Written by leading VMware expert, this book covers all the features and capabilities of VMware vSphere. You'll learn how to install, configure, operate, manage, and secure the latest release.Covers all the new features and capabilities of the much-anticipated new release of VMware vSphere Discusses the planning, installation, operation, and management for the latest release Reviews migration to the latest vSphere software Offers hands-on instruction and clear explanations with real-world examples
Mastering VMware vSphere is the strategic guide you need to maximize the opportunities of virtualization.
Docker book designed for SysAdmins, Operations staff, Developers and DevOps who are interested in deploying the open source container service Docker.
In this book, we'll walk you through installing, deploying, managing, and extending Docker. We're going to do that by first introducing you to the basics of Docker and its components. Then we'll start to use Docker to build containers and services to perform a variety of tasks.
We're going to take you through the development life cycle, from testing to production, and see where Docker fits in and how it can make your life easier. We'll make use of Docker to build test environments for new projects, demonstrate how to integrate Docker with continuous integration workflow, and then how to build application services and platforms. Finally, we'll show you how to use Docker's API and how to extend Docker yourself.
We'll teach you how to:
* Install Docker.
* Take your first steps with a Docker container.
* Build Docker images.
* Manage and share Docker images.
* Run and manage more complex Docker containers.
* Deploy Docker containers as part of your testing pipeline.
* Build multi-container applications and environments.
* Learn about orchestration using Compose and Swarm for the orchestration of Docker containers and Consul for service discovery.
* Explore the Docker API.
* Getting Help and Extending Docker.
If you are an administrator of a VMware vSphere infrastructure and want to simplify storage delivery by integrating storage into vSphere, this book is for you. No extensive storage background is needed as VMware Virtual SAN integrates into the existing vSphere solutions with which you are already familiar.What You Will LearnPrepare your infrastructure for VMware Virtual SANPlan and build infrastructure solutions to suit your needsImplement VMware Virtual SANExploit the power of policy-based managementIncrease or decrease the scale of your Virtual SAN as needs changeMonitor your Virtual SAN infrastructure effectivelyRespond to and troubleshoot problemsIn Detail
VMware Virtual SAN is a radically simple, hypervisor-converged storage, designed and optimized for vSphere virtual infrastructure. VMware introduced the software to help customers store more and more virtual machines.
As data centers continue to evolve and grow, managing infrastructure becomes more challenging. Traditional storage solutions like monolithic storage arrays and complex management are often ill-suited to the needs of the modern data center. Software-defined storage solutions, like VMware Virtual SAN, integrate the storage side of the infrastructure with the server side, and can simplify management and improve flexibility.
This book is a detailed guide which provides you with the knowledge you need to successfully implement and manage VMware VSAN and deployed infrastructures.
You will start with an introduction to VSAN and object storage, before moving on to hardware selection, critical to a successful VSAN deployment. Next, you will discover how to prepare your existing infrastructure to support your VSAN deployment and explore Storage policy-Based Management, including policy changes, maintenance, validation, and troubleshooting VSAN. Finally, the book provides recipes to expedite the resolution process and gather all the information required to pursue a rapid resolution.Style and approach
A practical guide to implementing VMware Virtual SAN filled with recipes, tips, and detailed explanations.
In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google’s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You’ll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient—lessons directly applicable to your organization.
This book is divided into four sections:Introduction—Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practicesPrinciples—Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE)Practices—Understand the theory and practice of an SRE’s day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systemsManagement—Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use
Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is the fully updated edition of the bestselling guide to VMware's virtualization solution. With comprehensive coverage of this industry-leading toolset, this book acts as an informative guide and valuable reference. Step-by-step instruction walks you through installation, configuration, operation, security processes, and much more as you conquer the management and automation of your virtual environment. Written by certified VMware vExperts, this indispensable guide provides hands-on instruction and detailed conceptual explanations, anchored by practical applications and real-world examples.
This book is the ultimate guide to vSphere, helping administrators master their virtual environment. Learn to: Install, configure, and manage the vCenter Server components Leverage the Support Tools to provide maintenance and updates Create and configure virtual networks, storage devices, and virtual machines Implement the latest features to ensure compatibility and flexibility Manage resource allocation and utilization to meet application needs Monitor infrastructure performance and availability Automate and orchestrate routine administrative tasks
Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is what you need to stay up-to-date on VMware's industry-leading software for the virtualized datacenter.
After teaching you how to write Ruby-based Chef code, this book walks you through different Chef tools and configuration management concepts in each chapter, using detailed examples throughout. All you need to get started is command-line experience and familiarity with basic system administration.Configure your Chef development environment and start writing recipesCreate Chef cookbooks with recipes for each part of your infrastructureUse Test Kitchen to manage sandbox testing environmentsManage single nodes with Chef client, and multiple nodes with Chef ServerUse data bags for storing shared global data between nodesSimulate production Chef Server environments with Chef ZeroClassify different types of services in your infrastructure with rolesModel life stages of your application, including development, testing, staging, and production
A book designed for SysAdmins, Operations staff, Developers and DevOps who are interested in deploying a log management solution using the open source Elasticsearch, Logstash & Kibana (ELK) stack.
In this book we will walk you through installing, deploying, managing and extending Logstash. We're going to do that by introducing you to Example.com, where you're going to start a new job as one of its SysAdmins. The first project you'll be in charge of is developing its new log management solution.
We'll teach you how to:
* Install and deploy Logstash.
* Ship events from a Logstash Shipper to a central Logstash server.
* Filter incoming events using a variety of techniques.
* Add structured logging to your applications.
* Output those events to a selection of useful destinations.
* Use Logstash's awesome web interface Kibana.
* Scale out your Logstash implementation as your environment grows.
* Quickly and easily extend Logstash to deliver additional functionality that you might need.
By the end of the book, you should have a functional and effective log management solution that you can deploy into your own environment.
Updated for Logstash and ELK 5.0.0!
vSphere 6 Foundations Exam Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-620) presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.
