VMware Cookbook

A Real-World Guide to Effective VMware Use

Author: Ryan Troy,Matthew Helmke

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449340474

Category: Computers

Page: 364

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With scores of step-by-step solutions, this cookbook helps you work with VMware ESXi in a wide range of network environments. You’ll not only learn the basics—how to pool resources from hardware servers, computer clusters, networks, and storage, and then distribute them among virtual machines—but also how to overcome the stumbling blocks you’ll encounter when you monitor systems, troubleshoot problems, and deal with security. This expanded second edition covers recent advances in vCloud Director and vShield cloud security. Ideal for system administrators of any level, VMware Cookbook also includes valuable information to help you determine your virtualization needs. Move into the cloud with vCloud Director, and secure virtual datacenters with vSphere Secure and monitor your virtual environment from the command line Manage disk, SSD, and SAN storage implementation and configuration Discover options for managing resources, such as clustering, shares, and hot add/hotplug support Configure logical and physical networks, including virtual switches and software and hardware adapters Make virtual machine replication easier by automating ESXi installations Gain valuable tips for configuration and fine-tuning

VMware vSphere Performance

Designing CPU, Memory, Storage, and Networking for Performance-Intensive Workloads

Author: Matt Liebowitz,Christopher Kusek,Rynardt Spies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118235584

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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Covering the latest VMware vSphere software, an essential book aimed at solving vSphere performance problems before they happen VMware vSphere is the industry's most widely deployed virtualization solution. However, if you improperly deploy vSphere, performance problems occur. Aimed at VMware administrators and engineers and written by a team of VMware experts, this resource provides guidance on common CPU, memory, storage, and network-related problems. Plus, step-by-step instructions walk you through techniques for solving problems and shed light on possible causes behind the problems. Divulges troubleshooting methodologies, performance monitoring tools, and techniques and tools for isolating performance problems Details the necessary steps for handling CPU, memory, storage, and network-related problems Offers understanding on the interactions between VMware vSphere and CPU, memory, storage, and network VMware vSphere Performance is the resource you need to diagnose and handle VMware vSphere performance problems, and avoid them in the future.

Mastering VMware vSphere 5

Author: Scott Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118180127

Category: Computers

Page: 768

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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.

Networking for VMware Administrators

Author: Christopher Wahl,Steven Pantol

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133511081

Category: Computers

Page: 339

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"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.

VMware vCenter Cookbook

Author: Konstantin Kuminsky

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783552271

Category: Computers

Page: 302

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If you are a system administrator who has some experience with virtualization and already uses VMware vCenter, but wishes to learn more, then this is the book for you. If you are looking for tips or shortcuts for common administration tasks as well as workarounds for pain points in vSphere administration, you'll find this guide useful.

UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook

Author: Evi Nemeth

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0131480057

Category: Computers

Page: 1279

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Surveys the best practices for all aspects of system administration, covering such topics as storage management, email, Web hosting, performance analysis, virtualization, DNS, security, and configuration management.

Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5

Leverage the power of vSphere for effective virtualization, administration, management and monitoring of data centers

Author: Andrea Mauro,Paolo Valsecchi,Karel Novak

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787283909

Category: Computers

Page: 598

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Deliver great business value by adopting the virtualization platform VMware vSphere 6.5, from the design to the deployment About This Book This new edition is based on vSphere 6.5 and has described new features in different areas, including management, security, scalability, availability and so on. Design, deploy and manage VMware datacenters Implement monitoring and security of VMware workloads with ease. Who This Book Is For If you are an administrator, infrastructure engineer, IT architect, or an IT consultant and analyst who has basic knowledge of VMware vSphere and now wants to master it, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Get a deep understanding of vSphere 6.5 functionalities Design and plan a virtualization environment based on vSphere 6.5 Manage and administer a vSphere 6.5 environment and resources Get tips for the VCP6-DCV and VCIX6-DCV exams (along with use of the vSphere 6 documentation) Implement different migration techniques to move your workload across different environments. Save your configuration, data and workload from your virtual infrastructure. In Detail VMware vSphere 6.5 provides a powerful, flexible and secure foundation for next-generation applications which helps you create an effective digital transformation. This book will be based on VMware vSphere 6.5 which empowers you to virtualize any complex application with ease. You'll begin by getting an overview of all the products, solutions and features of the vSphere 6.5 suite, comparing the evolutions with the previous releases. Next ,you'll design and plan a virtualization infrastructure to drive planning and performance analysis. Following this , you will be proceeding with workflow and installation of components. New network trends are also covered which will help you in optimally designing the vSphere environment. You will also learn the practices and procedures involved in configuring and managing virtual machines in a vSphere infrastructure. With vSphere 6.5, you'll make use of significantly more powerful capabilities for patching, upgrading, and managing the configuration of the virtual environment. Next we'll focus on specific availability and resiliency solutions in vSphere. Towards the end of the book you will get information on how to save your configuration, data and workload from your virtual infrastructure. By the end of the book you'll learn about VMware vSphere 6.5 right from design to deployment and management. Style and Approach This book acts as a reference guide providing real-world scenarios and a possible baseline for each virtualization project based on VMware vSphere.

