One of the questions I get asked most often is some variant of: â€œIâ€™m new to vSphere, how do I get up to speed?â€ or â€œIâ€™ve been using VMware for ages, but I want to take it to the next level, recommendations?â€
My most common answer, is read. Read lots, and read often. With that in mind, the awesome doesnâ€™t stop rolling of the presses this year. We started here with some updates to both Edward Haletkyâ€™s vSphere in the Enterprise, and Elias Khnaserâ€™s VCP4 Exam Cram.
Next up are some heavy hitters. First, is â€œVMware vSphere PowerCLI Referenceâ€, a book that along with Halâ€™s PowerCLI book, are must haveâ€™s for all vSphere admins:
Another must have for your bookshelf is the ‘â€VMware vSphere 4.1 HA and DRS Technical Deepdiveâ€:
One final edition, but is yet another must haveâ€¦ really. Is the â€œVMware vSphere Designâ€ book. The only one of itâ€™s kind thus far:
I feel there should be a meaningful quote about reading that goes here to emphasize itâ€™s importance, butâ€¦ you already knew that. The books above, along with the the others Iâ€™ve reviewed in the past should get you moving along your way towards vSphere Awesomeness.