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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, 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.

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

Packt declares those numbers from the book availability (December 2017):

  • more than 1800 ebooks (with more than 500 sold in the first two weeks!)
  • close to 1400 paperbooks

Here some stats (Q4-2018 data will be available on March 2019):

QuarterMonthsPrinted BooksE-BooksMapt Subscriptions
Q4 – 201801/10/18 – 31/12/18SoonSoonSoon
Q3 – 201801/07/18 – 30/09/1843033070
Q2 – 201801/04/18 – 30/06/1845538368
Q1 – 201801/01/18 – 31/03/1845864483
Q4 – 201715/12/17 – 31/12/174751213

Nice results considering that was a first try. And nice customer reviews on Amazon.

This book assumes a basic level of VMware vSphere and virtualization knowledge in order to understand all the concepts. The only negative review does not have understood this requirement and seems that, instead, was looking for a “vSphere for Dummy” book.

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