VMware vSphere 5 links

Written by Marco on . Posted in VMware

Eric Siebert created a list of links about all the VMware vSphere 5 content he could find. See vSphere-Land for the complete list. I’ve selected a few that are important to me or are worth reading.

What’s New Whitepapers

What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.0 Platform (VMware)
What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.0 Storage (VMware)
What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.0 Performance (VMware)
What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.0 Networking (VMware)
What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.0 Availability (VMware)
What’s New in VMware vCloud Director 1.5 (VMware)
What’s New in VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0 (VMware)
What’s New in VMware Data Recovery 2.0 (VMware)

Documentation

VMware vSphere product documentation (VMware)
VMware vSphere Basics Guide
vSphere Installation and Setup Guide
vSphere Upgrade Guide
vCenter Server and Host Management Guide
vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide
vSphere Host Profiles Guide
vSphere Networking Guide
vSphere Storage Guide
vSphere Security Guide
vSphere Resource Management Guide
vSphere Availability Guide
vSphere Monitoring and Performance Guide
vSphere Troubleshooting
VMware vSphere Examples and Scenarios Guide

Licensing.

VMware vSphere 5.0 Licensing, Pricing and Packaging (VMware)
vSphere 5 Purchase Advisor (VMware)
vSphere 5 Entitlement Mapping (VMware)
Upgrading to VMware vSphere License Keys (VMware)
vSphere Desktop – vSphere Edition to host Desktop Virtualization FAQ (VMware)
Understanding the vSphere 5 vRAM Licensing Model (VMware – Rethink IT)

Storage

vSphere 5.0 Storage Features Part 1 – VMFS-5 (VMware vSphere Blog)
vSphere 5.0 Storage Features Part 2 – Storage vMotion (VMware vSphere Blog)
vSphere 5.0 Storage Features Part 3 – VAAI (VMware vSphere Blog)
vSphere 5.0 Storage Features Part 4 – Storage DRS – Initial Placement (VMware vSphere Blog)

Upgrade

VMware vSphere Upgrade Center (VMware)
Ivo Beerens upgrade blog (IvoBeerens.nl)

Best Practices

Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 5.0
VMware vSphere vMotion Architecture, Performance and Best Practices in VMware vSphere 5
VMware vSphere 5.0 Upgrade Best Practices

vCenter Server

vSphere 5 – vCenter as a linux VM (ESX Virtualization)
vSphere vCenter 5 Design Considerations (Kendrick Coleman)
vCenter 5 – To Appliance or Not? (Kendrick Coleman)
vSphere 5 vCenter Server Virtual Appliance Quick-Start Guide (VMwire)
VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (VCSA) features and benefits (VMwire)

Books

Announcing Mastering VMware vSphere 5 (Scott Lowe)
Hot of the press: vSphere 5.0 Clustering Technical Deepdive (Yellow Bricks)

Certification & Training

vSphere 5 – New Training Courses: What’s New [V5.0] and VCP5 (NTPro.nl)
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] Training Course by VMware Education (ESX Virtualization)
VCP5 vs VCP4: Comparing exam blueprints (vmDK)

Download

vSphere 5 download link.

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Marco

Marco works for ViaData as a Senior Technical Consultant. He has over 15 years experience as a system engineer and consultant specialized in virtualization. VMware VCP4 & VCP5. VMware vExpert 2013 & 2014. Microsoft MCSE & MCITP Enterprise Administrator.