved, what it now offers, and how to gain maximum value from it. Hogan and Epping draw on unsurpassed experience shaping Virtual SAN and helping VMware customers deploy it. They offer expert insight into preparation, installation, configuration, policies, provisioning, clusters, and more. You’ll also find practical guidance for using its new Health and Performance Services to gain end-to-end visibility into infrastructure and resource consumption. Both an up-to-the-minute reference and hands-on tutorial, Essential Virtual SAN, Second Edition uses realistic examples to demonstrate the immense power of Virtual SAN 6.x. You’ll learn all you need to successfully plan and deploy the newest versions, and operate them smoothly and efficiently. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Understanding the goals and concepts of Software-Defined Storage and Virtual SAN Meeting updated requirements for safe Virtual SAN 6.x implementation Architecting, installing, and configuring Virtual SAN for your unique environment Simplifying deployment with VM storage policies and provisioning Controlling availability, performance, and reliability Efficiently managing and maintaining Virtual SAN Providing resiliency and scale-out storage functionality Designing and sizing clusters (with examples) Using stretched clusters to address rigorous downtime requirements Applying valuable new features such as deduplication, compression, checksums, and encryption Using Health and Performance Services to troubleshoot hardware, configurations, and performance

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Networking for VMware Administrators


Author: Christopher Wahl,Steven Pantol
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133511081
Category: Computers
Page: 339
View: 2504
"Now that virtualization has blurred the lines between networking and servers, many VMware specialists need a stronger understanding of networks than they may have gained in earlier IT roles. Networking for VMware administrators fills this crucial knowledge gap. Writing for VMware professionals, Christopher Wahl and Steve Pantol illuminate the core concepts of modern networking, and show how to apply them in designing, configuring, and troubleshooting any virtualized network environment"--P. [4] of cover.

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Storage Design and Implementation in vSphere 6

A Technology Deep Dive
Author: Mostafa Khalil
Publisher: VMWare Press
ISBN: 0134269284
Category: Computers
Page: 1280
View: 3596
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Now fully updated: The authoritative, comprehensive guide to vSphere 6 storage implementation and management Effective VMware virtualization storage planning and management has become crucial—but it can be extremely complex. Now, VMware’s leading storage expert thoroughly demystifies the “black box” of vSphere 6 storage and provides illustrated, step-by-step procedures for performing every key task associated with it. Mostafa Khalil presents techniques based on years of personal experience helping customers troubleshoot storage in their vSphere production environments. Drawing on more experience than anyone else in the field, he combines expert guidelines, insights for better architectural design, best practices for planning and management, common configuration details, and deep dives into both vSphere and third-party storage. Storage Design and Implementation in vSphere 6, Second Edition will give you the deep understanding you need to make better upfront storage decisions, quickly solve problems if they arise, and keep them from occurring in the first place. Coverage includes: Planning and implementing Fibre Channel, FCoE, and iSCSI storage in vSphere virtualized environments Implementing vSphere Pluggable Storage Architecture native multipathing, SATP, PSP, plug-ins, rules, registration, and more Working with Active/Passive and Pseudo-Active/Active ALUA SCSI-3 storage arrays Maximizing availability with multipathing and failover Improving efficiency and value by unifying and centrally managing heterogeneous storage configurations Understanding Storage Virtualization Devices (SVDs) and designing storage to take advantage of them Implementing VMware Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) to maximize performance and resource utilization Working with virtual disks and raw device mappings (RDMs) Managing snapshots in VMFS and Virtual Volumes environments Implementing and administering NFS, VAAI, Storage vMotion, VisorFS, and VASA Integrating VSAN core and advanced features Using Virtual Volumes to streamline storage operations and gain finer VM-level control over external storage

