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VMware vSphere beginner's guide 

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If you're a newer VMware administrator, a student, or you just can't quite get a grip on the latest from VMware, this is where you want to begin. This part of the multi-tiered VMware vSphere guide provides you with resources that will help you learn what vSphere is made up of including explanations of new technologies that weren't present in older versions of the ESX hypervisor, and more.

VMware management and performance monitoring guide 
VMware management and performance monitoring tools are essential for a VMware infrastructure. If you want optimal VMware performance, it's important to familiarize yourself with these key VMware monitoring tools and trends.

VMware security best practices guide 
This resource guide covers some of the major VMware security risks facing admins today, then offers VMware security best practices to address those problems. The guide also includes links to additional VMware security resources.

VMware scripts and commands: A management guide 
Because VMware is a mature virtualization platform, it has several native and third-party management options. Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) provide intuitive and conceptual ways to manage VMware environments, but they generally don't scale well for large or repetitive tasks. These activities -- such as mass provisioning and configuring of virtual machines (VMs) -- are best suited for VMware scripts and commands. The following resources provide a detailed look at VMware's command line options as well as scripts and commands for monitoring and managing VMware environments.

VMware ThinApp tutorial: Resources on VMware virtualized applications 
VMware ThinApp is application virtualization software that condenses a program and its associated data into a single executable file. For IT pros unfamiliar with the nuances of virtualized applications, this VMware ThinApp tutorial provides valuable and informative resources.

This was first published in February 2011

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