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…

BOOKS

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

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

Mastering VMware vSphere 6 – Amazon
Nick Marshall

Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5Amazon
Scott Lowe & Nick Marshall

Mastering VMware vSphere 5Amazon
Scott Lowe

VMware vSphere DesignAmazon
Forbes Guthrie, Scott Lowe & Kendrick Coleman

VMware vSphere 6.x Datacenter Design CookbookAmazon
Hersey Cartwright

Virtualization Changes EverythingAmazon
Vaughn Stewart & Michael Slisinger

BLOGS

Yellow Bricks for all things HA and vSAN
http://www.yellow-bricks.com

Virtually Ghetto for ‘unsupported’ hacks and API-based joy
http://www.virtuallyghetto.com

Cormac Hogan for vSAN, storage and container fun
http://cormachogan.com/

ESX Virtualization for a great resource packed with useful tips and How To’s
https://www.vladan.fr/

PODCAST

OpenTechCast
http://www.opentechcast.com/

 

COMMUNITY

VMware Community Forums
https://communities.vmware.com

LinkedIN
https://www.linkedin.com

Cloud Credibility
https://www.cloudcredibility.com/