Storage Implementation in vSphere 5 book ships August 28, 2012

Finally my book titled “Storage Impelementation in vSphere 5.0” went to print and will be available by VMworld 2012 SFO. I will have books sigining events there.

The book is available for pre-order at:
Pearson/VMware Press




  1. Hi, Mostafa

    I am so happy to see your storage book available in the market very soon. Would like to know if there is a link to order the e-book?

    Thank you.


  2. I bought one @ VMworld Barcelona today! Looking good… 🙂

  3. Hello Mostafa,

    I recently Purchased Kindle Edition of your Storage.It is the best vsphere book available in the market.

    I have a Question on IP Storage.
    IP Storage Port Groups should be created on Default vswitch0 or should we create separate vswitch for IP Storage Port Groups.
    Are there any best practices for IP Storage Networking.

    Looking forwrad to your reply as well as Part 2 of the Storage book.


    • Mostafa Khalil says

      The best practice is to have a dedicate storage network that is separate from the management VM networks.
      Note that since iSCSI network is not routable in vSphere 5, the initiators and targets must be on the same subnet.
      With that in mind, you don’t have to use the default vSwitch0 if you have enough uplinks to dedicate to the storage network.
      Also keep in mind that you cannot combine NIC teaming with Port Binding for iSCSI Software Initiators.

  4. Hello Mostafa.

    Will there be a “Storage Implementation in vSphere 6” book?


    • Mostafa Khalil says

      Yes Kim, I am working on a 1200 page book that includes new features in vSphere 6 storage, including VSAN 6/6.1 and VVols, in addition to updading the current book content to version 6. It is targeted for Q4 2015 or Q1 2016.

      • Kim Bottu says

        Hello Mostafa,

        This is awesome news. I am really looking forward to be able to hold it and read it!


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