marius1
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Books about ESXi

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I am looking for a book (or some books) to better understand (and better use) VMware ESXi.

I would like to better understand the usage of resources (Memory, CPU, disks, ...), to learn making an efficient use of performance tab information, to learn the tips and tricks to configure efficient VMs, and so on.

I find many information spread in forums, KB and whitepapers, but at the moment I am looking for a book.

The book I am looking for should cover ESXi rather than vSpere (my next step).

Is there any up-to-date book available about ESXi?

Regards

marius

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depping
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I wrote a short bit on my blog about this which I copied here for your convenience:

The week before VMware Partner Exchange I decided that it was time to   start brushing up my ESXi knowledge. I usually dig up all the manuals   and presentations I can find and start from there. This time I took a   different approach however, I bought a book. The book is titled “VMware ESXi: Planning, Implementation, and Security” and is authored by a true VMTN Community hero, Dave Mishchenko.

The book is purely about ESXi and definitely worth reading,

-d

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depping
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I wrote a short bit on my blog about this which I copied here for your convenience:

The week before VMware Partner Exchange I decided that it was time to   start brushing up my ESXi knowledge. I usually dig up all the manuals   and presentations I can find and start from there. This time I took a   different approach however, I bought a book. The book is titled “VMware ESXi: Planning, Implementation, and Security” and is authored by a true VMTN Community hero, Dave Mishchenko.

The book is purely about ESXi and definitely worth reading,

-d

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cabraun
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And it's available on the Kindle Smiley Happy.  There are so many good VMware books out there that are not, and I will no longer read books that are not on my Kindle so they lose as far as I am concerned.

opbz
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HIya,

I use something like 3 books regularly.

1: Vmware Vsphere 4 Implementation by Mike Laverick

2: Mastering Vmware vSphere (TM)4 by Scott Lowe

3: Vmware vSphere 4 Administration Instant Reference by Scott Lowe

For other stuff there are loads of very good sites:

http://blog.scottlowe.org/ this guy REALLY knows his stuff, proobably why I got 2 of his books 🙂

http://www.boche.net/blog/

http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk this is the blog site for Mike Laverick, again another guy that really knows his stuff.

http://www.petri.co.il/virtualization.htm

finally you can try googling youtube for videos of the stuff you are trying to do... there are hundreds of videos out there showing you how to do anything in vmware.