Friday, 5 November 2010

Book Review – Maximum vSphere by Eric Siebert

I’ve just finished reading the excellent Maximum vSphere book by Eric Siebert.
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The book is 14 chapters long with 363 pages and contains information regarding vSphere (mainly 4.0 but also references 4.1).  I found this book an extremely thorough and found a lot of information that I previously didn’t know.  I was extremely impressed with Chapter 7 which contains information on monitoring performance within vSphere.
Simon Seagrave also produced some content for the book which I think was Chapter 14 which was how to go about building your own vSphere lab.  Once again, another excellent chapter which contained a wealth of information.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Michael,

    Thanks for the review, I'm glad you liked the book. :)

    It was good fun working on it with Eric though much more work than I'd originally anticipated, but well worth it in the end.

    I wrote the Performance and vSphere labs sections which are two subjects of much interest to me so trying to limit the number of pages written was tough - maybe we'll do a directors/authors edition at some stage with more vSphere 4.1 updates. We were writing the book when 4.1 was still in beta so had to be a little bit careful with what references to 4.1 we made as not all features had been finalised.

    Thanks again for the feedback.

    All the best,


    Simon
    www.techhead.co.uk

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