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Some weeks ago, somebody as ask me how was going the Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 book, so I’ve collect some stats from the published and from Amazon.

This book was the first authoring experience not only for me, but also for the other authors (Paolo Valsecchi, from the blog http://nolabnoparty.com/, and Karel Novak, a VCI and VMUG leader from CZ, both also Veeam Vanguard).

Very challenging, but a nice opportunity, considering also the lack of material (in terms of printed books) related to VMware vSphere 6.5.

And, with a big surprise, the book has got a good feedback and approval.

Packt declare those numbers from the book availability (December 2017) until March, 31 2018 (for more recent data I have to wait more):

  • more than 1150 ebooks (with more than 500 sold in the first two weeks!)
  • more than 500 paperbooks

Nice results considering that was a first try.

Also the number from Amazon are quite interesting, for both the editions:

This book assumes a basic level of VMware vSphere and virtualization knowledge in order to understand all the concepts. This book requires the following minimum software components: VMware vSphere 6.5 U1, VMware vCenter Server 6.5 U1, and other optional software.

The best way to practice without the need for software licenses or hardware components is to try the VMware Hands-on-Labs, which cover different products and technologies.

For other information of this book see this old post: New book: Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5

And what’s next? Any new versions of this book or updated version to vSphere 6.7? Let’s see…

But what is sure is that the Mastering VMware vSphere 6.7 book will be the Nick Marshall’s book (like the version 6.0). I never agree in the title (that was an editor’s choice) because there was already a book series with this name…

What it’s sure is that soon there will be another book on the shelves still on vSphere 6.5 and targeted for the VCP 6.5 DCV certification. This new book project it’s almost finished and will be available soon (probably at the end of August): https://www.packtpub.com/virtualization-and-cloud/data-center-virtualization-certification-vcp65-dcv-exam-guide

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2857 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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