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: 7735

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

Mastering VMware vSphere 6

Author: Nick Marshall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118925165

Category: Computers

Page: 840

View: 1419

Master your virtual environment with the ultimate vSphere guide Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is the fully updated edition of the bestselling guide to VMware's virtualization solution. With comprehensive coverage of this industry-leading toolset, this book acts as an informative guide and valuable reference. Step-by-step instruction walks you through installation, configuration, operation, security processes, and much more as you conquer the management and automation of your virtual environment. Written by certified VMware vExperts, this indispensable guide provides hands-on instruction and detailed conceptual explanations, anchored by practical applications and real-world examples. This book is the ultimate guide to vSphere, helping administrators master their virtual environment. Learn to: Install, configure, and manage the vCenter Server components Leverage the Support Tools to provide maintenance and updates Create and configure virtual networks, storage devices, and virtual machines Implement the latest features to ensure compatibility and flexibility Manage resource allocation and utilization to meet application needs Monitor infrastructure performance and availability Automate and orchestrate routine administrative tasks Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is what you need to stay up-to-date on VMware's industry-leading software for the virtualized datacenter.

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: 8786

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.

VMware vCenter Cookbook

Author: Konstantin Kuminsky

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783552271

Category: Computers

Page: 302

View: 1171

If you are a system administrator who has some experience with virtualization and already uses VMware vCenter, but wishes to learn more, then this is the book for you. If you are looking for tips or shortcuts for common administration tasks as well as workarounds for pain points in vSphere administration, you'll find this guide useful.

VMware vSphere Design

Author: Forbes Guthrie,Scott Lowe,Maish Saidel-Keesing

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118067320

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 9386

Networking for VMware Administrators

Author: Christopher Wahl,Steven Pantol

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133511081

Category: Computers

Page: 339

View: 3210

"Now that virtualization has blurred the lines between networking and servers, many VMware specialists need a stronger understanding of networks than they may have gained in earlier IT roles. Networking for VMware administrators fills this crucial knowledge gap. Writing for VMware professionals, Christopher Wahl and Steve Pantol illuminate the core concepts of modern networking, and show how to apply them in designing, configuring, and troubleshooting any virtualized network environment"--P. [4] of cover.

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

View: 4774

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.

VMware VI and vSphere SDK

Managing the VMware Infrastructure and vSphere

Author: Steve Jin

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780137154463

Category: Computers

Page: 648

View: 6228

Drive Even More Value from Virtualization: Write VMware® Applications that Automate Virtual Infrastructure Management 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 run and manage VMware platforms. The VMware Infrastructure Software Development Kit (VI SDK) includes application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow developers and administrators to do just that. Until now, there has been little documentation for the APIs. In VMware VI and vSphere SDK, software architect Steve Jin demystifies the entire VMware VI and new vSphere SDK and offers detailed, task-based coverage of using the APIs to manage VMware more efficiently and cost-effectively. Jin walks you through using the VI SDK and cloud-computing vSphere SDK to manage ESX servers, ESX clusters, and VirtualCenter servers in any environment–no matter how complex. Drawing on his extensive expertise working with VMware strategic partners and enterprise customers, he places the VI SDK in practical context, presenting realistic samples and proven best practices for building robust, effective solutions. Jin demonstrates how to manage every facet of a VMware environment, including inventory, host systems, virtual machines (VMs), snapshots, VMotion, clusters, resource pools, networking, storage, data stores, events, alarms, users, security, licenses, and scheduled tasks. Coverage includes Understanding how the VI SDK fits into your VMware VI and Cloud Ready vSphere Environment Discovering the VI and vSphere SDK from the bottom up Using the author’s new VI Java API to write shorter, faster, and more maintainable code Managing VI and vSphere inventory and configurations Moving running VMs and storages across different physical platforms without disruption Optimizing system resources, hardening system securities, backing up VMs and other resources Leveraging events, alarms, and scheduled tasks to automate the system management Developing powerful applications that integrate multiple API features and run on top of or alongside VMware platforms Using the VI SDK to monitor performance Scripting with the VI SDK: building solutions with VI Perl, PowerShell, and Jython Avoiding the pitfalls that trip up VMware VI developers Integrating with and extending VMware platforms using VI SDK This book is an indispensable resource for all VMware developers and administrators who want to get more done in less time; for hardware vendors who want to integrate their products with VMware; for ISV developers building new VMware applications; and for every professional and student seeking a deeper mastery of virtualization.

