Last week Frank Denneman blogged about the release of the third installment of the vSphere Design Pocketbook. This is a great initiative from PernixData and Frank which gives bloggers the chance to have certain posts published in the form of an book of which gets distributed at industry events around the world, including EMC World and VMworld.

Having read through this years edition I can tell you that it’s well worth getting your hand on either in PDF format, or in book format if attending events with PernixData is sponsoring. The Social Media Edition is split into 7 Chapters going through specific areas of vSphere including Host Configuration, Cluster Design, Storage, Networking and Security, VM Configuration, Management and general Words of Wisdom and if I was to highlight a section I would make sue you check out Understanding Block Sizes in a Virtualized Environment by Pete Koehler which is becoming a lot more important in this day and age…it’s something that FVP Architect has made easier to discover and understand.

The contributors to the book include respected community and industry leaders like Chris Wahl, William Lam and Frank himself. The remaining contributors (myself included) all run excellent tech blogs and are active on Twitter so make sure you view the list on the download page and follow them on the social networks.

Again, thanks to Frank and the team at PernixData for taking the time to get this project together. Download the Book from the link below and look out for the Hard Copy at an event near you!