SimonLong
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Books for VCDX

Hi guys, i am currently a VCP and am looking to head towards becoming a VCDX.

Can anyone reccomend any good advanced books that i can read to help expand my knowledge of VMware??

Thanks in advance.

Simon

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weinstein5
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I am a big fan of VMware Infrastructure 3: Advanced Technical Design Guide and Advanced Operations Guide by Ron Oglesby, Scott Herold and Mike Laverick - (http://www.amazon.com/VMware-Infrastructure-Advanced-Technical-Operations/dp/0971151083/ref=sr_1_1/105-0545071-0206810?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224637275&sr=1-1) It is my go to reference -

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SimonLong
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Is this the only book? or are there others to choose from? I have had a look on Amazon and there a few books the look they might be what im looking for but its hard to tell until you buy them.

Simon

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ChrisDearden
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Texiwil's Book is also very good.

http://www.amazon.com/VMware-ESX-Server-Enterprise-Virtualization/dp/0132302071/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8...

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SimonLong
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Thanks Chris

Do you think it would be more beneficial reading VMware documentation and white papers? I found this Post on Yellow Bricks which has some great resources on it:

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/10/17/vmware-design-course/

I'm thinking they might be a bit more up to date?

Simon

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ChrisDearden
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Thats a good ammount of reading that Duncan suggests. They are also free Smiley Happy

I'm not a huge fan of reading just PDF's personally , but they would certinaly help. The ATDG and Ed's books both cover some handy "real world" situations , so in that respect complement the whitepapers well.

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SimonLong
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Thanks again Chris, im gonna do both. Just need to find some time from somewhere to fit it all in.

Regards

Simon

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ChrisDearden
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I know the feeling - there's a lot to read and not enough hours in the day to do it!

A good delay at an airport usually does wonders for my reading quota Smiley Happy

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ibmer007
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did you check out Peter van den Bosch study guide? The latest version of it is always linked to from the following post at my blog:

VMware VCDX Enterprise Exam 3.5 study guide.

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