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VMware vCloud Director Cookbook

VMware vCloud Director is an enterprise software solution that enables the building of secure, private clouds by pooling together infrastructure resources into virtual data centers. The tool enables self-service via a web interface to reduce the management overhead and offers amazing possibilities for production and development environments. Thus, the tool will ensure efficient management of resources with data center efficiency and business agility.

“VMWare VCloud Director Cookbook” will cover a lot of ground, ranging from easy to complex recipes. It will not only dive into networks, data-stores, and vApps, but also cover vCloud design improvements, troubleshooting, and the vCloud API.

“VMWare VCloud Director Cookbook” is split into different sections, each of which deals with a special topic in vCloud – from networks, to vApps, to storage and design. This book contains over 80 recipes with the difficulty levels ranging from simple to very advanced. You will learn how to automate vCloud easily and quickly with the API, and also learn how to isolate a vApp and still fully access it without risking the network. Design considerations that need to be addressed while deploying the vCloud and more will also be looked into.

“VMWare VCloud Director Cookbook” will make your life as an admin a lot easier by providing you with some good recipes that have been proven to work in small to large enterprises.

What you will learn from this book

  • Make VXLANs work
  • Access isolated vApp networks
  • Fence vApps
  • Import and export vApps
  • Customize VMGuest
  • Use PowerShell, PERL and REST to access the vCloud
  • Load-balance vCloud Cells
  • Whats new in vCloud 5.5 and how to use it
  • Improve your vCloud Design

“VMware vCloud Director Cookbook” will adopt a Cookbook-based approach. Packed with illustrations and programming examples, this book explains the simple as well as the complex recipes in an easy-to-understand language.

Who this book is written for
“VMware vCloud Director Cookbook” is aimed at system administrators and technical architects moving from a virtualized environment to cloud environments. Familiarity with cloud computing platforms and some knowledge of virtualization and managing cloud environments is expected.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (October 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782177663
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782177661
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