Essential vReading

The following books, websites or whatever flavour of media they may be have been essential to my career so far either in study, or as a point of reference for work.

This is a non-exhaustive list, but if you have any interest in a Virtualisation I highly recommend you check these out…


VMware vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deep DiveAmazon
Frank Denneman, Duncan Epping, Niels Hagoort

VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep dive – Amazon
Frank Denneman & Niels Hagoort

VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 2 HA Deepdive – Gitbook
Duncan Epping

VMware vSphere 5.1 Clustering Deepdive – Amazon
Duncan Epping & Frank Denneman (This is still worth a read!!)

Essential Virtual SAN (vSAN)Amazon
Duncan Epping & Cormac Hogan

Mastering VMware vSphere 6.7Amazon
Nick Marshall

Mastering VMware vSphere 6 – Amazon
Nick Marshall

VMware vSphere DesignAmazon
Forbes Guthrie, Scott Lowe & Kendrick Coleman

VMware vSphere 6.7 Datacenter Design CookbookAmazon
Hersey Cartwright

Virtualization Changes EverythingAmazon
Vaughn Stewart & Michael Slisinger


Yellow Bricks for all things HA and vSAN

Virtually Ghetto for ‘unsupported’ hacks and API-based joy

Cormac Hogan for vSAN, storage and container fun

ESX Virtualization for a great resource packed with useful tips and How To’s




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