A few weeks back I placed and order from Amazon for Scott Lowe’s new book “Mastering VMware vSphere 4”. I have had the book for a few days now but haven’t had the time to really dedicate to sit down and dive into it. Well last night I had a sometime on my hands and decided to crack it open and pick a chapter to start with. I went with the chapter dedicated to storage and the new changes in vShpere 4. The chapter comes in at right about a 100 pages so I knew it was going to be in-depth coverage and I wasn’t disappointed. Scott and Chad Sakac (I read that he was a major player in the writing of the particular chapter) gave not only a great “under the cover” reasoning for the how and why’s of how storage works in vSphere 4 but also the main differences between how it works between vSphere 4 and ESX 3.5 with plenty of configuration examples. The shop I work is all FC based for our SAN, but for those of you who run either iSCSI or NFS solutions for your datastores the new multi-pathing features offered in vSphere 4 are going to drastically change how your storage is set up and configured. For me this chapter alone was worth the price of admission to get this book.
Mastering VMware vSphere 4
February 17, 2010 by