VMware vSphere 6: Das umfassende Handbuch

 … is now available to order online or in stores across Germany, Switzerland, and Austria!

It’s a compendium about VMware vSphere 6 totalling 1’239 pages (ISBN 978-3-8362-3816-8). It includes Best Practices, and know-how transfer with real-world tips and walk-through for installation, implementation, and integration of physical as well as software components. It is based on VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 1.

A brief description in German (as the book is written in that language):

In diesem umfassenden Handbuch zu VMware vSphere 6 erfahren Sie alles über die Planung und Administration komplexer IT-Landschaften mit den mächtigen Virtualisierungslösungen von VMware. Die Autoren, allesamt branchenweit anerkannte und ausgezeichnete VMware-Spezialisten, erklären zunächst, wie Servervirtualisierung funktioniert und worauf Sie bei der Konzeption achten müssen. Installation, Konfiguration und Nutzung aller Komponenten und Funktionen von vSphere 6 werden ausführlich und mit Fokus auf den Praxiseinsatz vorgestellt: ESXi, vCenter, VMFS, RDM, HCL, VMotion, DRS, VMsafe, konvergente Systeme u.v.m. Profitieren Sie von der Erfahrung der Autoren und lernen Sie, wie Sie vSphere 6 effizient im Unternehmen einführen und administrieren. Inkl. Hochverfügbarkeit, Sicherheit und Kommandozeile!

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Personally, I have contributed four chapters:

  • vSphere Storage Architecture (contributing Virtual SAN 6.1, and Virtual Volumes leveraging EMC vVNX Tech Preview)
  • EMC VNX2 for vSphere (including EMC Solutions Integration Services for vSphere Webclient)
  • Data Protection with VDP (including EMC Data Domain, and EMC Avatar integration)
  • Converged Systems (including EVO:RAIL)


You are able to pre-order the book at the following stores (excerpt, not a full list of stores offering the book):

Enjoy reading!


VMware vSphere Data Protection 6.0 – How to Install & Deploy

In this post I’d like to show you how to deploy VMware’s newly released vSphere Data Protection 6.0 (VDP). As you might be aware of there are no longer two version for VDP available. Rather starting with the latest release they combined the features of both. This gives customers with a license for “VMware vSphere Essential Kit Plus” the opportunity to take benefit of all the features of VMware vSphere for Data Protection Advanced. This also means that you can attach the appliance to an EMC Data Domain system. Very valuable!

As I was installing VDP 6.0 I recorded it. If you want to give VDP a try, please feel free to watch the video to get you kickstarted:

If you are eager to learn more about VDP you can read and download the manual from VMware. For your convenience, here’s the link: VMware vSphere Data Protection 6.0 Administration Guide.

Happy testing!