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VCDX Boot Camp

Preparing for the VCDX Panel Defense
Author: John Arrasjid,Ben Lin,Mostafa Khalil
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321910591
Category: Computers
Page: 144
View: 7925
Prepare to succeed at your VCDX panel defense and gain world-class knowledge for designing complex VMware environments VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the highest level of VMware certification, achieved by dedicated professionals who have demonstrated exceptional skill in VMware enterprise deployments. To earn a VCDX, professionals must create a complete enterprise VMware design and undergo an arduous defense at the hands of some of the world's most sophisticated VMware experts. Now, for the first time, there's a comprehensive guide to VCDX defense: VCDX Boot Camp. Based on the legendary standing-room-only boot camps led by VCDX co-creator John Arrasjid, this guide captures the unsurpassed personal experience of three pioneering VCDX certification holders, program developers, and defense panelists. John Arrasjid, Ben Lin, and Mostafa Khalil cover everything you need to know to prepare for certification. They demystify the entire VCDX defense process, clearly explain its format and prerequisites, and offer indispensable tips for maximizing your likelihood of success. Detailed chapters on both design and troubleshooting offer four complete scenarios explaining exactly what VCDX panelists will expect from your defense. Learn how to think like a VCDX, discovering powerful insights and best practices for designing your own world-class virtualized environment. Coverage includes • Authoritative preparation guidance (including expert insights into scheduling your preparation and defense) • Tips for conducting mock defenses, boot camps, and study sessions with your colleagues • How to select, create, and document a superior, defensible design • How to make design choices and incorporate design patterns that support the VCDX blueprint • How to confidently defend your skills in architecture, designing new solutions, and troubleshooting design or implementation flaws • Proven tips for responding to tough questions from panelists • Detailed example defenses of designs incorporating VCDX-DCV, VCDX-Cloud, and VCDX-DT vmwarepress.com vmware.com/go/vcdx

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VMware Virtual SAN Cookbook


Author: Jeffrey Taylor
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1782175385
Category: Computers
Page: 208
View: 7676
The perfect guide to successful VMware Virtual SAN implementation and operations, with recipes to guide you through the process About This Book Design a Virtual SAN infrastructure from selecting hardware to full capacity. Deploy and manage a software-defined storage solution with VMware Virtual SAN Prepare for architectural and scale changes as your enterprise grows and develops Who This Book Is For If you are an administrator of a VMware vSphere infrastructure and want to simplify storage delivery by integrating storage into vSphere, this book is for you. No extensive storage background is needed as VMware Virtual SAN integrates into the existing vSphere solutions with which you are already familiar. What You Will Learn Prepare your infrastructure for VMware Virtual SAN Plan and build infrastructure solutions to suit your needs Implement VMware Virtual SAN Exploit the power of policy-based management Increase or decrease the scale of your Virtual SAN as needs change Monitor your Virtual SAN infrastructure effectively Respond to and troubleshoot problems In Detail VMware Virtual SAN is a radically simple, hypervisor-converged storage, designed and optimized for vSphere virtual infrastructure. VMware introduced the software to help customers store more and more virtual machines. As data centers continue to evolve and grow, managing infrastructure becomes more challenging. Traditional storage solutions like monolithic storage arrays and complex management are often ill-suited to the needs of the modern data center. Software-defined storage solutions, like VMware Virtual SAN, integrate the storage side of the infrastructure with the server side, and can simplify management and improve flexibility. This book is a detailed guide which provides you with the knowledge you need to successfully implement and manage VMware VSAN and deployed infrastructures. You will start with an introduction to VSAN and object storage, before moving on to hardware selection, critical to a successful VSAN deployment. Next, you will discover how to prepare your existing infrastructure to support your VSAN deployment and explore Storage policy-Based Management, including policy changes, maintenance, validation, and troubleshooting VSAN. Finally, the book provides recipes to expedite the resolution process and gather all the information required to pursue a rapid resolution. Style and approach A practical guide to implementing VMware Virtual SAN filled with recipes, tips, and detailed explanations.

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VMware Software-Defined Storage

A Design Guide to the Policy-Driven, Software-Defined Storage Era
Author: Martin Hosken
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119292778
Category: Computers
Page: 552
View: 2234
The inside guide to the next generation of data storage technology VMware Software-Defined Storage, A Guide to the Policy Driven, Software-Defined Storage Era presents the most in-depth look at VMware's next-generation storage technology to help solutions architects and operational teams maximize quality storage design. Written by a double VMware Certified Design Expert, this book delves into the design factors and capabilities of Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes to provide a uniquely detailed examination of the software-defined storage model. Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) is discussed in terms of deployment through VMware technology, with insight into the provisioning of storage resources and operational management, while legacy storage and storage protocol concepts provide context and demonstrate how Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes are meeting traditional challenges. The discussion on architecture emphasizes the economies of storage alongside specific design factors for next-generation VMware based storage solutions, and is followed by an example in which a solution is created based on the preferred option identified from a selection of cross-site design options. Storage hardware lifecycle management is an ongoing challenge for IT organizations and service providers. VMware is addressing these challenges through the software-defined storage model and Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes technologies; this book provides unprecedented detail and expert guidance on the future of storage. Understand the architectural design factors of VMware-based storage Learn best practices for Virtual SAN stretched architecture implementation Deploy STaaS through vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator Meet traditional storage challenges with next-generation storage technology Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes are leading the way in efficiency, automation, and simplification, while maintaining enterprise-class features and performance. As organizations around the world are looking to cut costs without sacrificing performance, availability, or scalability, VMware-based next-generation storage solutions are the ideal platform for tomorrow's virtual infrastructure. VMware Software-Defined Storage provides detailed, practical guidance on the model that is set to transform all aspects of vSphere data center storage.