· Master VMware vSphere 6 Foundations Exam topics
· Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
· Review key concepts with exam-preparation tasks
· Practice with realistic exam questions
vSphere 6 Foundations Exam Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-620) focuses specifically on the objectives for the vSphere 6 Foundations (#2V0-620) Exam. Leading VMware consultant and trainer Bill Ferguson shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.
The companion website contains a powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.
Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.
vSphere 6 Foundations Exam Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-620) is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit www.vmware.com/training.
The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the vSphere 6 Foundations Exam (#2V0-620), including
· Identifying vSphere architecture and solutions for a given use case
· Installing and configuring vCenter Server and ESXi
· Configuring vSphere networking, including vSS, vDS, and their features
· Configuring vSphere storage
· Deploying and administering virtual machines, VM clones, templates, and vApps
· Establishing and maintaining availability and resource management features, including clusters, fault tolerance, and resource pools
· Troubleshooting ESXi, vCenter Server, vCenter operations, VM operations, and basic misconfigurations
· Monitoring a vSphere implementation, including ESXi, vCenter Server, and virtual machines
· Installing, configuring, and managing vCenter Operations Manager
The Basics of Information Security gives you clear-non-technical explanations of how infosec works and how to apply these principles whether you're in the IT field or want to understand how it affects your career and business. The new Second Edition has been updated for the latest trends and threats, including new material on many infosec subjects.Learn about information security without wading through a huge textbookCovers both theoretical and practical aspects of information securityProvides a broad view of the information security field in a concise mannerAll-new Second Edition updated for the latest information security trends and threats, including material on incident response, social engineering, security awareness, risk management, and legal/regulatory issues
In this much-anticipated update to "the Camel," three renowned Perl authors cover the language up to its current version, Perl 5.14, with a preview of features in the upcoming 5.16. In a world where Unicode is increasingly essential for text processing, Perl offers the best and least painful support of any major language, smoothly integrating Unicode everywhere—including in Perl’s most popular feature: regular expressions.
Important features covered by this update include:New keywords and syntaxI/O layers and encodingsNew backslash escapesUnicode 6.0Unicode grapheme clusters and propertiesNamed captures in regexesRecursive and grammatical patternsExpanded coverage of CPANCurrent best practices
Ideal for Linux administrators, developers, and power users, this updated edition shows you how to write a basic dialplan step-by-step, and brings you up to speed on the features in Asterisk 11, the latest long-term support release from Digium. You’ll quickly gain working knowledge to build a simple yet inclusive system.Integrate Asterisk with analog, VoIP, and digital telephony systemsBuild an interactive dialplan, using best practices for more advanced featuresDelve into voicemail options, such as storing messages in a databaseConnect to external services including Google Talk, XMPP, and calendarsIncorporate Asterisk features and functions into a relational database to facilitate information sharingLearn how to use Asterisk’s security, call routing, and faxing featuresMonitor and control your system with the Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)Plan for expansion by learning tools for building distributed systems
The authors have based JUNOS Enterprise Switching on their own Juniper training practices and programs, as well as the configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting guidelines they created for their bestselling companion book, JUNOS Enterprise Routing. Using a mix of test cases, case studies, use cases, and tangential answers to real-world problems, this book covers:
Enterprise switching and virtual LANs (VLANs)The Spanning tree protocol and why it's neededInter-VLAN routing, including route tables and preferencesRouting policy and firewall filtersSwitching security, such as DHCP snoopingTelephony integration, including VLAN voice
Part of the Juniper Networks Technical Library, JUNOS Enterprise Switching provides all-inclusive coverage of the Juniper Networks EX product platform, including architecture and packet flow, management options, user interface options, and complete details on JUNOS switch deployment.
The book covers recent crises in financial systems and job markets, the housing bubble, and environment, assessing their impact on systems thinking. A companion website is available at interactdesign.com.
This volume is ideal for senior executives as well as for chief information/operating officers and other executives charged with systems management and process improvement. It may also be a helpful resource for IT/MBA students and academics.Four NEW chapters on self-organizing systems, holistic thinking, operational thinking, and design thinkingCovers the recent crises in financial systems and job markets globally, the housing bubble, and the environment, assessing their impact on systems thinkingCompanion website to accompany the book is available at interactdesign.com
If you have some experience with Docker and want to get more from containerization, this book is the perfect place to start. Focused on helping you take control of your deployments in a simple way, you'll soon find out how to transform your operations for greater organizational and technical agility.What You Will LearnDownload, install, and configure the latest version of KubernetesPerform smooth updates and patches with minimal downtimeStreamline the way you deploy and manage your applications with large-scale container orchestrationFind out how Kubernetes can simplify the way you configure your clusters and networksLearn why the Open Container initiative is so important for the way you manage your infrastructureDiscover third-party tools that can enhance your production operationsExplore and use the most persistent storage options for your clusterterIntegrate Kubernetes with continuous delivery tools such as Gulp and JenkinsIn Detail
Kubernetes is the tool that's pushing the containerization revolution – largely driven by Docker – to another level. If Docker has paved the way for greater agility and control in the way we organize and manage our infrastructure, Kubernetes goes further, by helping you to orchestrate and automate container deployments on a massive scale. Kubernetes really does think big – and it's time you did too!
This book will show you how to start doing exactly that, showing you how to extend the opportunities that containerization innovations have brought about in new and even more effective ways. Get started with the basics - explore the fundamental elements of Kubernetes and find out how to install it on your system, before digging a little deeper into Kubernetes core constructs. Find out how to use Kubernetes pods, services, replication controllers, and labels to manage your clusters effectively and learn how to handle networking with Kubernetes.
Once you've got to grips with these core components, you'll begin to see how Kubernetes fits into your workflow. From basic updates to integrating Kubernetes with continuous delivery tools such as Jenkins and Gulp, the book demonstrates exactly how Kubernetes will transform the way you work. With further insights on how to install monitoring and security tools, this book provides you with a direct route through Kubernetes – so you can take advantage of it, fast!Style and approach
This straightforward guide will help you understand how to move your container applications into production through best practices and step by step walkthroughs tied to real-world operational strategies.
