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 6.5 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 – AmazonDuncan Epping & Frank Denneman

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

Mastering VMware vSphere 6 – AmazonNick Marshall

Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5 – Amazon
Scott Lowe & Nick Marshall

Mastering VMware vSphere 5 – Amazon
Scott Lowe

VMware vSphere Design – Amazon
Forbes Guthrie, Scott Lowe & Kendrick Coleman

VMware vSphere 6.x Datacenter Design Cookbook – Amazon
Hersey Cartwright

Virtualization Changes Everything – Amazon
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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