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VMware ESX best practices book

I didn't see any draft or get any complimentary copy so I can't talk about the contents so buy if you know its worth a buy.

The economic and practical benefits of virtualization continue to make it one of the hottest technologies. These benefits include the capability to consolidate the workloads of underutilized servers on fewer machines, and the capability to run multiple and different operating systems simultaneously. VMware continues to be the leader in the field, particularly when it comes to industrial-strength, enterprise-level applications. However, with the power provided by VMware ESX also comes some complexity. You typically need to hire a consultant to come in and help with choosing hardware, establishing good candidates for virtualization, choosing installation methods, installing, configuring, using, and even migrating machines. Now, however, Edward Haletky has written a book that provides all that information, and more, in a very accessible fashion. After you have read this book, you will be ready to use this extremely powerful tool efficiently and effectively.


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  1. hi there. I work for O'Reilly's PR department, and I'm thinking you might have us confused with another publishing. As far as I know, we haven't released a book on VMware ESX recently... Can you please let me know which book you're referring to? Shoot me an email - maryr at Thanks!


  2. Mary,

    It wa Prentice Hall, I've corrected it!

    Thanks for the shout out!



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