"Building a Scalable Data Warehouse" covers everything one needs to know to create a scalable data warehouse end to end, including a presentation of the Data Vault modeling technique, which provides the foundations to create a technical data warehouse layer. The book discusses how to build the data warehouse incrementally using the agile Data Vault 2.0 methodology. In addition, readers will learn how to create the input layer (the stage layer) and the presentation layer (data mart) of the Data Vault 2.0 architecture including implementation best practices. Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples and an easy to understand framework, Dan Linstedt and Michael Olschimke discuss:
How to load each layer using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), including automation of the Data Vault loading processes.
Important data warehouse technologies and practices.
Data Quality Services (DQS) and Master Data Services (MDS) in the context of the Data Vault architecture.Provides a complete introduction to data warehousing, applications, and the business context so readers can get-up and running fast Explains theoretical concepts and provides hands-on instruction on how to build and implement a data warehouseDemystifies data vault modeling with beginning, intermediate, and advanced techniquesDiscusses the advantages of the data vault approach over other techniques, also including the latest updates to Data Vault 2.0 and multiple improvements to Data Vault 1.0
Predictive analytics and Data Mining techniques covered: Exploratory Data Analysis, Visualization, Decision trees, Rule induction, k-Nearest Neighbors, Naïve Bayesian, Artificial Neural Networks, Support Vector machines, Ensemble models, Bagging, Boosting, Random Forests, Linear regression, Logistic regression, Association analysis using Apriori and FP Growth, K-Means clustering, Density based clustering, Self Organizing Maps, Text Mining, Time series forecasting, Anomaly detection and Feature selection. Implementation files can be downloaded from the book companion site at www.LearnPredictiveAnalytics.comDemystifies data mining concepts with easy to understand languageShows how to get up and running fast with 20 commonly used powerful techniques for predictive analysisExplains the process of using open source RapidMiner toolsDiscusses a simple 5 step process for implementing algorithms that can be used for performing predictive analyticsIncludes practical use cases and examples
Because even if content strategy isn’t your job, content’s probably your problem—and probably more than you think. You or your business has a message you want to deliver, right? You can deliver that message through various channels and content types, from Tweets to testimonials and photo galleries galore, and your audience has just as many ways of engaging with it. So many ways, so much content... so where’s the problem? That is the problem. And you can measure it in time, creativity, money, lost opportunity, and the sobs you hear equally from creative directors, project managers, and search engine marketing specialists.
The solution is content strategy, and this book offers real-world examples and approaches you can adopt, no matter your role on the team. Put content strategy to work for you by gathering this book into your little hands and gobbling up never-before seen case studies from teams at Johns Hopkins Medicine, MINI, Icebreaker, and more. Content Strategy at Work is a book for designers, information architects, copywriters, project managers, and anyone who works with visual or verbal content. It discusses how you can communicate and forge a plan that will enable you, your company, or your client get that message across and foster better user experiences.Presents a content strategy framework and ways to implement in both in-house marketing departments and consultanciesIncludes case studies, interviews, and lessons learned from retail, apparel, network television, business-to-business, automotive, non-profit, and higher ed brandsDetails practical sales techniques to sell content strategy and use content strategy processes to sell other services and larger projects
For many IT organizations, today’s greatest challenge is to drive more value, efficiency, and utilization from data centers. Virtualization is the best way to meet this challenge. Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals brings together the comprehensive knowledge Cisco professionals need to apply virtualization throughout their data center environments. Leading data center expert Gustavo A. A. Santana thoroughly explores all components of an end-to-end data center virtualization solution, including networking, storage, servers, operating systems, application optimization, and security. Rather than focusing on a single product or technology, he explores product capabilities as interoperable design tools that can be combined and integrated with other solutions, including VMware vSphere. With the author’s guidance, you’ll learn how to define and implement highly-efficient architectures for new, expanded, or retrofit data center projects. By doing so, you can deliver agile application provisioning without purchasing unnecessary infrastructure, and establish a strong foundation for new cloud computing and IT-as-a-service initiatives. Throughout, Santana illuminates key theoretical concepts through realistic use cases, real-world designs, illustrative configuration examples, and verification outputs. Appendixes provide valuable reference information, including relevant Cisco data center products and CLI principles for IOS and NX-OS. With this approach, Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals will be an indispensable resource for anyone preparing for the CCNA Data Center, CCNP Data Center, or CCIE Data Center
Learn how virtualization can transform and improve traditional data center network topologies Understand the key characteristics and value of each data center virtualization technology Walk through key decisions, and transform choices into architecture Smoothly migrate existing data centers toward greater virtualization Burst silos that have traditionally made data centers inefficient Master foundational technologies such as VLANs, VRF, and virtual contexts Use virtual PortChannel and FabricPath to overcome the limits of STP Optimize cabling and network management with fabric extender (FEX) virtualized chassis Extend Layer 2 domains to distant data center sites using MPLS and Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) Use VSANs to overcome Fibre Channel fabric challenges Improve SAN data protection, environment isolation, and scalability Consolidate I/O through Data Center Bridging and FCoE Use virtualization to radically simplify server environments Create server profiles that streamline “bare metal” server provisioning “Transcend the rack” through virtualized networking based on Nexus 1000V and VM-FEX Leverage opportunities to deploy virtual network services more efficiently Evolve data center virtualization toward full-fledged private clouds
The authors also offer step-by-step coverage of deploying and managing applications at scale with Docker containers and Google Kubernetes. They conclude with an up-to-the-minute discussion of VMware’s newest DevOps initiatives, including VMware vRealize Automation and VMware
vRealize Code Stream.
• Understanding the challenges that DevOps tools and practices can help VMware administrators to solve
• Using Vagrant to quickly deploy Dev and Test environments that match production system specifications
• Writing Chef “recipes” that streamline server configuration and maintenance
• Simplifying Unix/Linux configuration management and orchestration with Ansible
• Implementing Docker containers for faster and easier application management
• Automating provisioning across the full lifecycle with Razor
• Integrating Microsoft PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and VMware PowerCLI to automate key Windows Server and vSphere VM admin tasks
• Using Puppet to automate infrastructure provisioning, configuration, orchestration, and reporting
• Supercharging log management with ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana)
• Supporting DevOps source code management with Git and continuous integration practices with Jenkins
• Achieving continuous integration, delivery, and deployment with VMware’s vRealize Code Stream
With these practical solutions, experienced developers with no previous knowledge of Docker will be able to package and deploy distributed applications within a couple of chapters. IT professionals will be able to solve everyday problems, as well as create, run, share, and deploy Docker images. Operators will quickly be able to adopt the tools that will change the way they work.
