There is a new book that shall be interesting to read for VMware admins that want to learn more about DevOps and some step-by-steps for deployments and managing applications at scale with Docker containers and Google Kubernetes.
DevOps for VMware Administrators is the first book focused on using DevOps tools and practices with VMware technologies. The authors introduce high-value tools from third parties and VMware itself, and guide you through using them to improve the performance of all your virtualized systems and applications. You’ll walk through automating and optimizing configuration management, provisioning, log management, continuous integration, and more.
The authors conclude with an up-to-the-minute discussion of VMware’s newest DevOps initiatives, including VMware vRealize Automation and VMware vRealize Code Stream.
- Understanding the challenges that DevOps tools and practices can help VMware administrators to solve
- Using Vagrant to quickly deploy Dev and Test environments that match production system specifications
- Writing Chef “recipes” that streamline server configuration and maintenance
- Simplifying Unix/Linux configuration management and orchestration with Ansible
- Implementing Docker containers for faster and easier application management
- Automating provisioning across the full lifecycle with Razor
- Integrating Microsoft PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and VMware PowerCLI to automate key Windows Server and vSphere VM admin tasks
- Using Puppet to automate infrastructure provisioning, configuration, orchestration, and reporting
- Supercharging log management with ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana)
- Supporting DevOps source code management with Git and continuous integration practices with Jenkins
- Achieving continuous integration, delivery, and deployment with VMware’s vRealize Code Stream
Trevor Roberts, Jr. is a Senior Technical Marketing Manager for VMware. Trevor has the CCIE Data Center certification, and he is a VMware Certified Advanced Professional in the Data Center Design and Administration concentrations.
Josh Atwell is a Cloud Architect for SolidFire, focusing on VMware and automation solutions. Over the past 10+ years, he has worked very hard to allow little pieces of code to do his work for him through various automation tools.
Egle Sigler (@eglute, anystacker.com) is currently a Principal Architect at Rackspace. She started her career as a software developer, and still has a soft spot for all the people that write, test, and deploy code, because she had a chance to do all of those tasks.
Yvo van Doorn has more than a decade of system administration experience. The first part of his career, he manually built out and configured bare-metal servers. At Classmates, Yvo became a champion of configuration management and virtualization. Before joining Chef, he learned firsthand the power of VMware’s products when he moved a small Seattle technology company’s complete production stack over to its virtualization platform.
Link to buy at Amazon here.
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