VMware VSphere 6.x Datacenter Design Cookbook Second Edition

Author: Hersey Cartwright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785283468

Category:

Page: 324

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Over 75 practical and intriguing recipes to confidently design an efficient virtual data center with VMware vSphere 6.X About This Book Get the first book on the market that helps you design a virtualized data center with VMware vSphere 6 Achieve enhanced compute, storage, network, and management capabilities for your virtual data center Exciting and practical recipes help you to design a virtual data easily by leveraging the features of VMware vSphere 6 Who This Book Is For If you are an administrator or consultant interested in designing virtualized datacenter environments using VMware vSphere 6.x or previous versions of vSphere and the supporting components, this book is for you. It will help both new and experienced architects deliver professional VMware vSphere virtual datacenter designs. What You Will Learn Identify key factors related to a vSphere design and apply them to every step of the design process Mitigate security risks and meet compliance requirements in a vSphere design. Create a vSphere conceptual design by identifying technical and business requirements Determine the type of database to use based on the deployment size. Design for performance, availability, recoverability, manageability, and security Map the logical resource design into the physical vSphere design Create professional vSphere design documentation to ensure a successful implementation of the vSphere design Leverage the latest vSphere 6.x features to ensure manageability, performance, availability, and security in a virtual datacenter design In Detail VMware is the industry leader in data center virtualization. The vSphere 6.x suite of products provides a robust and resilient platform to virtualize server and application workloads. This version comes along with new features such as ESXi Security enhancements, fault tolerance, high availability enhancements, and virtual volumes, thus simplifying the secure management of resources, the availability of applications, and performance enhancements of workloads deployed in the virtualized datacenter. This book provides recipes to create a virtual datacenter design using the features of vSphere 6.x by guiding you through the process of identifying the design factors and applying them to the logical and physical design process. The book provides steps that walk you through the design process from beginning to end, right from the discovery process to creating the conceptual design; calculating the resource requirements of the logical storage, compute, and network design; mapping the logical requirements to a physical design; security design; and finally creating the design documentation. The recipes in this book provide guidance on making design decisions to ensure the successful creation, and ultimately the successful implementation, of a VMware vSphere 6.x virtual data center design.
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VMware vSphere Design

Author: Forbes Guthrie,Scott Lowe,Kendrick Coleman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111849394X

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 9905

Achieve the performance, scalability, and ROI your business needs What can you do at the start of a virtualization deployment to make things run more smoothly? If you plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere solutions in your company, this unique book provides keen insight and solutions. From hardware selection, network layout, and security considerations to storage and hypervisors, this book explains the design decisions you'll face and how to make the right choices. Written by two virtualization experts and packed with real-world strategies and examples, VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition will help you design smart design decisions. Shows IT administrators how plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere virtualization solutions Explains the design decisions typically encountered at every step in the process and how to make the right choices Covers server hardware selection, network topology, security, storage, virtual machine design, and more Topics include ESXi hypervisors deployment, vSwitches versus dvSwitches, and FC, FCoE, iSCSI, or NFS storage Find out the "why" behind virtualization design decisions and make better choices, with VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition, which has been fully updated for vSphere 5.x.
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Vsphere High Performance Cookbook

Author: Prasenjit Sarkar

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782170014

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 846

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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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

Author: Hersey Cartwright

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782177019

Category: Computers

Page: 260

View: 4872

A practical guide packed with step-by-step recipes to design a virtual datacenter using VMware 5.x. This book is a guide for anyone interested in designing virtualized datacenters using VMware vSphere 5.x and the supporting components. Current administrators of VMware vSphere environments will find this book useful when interested in becoming a vSphere Architect or are interested in learning more about the virtual datacenter design process. Knowledge of vSphere installation, configuration, and administration is a prerequisite.
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VMware vRealize Orchestrator Cookbook

Author: Daniel Langenhan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784393703

Category: Computers

Page: 382

View: 5687

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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IT Architect: Foundation in the Art of Infrastructure Design: A Practical Guide for IT Architects

Author: John Yani Arrasjid, VCDX-001,Mark Gabryjelski, VCDX-023,Chris McCain, VCDX-079

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0996647708

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Page: 446

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The first book in the IT Architect series helps aspiring & experienced IT infrastructure architects/administrators, and those pursuing infrastructure design certifications, establish a solid foundation in the art of infrastructure design. The three autho
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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

View: 7795

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.
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Learning VMware NSX

Author: Ranjit Singh Thakurratan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785880012

Category: Computers

Page: 220

View: 7331

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.
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VCDX Boot Camp

Preparing for the VCDX Panel Defense

Author: John Arrasjid,Ben Lin,Mostafa Khalil

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0133378047

Category: Computers

Page: 144

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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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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.
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Disaster Recovery Using VMware vSphere Replication and vCenter Site Recovery Manager