The recipes in this book will help you:Manage containers, mount data volumes, and link containersCreate and share container imagesNetwork containers across single or multiple hostsTackle advanced topics such as Docker configuration and developmentDeploy multi-container applications on a distributed cluster with KubernetesUse a new generation of operating systems optimized for DockerLearn tools for application deployment, continuous integration, service discovery, and orchestrationAccess a Docker host on Amazon AWS, Google GCE, and Microsoft AzureMonitor containers and explore different application use cases
When should you upgrade to higher speed Ethernet? How do you use switches to build larger networks? How do you troubleshoot the system? This book provides the answers. If you’re looking to build a scalable network with Ethernet to satisfy greater bandwidth and market requirements, this book is indeed the definitive guide.Examine the most widely used media systems, as well as advanced 40 and 100 gigabit EthernetLearn about Ethernet’s four basic elements and the IEEE standardsExplore full-duplex Ethernet, Power over Ethernet, and Energy Efficient EthernetUnderstand structured cabling systems and the components you need to build your Ethernet systemUse Ethernet switches to expand and improve network designDelve into Ethernet performance, from specific channels to the entire networkGet troubleshooting techniques for problems common to twisted-pair and fiber optic systems
The book includes chapters that cover the principles of entity resolution and the principles of Information Quality, in addition to their concepts and terminology. It also discusses the Fellegi-Sunter theory of record linkage, the Stanford Entity Resolution Framework, and the Algebraic Model for Entity Resolution, which are the major theoretical models that support Entity Resolution. In relation to this, the book briefly discusses entity-based data integration (EBDI) and its model, which serve as an extension of the Algebraic Model for Entity Resolution. There is also an explanation of how the three commercial ER systems operate and a description of the non-commercial open-source system known as OYSTER. The book concludes by discussing trends in entity resolution research and practice. Students taking IT courses and IT professionals will find this book invaluable.First authoritative reference explaining entity resolution and how to use it effectivelyProvides practical system design advice to help you get a competitive advantage Includes a companion site with synthetic customer data for applicatory exercises, and access to a Java-based Entity Resolution program.
Hacking Web Intelligence shows you how to dig into the Web and uncover the information many don't even know exists. The book takes a holistic approach that is not only about using tools to find information online but also how to link all the information and transform it into presentable and actionable intelligence. You will also learn how to secure your information online to prevent it being discovered by these reconnaissance methods.
Hacking Web Intelligence is an in-depth technical reference covering the methods and techniques you need to unearth open source information from the Internet and utilize it for the purpose of targeted attack during a security assessment. This book will introduce you to many new and leading-edge reconnaissance, information gathering, and open source intelligence methods and techniques, including metadata extraction tools, advanced search engines, advanced browsers, power searching methods, online anonymity tools such as TOR and i2p, OSINT tools such as Maltego, Shodan, Creepy, SearchDiggity, Recon-ng, Social Network Analysis (SNA), Darkweb/Deepweb, data visualization, and much more.Provides a holistic approach to OSINT and Web recon, showing you how to fit all the data together into actionable intelligenceFocuses on hands-on tools such as TOR, i2p, Maltego, Shodan, Creepy, SearchDiggity, Recon-ng, FOCA, EXIF, Metagoofil, MAT, and many moreCovers key technical topics such as metadata searching, advanced browsers and power searching, online anonymity, Darkweb / Deepweb, Social Network Analysis (SNA), and how to manage, analyze, and visualize the data you gatherIncludes hands-on technical examples and case studies, as well as a Python chapter that shows you how to create your own information-gathering tools and modify existing APIs
Learn how to extend the base set of metrics you collect, fetch current values, see aggregate views of metrics, and observe time-series trends in your data. You’ll also examine real-world case studies of Ganglia installs that feature challenging monitoring requirements.Determine whether Ganglia is a good fit for your environmentLearn how Ganglia’s gmond and gmetad daemons build a metric collection overlayPlan for scalability early in your Ganglia deployment, with valuable tips and adviceTake data visualization to a new level with gweb, Ganglia’s web frontendWrite plugins to extend gmond’s metric-collection capabilityTroubleshoot issues you may encounter with a Ganglia installationIntegrate Ganglia with the sFlow and Nagios monitoring systems
Contributors include: Robert Alexander, Jeff Buchbinder, Frederiko Costa, Alex Dean, Dave Josephsen, Peter Phaal, and Daniel Pocock. Case study writers include: John Allspaw, Ramon Bastiaans, Adam Compton, Andrew Dibble, and Jonah Horowitz.
This is the eBook edition of The VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide. This eBook does not include the practice exams that come with the print edition.
The VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and allows you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.
The VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VMware Certified Professional 6—Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV #2V0-641) exam. Leading NSX and data center expert Elver Sena Sosa shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.
Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time.
The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the VCP6-NV (#2V0-641) exam, including:
The VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit www.vmware.com/training.
VMware View 5 for the Desktop
DELIVER HIGH-VALUE VIRTUAL DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE AND A SUPERIOR USER EXPERIENCE
Companies that have already realized the benefits of VMware server virtualization are now discovering that
VMware View 5 offers equally powerful opportunities on the client side. VMware View 5 is a comprehensive
enterprise-class solution. But, until now, crucial information about it has been scattered throughout dozens
of technical documents. In VMware View 5, leading desktop virtualization expert Paul O’Doherty combines
this critical information with deep insights and best practices from his extensive enterprise deployment
O’Doherty walks through every step, from the earliest planning phases through configuration,
implementation, and management. He addresses important considerations ranging from changes to
end-user experience through support and performance management. You’ll learn how to plan and smoothly
stage virtual desktop infrastructure deployments, and avoid pitfalls associated with latency, scalability,
storage, and networking.
Whether you’re an architect, system administrator, or virtualization consultant, this guide’s proven
techniques can help you dramatically improve IT productivity as you build environments that are far more
flexible and easier to manage.
Docker is quickly changing the way that organizations are deploying software at scale. But understanding how Linux containers fit into your workflow—and getting the integration details right—are not trivial tasks. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use Docker to package your applications with all of their dependencies, and then test, ship, scale, and support your containers in production.
Two Lead Site Reliability Engineers at New Relic share much of what they have learned from using Docker in production since shortly after its initial release. Their goal is to help you reap the benefits of this technology while avoiding the many setbacks they experienced.Learn how Docker simplifies dependency management and deployment workflow for your applicationsStart working with Docker images, containers, and command line toolsUse practical techniques to deploy and test Docker-based Linux containers in productionDebug containers by understanding their composition and internal processesDeploy production containers at scale inside your data center or cloud environmentExplore advanced Docker topics, including deployment tools, networking, orchestration, security, and configuration
If you are a systems or automation engineer who intends to automate common infrastructure tasks, deploy applications, and use orchestration to configure systems in a co-ordinated manner, then this book is for you. Some understanding of the Linux/UNIX command line interface is expected.What You Will LearnWrite simple tasks and playsOrganize code into a reusable, modular structureSeparate code from data using variables and Jinja2 templatesRun custom commands and scripts using Ansible's command modulesControl execution flow based on conditionalsIntegrate nodes and discover topology information about other nodes in the clusterEncrypt data with ansible-vaultCreate environments with isolated configurations to match application development workflowOrchestrate infrastructure and deploy applications in a coordinated mannerIn Detail
Ansible combines configuration management, orchestration, and parallel command execution into a single tool. Its batteries-included approach and built-in module library makes it easy to integrate it with cloud platforms, databases, and notification services without requiring additional plugins. Playbooks in Ansible define the policies your systems under management enforce. They facilitate effective configuration management rather than running ad hoc scripts to deploy complex applications.
This book will show you how to write a blueprint of your infrastructure encompassing multi-tier applications using Ansible's playbooks. Beginning with the basic concepts such as plays, tasks, handlers, inventory, and the YAML syntax that Ansible uses, you will see how to organize your code into a modular structure. Building on this, you will master techniques to create data-driven playbooks with variables, templates, logical constructs, and encrypted data. This book will also take you through advanced clustering concepts such as discovering topology information, managing multiple environments, and orchestration.
By the end of this book, you will be able to design solutions to your automation and orchestration problems using playbooks quickly and efficiently.Style and approach
This book follows a step-by-step approach, with the concepts explained in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Each topic is explained sequentially in the process of creating a course. A comprehensive explanation of the basic and advanced features of Ansible playbooks is also included.
Aspiring digital businesses need overall IT agility, not just development team agility. In Agile IT Organization Design , IT management consultant and ThoughtWorks veteran Sriram Narayan shows how to infuse agility throughout your organization. Drawing on more than fifteen years’ experience working with enterprise clients in IT-intensive industries, he introduces an agile approach to “Business–IT Effectiveness” that is as practical as it is valuable.
The author shows how structural, political, operational, and cultural facets of organization design influence overall IT agility—and how you can promote better collaboration across diverse functions, from sales and marketing to product development, and engineering to IT operations. Through real examples, he helps you evaluate and improve organization designs that enhance autonomy, mastery, and purpose: the key ingredients for a highly motivated workforce.
You’ll find “close range” coverage of team design, accountability, alignment, project finance, tooling, metrics, organizational norms, communication, and culture. For each, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of where your organization stands, and clear direction for making improvements. Ready to optimize the performance of your IT organization or digital business? Here are practical solutions for the long term, and for right now.Govern for value over predictability Organize for responsiveness, not lowest cost Clarify accountability for outcomes and for decisions along the way Strengthen the alignment of autonomous teams Move beyond project teams to capability teams Break down tool-induced silos Choose financial practices that are free of harmful side effects Create and retain great teams despite today’s “talent crunch” Reform metrics to promote (not prevent) agility Evolve culture through improvements to structure, practices, and leadership—and careful, deliberate interventions
Gruntwork co-founder Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman walks you through dozens of code examples that demonstrate how to use Terraform’s simple, declarative programming language to deploy and manage infrastructure with just a few commands. Whether you’re a novice developer, aspiring DevOps engineer, or veteran sysadmin, this book will take you from Terraform basics to running a full tech stack capable of supporting a massive amount of traffic and a large team of developers.Compare Terraform to other IAC tools, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and Salt StackUse Terraform to deploy server clusters, load balancers, and databasesLearn how Terraform manages the state of your infrastructure and how it impacts file layout, isolation, and lockingCreate reusable infrastructure with Terraform modulesTry out advanced Terraform syntax to implement loops, if-statements, and zero-downtime deploymentUse Terraform as a team, including best practices for writing, testing, and versioning Terraform code
Implementing an enterprise-wide Configuration Management Database (CMDB) is one of the most influential actions an IT organization can take to improve service delivery and bridge the gap between technology and the business. With a well-designed CMDB in place, companies are better positioned to manage and optimize IT infrastructure, applications, and services; automate more IT management tasks; and restrain burgeoning costs. Now, there’s an objective, vendor-independent guide to making a CMDB work in your organization. The CMDB Imperative presents a start-to-finish implementation methodology that works and describes how the CMDB is shifting to the superior Configuration Management System (CMS).
Expert CMDB industry analyst Glenn O’Donnell and leading-edge architect and practitioner Carlos Casanova first review the drivers behind a CMDB and the technical, economic, cultural, and political obstacles to success. Drawing on the experiences of hundreds of organizations, they present indispensable guidance on architecting and customizing CMDB solutions to your specific environment. They’ll guide you through planning, implementation, transitioning into production, day-to-day operation and maintenance, and much more. Coverage includes
Defining the tasks and activities associated with configuration management Understanding the CMDB’s role in ITIL and the relationship between CMDBs and ITIL v3’s CMS Building software models that accurately represent each entity in your IT environment Ensuring information accuracy via change management and automated discovery Understanding the state of the CMDB market and selling the CMDB within your organization Creating federated CMDB architectures that successfully balance autonomy with centralized control Planning a deployment strategy that sets appropriate priorities and reflects a realistic view of your organization’s maturity Integrating systems and leveraging established and emerging standards Previewing the future of the CMDB/CMS and how it will be impacted by key trends such as virtualization, SOA, mobility, convergence, and “flexi-sourcing”
In addition, you will explore the Windows Azure capabilities for virtual machines and managing a hybrid cloud, including Windows Azure’s Internet as a Service (IaaS) and storage capabilities, how seamless management is possible with PowerShell and System Center, plus how Azure Storage can play a part in a company’s complete solution.
Key topics covered include: virtualization fundamentals, network virtualization, storage configuration, Hyper-V management and maintenance, failover clustering and migration, Hyper-V replica and cloud orchestration, private cloud implementation, Azure IaaS, Azure storage, managing with PowerShell, Hyper-V decoding, and Windows Server 2012 R2 integration.
The book is aimed at system administrators who have intermediate level of knowledge with Kubernetes and want to better manage their applications deployed over containers. Also, it will help those administrators who want to maintain and scale applications on these containers.What You Will LearnGet to know how to build your own container clusterDeploy and manage highly scalable applications using KubernetesDiscover how to build high availability Kubernetes clustersFind out how to build a continuous delivery pipeline for your applicationTrack metrics and logs for every container running in your clusterStreamline the way you deploy and manage your applications with large-scale container orchestrationIn Detail
Kubernetes is Google's solution to managing a cluster of containers. Kubernetes provides a declarative API to manage clusters while giving us a lot of flexibility. This book will provide you with recipes to better manage containers in different scenarios in production using Kubernetes.
We will start by giving you a quick brush up on how Kubernetes works with containers along with an overview of the main Kubernetes features such as Pods, Replication Controllers, and more. Next, we will teach you how to create Kubernetes cluster and how to run programs on Kubernetes. We'll explain features such as High Availability Kubernetes master setup, using Kubernetes with Docker, and orchestration with Kubernetes using AWS. Later, will show you how to use Kubernetes-UI, and how to set up and manage Kubernetes clusters on the cloud and bare metal.
Upon completion of this book, you will be able use Kubernetes in production and will have a better understanding of how to manage your containers using Kubernetes.Style and approach
This recipe-based book precisely teaches you how to use Kubernetes in production and how to better manage your containers using Kubernetes.
VMware’s breakthrough Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) initiative can help you virtualize your entire datacenter: compute, storage, networks, and associated services. Central to SDDC is VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN): a fully distributed storage architecture seamlessly integrated into the hypervisor and capable of scaling to meet any enterprise storage requirement.
Now, the leaders of VMware’s wildly popular Virtual SAN previews have written the first authoritative guide to this pivotal technology. You’ll learn what Virtual SAN is, exactly what it offers, how to implement it, and how to maximize its value.
Writing for administrators, consultants, and architects, Cormac Hogan and Duncan Epping show how Virtual SAN implements both object-based storage and a policy platform that simplifies VM storage placement. You’ll learn how Virtual SAN and vSphere work together to dramatically improve resiliency, scale-out storage functionality, and control over QoS.
Both an up-to-the-minute reference and hands-on tutorial, Essential Virtual SAN uses realistic examples to demonstrate Virtual SAN’s most powerful capabilities. You’ll learn how to plan, architect, and deploy Virtual SAN successfully, avoid gotchas, and troubleshoot problems once you’re up and running.
Coverage includesUnderstanding the key goals and concepts of Software-Defined Storage and Virtual SAN technology Meeting physical and virtual requirements for safe Virtual SAN implementation Installing and configuring Virtual SAN for your unique environment Using Storage Policy Based Management to control availability, performance, and reliability Simplifying deployment with VM Storage Policies Discovering key Virtual SAN architectural details: caching I/O, VASA, witnesses, pass-through RAID, and more Ensuring efficient day-to-day Virtual SAN management and maintenance Interoperating with other VMware features and products Designing and sizing Virtual SAN clusters Troubleshooting, monitoring, and performance optimization
This edition offers instruction on how and in which situations the penetration tester can best use them. Real-life scenarios support and expand upon explanations throughout. It also presents core technologies for each type of testing and the best tools for the job. The book consists of 10 chapters that covers a wide range of topics such as reconnaissance; scanning and enumeration; client-side attacks and human weaknesses; hacking database services; Web server and Web application testing; enterprise application testing; wireless penetrating testing; and building penetration test labs. The chapters also include case studies where the tools that are discussed are applied. New to this edition: enterprise application testing, client-side attacks and updates on Metasploit and Backtrack.
This book is for people who are interested in penetration testing or professionals engaged in penetration testing. Those working in the areas of database, network, system, or application administration, as well as architects, can gain insights into how penetration testers perform testing in their specific areas of expertise and learn what to expect from a penetration test. This book can also serve as a reference for security or audit professionals.Details current open source penetration testing toolsPresents core technologies for each type of testing and the best tools for the jobNew to this edition: Enterprise application testing, client-side attacks and updates on Metasploit and Backtrack
–Simon Crosby, CTO, XenSource
An Under-the-Hood Guide to the Power of Xen Hypervisor Internals
The Definitive Guide to the Xen Hypervisor is a comprehensive handbook on the inner workings of XenSource’s powerful open source paravirtualization solution. From architecture to kernel internals, author David Chisnall exposes key code components and shows you how the technology works, providing the essential information you need to fully harness and exploit the Xen hypervisor to develop cost-effective, highperformance Linux and Windows virtual environments.
Granted exclusive access to the XenSource team, Chisnall lays down a solid framework with overviews of virtualization and the design philosophy behind the Xen hypervisor. Next, Chisnall takes you on an in-depth exploration of the hypervisor’s architecture, interfaces, device support, management tools, and internals—including key information for developers who want to optimize applications for virtual environments. He reveals the power and pitfalls of Xen in real-world examples and includes hands-on exercises, so you gain valuable experience as you learn.
