There is a new book available now on Amazon. Charles A. Windom and Hermant Gaidhani are introducing some optimization of SQL, Exchange, IIS, Sharepoint with VMware vSphere 4.
It's about 600 pages book, this means some long and good read… I will definitely be checking this out.
Since it's oriented on Microsoft applications like SQL or other I/O hungry resources applications, it's important to know how to make the best out of your investment into VMware vSphere 4 by optimizing few important parts of your installation.
This book shows you how to virtualize Microsoft applications that require high CPU and high I/O and/or are critical applications for business operations—“Tier 1”applications. With authors who are not only insiders at VMware but who also have developed best practices for multi-tier applications for VMware environments, this book will guide you step-by-step in virtualizing the latest versions of Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, Active Directory, Windows Server, Internet Information Server, and Remote Desktop Services. The authors cover critical topics: reasons why to virtualize the application, considerations to be made when virtualizing the application, setting up a Proof-of-Concept of the application, storage, high availability, and monitoring. Material is organized such that readers can choose which chapters to read, depending on which applications they are considering to virtualize.
You can order the book now on Amazon !!. The price is only about 39$… Enjoy… -:)