Today I was fortunate to receive my copy of VMware vSphere 6.5 Host resources. I was quite excited to be ordering this book once it became available. I had been reading all the snippets that were popping up on twitter from @hostdeepdive and the information and whiteboard photos were really building up the excitement. This book is a collaboration between @FrankDenneman and @NHagoort – the combined intelligence and knowledge that these two have is far beyond where any book will take you, but in this particular book, they cram so much detail in that you will not want to put it down. If you want to get the best out of your infrastructure, and become a great architect and get the best for your customers/users, then this is the book you need to read.
I decided that I would read from the very first page and go through the book, just in the foreword by @KitColbert, VP & CTO of Cloud Platform Business Unit @ VMware, my mind was going places I hadn’t placed it before. Kit talks about how something as simple as typing a linux command and what occurs before the result can be a discussion that can last for hours. In the 4 and a half pages for the foreword, Kit breaks this down and for me, that got me thinking in a whole new light of detail that I would not usually have gone to. This has set me up to accept the challenge of the level of detail that has gone into this book.
I am only a few pages in, but I know for sure that this is going to be a ride worth taking and opening up for the level of detail that will be exposed.
I look forward to reading the rest of this great book and hope you may get the chance too!