This insightful resource gives you a detailed picture of how all the pieces of the Xen hypervisor fit and work together, setting you on the path to building and implementing a streamlined, cost-efficient virtual enterprise.
· Understanding the Xen virtual architecture
· Using shared info pages, grant tables, and the memory management subsystem
· Interpreting Xen’s abstract device interfaces
· Configuring and managing device support, including event channels, monitoring with XenStore, supporting core devices, and adding new device types
· Navigating the inner workings of the Xen API and userspace tools
· Coordinating virtual machines with the Scheduler Interface and API, and adding a new scheduler
· Securing near-native speed on guest machines using HVM
· Planning for future needs, including porting, power management, new devices, and unusual architectures
This book is intended for system administrators and IT architects who need to better integrate their Zabbix installation with their surrounding environment. A basic, working knowledge of Zabbix and Linux is assumed so that the book can focus on how to use every component to its full advantage. It will also be helpful to be familiar with programming concepts and languages but if not, all the content in the book is thorough and well documented.What You Will LearnEfficiently collect data from a large variety of monitoring objectsOrganize your data in graphs, charts, maps, and slide showsBuild intelligent triggers and alarms to monitor your network proactivelyWrite your own custom probes and monitoring scripts to extend ZabbixConfigure Zabbix and its database to be high available and fault-tolerantAutomate repetitive procedures using Zabbix's APIIntegrate Zabbix with external systemsUnderstand the protocol and how to interact with it by writing your own custom agentIn Detail
Nowadays monitoring systems play a crucial role in any IT environment. They are extensively used to not only measure your system's performance, but also to forecast capacity issues. This is where Zabbix, one of the most popular monitoring solutions for networks and applications, comes into the picture. With an efficient monitoring system in place you'll be able to foresee when your infrastructure runs under capacity and react accordingly. Due to the critical role a monitoring system plays, it is fundamental to implement it in the best way from its initial setup. This avoids misleading, confusing, or, even worse, false alarms which can disrupt an efficient and healthy IT department.
This new edition will provide you with all the knowledge you need to make strategic and practical decisions about the Zabbix monitoring system. The setup you'll do with this book will fit your environment and monitoring needs like a glove. You will be guided through the initial steps of choosing the correct size and configuration for your system, to what to monitor and how to implement your own custom monitoring component. Exporting and integrating your data with other systems is also covered.
By the end of this book, you will have a tailor-made and well configured monitoring system and will understand with absolute clarity how crucial it is to your IT environment.Style and approach
This book is an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to monitoring network and performance in large environments with Zabbix. It is designed for real-world Zabbix administrators, and is comprised of a perfect mix of theoretical explanations and practical applications, making it your perfect companion.
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V offers greater scalability, new components, and more options than ever before for large enterprise systems and small/medium businesses. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide is the place to start learning about this new cloud operating system. You'll get up to speed on the architecture, basic deployment and upgrading, creating virtual workloads, designing and implementing advanced network architectures, creating multitenant clouds, backup, disaster recovery, and more.
The international team of expert authors offers deep technical detail, as well as hands-on exercises and plenty of real-world scenarios, so you thoroughly understand all features and how best to use them.Explains how to deploy, use, manage, and maintain the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V virtualization solutions in large enterprises and small- to medium-businesses Provides deep technical detail and plenty of exercises showing you how to work with Hyper-V in real-world settings Shows you how to quickly configure Hyper-V from the GUI and use PowerShell to script and automate common tasks Covers deploying Hyper-V hosts, managing virtual machines, network fabrics, cloud computing, and using file servers Also explores virtual SAN storage, creating guest clusters, backup and disaster recovery, using Hyper-V for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and other topics
Help make your Hyper-V virtualization solution a success with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide.
If you are a systems administrator or developer who is keen to employ DevOps techniques to help with the day-to-day complications of managing complex infrastructures, then this book is for you. No prior knowledge of DevOps tools is required.What You Will LearnManage, use, and work with code in the Git version management systemManage the life cycle of hosts, from creation to on-going management, using Puppet RazorCreate hosts automatically using a simple combination of TFTP, DHCP, and pre-seedsImplement virtual hosts using the ubiquitous VMware ESXi hypervisorControl configuration using the powerful and popular Ansible configuration management systemDevelop powerful, consistent, and portable containers using DockerTrack trends, discover data, and monitor key systems using InfluxDB, syslog, and SensuDeal efficiently with powerful cloud infrastructures using the Amazon AWS Infrastructure as a Service and the Heroku Platform as a ServiceIn Detail
There has been a recent explosion in tools that allow you to redefine the delivery of infrastructure and applications, using a combination of automation and testing to deliver continuous deployment. DevOps has garnered interest from every quarter, and is rapidly being recognized as a radical shift, as large as the Agile movement for the delivery of software.
This book takes a collection of some of the coolest software available today and shows you how to use it to create impressive changes to the way you deliver applications and software. It tackles the plethora of tools that are now available to enable organizations to take advantage of the automation, monitoring, and configuration management techniques that define a DevOps-driven infrastructure.
Starting off with the fundamental command-line tools that every DevOps enthusiast must know, this book will guide you through the implementation of the Ansible tool to help you facilitate automation and perform diverse tasks. You will explore how to build hosts automatically with the creation of Apt mirrors and interactive pre-seeds, which are of the utmost importance for Ubuntu automation. You will also delve into the concept of virtualization and creating and manipulating guests with ESXi. Following this, you will venture into the application of Docker; learn how to install, run, network, and restore Docker containers; and also learn how to build containers in Jenkins and deploy apps using a combination of Ansible, Docker, and Jenkins. You will also discover how to filter data with Grafana and the usage of InfluxDB along with unconventional log management. Finally, you will get acquainted with cloud infrastructure, employing the Heroku and Amazon AWS platforms.
By tackling real-world issues, this book will guide you through a huge variety of tools, giving new users the ability to get up and running and offering advanced users some interesting recipes that may help with existing issues.Style and approach
This book has an easy-to-follow approach to both introducing the wide range of available DevOps tools and working with them. Each recipe is lavishly sprinkled with example code and uses clear instructions to easily allow you to see how you can both implement the solutions, and more importantly, tailor them to your unique needs.
