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Learn about the foundational tools that you will need to build your test environments. This chapter from DevOps for VMware Administrators covers environment provisioning with AutoLab and Vagrant, creating images with Packer, managing source code, and Git source code control.
In this chapter from VCP5-DCV Official Certification Guide (Covering the VCP550 Exam): VMware Certified Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization, 2nd Edition, Bill Ferguson discusses performing basic troubleshooting on your ESXi hosts, virtual networks, and storage.
This chapter from Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right first covers the key aspects of storage architecture relevant to both physical and virtual environments as well as the differences you need to understand when architecting storage, specifically for virtualized SQL Server Databases.
This chapter introduces you to the world of the software-defined datacenter, but with a focus on the storage aspect.