2011 vSphere Reading List – Take 2

One of the questions I get asked most often is some variant of: “I’m new to vSphere, how do I get up to speed?” or “I’ve been using VMware for ages, but I want to take it to the next level, recommendations?”

My most common answer, is read. Read lots, and read often. With that in mind, the awesome doesn’t stop rolling of the presses this year. We started here with some updates to both Edward Haletky’s vSphere in the Enterprise, and Elias Khnaser’s VCP4 Exam Cram.


Next up are some heavy hitters. First, is “VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference”, a book that along with Hal’s PowerCLI book, are must have’s for all vSphere admins:


Another must have for your bookshelf is the ‘”VMware vSphere 4.1 HA and DRS Technical Deepdive”:


One final edition, but is yet another must have… really. Is the “VMware vSphere Design” book. The only one of it’s kind thus far:



I feel there should be a meaningful quote about reading that goes here to emphasize it’s importance, but… you already knew that. The books above, along with the the others I’ve reviewed in the past should get you moving along your way towards vSphere Awesomeness.