VMware vSphere 5.5 Essentials

Kunal Kumar, Christian Stankowic


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 In Detail 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