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Books

Announcing Mastering VMware vSphere 5 (Scott Lowe)
Hot of the press: vSphere 5.0 Clustering Technical Deepdive (Yellow Bricks)

Certification & Training

vSphere 5 - New Training Courses: What’s New [V5.0] and VCP5 (NTPro.nl)
VCP5 vs VCP4: Comparing exam blueprints (vmDK)

ESXi

What’s New with ESXi in vSphere 5.0? (ESXi Chronicles)
vSphere 5 What’s New - Image Builder and Auto Deploy (NTPro.nl)
Automating ESXi 5.x Kickstart Tips & Tricks (Virtually Ghetto)
Major Enhancements in esxcli for vSphere 5 (Virtually Ghetto)
Punch Zeros! (Yellow Bricks)

General

VMware Unveils vSphere 5 and the Cloud Infrastructure Suite (The Console Blog)
Sessions for VMware vSphere 5 and Cloud Infrastructure Suite (VMTN Blog)
VMware vSphere 5 digs deep into infrastructure pie (SearchVMware)
Five big changes in VMware vSphere 5 to consider before updating (SearchVMware)
Virtualization Wars: Episode V - VMware Strikes Back (Boche.net)
vSphere 5 and Cloud Infrastructure Suite introduced (ESX Virtualization)
VMware vSphere 5 (Knudt Blog)
My first vSphere 5 “Monster VM” (My Virtual Cloud)
Unclear future for the free vSphere Hypervisor (Rickard Nobel)
VMware’s Launch Event (Scott Lowe)
VMware vSphere 5: The BIG feature list (The VM Guy)
VMware vSphere can virtualize itself + 64-bit nested guests (vCritical)
Raising the Bar V = vSphere 5! (Virtual Geek)
vSphere 5 (Virtualised Reality)
vSphere 5 - New vSphere Web Client (Virtualised Reality)
vSphere 5 - Virtualize Business Critical Applications with Confidence (Virtualization Practice)
How to Enable Support for Nested 64bit & Hyper-V VMs in vSphere 5 (Virtually Ghetto)
VMware vSphere 5.0 Overview (VMackem)
Liveblogging the VMware vSphere 5 Launch (vmDK)
VMware announces vSphere 5 (VMGuru.nl)
Live Blog: Raising The Bar, Part V (Yellow Bricks)
5 is the magic number (Yellow Bricks)

High Availability (HA)

vSphere 5.0 is released with new HA features! (VMware Uptime Blog)
vSphere 5 - New High Availability Agent Introduced - FDM (ESX Virtualization)
vSphere 5 What’s New - High Availability (HA) (NTPro.nl)
vSphere 5 Release-HA Improvements (Virtual Bill)
VM HA - Laying a foundation for today and tomorrow (Virtual Geek)
There’s a new mob in town, FDM MOB for ESXi 5 (Virtually Ghetto)

Licensing

VMware vSphere 5.0 Licensing, Pricing and Packaging (VMware)
vSphere 5 Purchase Advisor (VMware)
vSphere 5 Entitlement Mapping (VMware)
Upgrading to VMware vSphere License Keys (VMware)
vSphere Desktop - vSphere Edition to host Desktop Virtualization FAQ (VMware)
Understanding the vSphere 5 vRAM Licensing Model (VMware - Rethink IT)
VMware vSphere 5 licensing sets virtual RAM limits (SearchVMware)
VMware CTO explains vSphere 5 licensing changes (SearchCloudComputing)
Will VMware’s new licensing scheme open the door for Microsoft? (Ars Technica)
Dear VMware … (AuTechheads)
vSphere 5 Licensing - Not Quite So Bad? (Blue Shift)
Is VMware screwing the non-View VDI community with the vSphere 5 licensing changes? (Brian Madden)
Confirmed: VMware will introduce a new “vSphere Desktop” license for vSphere 5. But should you use it? (Brian Madden)
VMware Customers Fuming Over vSphere 5 Licensing Changes (CRN)
vSphere 5 licensing with vRAM isn’t that bad at all (Gabe’s Virtual World)
#vTax FUD real life example (Hans DeLeenheer)
VMware vSphere 5 licensing explained (Ivo Beerens)
The new vRAM license model in vSphere 5 (Rickard Nobel)
vSphere 5 Licensing is (some kind of) per-VM licensing (Technodrone)
The Five Stages of VMware Licensing Grief (The Lone Sysadmin)
A Look at VMware Licensing & Environment Growth (The Lone Sysadmin)
VMware pricing changes add cost to cloud (The Troposphere)
VSphere 5 licensing: VMware also considered… (The Virtualization Room)
Licensing in VMware vSphere 5 (ThinkCloud)
VMware licensing : vRAM entitlement explained (ThinkCloud)
vSphere Licensing : Desktop edition (ThinkCloud)
vSphere 5 Licensing: A few things to consider ($blogname)
vSphere 5: What’s in Enterprise Plus? (Virtual Future)
vSphere 5 for Desktops license (Virtual Future)
Calculated Cost Implications of vSphere 5 Licensing (Virtual VCP)
A Deeper Look Into VMware vSphere 5 Licensing (Virtual VCP)
vSphere 5 License Entitlements (Virtu-al)
Understanding vSphere5 Licensing (Virtualised Reality)
vSphere 5 - Did VMware Misjudge its Licensing Changes? (Virtualization Practice)
Licensing: Pools and Architecture Changes? (Virtualization Practice)
New VMware licensing explained (VMGuru.nl)
vRAM licensing with VMware View (VMGuru.nl)
vSphere 5 Licensing thread (VMTN forums)
vSphere 5 and new licensing - Good or bad? (vNinja)
vSphere Licensing - Doing Some Math (vTesseract)

