Today I found out that you can now get FREE (yes I said FREE) Kindle version of the popular vSphere 4.1 HA/DRS and 5.0 Clustering Deep dive books. I guess most people have already heard of Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman, but if you have been hiding in a cupboard somewhere for a number of years, these guys have written a number of books on the vSphere and provide some of the best design guidelines the world has ever seen. While the products have now been out for a while, these books are still invaluable for anyone working in an environment that still uses vSphere 4.1 or 5.0 (I know there are lots still out their). These books provide a very handy reference guide where you can quickly flick to the chapter covering the subject you need, or as I have done in the past, a very nice overall read […]
Yesterday a vCloud Director training video I produced for Veeam’s Backup Academy was released. It covers VMware vCloud Director and how it fits together. This training presentation is based upon my vCloud Director 101 series of articles (found here). Veeam have a number of useful training presentations and videos on the Backup Academy site, and I highly recommend visiting to find further education material. If you haven’t heard of Backup Academy before, this is how Rick Vanover explains it: Backup Academy’s goal is to help you become a virtual machine backup expert, so you can better meet the challenges of this changing environment. Backup Academy’s educational content is brought to you by renowned virtualization industry experts. I hope you enjoy this presentation and find it useful. http://www.backupacademy.com/vmware-vcloud-director-how-it-works.html?ad=hp Lastly I would like to thank Rick Vanover from Veeam for giving me the opportunity to produce this presentation. Thanks Rick.
VMware Education has just released the vSphere Automation course (based on vSphere PowerCLI) This course is targeted at large customers who are relying on scripting to automate common and sometimes painful tasks. Course Overview This hands-on training course introduces the use of VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI to automate VMware vSphere 4. This course demonstrates ways to automate tasks that can reduce your IT costs while improving efficiency, availability, flexibility, and manageability. For more information visit the VMware Education Services site and search for “vSphere Automation”