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VMware vRealize Orchestrator Cookbook


Author: Daniel Langenhan
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784393703
Category: Computers
Page: 382
View: 7034
If you are a VMware administrator who is interested in automating your infrastructure, this book is for you. An understanding of basic programming concepts is advised. No previous knowledge of Orchestrator is required, although some previous knowledge of it will allow you to get started more easily.

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Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware

Doing It Right
Author: Michael Corey,Jeff Szastak,Michael Webster
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321927753
Category: Computers
Page: 512
View: 890
Offers techniques, tips, and insights into squeezing maximum performance out of a virtualized database.

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Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals


Author: Gustavo Alessandro Andrade Santana
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 1587143240
Category: Computers
Page: 929
View: 7545
Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals For many IT organizations, today''s greatest challenge is to drive more value, efficiency, and utilization from data centers. Virtualization is the best way to meet this challenge. Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals brings together the comprehensive knowledge Cisco professionals need to apply virtualization throughout their data center environments. Leading data center expert Gustavo A. A. Santana thoroughly explores all components of an end-to-end data center virtualization solution, including networking, storage, servers, operating systems, application optimization, and security. Rather than focusing on a single product or technology, he explores product capabilities as interoperable design tools that can be combined and integrated with other solutions, including VMware vSphere. With the author''s guidance, you''ll learn how to define and implement highly-efficient architectures for new, expanded, or retrofit data center projects. By doing so, you can deliver agile application provisioning without purchasing unnecessary infrastructure, and establish a strong foundation for new cloud computing and IT-as-a-service initiatives. Throughout, Santana illuminates key theoretical concepts through realistic use cases, real-world designs, illustrative configuration examples, and verification outputs. Appendixes provide valuable reference information, including relevant Cisco data center products and CLI principles for IOS and NX-OS. With this approach, Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals will be an indispensable resource for anyone preparing for the CCNA Data Center, CCNP Data Center, or CCIE Data Center certification exams. Gustavo A. A. Santana, CCIE� No. 8806, is a Cisco Technical Solutions Architect working in enterprise and service provider data center projects that require deep integration across technology areas such as networking, application optimization, storage, and servers. He has more than 15 years of data center experience, and has led and coordinated a team of specialized Cisco engineers in Brazil. He holds two CCIE certifications (Routing & Switching and Storage Networking), and is a VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and SNIA Certified Storage Networking Expert (SCSN-E). A frequent speaker at Cisco and data center industry events, he blogs on data center virtualization at gustavoaasantana.net. Learn how virtualization can transform and improve traditional data center network topologies Understand the key characteristics and value of each data center virtualization technology Walk through key decisions, and transform choices into architecture Smoothly migrate existing data centers toward greater virtualization Burst silos that have traditionally made data centers inefficient Master foundational technologies such as VLANs, VRF, and virtual contexts Use virtual PortChannel and FabricPath to overcome the limits of STP Optimize cabling and network management with fabric extender (FEX) virtualized chassis Extend Layer 2 domains to distant data center sites using MPLS and Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) Use VSANs to overcome Fibre Channel fabric challenges Improve SAN data protection, environment isolation, and scalability Consolidate I/O through Data Center Bridging and FCoE Use virtualization to radically simplify server environments Create server profiles that streamline "bare metal" server provisioning "Transcend the rack" through virtualized networking based on Nexus 1000V and VM-FEX Leverage opportunities to deploy virtual network services more efficiently Evolve data center virtualization toward full-fledged private clouds -Reviews - "The variety of material that Gustavo covers in this work would appeal to anyone responsible for Data Centers today. His grasp of virtualization technologies and ability to relate it in both technical and non-technical terms makes for compelling reading. This is not your ordinary tech manual. Through use of relatable visual cues, Gustavo provides information that is easily recalled on the subject of virtualization, reaching across Subject Matter Expertise domains. Whether you consider yourself well-versed or a novice on the topic, working in large or small environments, this work will provide a clear understanding of the diverse subject of virtualization." -- Bill Dufresne, CCIE 4375, Distinguished Systems Engineer, Cisco (Americas) "..this book is an essential reference and will be valuable asset for potential candi�dates pursuing their Cisco Data Center certifications. I am confident that in reading this book, individuals will inevitably gain extensive knowledge and hands-on experience dur�ing their certification preparations. If you''re looking for a truly comprehensive guide to virtualization, this is the one!" -- Yusuf Bhaiji, Senior Manager, Expert Certifications (CCIE, CCDE, CCAr), [email protected] "When one first looks at those classic Cisco Data Center blueprints, it is very common to become distracted with the overwhelming number of pieces and linkages. By creating a solid theoretical foundation and providing rich sets of companion examples to illustrate each concept, Gustavo''s book brings hope back to IT Professionals from different areas of expertise. Apparently complex topics are demystified and the insertion of products, mechanisms, protocols and technologies in the overall Data Center Architecture is clearly explained, thus enabling you to achieve robust designs and successful deployments. A must read... Definitely!" -- Alexandre M. S. P. Moraes, Consulting Systems Engineer -- Author of "Cisco Firewalls"

