Feb 14

The vSphere 5.x Datacenter Cookbook eBook is Free Today!!!

PacktPub is offering an eBook copy of my book, VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook, for FREE!!! Today only!!!

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Click here to get your Free VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook.

About the author


Hersey Cartwright is an IT professional with extensive experience designing, implementing, managing, and supporting technologies that improve business processes. Hersey is Solutions Architect for SimpliVity covering Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. He holds the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DV #128) certification. Hersey actively participates in the VMware community and was awarded the VMware vExpert title in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012. He enjoys working with, teaching, and writing about virtualization and other data center technologies. Follow Hersey on Twitter @herseyc


  1. BG

    Earlier today, I came across today’s Packt presentation on your 2014 title, “The vSphere 5.x Datacenter Cookbook”, and learned of your blogsite from the Packt presentation. Naturally, I am looking forward to reading the book, which may answer some pressing questions about VMWare, itself..

    My concern is where to start learning about VMWare, which has become a towering edifice of complexity since the first versions of VMWare appeared for single-user workstations well over a decade ago.

    At first glance, VMWare seems to typify enterprise-level software whose potential and flexibility is simply priced beyond reach for those who want only to learn, and become adept in their use.

    But first glances are probably deceiving– your Tidewater Community College curriculum is based on significant student access to VMWare technology. Does that observation apply to enterprise VMWare, as well? Where does a beginner actually begin?

    1. vHersey

      VMware is enterprise level software but it also offers options, and tremendous benefits, for smaller environments. There are tons of great resources out there for someone looking to learn more. Here are a couple of quick ones off the top of my head:

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope this helps. Feel free to reach out anytime.


  2. Sean Bravener

    Just to present some options. Stanly Community College provides an online distance learning course that qualifies you to sit for the VCP-DCV test. I believe they are teaching the 5.5 class right now. However as part of this class, you get NFR licenses of ESX, Vcloud, Fusion, Workstation, and a couple of other things. you also get a discount voucher to sit the test. This provides an excellent way to get a lab licensed for learning and dev purposes.

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