This is a step-by-step example-oriented tutorial aimed at showing the reader how to troubleshoot a variety of vSphere storage problems, and providing the reader with solutions that can be completed with minimal effort and time in order to limit damage to work. If you are a vSphere administrator, this is the book for you. This book will provide you with 'need to kw' information about the various storage transports that ESXi utilizes, the tools and techniques we can use to identify problems, and the fundamental kwledge and steps to take to troubleshoot storage-related issues. Prior kwledge of the VMWare environment is assumed.
Mike Preston is an IT professional and overall tech enthusiast living in Ontario, Canada. He has held all sorts of IT titles over the last 15 years including Network Technician, Systems Administrator, Programmer Analyst, Web Developer, and Systems Engineer in all sorts of different verticals from sales to consulting. Currently he is working as a Systems Analyst supporting the education market near his home in Belleville, Ontario. Mike has always had an intense passion for sharing his skills, solutions, and work with various online communities, most recently focusing on the virtualization communities. He is an avid blogger at blog.mwpreston.net and participates in many discussions on Twitter (@mwpreston). It's his passion for sharing within the virtualization community which has led to Mike receiving the vExpert award for 2012 and 2013. Mike has presented at VMworld, VMUGs, and various virtualization conferences on numerous occasions, both as a customer and an overall evangelist, and has published quite a few whitepapers and articles for various tech websites. His commitment to give back to the community has resulted in his most recent venture of becoming a Toronto VMUG co-leader. He is a VMware Certified Professional in Datacenter Virtualization on both versions 4 and 5 of vSphere and is currently pursuing his VCAP5-DCA which he hopes to accomplish by 2014.