Recently I have been working in the world of VMware, as an administrator more of my servers are now being virtualized and I am being requested to get more involved with setting up VMware latest ESXi server. I wanted a site that covers the basics in order for me to gain my VMware accreditation and help me in remembering the vast information that comes with the VMware virtualized world. I will be covering most of the topics including backups, disaster recovery and some of the VMware tools such as P2V, VMotion, DRS, DPM, HA and FT and also covering vCLI.
Please note that my website will only cover the VMware ESXi version 4, althrough many of the sections can be related to the older versions of ESX.
The site has been comprised of reading the following books and real world experience, if you are new to VMware I highly recommend that you should purchase these books as they contain far more information than this web site contains and of course the VMware web site contains all the documentation you will ever need.
Please feel free to email me any constructive criticism you have with the site as any additional VMware knowledge or mistakes that I have made would be most welcomed.
My Hardware setup
Resource Monitoring and Management
VMotion, Storage VMotion and Cold Migration
Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
Distributed Power Management (DPM)
High Availability (HA)
Fault Tolerance (FT)
Backups and Restoring
Advanced Configuration Tools
|VMware vSphere 4 implementation - Mike Laverick
||Chapters come in a nice order, very easy to read, overall a very good book if you are new to VMware ESXi server
|VMware ESXi - Planning, Implementation and Security - Dave Mishchenko
This compliments the above book , it has some information the other book does not and misses some information, this book uses the commandline more