VMware VI and vSphere SDK

Managing the VMware Infrastructure and vSphere

Author: Steve Jin

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780137154463

Category: Computers

Page: 648

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Drive Even More Value from Virtualization: Write VMware® Applications that Automate Virtual Infrastructure Management Companies running VMware have already achieved enormous gains through virtualization. The next wave of benefits will come when they reduce the time and effort required to run and manage VMware platforms. The VMware Infrastructure Software Development Kit (VI SDK) includes application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow developers and administrators to do just that. Until now, there has been little documentation for the APIs. In VMware VI and vSphere SDK, software architect Steve Jin demystifies the entire VMware VI and new vSphere SDK and offers detailed, task-based coverage of using the APIs to manage VMware more efficiently and cost-effectively. Jin walks you through using the VI SDK and cloud-computing vSphere SDK to manage ESX servers, ESX clusters, and VirtualCenter servers in any environment–no matter how complex. Drawing on his extensive expertise working with VMware strategic partners and enterprise customers, he places the VI SDK in practical context, presenting realistic samples and proven best practices for building robust, effective solutions. Jin demonstrates how to manage every facet of a VMware environment, including inventory, host systems, virtual machines (VMs), snapshots, VMotion, clusters, resource pools, networking, storage, data stores, events, alarms, users, security, licenses, and scheduled tasks. Coverage includes Understanding how the VI SDK fits into your VMware VI and Cloud Ready vSphere Environment Discovering the VI and vSphere SDK from the bottom up Using the author’s new VI Java API to write shorter, faster, and more maintainable code Managing VI and vSphere inventory and configurations Moving running VMs and storages across different physical platforms without disruption Optimizing system resources, hardening system securities, backing up VMs and other resources Leveraging events, alarms, and scheduled tasks to automate the system management Developing powerful applications that integrate multiple API features and run on top of or alongside VMware platforms Using the VI SDK to monitor performance Scripting with the VI SDK: building solutions with VI Perl, PowerShell, and Jython Avoiding the pitfalls that trip up VMware VI developers Integrating with and extending VMware platforms using VI SDK This book is an indispensable resource for all VMware developers and administrators who want to get more done in less time; for hardware vendors who want to integrate their products with VMware; for ISV developers building new VMware applications; and for every professional and student seeking a deeper mastery of virtualization.

Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator

Author: Cody Bunch

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132841827

Category: Computers

Page: 304

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Unleash the Power of vCenter Orchestrator to Automate Tasks and Improve Efficiency Today, VMware administrators are responsible for far more infrastructure, servers, and services than ever before. To succeed, they must take full advantage of opportunities to automate and orchestrate their vSphere environments. In Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator , three-time vExpert Cody Bunch shows how to utilize VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) 4.2 to achieve far higher levels of operational efficiency and effectiveness. Bunch reveals what vCO can do, walks through each step of installation and configuration, explains how its “moving parts” work together, and thoroughly introduces both plug-ins and workflows. Building on this core knowledge, he presents several start-to-finish case studies showing how to use vCO to address real-world challenges ranging from provisioning to snapshots, cluster management to decommissioning. Whatever your VMware virtualization environment, this book will help you do more with less, save time, eliminate errors, and improve both performance and reliability. Coverage includes Understanding how vCO fits into your environment and identifying your best opportunities to use it Choosing the right installation scenario and efficiently managing the vCO installation process Configuring vCO: services, passwords, networking, LDAP, databases, SSL, licensing, plug-ins, backup, and more Interacting with vCO through actions, packages, plug-ins, web views, resources, and workflows Automating manual tasks with vCO’s extensive workflow library Creating sophisticated workflows with drag-and-drop components and JavaScript Using plug-ins to control infrastructure within and around your vSphere environment Bringing consistency to VM provisioning, overcoming “VM sprawl” and resource contention, and simplifying support Optimizing VM lifecycle management, all the way through decommissioning Automating all snapshot monitoring processes and components Exporting logs, finding/deleting orphaned files, and performing other day-to-day tasks Efficiently conducting mass VM migrations Quickly adding vCenter hosts and clusters, configuring shared storage, and adding hosts to new clusters Using vCO and third-party plug-ins to gain “private cloud” benefits and flexibility Networking/Virtualization vmware.com/go/vmwarepress