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VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference

Automating vSphere Administration
Author: Luc Dekens,Jonathan Medd,Glenn Sizemore,Brian Graf,Andrew Sullivan,Matt Boren
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118925130
Category: Computers
Page: 984
View: 2923
Master vSphere automation with this comprehensive reference VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference, Automating vSphere Administration, 2nd Edition is a one-stop solution for vSphere automation. Fully updated to align with the latest vSphere and PowerCLI release, this detailed guide shows you how to get the most out of PowerCLI's handy cmdlets using real-world examples and a practical, task-based approach. You'll learn how to store, access, update, back up, and secure massive amounts of data quickly through the power of virtualization automation, and you'll get acquainted with PowerCLI as you learn how to automate management, monitoring, and life-cycle operations for vSphere. Coverage includes areas like the PowerCLI SDK, SRM, vCOPS, and vCloud Air. Plus guidance toward scheduling and viewing automation, using DevOps methodology and structured testing and source control of your PowerCLI scripts. Clear language and detailed explanations make this reference the manual you've been looking for. This book is your complete reference for managing vSphere in a Windows environment, with expert instruction and real-world application. Automate vCenter Server deployment and configuration Create and configure virtual machines, and utilize vApps Monitor, audit, and report the status of your vSphere environment Secure, back up, and restore your virtual machines Work with other vSphere components from your PowerCLI scripts Take control of your PowerCLI scripts through versioning and structured testing Don't spend another day slogging through routine systems management — automate it, with this invaluable guide.

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VMware VSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive


Author: Frank Denneman,Niels Hagoort
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540873064
Category: VMware vSphere
Page: 570
View: 1230
From the author of the vSphere Clustering Deep Dive series - The VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive is a guide to building consistent high-performing ESXi hosts. A book that people can't put down. Written for administrators, architects, consultants, aspiring VCDX-es and people eager to learn more about the elements that control the behavior of CPU, memory, storage and network resources. This book shows that we can fundamentally and materially improve the systems we're building. We can make the currently running ones consistently faster by deeply understanding and optimizing our systems. The reality is that specifics of the infrastructure matter. Details matter. Especially for distributed platforms which abstract resource layers, such as NSX and vSAN. Knowing your systems inside and out is the only way to be sure you've properly handled those details. It's about having a passion for these details. It's about loving the systems we build. It's about understanding them end-to-end. This book explains the concepts and mechanisms behind the physical resource components and the VMkernel resource schedulers, which enables you to: Optimize your workload for current and future Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) systems. Discover how vSphere Balanced Power Management takes advantage of the CPU Turbo Boost functionality, and why High Performance does not. How the 3-DIMMs per Channel configuration results in a 10-20% performance drop. How TLB works and why it is bad to disable large pages in virtualized environments. Why 3D XPoint is perfect for the vSAN caching tier. What queues are and where they live inside the end-to-end storage data paths. Tune VMkernel components to optimize performance for VXLAN network traffic and NFV environments. Why Intel's Data Plane Development Kit significantly boosts packet processing performance.