Extensive updates reflect the technical changes and modernizations that have taken place in the field since the last edition, including substantial new chapters on probabilistic methods and on deep learning. Accompanying the book is a new version of the popular WEKA machine learning software from the University of Waikato. Authors Witten, Frank, Hall, and Pal include today's techniques coupled with the methods at the leading edge of contemporary research.
Please visit the book companion website at http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/ml/weka/book.html
It containsPowerpoint slides for Chapters 1-12. This is a very comprehensive teaching resource, with many PPT slides covering each chapter of the bookOnline Appendix on the Weka workbench; again a very comprehensive learning aid for the open source software that goes with the bookTable of contents, highlighting the many new sections in the 4th edition, along with reviews of the 1st edition, errata, etc.Provides a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts, as well as practical advice on applying the tools and techniques to data mining projectsPresents concrete tips and techniques for performance improvement that work by transforming the input or output in machine learning methodsIncludes a downloadable WEKA software toolkit, a comprehensive collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks-in an easy-to-use interactive interfaceIncludes open-access online courses that introduce practical applications of the material in the book
Cisco data center experts Lucien Avramov and Maurizio Portolani thoroughly explain the architecture, concepts, and methodology of the policy driven data center. The authors cover the key technology concepts, the tools for modern data centers including python scripting and REST, the design consideration and methodology of modern fabrics including VXLAN-based forwarding, the policy model theory and concepts, how to build a multi-hypervisor and bare-metal infrastructure including OpenStack, the service integration, and advanced telemetry capabilities for troubleshooting. The book concludes by discussing universal data center switch architecture concepts in order to clearly understand switching concepts and the newer trends in the Nexus 9000 product portfolio.
Drawing on their extensive experience in enterprise engagements, the authors present effective solutions for virtualized data centers, high performance computing, ultra-low latency environments, and large-scale data centers. In addition to discussing relevant concepts and methodologies, the authors address design considerations associated with hardware, topologies, automation, and scalability. Technical professionals will find invaluable guidance on migrating current data center environments to a policy driven data center.
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The book targets Linux and system administrators and professionals working in IT teams who would like to design and implement an enterprise-quality virtualized environment using Proxmox.Knowledge of networking and virtualization concepts is assumed.What You Will LearnInstall the basic Proxmox VE nodesGet to know the Proxmox Graphical User Interface (GUI)See and understand Proxmox's internal structure and mechanicsCreate and manage KVM- or LXC-based virtual machinesUnderstand advanced virtual networksLeverage the power of the built-in Proxmox firewall to provide protection at any levelConfigure high availability Proxmox nodesLearn different backup strategies and to restore a VM in the event of a disaster to ensure data safetyMonitor a Proxmox cluster and all of its components using ZabbixPlan large virtual environments for mission critical virtual environmentsWork through real-world scenarios to troubleshoot ProxmoxIn Detail
Proxmox is an open source server virtualization solution that has enterprise-class features to manage virtual machines, to be used for storage, and to virtualize both Linux and Windows application workloads.
You begin with refresher on the advanced installation features and the Proxmox GUI to familiarize yourself with the Proxmox VE hypervisor. You then move on to explore Proxmox under the hood, focusing on the storage systems used with Proxmox. Moving on, you will learn to manage KVM Virtual Machines and Linux Containers and see how networking is handled in Proxmox. You will then learn how to protect a cluster or a VM with a firewall and explore the new HA features introduced in Proxmox VE 4 along with the brand new HA simulator.
Next, you will dive deeper into the backup/restore strategy followed by learning how to properly update and upgrade a Proxmox node. Later, you will learn how to monitor a Proxmox cluster and all of its components using Zabbix. By the end of the book, you will become an expert at making Proxmox environments work in production environments with minimum downtime.Style and approach
This book walks you through every aspect of virtualization using Proxmox using a practical, scenario-based approach that features best practices and all the weaponry you need to succeed when building virtual environments with Proxmox 4.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) with a Touch of SDN is the first practical introduction to NFV’s fundamental concepts, techniques, and use cases. Written for wide audiences of network engineers, architects, planners, and operators, it assumes no previous knowledge of NFV architecture, deployment, or management.
The authors first explain how virtualization, VMs, containers, and related technologies establish the foundation for the NFV transformation. Next, they show how these concepts and technologies can be applied to virtualize network functions in the cloud, data centers, routing, security, and the mobile packet core.
You’ll discover new tools and techniques for managing and orchestrating virtualized network devices, and gain new clarity on how SDN and NFV interact and interrelate. By the time you’re done, you’ll be ready to assess vendor claims, evaluate architectures, and plan NFV’s role in your own networks.
What can you do at the start of a virtualization deployment to make things run more smoothly? If you plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere solutions in your company, this unique book provides keen insight and solutions. From hardware selection, network layout, and security considerations to storage and hypervisors, this book explains the design decisions you'll face and how to make the right choices.
Written by two virtualization experts and packed with real-world strategies and examples, VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition will help you design smart design decisions.Shows IT administrators how plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere virtualization solutions Explains the design decisions typically encountered at every step in the process and how to make the right choices Covers server hardware selection, network topology, security, storage, virtual machine design, and more Topics include ESXi hypervisors deployment, vSwitches versus dvSwitches, and FC, FCoE, iSCSI, or NFS storage
Find out the "why" behind virtualization design decisions and make better choices, with VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition, which has been fully updated for vSphere 5.x.
To help realize Big Data’s full potential, the book addresses numerous challenges, offering the conceptual and technological solutions for tackling them. These challenges include life-cycle data management, large-scale storage, flexible processing infrastructure, data modeling, scalable machine learning, data analysis algorithms, sampling techniques, and privacy and ethical issues.Covers computational platforms supporting Big Data applicationsAddresses key principles underlying Big Data computingExamines key developments supporting next generation Big Data platformsExplores the challenges in Big Data computing and ways to overcome themContains expert contributors from both academia and industry