New book: Kubernetes for vSphere Administrators (coming soon)

Last year, I wrote a post about my 16 years at VMware. As part of that milestone, VMware has kindly granted me 4 weeks of respite. I’m not one for sitting on a beach for hours on end. Apart from some jobs around the house (that I have been putting off for far too long), and some short breaks, I wanted to use this time to finish a long-term project that I have been working on. The project is a new book called Kubernetes for vSphere Administrators. I thought I’d give you all a quick look at the cover and table of contents.

My aim was to create a book that I wish I had 3-4 years ago as I was getting started with this technology. There is a lot of information out there, but much of it assumes a certain degree of familiarity with Kubernetes to begin with. There was also a perception that DevOps is the remit of developers who want to work on infrastructure, and is not really an area for vSphere administrators. I’m hoping this book will very much show that this role is certainly one that a vSphere administrator could (and should) consider. The book starts with a look at containers, moving onto generic Kubernetes constructs before finally focusing on the VMware suite of products related to Tanzu Kubernetes. I mostly focus on the vSphere administrator, but sometimes reference the role of the Platform Operator (DevOps) and where there is some interaction required between the two roles.

I’m currently going through some final proof reading, and I hope to be able to push the publish button very soon. I hope those of you who are coming from a vSphere background and looking to work with Kubernetes find this useful. I will do a follow up post once the book is published and available.

21 Replies to “New book: Kubernetes for vSphere Administrators (coming soon)”

  1. Cormac, I can’t wait. I’ve been performing VMware work as a consultant for many moons, now in the commercial space. I have a decent home lab running vSphere 7, SRM, View, vROPS, etc…..

    I so struggle with learning or an approach to getting started with Kubernetes. Or even VMC as you need an account to go down that route.

    I look forward to some clarity and a approach to keeping mt career moving in the correct direction. Forward


  2. Anxiously waiting for the book to be published. I am sure it would be of a great help.


  3. I love the cover , which city is on the cover?
    Great stuff , looking forward to order it 🙂

  4. Cormac, this is great reading, I can’t wait to buy you’re new book, I am a freelance consultant and have 15 years of experience with VMware products, from the early beginning with esx 2.x to current releases.

    Continue you’re fantastical work.

    When will it be available Tom?

  5. I don’t suppose you have a mailing list? I often miss new articles, and this is something I 100% want to read!

  6. Cormac, looking forward to it ! This is exactly what I need. I work as VMware partner for over a decade now, and covers the SDDC portfolio, SDWAN/NSX and recently built a vSphere with Tanzu POC for a customer.
    I was looking for some fresh reading for this summer so I jumped on the co-writed vSAN Deep Dive 7.0U3 and will be definitely jump on your next one…as I’m also honored to join VMware as TAM in 2 months 😉 Thanks !

  7. You have helped everyone of us alot to achieve expertise in certain VMware technologies. For me it was VSAN.

    Thank you and I cannot wait.

    1. Thank you for the kind words Anubhav. Hope you find this book just as useful. (It is available now by the way)

  8. Hello Cormac-I have already started your new book, K8 for vSphere Administrators. You have a talent to make container technology so easy to understand. Your unique delivery is the opposite of a boring technical book. I enjoy reading your explanations! Thank you!

    1. That’s really nice to hear Enrique. Could I kindly ask you to leave a similar comment as an Amazon review for the book? Thank you so much.

  9. Hello Cormac, looking forward to it !
    What about writing a book about Kubernetes security ? With VMware Carbon Black Container for example ;-).

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