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Mastering VMware vSphere 5


Author: Scott Lowe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118180127
Category: Computers
Page: 768
View: 8492
A new and updated edition of bestselling Mastering VMware vSphere 4 Written by leading VMware expert, this book covers all the features and capabilities of VMware vSphere. You'll learn how to install, configure, operate, manage, and secure the latest release. Covers all the new features and capabilities of the much-anticipated new release of VMware vSphere Discusses the planning, installation, operation, and management for the latest release Reviews migration to the latest vSphere software Offers hands-on instruction and clear explanations with real-world examples Mastering VMware vSphere is the strategic guide you need to maximize the opportunities of virtualization.

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VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-621)


Author: John A. Davis,Steve Baca,Owen Thomas
Publisher: VMWare Press
ISBN: 0134392965
Category: Computers
Page: 800
View: 5827
Trust the Official Cert Guide series from VMware Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are the only VMware authorized self-study books and are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam. Master VMware certification exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks This is the eBook edition of The VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide. This eBook does not include the practice exam that comes with the print edition. The VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. The VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VMware Certified Professional 6 — Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV #2VO-621) exam. Leading VMware consultants, trainers, and data center experts John A. Davis, Steve Baca, and Owen Thomas share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the VCP6-DCV (#2VO-621) exam, including: Securing vSphere environments Implementing advanced network virtualization policies, features, and Network I/O control (NIOC) Configuring and using VMware storage protocols, VSAN and VVOL software-defined storage, ESXi host interactions, and Storage I/O Control (SIOC) Upgrading vSphere deployments to 6.x, including vCenter Server and ESXi Hosts Planning and using Resource Pools Implementing backup/recovery with VMware Data Protection and vSphere Replication Troubleshooting performance, storage, networks, upgrades, clusters, and more Successfully configuring Auto Deploy environments with host profiles and virtualized workloads Configuring and administering vSphere high availability Using advanced VM settings, content libraries, and vCloud Air connectors The VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit www.vmware.com/training.

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Vsphere High Performance Cookbook


Author: Prasenjit Sarkar
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1782170014
Category: Computers
Page: 240
View: 770
vSphere High Performance Cookbook is written in a practical, helpful style with numerous recipes focusing on answering and providing solutions to common, and not-so common, performance issues and problems.The book is primarily written for technical professionals with system administration skills and some VMware experience who wish to learn about advanced optimization and the configuration features and functions for vSphere 5.1.

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Implementing VMware Horizon 7


Author: Jason Ventresco
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1782174486
Category: Computers
Page: 478
View: 9395
A comprehensive, practical guide to accessing virtual desktops, applications, and services through a unified platform About This Book This is the first book on the market that delivers desktops and applications through a single Virtual Desktop Infrastructure platform Reduce enterprise costs by dynamically allocating resources with virtual storage, compute and networking This comprehensive guide provides simplified operations, improved security, and accelerated time-to-value using VMware Horizon 7 Who This Book Is For If you are a newcomer to system administration, and you wish to implement the Horizon environment, then this book is for you. Prior knowledge of Horizon is beneficial. What You Will Learn Walk through the configuration of VMware Horizon, including the new Horizon Access Point appliance Implement a multi-site VMware Horizon pod using the Cloud Pod Architecture feature Understand the integration between VMware Horizon and VSAN, and see how they are deployed together Explore how to implement and maintain Microsoft RDS and Linux and Windows Desktop Pools Create and optimize desktop master images. Understand how to manage the SSL certificates for each of the VMware Horizon components. In Detail VMware Horizon 7 has been a buzz since it was announced. One of the major reasons is the introduction of the new Instant Clones feature. This book will complement the product documentation by providing real-life examples of how it is implemented along with the latest features and components of the platform. We'll explore the latest features of the platform, including those added through product acquisitions such as User Environment Manager and App Volumes. Further on, you will also be introduced to the new capabilities added to the core product such Linked-Clone RDS pools. Upon completion of this book, you will have an understanding of the capabilities and benefits VMware Horizon can provide to your organization, and how each of its components are implemented. Style and approach This comprehensive guide focuses on the practicality of VMware Horizon and how you can implement it in your organization.

