vmware techical deep dive

Hello Experts,

   I am in phase of increasing my VMware skills , I understand VMware as a operational point of view. but I want to master the techincal details of VMWare.

Eg - how CPU , Network , Memory , Etc are virtulized , how exactly they work.

Can someone guide me or refer me how to start this ? any reference book or methods to start?


-Prashant Girennavar.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
All the documents you seek that VMware want to tell us about which are not under NDA are available on the VMware site as white papers I would also recommend getting a paid userid to ALL VMware VMworld Presentations by VMware VCDX Experts. A PAID Subscription entitles you to ALL VMware VMWorld events, over past years, pdfs, webcasts etc

see here
The CPU Scheduler in VMware vSphere 5.1

All Technical Papers are here

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Fellow VMware vExperts have the following books

The best VMware vSphere Clustering books explaining DRS, HA are by Duncan Epping  and Frank Denneman.

see here


also Brian Atkinson - VCP5 books.


Also see my EE Articles


Follow the vExperts on twitter, read all the VMware vSphere documentation, and start reading the docs for the following certifications:-


Have you been on any Certified Vmware Training Courses?
Prashant GirennavarAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that Hanccocka, Indeed the reference are helpful.

 But do we have some reference book  ?which explains details architecture of VMWare , like , how CPU Scheduling , VMKernal , VM networking Etc works

 I am trying to understand internals of VMWare :).

I will be taking training soon in some VMware certified center.


-Prashant Girennavar.
coolsport00Connect With a Mentor Commented:
I ALWAYS recommend beginning with VMware documentation, then expounding from there (amazon for vSphere books - DC & Storage Design, HA/DRS Deepdive, etc.)

VMware 5.1 docs - http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html

Aravind SivaramanConnect With a Mentor Technical Subject Matter ExpertCommented:
You can also check the Video which are available


There are free E-learning course available which will also help

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