Author: Abhilash GB

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782176454

Category: Computers

Page: 162

View: 5459

This is a stepbystep guide that will help you understand disaster recovery using VMware vSphere Replication 5.5 and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.5. The topics and configuration procedures are accompanied with relevant screenshots, flowcharts, and logical diagrams that makes grasping the concepts easier. This book is a guide for anyone who is keen on using vSphere Replication or vCenter Site Recovery Manager as a disaster recovery solution. This is an excellent handbook for solution architects, administrators, on-field engineers, and support professionals. Although the book assumes that the reader has some basic knowledge of data center virtualization using VMware vSphere, it can still be a very good reference for anyone who is new to virtualization.
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Learning VMware vSphere

Author: Abhilash G B,Rebecca Fitzhugh

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782174168

Category: Computers

Page: 606

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Lay the foundations for data center virtualization using VMware vSphere 6 and strengthen your understanding of its power About This Book Learn how server virtualization is achieved and how a virtual infrastructure is built using VMware's products and solutions. Design to create a scalable and responsive virtualization platform for hosting the virtual machine workloads of a business. Manage compute, network and storage resources of a virtual infrastructure. Relevant conceptual diagrams, flowcharts and screen-captures enable in-depth comprehension of the concepts. Also, the concise writing style makes this book a very easy read. Who This Book Is For This is a book for any experienced technologist who is new to the realm of Data Center virtualization wanting to find a way to get a head start in learning how to design, implement and manage a modern day datacenter virtualized using VMware's core infrastructure solutions. It could also act a comprehensive reference guide for Infrastructure Architects and System Administrators to aid them in their day to day activities. This book could easily find its place in reference materials used by professionals for VCP and VCAP certification exams. Keep in mind however that the book is not written to follow as a blueprint for either of the exams. What You Will Learn Understand the architecture of the hypervisor and learn how to install deploy and configure ESXi hosts Find out what forms a VMware Virtual Machine can take and also learn how to create and manage them Familiarize yourself with the concepts of vSphere Storage and learn how to present and manage storage in a vSphere environment Create and manage software switching constructs such as the vNetwork Standard Switch and vNetwork Distributed Switches Monitor the performance of a vSphere environment using tools such as the vCenter Performance Graphs and 'esxtop' Manage SSL certificates in a vSphere environment Upgrade and patch a vSphere environment using vSphere Update Manager In Detail Computer virtualization is a method to enable the running of multiple application workloads on a machine to achieve efficient utilization and reduce the number of physical machines in a data center. This has now become the foundation of many modern day data centers. What began as a technology to virtualize x86 architecture has now grown beyond the limits of a server's hardware and into the realm of storage and network virtualization. VMware is currently the market leader in developing data center virtualization solutions. This book goes into the details of designing and implementing VMware solutions that form the foundation of a VMware infrastructure. The book begins by introducing you to the concepts of server virtualization followed by the architecture of VMware's hypervisor – ESXi and then by its installation and configuration. You then learn what is required to manage a vSphere environment and configure advanced management capabilities of vCenter. Next you are taken through topics on vSphere Networking, Storage, ESXi Clustering, Resource Management and Virtual Machine Management. You will then be introduced to SSL Certificate Management and its use in a vSphere environment. Finally, you will learn about the lifecycle management of a vSphere environment by effectively monitoring, patching and upgrading vSphere components using Update Manager. By the end of the book, you will know how to use VMware's vSphere suite of components to lay the foundation of a modern day virtual infrastructure. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow guide that will give you everything you need to fully understand the concepts involved in data center virtualization. The screenshots, concept diagrams, and flowcharts included will help you understand the subjects discussed better.
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VMware VI and VSphere SDK

Managing the VMware Infrastructure and VSphere

Author: Steve Jin

Publisher: Prentice-Hall PTR

ISBN: 9780137153633

Category: Computers

Page: 620

View: 332

Fully unlock the power of virtualization by writing VMware applications that automate virtual infrastructure management • •The definitive guide to writing applications that run on VMware servers and virtual infrastructure. •An indispensable tool for every VMware admin and developer. •Task-based coverage of VMware's key APIs, with proven code samples. •Covers the new vSphere 4.0, including new APIs for managing ESX servers and clusters, VirtualCenter servers, and more. 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 administer VMware. The VMware Software Development Kit (SDK) includes multiple APIs that allow administrators and developers to write programs on top of VMware and across a VMware infrastructure. These APIs, however, are complicated and poorly documented. In this book, VMware senior technical staffer Steve Jin thoroughly demystifies the existing VMware VI SDK, and introduces new APIs that make it easier to take full advantage of the possibilities of virtualization. Jin offers a task-based introduction to VMware's key APIs, and presents proven code that developers and administrators can use in their own applications. He also introduces new APIs that will make it far easier to automate the management of ESX servers, ESX clusters, and VirtualCenter servers; and to develop applications on top of or around VMware platforms. This book goes far beyond VMware's standard reference materials, offering new context and showing how to use multiple API features together to build robust, highly effective VMware solutions.
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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

View: 6972

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
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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: 5804

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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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

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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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Architecting Euc Solutions