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VMware vSphere Essentials


Author: Kunal Kumar,Christian Stankowic
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784395927
Category: Computers
Page: 228
View: 1587
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.

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Virtualizing Oracle Databases on VSphere


Author: Kannan Mani,Don Sullivan (Database specialist)
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133570185
Category: Computers
Page: 352
View: 2918
Annotation Thousands of organizations are virtualizing large-scale Oracle database systems. But, until now, reliable best practices have been hard to find, and database and virtualization professionals have often brought differing and incompatible perspectives to the challenge. Now, there's a comprehensive best practice guide reflecting deep understanding of both Oracle and vSphere, and supported by extensive in-the-field experience with the full spectrum of applications and environments.

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Learning VMware NSX


Author: Ranjit Singh Thakurratan
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785880012
Category: Computers
Page: 220
View: 8957
Virtualize your network with this step-by-step configuration guide to installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX About This Book Understand VMware NSX's foundational components and architecture and discover best practices to help you manage VMware NSX Learn about the important aspects of VMware NSX 6.2 including installation, managing, monitoring, and configuring Learn to manage VMware NSX using best practices to elevate your skills in deploying VMware NSX in your environment Who This Book Is For This book is for those who want to learn to install, manage, and configure the VMware NSX Network Virtualization platform. If you want to explore, understand, or deploy VMware NSX in your environment, this book is for you. Also, this book can assist you to prepare for VMware NSX certification. Knowledge of basic networking concepts and VMware components such as vCenter and vSphere is required. What You Will Learn Explore the foundational components of VMware NSX Install and configure NSX manager and its components using best practices Deploy and configure VXLAN-enabled logical switches Secure your environment using Distributed Firewall and Data Security Configure third-party services in NSX Manage, configure, and deploy edge gateway services Understand software-defined networks In Detail VMware NSX is the network virtualization and security platform that emerged from VMware. It is a platform for the software-defined data center. This software networking platform allows complex networking topologies to be deployed programmatically in seconds. SDNs allow ease of deployment, management, and automation in deploying and maintaining new networks while reducing and in some cases completely eliminating the need to deploy traditional networks. In Learning VMware NSX, you will see some of these features of SDN and explore VMware NSX, starting with network virtualization. We'll then walk you through the components of NSX and provide step-by-step instructions to help you install and configure NSX. We also cover all the functional services of NSX, edge services gateway, service composer, and data security. In addition, we'll teach you to integrate partner solutions with NSX. Finally, we show you how to manage your NSX deployment and monitor NSX. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow guide with tested configuration steps to get you up and running quickly. This book covers the nitty-gritty of installing, configuring, managing, and monitoring VMware NSX.

VCP-NV Official Cert Guide


Author: Elver Sena Sosa
Publisher: Vmware Press
ISBN: 9780789754806
Category:
Page: 600
View: 1051
The VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-641) presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Master VMware VCP6-NV exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks Practice with realistic exam questions The VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-641) focuses specifically on the objectives for the VMware Certified Professional 6-Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV) exam (#2V0-641). Leading NSX and data center expert Elver Sena Sosa shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. The companion website contains a powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take two complete, timed exams. The assessment engine tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most. Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time. The VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-641) is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from Vmware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit www.vmware.com/training. The official study guide helps you master all of the topics on the VCP6-NV (#2V0-641) exam, including: Understanding VMware NSX technology and architecture Understanding Vmware NSX physical infrastructure requirements Configuring and managing vSphere networking Installing and upgrading VMware NSX Configuring Vmware NSX virtual networks Configuring and managing NSX network services Configuring and administering network security Deploying a cross-vCenter NSX environment Performing operations tasks in a VMware NSX environment Troubleshooting a Vmware network virtualization implementation

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VMware Workstation - No Experience Necessary


Author: Sander van Vugt
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849689199
Category: Computers
Page: 136
View: 2837
This book is a practical, step-by-step guide to creating and managing virtual machines using VMware Workstation.VMware Workstation: No Experience Necessary is for developers as well as system administrators who want to efficiently set up a test environment .You should have basic networking knowledge, and prior experience with Virtual Machines and VMware Player would be beneficial