Vmware vSphere 5 - Good book for beginner

joaotelles
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Hi,

What would be a good book to have about the Vmware vSphere 5 basics?

I got a recommendation on this one: Mastering VMware vSphere 5 [Paperback]
Scott Lowe (Author)

Looks lik it has print screens in it which facilitates...

Tks,
Joao
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
Top Expert 2008
Commented:
Scott Lowe's book in the best one I've seen for versions 3 through the current one.  Very easy read and keeps things interesting
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Expert of the Year 2017
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see my EE Article

HOW TO:  VCP 5
Top Expert 2010
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Actually...as a 'beginner' wanting to learn the basics, start with VMware documentation (see: http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html, select version 5.0 to start with), and the Guide I recommend is the 'vSphere Basics Guide': http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-basics-guide.pdf

After that, go through the Install Guide, then vCenter & Host Mgmt Guide, then VM Admin Guide. The rest will be as you get more familiar with the product.

Scott Lowe's book is indeed good...but to begin with, I recommend VMware docs I mentioned above.

Regards.
~coolsport00
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Tks. I will check them all... I have already went through the Vmware docs.. so I think Im ready for the book :)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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also use the Experts Knowledge at Experts Exchange, we can tell you more than a book!

Happy New Year!

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