VMware vSphere For Dummies

Author: Daniel Mitchell,Tom Keegan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118067355

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 1928

A plain-English guide to the market-leading virtualization and cloud computing technology With virtualization, a single server can host dozens or hundreds of virtual machines running a variety of operating systems, and even hook them together in a virtual network or cloud infrastructure. This practical guide shows you how to create a virtual system using the VMware VSphere environment. You'll find all the information you need to understand, design, and deploy one—without getting overwhelmed with technical detail. And once you’re up and running, this book is the perfect reference for maintenance and troubleshooting issues. Introduces you to virtualization and VMware’s virtualization/cloud computing technology, the most recent version is VMware vSphere Shows you how to design a vSphere environment Covers installation, deployment, management, maintenance, and troubleshooting Provides what IT managers and system administrators need to roll out their first virtualized or cloud infrastructure, or to get up to speed on VMware’s technology Get up and running on the cloud with VMware vSphere For Dummies!

Mastering VMware vSphere 6.7

Author: Nick Marshall

Publisher: Sybex

ISBN: 1119512948

Category: Computers

Page: 840

View: 8582

Master your virtual environment with the ultimate vSphere guide Mastering VMware vSphere 6.7 is the fully updated edition of the bestselling guide to VMware's virtualization solution. With comprehensive coverage of this industry-leading toolset, this book acts as an informative guide and valuable reference. Step-by-step instruction walks you through installation, configuration, operation, security processes, and much more as you conquer the management and automation of your virtual environment. Written by certified VMware vExperts, this indispensable guide provides hands-on instruction and detailed conceptual explanations, anchored by practical applications and real-world examples. This book is the ultimate guide to vSphere, helping administrators master their virtual environment. Learn to: Install, configure, and manage the vCenter Server components Leverage the Support Tools to provide maintenance and updates Create and configure virtual networks, storage devices, and virtual machines Implement the latest features to ensure compatibility and flexibility Manage resource allocation and utilization to meet application needs Monitor infrastructure performance and availability Automate and orchestrate routine administrative tasks Mastering VMware vSphere 6.7 is what you need to stay up-to-date on VMware's industry-leading software for the virtualized datacenter.

VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture

Automate and orchestrate your Software-Defined Data Center on AWS

Author: AJIT PRATAP KUNDAN

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787288587

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 2010

Enhance your virtualization skills by mastering storage and network virtualization with automation across different Clouds Key Features Migrate and build your applications in Hybrid Cloud with VMware Cross Cloud components and services Gain in-depth configuration insights of VMware Cross Cloud architecture Learn to migrate applications from VMware to AWS and IBM Cloud Book Description Over the past two decades, VMware vSphere has been known as the most trusted and reliable virtualization platform. VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture shows you how to design and configure Cross Cloud Architecture by using VMware Cloud Foundation and vRealize Suite with various use cases across private, public, and hybrid Cloud. This book takes you through everything from a basic understanding of virtualization to advanced aspects of storage and network virtualization, clustering, automation, and management. This book will be your guide to designing all aspects of Cloud. We start with the challenges faced by a traditional data center, define problem statements for you, and then brief you on respective solutions. Moving on, all kinds of virtualization and Cloud offerings from AWS and IBM Soft Layer are introduced and discussed in detail. Then, you'll learn how to design IT infrastructures for new and existing applications with a combination of Cloud Foundation, vRealize Suite, and vSphere enabled with VSAN and NSX. Furthermore, you'll learn how to design and configure high availability, disaster recovery, and apply an appropriate compliance matrix. Toward the end of the book, you will learn how to calculate the TCO/ROI, along with the VMware products packaging and licensing in detail. What you will learn Install and configure the Cloud foundation with Cross-Cloud services Configure vSphere high availability with the vCenter redundancy setup Architect and configure VMware with AWS Cloud Deploy VMware components in IBM Soft Layer Extend your DR setup with VMware to consume DRaaS Design and configure software-defined networking Implement compliance regulations to fix violations Who this book is for This book is for administrators, Cloud architects and network engineers who want to globalize their infrastructure using VMware and AWS services. An initial setup of workloads and data center is beneficial.

Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook

Author: Evi Nemeth,Garth Snyder,Trent R. Hein,Ben Whaley

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132117364

Category: Computers

Page: 1344

View: 6537

“As an author, editor, and publisher, I never paid much attention to the competition–except in a few cases. This is one of those cases. The UNIX System Administration Handbook is one of the few books we ever measured ourselves against.” –From the Foreword by Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media “This book is fun and functional as a desktop reference. If you use UNIX and Linux systems, you need this book in your short-reach library. It covers a bit of the systems’ history but doesn’t bloviate. It’s just straightfoward information delivered in colorful and memorable fashion.” –Jason A. Nunnelley “This is a comprehensive guide to the care and feeding of UNIX and Linux systems. The authors present the facts along with seasoned advice and real-world examples. Their perspective on the variations among systems is valuable for anyone who runs a heterogeneous computing facility.” –Pat Parseghian The twentieth anniversary edition of the world’s best-selling UNIX system administration book has been made even better by adding coverage of the leading Linux distributions: Ubuntu, openSUSE, and RHEL. This book approaches system administration in a practical way and is an invaluable reference for both new administrators and experienced professionals. It details best practices for every facet of system administration, including storage management, network design and administration, email, web hosting, scripting, software configuration management, performance analysis, Windows interoperability, virtualization, DNS, security, management of IT service organizations, and much more. UNIX® and Linux® System Administration Handbook, Fourth Edition, reflects the current versions of these operating systems: Ubuntu® Linux openSUSE® Linux Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® Oracle America® Solaris™ (formerly Sun Solaris) HP HP-UX® IBM AIX®

Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator

Author: Cody Bunch

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132841827

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 6952

Unleash the Power of vCenter Orchestrator to Automate Tasks and Improve Efficiency Today, VMware administrators are responsible for far more infrastructure, servers, and services than ever before. To succeed, they must take full advantage of opportunities to automate and orchestrate their vSphere environments. In Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator , three-time vExpert Cody Bunch shows how to utilize VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) 4.2 to achieve far higher levels of operational efficiency and effectiveness. Bunch reveals what vCO can do, walks through each step of installation and configuration, explains how its “moving parts” work together, and thoroughly introduces both plug-ins and workflows. Building on this core knowledge, he presents several start-to-finish case studies showing how to use vCO to address real-world challenges ranging from provisioning to snapshots, cluster management to decommissioning. Whatever your VMware virtualization environment, this book will help you do more with less, save time, eliminate errors, and improve both performance and reliability. Coverage includes Understanding how vCO fits into your environment and identifying your best opportunities to use it Choosing the right installation scenario and efficiently managing the vCO installation process Configuring vCO: services, passwords, networking, LDAP, databases, SSL, licensing, plug-ins, backup, and more Interacting with vCO through actions, packages, plug-ins, web views, resources, and workflows Automating manual tasks with vCO’s extensive workflow library Creating sophisticated workflows with drag-and-drop components and JavaScript Using plug-ins to control infrastructure within and around your vSphere environment Bringing consistency to VM provisioning, overcoming “VM sprawl” and resource contention, and simplifying support Optimizing VM lifecycle management, all the way through decommissioning Automating all snapshot monitoring processes and components Exporting logs, finding/deleting orphaned files, and performing other day-to-day tasks Efficiently conducting mass VM migrations Quickly adding vCenter hosts and clusters, configuring shared storage, and adding hosts to new clusters Using vCO and third-party plug-ins to gain “private cloud” benefits and flexibility Networking/Virtualization vmware.com/go/vmwarepress

VMware vSphere Troubleshooting

Author: Muhammad Zeeshan Munir

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782175075

Category: Computers

Page: 270

View: 8219

Gain expertise in troubleshooting most common issues to implement vSphere environments with ease About This Book Plan, analyze, and design effective solutions for your vSphere environment Troubleshoot problems related to vSphere performance Familiarize yourself with the advanced troubleshooting conceptsand become an xpert level administrator Who This Book Is For The books is intended for mid-level System Engineers and System Integrators who want to learn VMware power tools to troubleshoot and manage the vSphere infrastructure. Good knowledge level and understanding of virtualization is expected. What You Will Learn Configure vSphere management assistant and troubleshooting tools Use troubleshooting tools to monitor performance and troubleshoot different issues Learn how to troubleshoot High Availability and other commonly known problems with clusters such as insufficient resources, failing heartbeats Use Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) to verify configuration Diagnose storage issues including iSCSI, NFS and VMFS problems Manage vSphere Network Virtual and Distributed Switches, Trunks, VLANS Monitor and shape network traffic, configure routes and DNS Quickly resolve common day-to-day problems by analysing logs of VMware vSphere hosts and VMware vCenter Server Debug and resolve commonly known vSphere Cluster problems In Detail VMware vSphere is the leading server virtualization platform with consistent management for virtual data centers. It enhances troubleshooting skills to diagnose and resolve day to day problems in your VMware vSphere infrastructure environment. This book will provide you practical hands-on knowledge of using different performance monitoring and troubleshooting tools to manage and troubleshoot the vSphere infrastructure. It begins by introducing systematic approach for troubleshooting different problems and show casing the troubleshooting techniques. You will be able to use the troubleshooting tools to monitor performance, and troubleshoot issues related to Hosts and Virtual Machines. Moving on, you will troubleshoot High Availability, storage I/O control problems, virtual LANS, and iSCSI, NFS, VMFS issues. By the end of this book, you will be able to analyze and solve advanced issues related to vShpere environment such as vcenter certificates, database problems, and different failed state errors. Style and approach A step-by-step guide full of real world scenarios that will enhance advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the VMware vSphere environment. Basic concepts of vSphere and the most common vSphere infrastructure problems are explained with practical solutions to resolve it.

Vsphere High Performance Cookbook

Author: Prasenjit Sarkar

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782170014

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 8573

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.