VMware vSphere Troubleshooting

Author: Muhammad Zeeshan Munir

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782175075

Category: Computers

Page: 270

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Gain expertise in troubleshooting most common issues to implement vSphere environments with ease About This Book Plan, analyze, and design effective solutions for your vSphere environment Troubleshoot problems related to vSphere performance Familiarize yourself with the advanced troubleshooting conceptsand become an xpert level administrator Who This Book Is For The books is intended for mid-level System Engineers and System Integrators who want to learn VMware power tools to troubleshoot and manage the vSphere infrastructure. Good knowledge level and understanding of virtualization is expected. What You Will Learn Configure vSphere management assistant and troubleshooting tools Use troubleshooting tools to monitor performance and troubleshoot different issues Learn how to troubleshoot High Availability and other commonly known problems with clusters such as insufficient resources, failing heartbeats Use Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) to verify configuration Diagnose storage issues including iSCSI, NFS and VMFS problems Manage vSphere Network Virtual and Distributed Switches, Trunks, VLANS Monitor and shape network traffic, configure routes and DNS Quickly resolve common day-to-day problems by analysing logs of VMware vSphere hosts and VMware vCenter Server Debug and resolve commonly known vSphere Cluster problems In Detail VMware vSphere is the leading server virtualization platform with consistent management for virtual data centers. It enhances troubleshooting skills to diagnose and resolve day to day problems in your VMware vSphere infrastructure environment. This book will provide you practical hands-on knowledge of using different performance monitoring and troubleshooting tools to manage and troubleshoot the vSphere infrastructure. It begins by introducing systematic approach for troubleshooting different problems and show casing the troubleshooting techniques. You will be able to use the troubleshooting tools to monitor performance, and troubleshoot issues related to Hosts and Virtual Machines. Moving on, you will troubleshoot High Availability, storage I/O control problems, virtual LANS, and iSCSI, NFS, VMFS issues. By the end of this book, you will be able to analyze and solve advanced issues related to vShpere environment such as vcenter certificates, database problems, and different failed state errors. Style and approach A step-by-step guide full of real world scenarios that will enhance advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the VMware vSphere environment. Basic concepts of vSphere and the most common vSphere infrastructure problems are explained with practical solutions to resolve it.

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook

Author: Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849686335

Category: Computers

Page: 342

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This is a Packt Cookbook, full with over 75 recipes for VMM users to carry out vital tasks quickly and easily.This book is written for solutions architects, technical consultants, administrators, and any other virtualization lover who needs to use Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager in a real world environment.

VMware Workstation - No Experience Necessary

Author: Sander van Vugt

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849689199

Category: Computers

Page: 136

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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

Vsphere High Performance Cookbook

Author: Prasenjit Sarkar

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782170014

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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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.

VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture

Automate and orchestrate your Software-Defined Data Center on AWS

Author: AJIT PRATAP KUNDAN

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787288587

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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Enhance your virtualization skills by mastering storage and network virtualization with automation across different Clouds Key Features Migrate and build your applications in Hybrid Cloud with VMware Cross Cloud components and services Gain in-depth configuration insights of VMware Cross Cloud architecture Learn to migrate applications from VMware to AWS and IBM Cloud Book Description Over the past two decades, VMware vSphere has been known as the most trusted and reliable virtualization platform. VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture shows you how to design and configure Cross Cloud Architecture by using VMware Cloud Foundation and vRealize Suite with various use cases across private, public, and hybrid Cloud. This book takes you through everything from a basic understanding of virtualization to advanced aspects of storage and network virtualization, clustering, automation, and management. This book will be your guide to designing all aspects of Cloud. We start with the challenges faced by a traditional data center, define problem statements for you, and then brief you on respective solutions. Moving on, all kinds of virtualization and Cloud offerings from AWS and IBM Soft Layer are introduced and discussed in detail. Then, you'll learn how to design IT infrastructures for new and existing applications with a combination of Cloud Foundation, vRealize Suite, and vSphere enabled with VSAN and NSX. Furthermore, you'll learn how to design and configure high availability, disaster recovery, and apply an appropriate compliance matrix. Toward the end of the book, you will learn how to calculate the TCO/ROI, along with the VMware products packaging and licensing in detail. What you will learn Install and configure the Cloud foundation with Cross-Cloud services Configure vSphere high availability with the vCenter redundancy setup Architect and configure VMware with AWS Cloud Deploy VMware components in IBM Soft Layer Extend your DR setup with VMware to consume DRaaS Design and configure software-defined networking Implement compliance regulations to fix violations Who this book is for This book is for administrators, Cloud architects and network engineers who want to globalize their infrastructure using VMware and AWS services. An initial setup of workloads and data center is beneficial.

VMware vRealize Orchestrator Cookbook

Author: Daniel Langenhan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784393703

Category: Computers

Page: 382

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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.

VMware NSX Cookbook

Over 70 recipes to master the network virtualization skills to implement, validate, operate, upgrade, and automate VMware NSX for vSphere

Author: Tony Sangha,Bayu Wibowo

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785887599

Category: Computers

Page: 584

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Network virtualization at your fingertips Key Features Over 70 practical recipes created by two VCIX-NV certified NSX experts Explore best practices to deploy, operate, and upgrade VMware NSX for vSphere Leverage NSX REST API using various tools from Python in VMware vRealize Orchestrator Book Description This book begins with a brief introduction to VMware's NSX for vSphere Network Virtualization solutions and how to deploy and configure NSX components and features such as Logical Switching, Logical Routing, layer 2 bridging and the Edge Services Gateway. Moving on to security, the book shows you how to enable micro-segmentation through NSX Distributed Firewall and Identity Firewall and how to do service insertion via network and guest introspection. After covering all the feature configurations for single-site deployment, the focus then shifts to multi-site setups using Cross-vCenter NSX. Next, the book covers management, backing up and restoring, upgrading, and monitoring using built-in NSX features such as Flow Monitoring, Traceflow, Application Rule Manager, and Endpoint Monitoring. Towards the end, you will explore how to leverage VMware NSX REST API using various tools from Python to VMware vRealize Orchestrator. What you will learn Understand, install, and configure VMware NSX for vSphere solutions Configure logical switching, routing, and Edge Services Gateway in VMware NSX for vSphere Learn how to plan and upgrade VMware NSX for vSphere Learn how to use built-in monitoring tools such as Flow Monitoring, Traceflow, Application Rule Manager, and Endpoint Monitoring Learn how to leverage the NSX REST API for management and automation using various tools from Python to VMware vRealize Orchestrator Who this book is for If you are a security and network administrator and looking to gain an intermediate level for network and security virtualization, then this book is for you. The reader should have a basic knowledge with VMware NSX.

Vmware Vsphere Resource Management Essentials

Author: Jonathan Frappier

Publisher: Packt Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781782170464

Category: Computers

Page: 112

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This concise guide follows a practical approach, covering solutions and methods to manage resources for virtualization.If you are a current vSphere administrator who is aspiring to start your virtualization journey with VMware vSphere and wants to learn how to manage your resources, this is the book for you. Readers are expected to have some prior knowledge of ESXi and vCenter.

The Official VCP5 Certification Guide

Author: Bill Ferguson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132965631

Category: Computers

Page: 624

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Trust the bestselling Official Cert Guide series from VMware Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for VCP5 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. **Note to readers** In March 2013 VMware renamed the VCP5 (VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5) to VCP5-DCV (VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 - Data Center Virtualization). The Official VCP5 Certification 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. Master VMware VCP510 exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks The Official VCP5 Certification 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.

VMware Virtual SAN Cookbook

Author: Jeffrey Taylor

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782175385

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 9719

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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.