New Book: vSphere High Performance Cookbook

vSphere High Performance Cookbook offers a comprehensive understanding of the different components of vSphere and the interaction of these components with the physical layer which includes the CPU, memory, network, and storage. If you want to improve or troubleshoot vSphere performance then this book is for you!


The book is written by Prasenjit Sarkar (@stretchcloud). Prasenjit Sarkar is a senior member of the Technical Staff in VMware Service Provider Cloud R&D, where he provides architectural oversight and technical guidance to design, implement, and test VMware’s Cloud datacenters.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: CPU Performance Design
  • Chapter 2: Memory Performance Design
  • Chapter 3: Networking Performance Design
  • Chapter 4: DRS, SDRS, and Resource Control Design
  • Chapter 5: vSphere Cluster Design
  • Chapter 6: Storage Performance Design
  • Chapter 7: Designing vCenter and vCenter Database for Best Performance
  • Chapter 8: Virtual Machine and Application Performance Design

A sample chapter can be downloaded here. It contains 240 pages and is available as paperback and eBook. More information about the book can de found here.

Instant VMware View Virtualization How-to eBook available

The “Instant VMware View Virtualization How-to”  is an eBook with practical, step-by-step instructions and explanations for some important and useful tasks based on VMware Horizon View. It is written by Ramesh Geddam and Prasenjit Sarkar.


The eBook contains the following chapters:

  • Instant VMware View Virtualization How-to
  • Deploying VMware View on Windows 8 (Advanced)
  • Integrating ThinApp with VMware View (Advanced)
  • Using storage acceleration in VMware View (Advanced)
  • Using space-efficient sparse disks (Advanced)
  • Exploring SSO using VMware View (Advanced)
  • Managing replica disks (Advanced)
  • Using vCenter Operations Manager for VMware View (Advanced)
  • Tuning and optimizing PCoIP performance (Advanced)
  • Managing profiles and users (Simple)
  • Implementing USB redirections (Advanced)
  • Implementing ThinPrints (Simple)
  • Using View Client on Android, iOS, and Linux (Advanced)
  • Selecting the best Thin Client devices (Basic)
  • Upgrading View (Basic)
  • Performing Recompose, Refresh, and Rebalance (Advanced)

It it a practical How-to for some basic and advanced VMware Horizon View tasks. The book contains 58 pages and costs €5.94. More information about the eBook can be found here.

Book VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials

VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials is a new book written by Peter Björk about VMware ThinApp. VMware ThinApp 4.7 is an application virtualization solution which allows its  admins to package Windows applications so that they are portable.  "VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials" shows you how to create and deploy ThinApp packages in order to improve the portability, manageability, and compatibility of applications by encapsulating them from the underlying operating system on which they are executed.

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Book Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Application Virtualization
Chapter 2: Application Packaging
Chapter 3: Deployment of ThinApp Packages
Chapter 4: Updating and Tweaking Your ThinApp Project
Chapter 5: How to Distribute Updates
Chapter 6: Design and Implementation Considerations using ThinApp
Chapter 7: Troubleshooting
Appendix: References

Chapter 1 Application Virtualization is available as sample chapter. Link

About the author

Peter Björk has many years of ThinApp experience. He started out working with Thinstall, and continued after VMware acquired the product in 2008, renaming it ThinApp. Peter supports ThinApp in the EMEA region. As a teacher, Peter has educated many ThinApp packagers around the world


ThinApp 4.7 Essentials is practical book that explains the hole process from building, deploying, updating and tweaking and troubleshooting ThinApp packages. The “ThinApp 4.7 Essentials”  book is a must read for everyone who want or already works with ThinApp and want to extend there knowlegde on it!

More information

ThinApp 4.7 Essentials is available as printed copy or as eBook.  More information about “ThinApp 4.7 Essentials” can be found here