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook

Author: Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849686335

Category: Computers

Page: 342

View: 1169

This is a Packt Cookbook, full with over 75 recipes for VMM users to carry out vital tasks quickly and easily.This book is written for solutions architects, technical consultants, administrators, and any other virtualization lover who needs to use Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager in a real world environment.

Learning Veeam® Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere

Author: Christian Mohn

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782174184

Category: Computers

Page: 110

View: 2210

This is an easy-to-follow guide that will help you learn everything you need to know to administer backup, replication, and recovery in your VMware vSphere environment, with Veeam Backup and Replication. This book is aimed at VMware vSphere administrators looking to protect their infrastructure by utilizing the world's leading modern data protection solution, specifically designed for virtual environments. A good understanding of VMware vSphere architecture is recommended, but prior knowledge of Veeam Backup and Replication is not required.

VMware NSX Cookbook

Over 70 recipes to master the network virtualization skills to implement, validate, operate, upgrade, and automate VMware NSX for vSphere

Author: Tony Sangha,Bayu Wibowo

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785887599

Category: Computers

Page: 584

View: 1633

Network virtualization at your fingertips Key Features Over 70 practical recipes created by two VCIX-NV certified NSX experts Explore best practices to deploy, operate, and upgrade VMware NSX for vSphere Leverage NSX REST API using various tools from Python in VMware vRealize Orchestrator Book Description This book begins with a brief introduction to VMware's NSX for vSphere Network Virtualization solutions and how to deploy and configure NSX components and features such as Logical Switching, Logical Routing, layer 2 bridging and the Edge Services Gateway. Moving on to security, the book shows you how to enable micro-segmentation through NSX Distributed Firewall and Identity Firewall and how to do service insertion via network and guest introspection. After covering all the feature configurations for single-site deployment, the focus then shifts to multi-site setups using Cross-vCenter NSX. Next, the book covers management, backing up and restoring, upgrading, and monitoring using built-in NSX features such as Flow Monitoring, Traceflow, Application Rule Manager, and Endpoint Monitoring. Towards the end, you will explore how to leverage VMware NSX REST API using various tools from Python to VMware vRealize Orchestrator. What you will learn Understand, install, and configure VMware NSX for vSphere solutions Configure logical switching, routing, and Edge Services Gateway in VMware NSX for vSphere Learn how to plan and upgrade VMware NSX for vSphere Learn how to use built-in monitoring tools such as Flow Monitoring, Traceflow, Application Rule Manager, and Endpoint Monitoring Learn how to leverage the NSX REST API for management and automation using various tools from Python to VMware vRealize Orchestrator Who this book is for If you are a security and network administrator and looking to gain an intermediate level for network and security virtualization, then this book is for you. The reader should have a basic knowledge with VMware NSX.

VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference

Automating vSphere Administration

Author: Luc Dekens,Jonathan Medd,Glenn Sizemore,Brian Graf,Andrew Sullivan,Matt Boren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118925130

Category: Computers

Page: 984

View: 7925

Master vSphere automation with this comprehensive reference VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference, Automating vSphere Administration, 2nd Edition is a one-stop solution for vSphere automation. Fully updated to align with the latest vSphere and PowerCLI release, this detailed guide shows you how to get the most out of PowerCLI's handy cmdlets using real-world examples and a practical, task-based approach. You'll learn how to store, access, update, back up, and secure massive amounts of data quickly through the power of virtualization automation, and you'll get acquainted with PowerCLI as you learn how to automate management, monitoring, and life-cycle operations for vSphere. Coverage includes areas like the PowerCLI SDK, SRM, vCOPS, and vCloud Air. Plus guidance toward scheduling and viewing automation, using DevOps methodology and structured testing and source control of your PowerCLI scripts. Clear language and detailed explanations make this reference the manual you've been looking for. This book is your complete reference for managing vSphere in a Windows environment, with expert instruction and real-world application. Automate vCenter Server deployment and configuration Create and configure virtual machines, and utilize vApps Monitor, audit, and report the status of your vSphere environment Secure, back up, and restore your virtual machines Work with other vSphere components from your PowerCLI scripts Take control of your PowerCLI scripts through versioning and structured testing Don't spend another day slogging through routine systems management — automate it, with this invaluable guide.

The Official VCP5 Certification Guide

Author: Bill Ferguson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132965631

Category: Computers

Page: 624

View: 8345

Trust the bestselling Official Cert Guide series from VMware Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for VCP5 exam success. They are the only VMware authorized self-study books and are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam. **Note to readers** In March 2013 VMware renamed the VCP5 (VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5) to VCP5-DCV (VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 - Data Center Virtualization). The Official VCP5 Certification Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Master VMware VCP510 exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks The Official VCP5 Certification Guide is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit www.vmware.com/training.