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Reading Time: 3 minutes As you probably know, VMware vRealize Operations is a suite of products that automates operations management using patented analytics and an integrated approach to performance, capacity, and configuration management. This suite derive from the VCOPS (vCenter Operations Mananagement) core and has been recently rebranded in the new vRealize suite name. The new v6 of this suite bring not only a new name, but also a lot of changes and improvements and a good book that cover this aspect are more than welcome. Unfortunately there are so much and actually one of the few is the […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ve got the opportunity to read one new book about the Horizon View solution: VMware Horizon View Essentials from Peter von Oven (the co-author of other VMware Horizon books, like VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials). This book is not from VMware Press, but from a different editor, that is Packt Publishing and has several interesting books (really a lot on virtualization and still growing) and actually has several interesting authors (and reviewers) for those books from the VMware’s community. The Packt’s Essentials series has a specific learning pathway and level: fast paced, concentrated introductions showing the quickest […]

Reading Time: 1 minute This month Packt Publishing celebrates 10 years of delivering effective learning and information services to IT professionals. To celebrate this huge milestone, they are offering ALL eBooks and Videos at just $10 each for 10 days – this promotion covers every title and you can stock up on as many copies as you like until July 5th. There are several interesting books related to virtualization (VMware and not only) and other IT technologies.

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve got the opportunity to read one of the few book about the Horizon Workspace solution: VMware Horizon Workspace Essentials from Peter von Oven, Peter Bjork and Joel Lindberg. This book came from a different editor, compared to most of the VMware related books (from VMware Press) that is Packt Publishing and has several interesting books (really a lot on virtualization and still growing). As written this is one of the few resources (or the only one?) about VMware Horizon Workspace that is a really interesting product, but with not so much labs, course and material compared […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes May 6th will be the International Day Against DRM in order to avoid any form of Digital Rights Management used also (in some cases) in technical information. Packt Publishing, to show their continuing support for Day Against DRM, is offering all its DRM-free content at $10 for 24 hours only on May 6th – that’s all 2000+ eBooks and Videos at

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve got the opportunity to revew a recent book on PowerCLI: Learning PowerCLI by Robert van Nieuwendijk. This book came from a different editors, compared to most of the VMware related books (from VMware Press) that is Packt Publishing and has several interesting books, most related with Developer related aspects. This book is a practical guide to get you started with automating VMware vSphere via PowerCLI in order to automate your VMware vSphere environment including hosts, clusters, storage, and vCenter Server virtual machines and networks. It also provide lot of practical examples to get to […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware Press is a publishing alliance between Pearson and VMware, and is the official publisher of VMware books and training materials that provide guidance for the critical topics facing today’s technology professionals and students. There are several interesting book already available, and lot that must be published on the next months. Of course is not the only VMware books related repository, considering that some “best sellers” like (for example):VMware vSphere 5 Clustering Technical Deepdive and Mastering VMware vSphere 5. Also for certifications there are several other study books (like this one for VCP).

Reading Time: 3 minutes Some days ago I’ve received a new book (VCP5 VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 Study Guide: Exam VCP-510) and this his the review. The author, Brian Atkinson, is a well-know guy in the virtualization field: he is VMware vExpert 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 as also a moderator and guru in VMware community (vmroyale is his nick). This book reflects is experience and also the community contribution (the technical editor was Troy Clavell, another well-know guy in the community), as also the direct experience in the VCP5 exam (Brian passed it in the beta […]

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