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Book Review: VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive

Book Review: VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive

My friend David Klee (blog | @kleegeek) recommended that I add the book VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive to my bookshelf.

(Wait. Did you know I have a bookshelf? Well, now you do. It’s filled with lots of good database-centric reference material that I’ve collected over the years. Have a look and bookmark it for future use. I add to the bookshelf often as I try to keep it current. In fact, you can probably expect I expand it a bit to include some books on data science. You know, in case you are into that sort of thing.)

If you are responsible for the administration of database servers running inside of VMware then you will want a copy of this book. The book is aimed at the VMware admin audience, not a database audience. But anyone that administers databases would find this information valuable. If you fancy yourself a database tuning expert or have databases in VMware, then you will want this book.

Topics inside the book that would be of interest to DBAs include:

vNUMA; advanced balancing, optimization, memory speeds
CPU core counts versus clock speed
vSphere balanced power management
Queues and where they live inside the end-to-end storage data paths

If you are reading this then you are likely on a device that has the ability to order this book from Amazon right now. So, you should do that, because it’s that good.