Licensing Calculators

Simple VMware vSphere 4 & 5 License Calculator (Virtual VCP)
VMware vSphere 4 versus vSphere 5 for VDI desktops licensing cost calculator (Brian Madden)

Licensing Scripts

Download License Validator Script (Virtu-al)
Query vRAM (LucD)
Discover Memory Overallocations (LucD)
Calculate vSphere 5 Licenses with Powershell (PeetersOnline)

Networking

Configuring the ESXi firewall in VMware vSphere 5 (SearchVMware)
vSphere 5 new Networking features (My Virtual Cloud)
LLDP support added in vSphere 5 (Rickard Nobel)
vSphere 5 Brings VMKernel Port Binding To The GUI (Kendrick Coleman)

SRM

Look what’s new with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager v5.0! (Uptime Blog)
VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 Overview (Around the Storage Block)
What’s New in VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5 (NTPro.nl)

Storage

vSphere 5.0 Storage Features Part 1 - VMFS-5 (VMware vSphere Blog)
vSphere 5.0 Storage Features Part 2 - Storage vMotion (VMware vSphere Blog)
vSphere 5.0 Storage Features Part 3 - VAAI (VMware vSphere Blog)
vSphere 5.0 Storage Features Part 4 - Storage DRS - Initial Placement (VMware vSphere Blog)
VMware vSphere Replication breaks disaster recovery storage barriers (SearchVMware)
VMware vSphere 5 storage management features pique interest (SearchVMware)
Overview vSphere Storage API for Storage Awareness (VASA) (Around the Storage Block)
The new vSphere 5.0 VAAI primitives (Around the Storage Block)
Enhanced Storage vMotion in vSphere 5 with Mirror Mode (Deinos Cloud)
vSphere 5.0 Datastore Clusters & VDI (My Virtual Cloud)
vSphere 5 What’s New - Profile Driven Storage (NTPro.nl)
vSphere 5 What’s New - Storage DRS (NTPro.nl)
vSphere 5 What’s New - Storage Appliance (VSA) (NTPro.nl)
VMware Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) v1.0 - The Facts & The Features (The VM Guy)
vSphere 5 - APD gets a new friend… PDL (Virtual Geek)
VMFS-5-what you need to know in a nutshell… (Virtual Geek)
vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) -vSphere 5 edition (Virtual Geek)
VMware vSphere Storage Appliance Technical Whitepaper (VMware)
Storage DRS Demo (VMware Videos)
Profile Driven Storage Demo (VMware Videos)
vSphere 5.0: Storage DRS introduction (Yellow Bricks)
vSphere 5.0: What has changed for VMFS? (Yellow Bricks)
vSphere 5.0: Profile-Driven Storage, what is it good for? (Yellow Bricks)
vSphere 5.0: Storage vMotion and the Mirror Driver (Yellow Bricks)
Storage DRS interoperability (Yellow Bricks)
vSphere 5.0: UNMAP (vaai feature) (Yellow Bricks)

Upgrade

VMware vSphere Upgrade Center (VMware)

vCenter Server

vSphere 5 - vCenter as a linux VM (ESX Virtualization)
vSphere vCenter 5 Design Considerations (Kendrick Coleman)
vCenter 5 - To Appliance or Not? (Kendrick Coleman)

vCloud Director

What’s New in VMware vCloud Director 1.5 (NTPro.nl)

Videos

VMware Unveils vSphere 5 and Cloud Infrastructure Suite (VMwareTV)
vChat - Episode 19 - LIVE from the VMware vSphere 5 Launch in San Francisco (VMware Videos)
Interview of Ed Hsu, VMware VSA Product Manager by David Davis (VMware Videos)
Duncan Epping Interviewed by David Davis about vSphere 5 and his New Book! (VMware Videos)
Overview of VMware’s July 2011 Products (Wikibon)
Breaking Down the VMware Announcement (Wikibon)
David Floyer Breaks Down the VMware Announcement (Wikibon)
What’s Missing from the VMware Announcement? (Wikibon)
The Services Angle on VMware’s July 2011 Announcement (Wikibon)
The Storage Angle on VMware’s Announcement (Wikibon)
New VMware Licensing Confuses Users and the Ecosystem Alike (Wikibon)

vShield

Updated VMware vShield App 5 includes sensitive data discovery (SearchVMware)
What’s New in VMware vShield 5 (NTPro.nl)
vShield App with Data Security … my favorite part of vSphere 5 (Common Denial)
vShield App 5 Data Security = awesomesauce and free to try… (Virtual Geek)

What’s New Whitepapers

What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.0 Platform (VMware)
What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.0 Storage (VMware)
What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.0 Performance (VMware)
What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.0 Networking (VMware)
What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.0 Availability (VMware)
What’s New in VMware vCloud Director 1.5 (VMware)
What’s New in VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0 (VMware)
What’s New in VMware Data Recovery 2.0 (VMware)