Great book for VMware networking

EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
Grab it while there's a 50% discount. I have been thumbing through it and reckon it'd make a good addition to anyone's reading material whether your at the VCP or VCAP levels. Especially liked the details on:

- the constructs of the vSS and vDS, and how they differ from pSwitches (nice detailed info)
- IP storage
- design scenarios

Steal for $22!
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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,917 Mod
    Wait, did I miss something? Which book are you talking about?

    Think I found it: Networking for VMware Administrators | Pearson IT Certification
  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Yeah that was the one mate, I forgot to add the link!
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  • ande0255ande0255 Banned Posts: 1,178
    Like if Cisco and VMware had a beautiful baby book icon_study.gif Thanks for sharing!
  • ande0255ande0255 Banned Posts: 1,178
    Where did you find it for $22? Least I see is like $35 via cyberguy's link.
  • A10A10 Member Posts: 9 ■■■□□□□□□□
    hi

    use coupon:

    Earthday

    Thanks
    A10
  • ande0255ande0255 Banned Posts: 1,178
    Ahhhhhhh, and I was trying to get a hard copy to physically set on my desk, that is a bummer!
  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    That discount code only works when you purchase two or more books.

    @ande0255 - The book's still $22 (even though it says $35), just select to proceed to checkout and there you'll see it say $22 (not $35). Looks like the discount's going away soon, so if you still want it go for it now. Hard copy or soft copy - it's decent reading material.
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  • ande0255ande0255 Banned Posts: 1,178
    Found a brand new hard copy on ebay for $27, way stoked to check this out, big thanks again for pointing out this book! :D
  • CChilderhoseCChilderhose Member Posts: 137
    Bought the eBook version and started reading. Great book and very informative. Will come in handy for VCAP exams. :D
    VCAP-DCA, VCP 55
    MCITP: EA, VA, SA
    VCAP-DCD, VCP6 -- COMING SOON
  • dacetodaceto Member Posts: 63 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the book title. I picked it up at 1/2 off and think its really nice from what I have read thus far.
  • burfectburfect Member Posts: 128
    Would this book be beneficial to someone with an understanding of VMWare/virtualization but relatively green to networking in general? Or is it more suited to HOW specifically networks interact with VMWare for those who already have an understanding of networking.
  • ande0255ande0255 Banned Posts: 1,178
    I'd say it's beneficial for a very, very basic understanding of how LAN networks operate, but nowhere near the scope of even CCENT level knowledge.

    Very good book thus far though, the little bit that I have read has been a good brush up on some network basics / details that have aged out of my brain.
  • HP_GuyHP_Guy Member Posts: 77 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks for pointing this out. I've just bought this book, looks really good. I'm working towards the VCP (have completed the course requirement.) Can anybody recommend a similar book but for storage? Storage is the area I have least familiarity with.

    Thanks :)
  • SteveFerSteveFer Member Posts: 69 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Would it be any benefit to someone with a CCNA , but zero virtualization knowledge, I am just about to start the mastering v sphere book and if it would be beneficial I would use this too.
  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    HP_Guy wrote: »
    Thanks for pointing this out. I've just bought this book, looks really good. I'm working towards the VCP (have completed the course requirement.) Can anybody recommend a similar book but for storage? Storage is the area I have least familiarity with. Thanks :)

    The Mastering book is good enough for your VCP level understanding of the storage side of things. You could always get the Storage Implementation in vSphere 5 by Mostafa Khalil (VCDX #2), pure gold that book. A great reference book, overkill for the VCP though.
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  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    SteveFer wrote: »
    Would it be any benefit to someone with a CCNA , but zero virtualization knowledge, I am just about to start the mastering v sphere book and if it would be beneficial I would use this too.
    Well I guess the more resources you have, the better it is. The Mastering vSphere book is good enough if you dont have much experience with vSphere. For $16 or so, this book's great value. I'd buy it if I were you.
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  • SteveFerSteveFer Member Posts: 69 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Essendon wrote: »
    Well I guess the more resources you have, the better it is. The Mastering vSphere book is good enough if you dont have much experience with vSphere. For $16 or so, this book's great value. I'd buy it if I were you.


    Great, thanks
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