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One of the reasons why my blog is starving in the last months is that I’ve started a huge personal project that consumes all my spare free time.

This project is a book on VMware vSphere 6.5, really ambitious considering that will be a “Mastering” book, but the title and part of the content were not negotiable.

Considering the size and the wide of the contents, as also the strict deadlines, I’ve asked help to some friends: Paolo Valsecchi, from the blog, and Karel Novak, a VCI and VMUG leader from CZ, both also Veeam Vanguard.

The work is going with the expected deadline and actually, we are at more than 50%. It will be available on early 2018, from the published site the deadline is expected in February 2018.

The title will be simply: Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5

Funny but actually, there aren’t books with this title and still few books on the new version of vSphere. Yes, virtualization is not so cool anymore, but it’s still the pillar of all modern infrastructure and you still need to learn more about it.

The book site is the following:

Will be a challenging project, considering the quality and the level of the first mastering books on vSphere (when Scott Lowe was the author), I hope that the result could be also valuable.

Actually, I cannot yet share the index, until the final review as not been approved. But I can simply share the purpose of the book, that is to provide:

  • Deep understanding of vSphere 6.5 functionalities
  • Design and plan a virtualization environment based on vSphere 6.5
  • Manage and administer a vSphere 6.5 environment and resources
  • Get tips for the VCP6-DCV and VCIX6-DCV exams (along with use of the vSphere 6 documentation)
  • Implement different migration techniques to move your workload across different environments.
  • Save your configuration, data and workload from your virtual infrastructure.

For per paperback edition those are the declared data:

  • ISBN 139781787286016
  • Paperback 475 pages (but could be more)

There will be also a digital version and actually, the Kindle version is already in pre-sell on Amazon at this page: