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)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.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)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


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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 SivaramanTechnical 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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