Friday 5 November 2010

Book Review – Maximum vSphere by Eric Siebert

I’ve just finished reading the excellent Maximum vSphere book by Eric Siebert.

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,