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Announcing My Latest Book: ‘VMware vSphere Essentials’ – A Complete Guide to vSphere

After a fulfilling journey in the IT and virtualization field, which has presented numerous opportunities to share my knowledge through writing, I have always chosen to wait for the right moment to write a book. That moment has finally arrived. This book reflects my experiences and is a guide to understanding the intricate world of VMware vSphere.

In the rapidly evolving field of IT, VMware has undergone significant transformations, notably with the acquisition by Broadcom. These changes have stirred uncertainties yet reinforced the integral role of vSphere in VMware’s suite. “VMware vSphere Essentials” is crafted to remain relevant through these changes, illustrating that vSphere is still at the heart of VMware technologies, even with the growing emphasis on VMware VCF.

What the Book Is About

When I decided to write “VMware vSphere Essentials: A Practical Approach to vSphere Deployment and Management,” I recognized a need for a straightforward, self-teaching guide on vSphere. This book is perfect for VMware virtualization newcomers and offers valuable insights for those looking to enhance their skills. It covers everything from the basics to more advanced topics, making it easy to understand how to manage and optimize vSphere systems, from setup to ongoing maintenance.

Each chapter in the book guides you step by step, ensuring you learn the essential skills for setting up and managing ESXi hosts and virtual machines. It simplifies complex topics such as the hypervisor, networking, storage, and high availability and highlights practical tips.

Furthermore, “VMware vSphere Essentials” explores in-depth areas such as resource optimization, performance monitoring, configuring advanced settings, and automation. These topics are key for mastering the management of virtual environments. With clear diagrams and straightforward explanations, the book ensures that you learn and apply what you’ve learned in real-world scenarios.

Introduction to the Book

Announcing My Latest Book: 'VMware vSphere Essentials' – A Complete Guide to vSphere

This book provides a step-by-step guide to mastering VMware vSphere, from conceptual foundations to hands-on deployment and sophisticated management techniques. It starts with virtualization fundamentals, explores vSphere components in depth, and provides practical advice on deploying and managing a robust vSphere environment.

Detailed Overview of the Book’s Content

  • Chapter Highlights: Dive deeper into each chapter, from understanding basic virtualization and VMware fundamentals to detailed discussions on advanced features like vSphere High Availability and Fault Tolerance. Each chapter is designed to build upon the previous one, ensuring a cohesive and comprehensive understanding.
  • Special Features: The book includes detailed case studies, expert interviews, and real-world scenarios that provide insights into applying knowledge in practical settings. Illustrations and diagrams accompany each section to help visualize complex concepts.
  • Advanced Topics: For advanced users, the book goes into the intricacies of advanced configurations, such as automated deployments and optimizations, that are crucial for scaling and maintaining large environments.

Who Can Benefit from Reading This Book?

This book serves a wide audience, tailored to:

  • IT Students and Entry-level Professionals: who are just beginning their journey in virtualization.
  • Experienced IT Professionals and System Administrators: who need to deepen their understanding of vSphere in light of recent developments.
  • VMware Certified Professionals: who are looking to update their skills and knowledge base in preparation for advanced certifications.


While I am immensely grateful to announce the launch of my latest book, “VMware vSphere Essentials: A Practical Approach to vSphere Deployment and Management,” this book is the culmination of years of experience and dedication, and it would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of many.

First and foremost, I extend my deepest thanks to Apress for their steadfast support throughout this journey. A special shoutout to Aditee Mirashi, who believed in my initial draft and championed my proposal within Apress. Her encouragement and insightful feedback have been instrumental in bringing this project to fruition.

I also owe a debt of gratitude to Vembu Technologies for allowing the integration of my previous writings and saving me a lot of time by adding the content I wrote for them to this comprehensive new work. Their support has been crucial in preserving and enhancing the content that I am so passionate about.

A heartfelt thank you to the reviewers, Frank Escaros-Buechsel and Iwan Hoogendoorn, whose critical insights and suggestions immensely refined this manuscript. Their meticulous attention to detail and profound understanding of VMware technologies have enriched this book’s quality and depth.

Where to buy

You can acquire a copy of my book EPUB/PDF or a softcover book HERE, or you can obtain it on your country’s Amazon store.


“VMware vSphere Essentials: A Practical Approach to vSphere Deployment and Management” is more than just a book; it’s a comprehensive guide and an indispensable resource for anyone involved in IT and virtualization. Whether you are starting your career, scaling new heights in your professional journey, or navigating through the advanced landscapes of IT infrastructure, this book promises to be a valuable companion.

Even though I have declined to write a book in the past, and this one was a bit of stress, now that I have started writing books, my plan is to write more.

Ready to advance your VMware vSphere skills? Grab your copy today and embark on a journey of learning and professional growth!

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About the Author:

I have over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. I have been working with Virtualization for more than 15 years (mainly VMware). I recently obtained certifications, including VCP DCV 2022, VCAP DCV Design 2023, and VCP Cloud 2023. Additionally, I have VCP6.5-DCV, VMware vSAN Specialist, vExpert vSAN, vExpert NSX, vExpert Cloud Provider for the last two years, and vExpert for the last 7 years and a old MCP. My specialties are Virtualization, Storage, and Virtual Backup. I am a Solutions Architect in the area VMware, Cloud and Backup / Storage. I am employed by ITQ, a VMware partner as a Senior Consultant. I am also a blogger and owner of the blog ProVirtualzone.com and recently book author.

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