Author: Brian Suhr

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530879342

Category:

Page: 268

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Written for architect, business leaders and engineers who plan, design and deploy end user computing (EUC) solutions. This first of it's kind EUC book will help you make the right design decisions. To design an EUC solution for performance, reliability, scalability and ROI that your business needs, you must understand all the factors that affect the outcome. Should you build solutions on-premises or purchase cloud services? How to evaluate and design storage to meet performance demands? Filled with examples, guidance on tools and concepts, and coverage of topics such as networking, security, infrastructure, and more. Inside, you'll explore: - Creating your EUC strategy and roadmap - What EUC services do you need to provide - Properly sizing infrastructure - Developing application strategy - Addressing monitoring requirements Chapter List Introduction Chapter 1 - Developing Your Strategy and Roadmap Chapter 2 - Use Cases Chapter 3 - Starting the design process Chapter 4 - Pilots and Proofs of Concepts Chapter 5 - Desktop Assessments Chapter 6 - Virtual Desktops Chapter 7 - Physical PCs and Laptops Chapter 8 - Desktop as a Service Chapter 9 - Application Management Chapter 10 - User Profiles Chapter 11 - Portal Chapter 12 - Disaster Recovery Chapter 13 - Networking Chapter 14 - Operations Chapter 15 - Infrastructure Chapter 16 - Security Chapter 17 - Endpoints Appendix - Infrastructure Design Example
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Mastering VMware vSphere Storage

Author: Victor Wu,Eagle Huang

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782174508

Category: Computers

Page: 246

View: 8584

vSphere Storage is one of the three main infrastructure components of a vSphere deployment (Compute, Storage, and Network). Mastering VMware vSphere Storage begins with an insightful introduction to virtualization and creating your own virtual machines. We then talk about VMware vCenter Server and virtual machine management, as well as managing vSphere 5 using vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) and esxcli and vmware-cmd commands. We then swiftly move on to a very interesting topic, reviewing the vSphere performance and troubleshooting methodology. We then configure VM storage profiles, Storage DRS, and Storage I/O control. More significantly, we will troubleshoot and analyze storage using the VMware CLI and learn how to configure iSCSI storage. By the end of the book, you will be able to identify useful information to make virtual machine and virtual data center design decisions.
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VMware Performance and Capacity Management

Author: Iwan 'e1' Rahabok

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785883933

Category: Computers

Page: 546

View: 8562

Master SDDC Operations with proven best practices About This Book Understand the drawbacks of the traditional paradigm and management that make operations difficult in SDDC Master performance and capacity management in Software-Defined Data Center Operationalize performance and capacity monitoring with proven dashboards Who This Book Is For This book is primarily for any system administrator or cloud infrastructure specialist who is interested in performance management and capacity management using VMware technologies. This book will also help IT professionals whose area of responsibility is not VMware, but who work with the VMware team. You can be Windows, Linux, Storage, or Network team; or application architects. Note that prior exposure to the VMware platform of data-center and cloud-based solutions is expected. What You Will Learn Simplify the task of performance and capacity management Master the counters in vCenter and vRealize Operations and understand their dependency on one another Educate your peers and management on SDDC Operations Complete your SDDC monitoring to include non-VMware components Perform SDDC performance troubleshooting Explore real-life examples of how super metric and advanced dashboards Introduce and implement a Performance SLA Accomplish your Capacity Management by taking into service tiering and performance SLA In Detail Performance management and capacity management are the two top-most issues faced by enterprise IT when doing virtualization. Until the first edition of the book, there was no in-depth coverage on the topic to tackle the issues systematically. The second edition expands the first edition, with added information and reorganizing the book into three logical parts. The first part provides the technical foundation of SDDC Management. It explains the difference between a software-defined data center and a classic physical data center, and how it impacts both architecture and operations. From this strategic view, it zooms into the most common challenges—performance management and capacity management. It introduces a new concept called Performance SLA and also a new way of doing capacity management. The next part provides the actual solution that you can implement in your environment. It puts the theories together and provides real-life examples created together with customers. It provides the reasons behind each dashboard, so that you get the understanding on why it is required and what problem it solves. The last part acts as a reference section. It provides a complete reference to vSphere and vRealize Operations counters, explaining their dependencies and providing practical guidance on the values you should expect in a healthy environment. Style and approach This book covers the complex topic of managing performance and capacity in an easy-to-follow style. It relates real-world scenarios to topics in order to help you implement the book's teachings on the go.
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VMware vCloud Director Cookbook

Author: Daniel Langenhan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782177671

Category: Computers

Page: 364

View: 2172

VMware vCloud Director Cookbook will adopt a Cookbook-based approach. Packed with illustrations and programming examples, this book explains the simple as well as the complex recipes in an easy-to-understand language.VMware vCloud Director Cookbook is aimed at system administrators and technical architects moving from a virtualized environment to cloud environments. Familiarity with cloud computing platforms and some knowledge of virtualization and managing cloud environments is expected.
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