Who doesn't want to save money? Get up to speed on VMware Infrastructure 3! Virtualization can save your business real money. That's what VMware's exciting Infrastructure 3 is all about, and this book is all about making VMware Infrastructure 3 easy to understand and use. Here's what you need to know to understand, design, and deploy a reliable and fault-tolerant VMware Infrastructure 3 environment, whether you're new to virtualization or just starting with VMware Infrastructure 3. Grasp the groundwork - get a basic understanding of how virtualization works and what you need to do before virtualizing your machines Know your needs - analyze the capacity your system will require as it grows Build a foundation - learn the anatomy and installation of the ESX hosts on which you build a virtual infrastructure Tolerant to a fault - discover how to assure fault tolerance with clusters and the VirtualCenter database Dive in - see how to use resource pools, how to set them up and secure them, and why they're useful Always be prepared - explore new options for disaster preparedness, including Virtual Consolidated Backup Manage and monitor - to stay ahead of trouble Open the book and find: The pros and cons of virtualization How to plan and implement a VMware solution Advice on data-gathering and analysis tools A tour of ESX and how it works Networking best practices How virtual switches and networks work Infrastructure 3's storage model and VMFS How to meet unique virtual security needsLowe, Bill is the author of 'VMWare, Vol. 13', published 2008 under ISBN 9780470277935 and ISBN 0470277939.