Wow. I cannot believe it is done.
VMware vSphere 4 Administration Instant Reference has been delivered (well to me at least).
Matthew Johnson asked me to be a part of the project back in early 2009. I wasn’t sure I would have time for the project, but I definitely wanted to be a part of it. Scott Lowe joined us a couple months later, and we then had a team.
There is quite a bit of material covering installing vSphere, upgrading to vSphere, some best practices, and quite a bit of detail for an instant reference.
I am very pleased with the outcome, and would like to thank Matthew Johnson and Scott Lowe for their work. I would also like to thank Tom Howarth and Rich Scherer for their expert technical editing.
I am just glad to have been part of the project.
We’ll, I hadn’t blogged about it yet, but I recently had the opportunity to be a Co-Author on a new book about VMware ESX.
The title is VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center. It details VMware ESX, VirtualCenter, and how they interact with each other and a network infrastructure. There are some tips and tricks, as well as some in depth content about their architecture, as well as how to use them, with some best practices mixed in.
I was very fortunate to be a part of the book, and I truly appreciate the opportunity that Steve Beaver and David Marshall gave me by bringing me into the project. Also, I want to extend thanks to the publisher, as they were very gracious in the process of publishing this book.
We’re going through the finalization process, and we hope to have the book on shelves as soon as possible. I understand it will be available before VMworld 2008.
I hope that everyone who gets a copy, will find the content useful, and enjoyable to read.