If there were a VMware book club starting up at this year’s VMworld, VMware Certified Instructor Eric Sloof would certainly be leading the group in lively discussions. At VMworld US 2014, he staked out at the bookstore and interviewed authors about their books, their VMware backgrounds, and their IT industry perspectives.
Learn about new books that have arrived on bookshelves, which authors he caught up with, and some of the vital bits of wisdom they dropped at this year’s event. (And get your copy of these books at the VMware Press online store.)
VMworld TV Interview: Duncan Epping and Cormac Hogan Discuss Essential Virtual VSAN: Administrator’s Guide to VMware Virtual SAN
Eric Sloof interviews authors Duncan Epping and Cormac Hogan about their new book Essential Virtual VSAN: Administrator’s Guide to VMware Virtual SAN. The authors share tips for getting started with VSAN, policy-based management, and the steps to get VSAN deployed. You may be thinking that it’s fairly easy to set up VSAN, so why is the book so thick? In short, the VSAN set may be easy, but there are considerations around networking, design, and performance, so lots to consider and ponder as you read.
VMworld TV Interviews Christopher Wahl and Steven Pantol about Networking for VMware Administrators
Eric caught up with authors Christopher Wahl and Steven Pantol to talk about their new book, Networking for VMware Administrators, available now. The book is divided into three sections: the physical network (including a dictionary), virtual components and port groups, what you need to build a virtual network, and then, finally, the design.
VMworld TV Talks to Michael Webster and Michael Corey about Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right?
One of the questions we’ll all undoubtedly ask ourselves in our careers is, “Am I doing this right?” Well, Eric Sloof snagged Michael Webster and Michael Corey, co-authors of the new book Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right? to talk about the contents of their latest tome. They talked about the rules when it comes to virtualization and the SQL stack.
VM Horizon Authors Paul O’Doherty and Stephane Asselin
Authors Paul O’Doherty and Stephane Asselin have penned a new book about VM Horizon. Paul has been working with VMware products for 10 years, from virtualization to cloud. Stephane has been in IT for 22 years, starting off as a VDI customer before moving into the business. You know if two VMware veterans who have decades of experience between them write a book, it’s going to contain a lot of history and perspective. Find out if this is the year of VDI and get their perspectives on the industry shifts that are taking place now (and what they’ve seen.)
Don’t miss the second part of this VMware books series with additional books that cover virtualizing Microsoft applications, VCAP5-DCA and VCP5-DCV exams, and a short video with trivia to test your VMware knowledge.