Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 book is out!


After a very hard work, the book Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 is finally out and available in eBook and paperback formats.

The authors of this book are Andrea Mauro (blog, Karel Novak (a VCI and VMUG leader from CZ) and Paolo Valsecchi (the author of this blog!) all awarded with the vExpert and Veeam Vanguard titles.

It was a challenge and a very ambitious project where we all knew the difficulty we had to face: a strict deadlines (3 months only to write all the chapters), the high quality level we must provide and writing everything in English.


Since the book is finally out, it's now time to wait for the feedback the readers will provide on the structure, contents and various aspects of the book.

I would like to thank Andrea and Karel for this crazy and amazing adventure and for the privilege to be involved in this project.


Book Description

VMware vSphere 6.5 provides a powerful, flexible and secure foundation for next-generation applications which helps you create an effective digital transformation. This book will be based on VMware vSphere 6.5 which empowers you to virtualize any complex application with ease.

You’ll begin by getting an overview of all the products, solutions and features of the vSphere 6.5 suite, comparing the evolutions with the previous releases. Next, you’ll design and plan a virtualization infrastructure to drive planning and performance analysis. Following this, you will be proceeding with workflow and installation of components. New network trends are also covered which will help you in optimally designing the vSphere environment. You will also learn the practices and procedures involved in configuring and managing virtual machines in a vSphere infrastructure. With vSphere 6.5, you’ll make use of significantly more powerful capabilities for patching, upgrading, and managing the configuration of the virtual environment. Next we’ll focus on specific availability and resiliency solutions in vSphere.

Towards the end of the book you will get information on how to save your configuration, data and workload from your virtual infrastructure. By the end of the book you’ll learn about VMware vSphere 6.5 right from design to deployment and management.


What You Will Learn

  • Get a deep understanding of vSphere 6.5 functionalities
  • Design and plan a virtualization environment based on vSphere 6.5
  • Manage and administer a vSphere 6.5 environment and resources
  • Get tips for the VCP6-DCV and VCIX6-DCV exams (along with use of the vSphere 6 documentation)
  • Implement different migration techniques to move your workload across different environments
  • Save your configuration, data and workload from your virtual infrastructure


Book details

  • ISBN: 139781787286016
  • Paperback: 598 pages

The book is available at the following sites: