Publications

I created this page as a home everything I have officially published. This includes white papers and books.

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vSphere 5.1 Clustering Deepdive

VMware vSphere 5.1 Clustering Deepdive is the follow-up to best seller vSphere 5.0 Clustering Deepdive and zooms in on three key components of every VMware based infrastructure and. It provides the knowledge and expertise needed to create a cloud infrastructure based on the solid foundation of vSphere HA, vSphere DRS and vSphere Storage DRS. It explains the concepts and mechanisms behind HA, DRS and Storage DRS which will enable you to make well educated decisions. Besides a brand new stretched cluster use case section it includes a fully rewritten Storage DRS section, and new details on both vSphere HA and vSphere DRS.

This book will take you in to the trenches of HA, DRS and Storage DRS and will give you the tools to understand and implement e.g. HA admission control policies, DRS resource pools, Datastore Clusters and resource allocation settings. Each section contains basic design principles that can be used for designing, implementing or improving VMware infrastructures.

  • Authors: Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman
  • Paperback: 415 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (August, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478183411
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Kindle – $ 4.99 (price might vary based on location)
  • Black & White Paper – 24.95

vSphere 5 Clustering Technical Deepdive

VMware vSphere 5.0 Clustering Technical Deepdive zooms in on three key components of every VMware based infrastructure and is by no means a “how to” guide. It covers the basic steps needed to create a vSphere HA and vSphere DRS cluster and to implement vSphere Storage DRS. Even more important, it explains the concepts and mechanisms behind HA, DRS and Storage DRS which will enable you to make well educated decisions. This book will take you in to the trenches of HA, DRS and Storage DRS and will give you the tools to understand and implement e.g. HA admission control policies, DRS resource pools, Datastore Clusters and resource allocation settings. On top of that each section contains basic design principles that can be used for designing, implementing or improving VMware infrastructures and fundamental supporting features like (Storage) vMotion, Storage I/O Control and much more are described in detail for the very first time.

Cloud Computing with VMware vCloud Director

Book #24, Cloud Computing with VMware vCloud Director, by John Arrasjid, Duncan Epping, Steve Kaplan Ben Lin, Michael Haines and Raman Veeramraju. This Short Topics book provides use cases, design considerations, and technology guidance to answer your questions about cloud computing. The primary intended audience is those interested in learning about VMware cloud computing products and solutions, but content on third-party technologies is also included where appropriate. Without diving overly deeply into specific design patterns, it provides insight into the tools to fit your design criteria and it explains the concepts used by vCloud ranging from Organization Virtual Datacenters to External Networks. The book includes a 17″x38″ poster with a deepdive on vCloud Director networking.

  • Authors: John Arrasjid, Duncan Epping, Steve Kaplan, Ben Lin, Michael Haines and Raman Veeramraju
  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Sage/Usenix (May, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-931971-83-6
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vSphere 4.1 HA and DRS Technical Deepdive

VMware vSphere 4.1 HA and DRS Technical Deepdive zooms in on two key components of every VMware based infrastructure and is by no means a “how to” guide. It covers the basic steps needed to create a VMware HA and DRS cluster, but even more important explains the concepts and mechanisms behind HA and DRS which will enable you to make well educated decisions. This book will take you in to the trenches of HA and DRS and will give you the tools to understand and implement e.g. HA admission control policies, DRS resource pools and host affinity rules. On top of that each section contains basic design principles that can be used for designing, implementing or improving VMware infrastructures.

  • Authors: Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman
  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (December 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456301446
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
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  • Kindle version!

vSphere Quick Start Guide

vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide continues from an idea started several years ago by a few engineers. The idea was simple, provide an easy to use reference guide for all level administrators, consultants and architects. Recently VMware introduced many new features in vSphere 4.0 and with this handy pocket guide you will learn about each of these new features. With each chapter, the pages in this essential guide will answer common questions while giving you unprecedented insight into: Expert tips & tricks Pitfalls to avoid RemoteCLI & PowerCLI (PowerShell) scripts Configuration how to’s Virtualization best practices

  • Authors: Bernie Baker, Thomas Bryant, Duncan Epping, Dave Mishchenko, Stuart Radnidge, Alan Renouf
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (November 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439263450
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.2 x 0.6 inches
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Foundation for Cloud Computing with VMware vSphere 4

Book #21, Foundation for Cloud Computing with VMware vSphere 4, by John Arrasjid, Duncan Epping, and Steve Kaplan. Virtualization is recognized as a foundation for Cloud Computing. This book is an overview of the VMware technologies and how they can support the various services and management pieces required for Cloud architecture. Without diving overly deeply into specific design patterns, it provides insight into the tools to fit your design criteria.

  • Authors: John Arrasjid, Duncan Epping, Steve Kaplan
  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Sage/Usenix (November 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-931971-72-0 -
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