It has been a public secret that some of the great minds in the virtualization community had joined forces to write a vSphere 4 quick start guide.

The idea was simple, provide an easy to use reference guide for all level administrators, consultants and architects.

Together Dave Mishchenko, Duncan Epping, Bernie Baker, Thomas Bryan, Stewart Radnidge and Alan Renoufhave write a great quick start guide which is available from Booksurge. Booksurge is an Amazon company which means Amazon sells it as of November 23rd for $15,99.

So what is the vSphere Quick Start Guide? 256 Pages of tips and hints on how to get around with vCenter, the Service Console and Powershell.  Recently VMware introduced many new features in vSphere 4.0 and with this handy pocket guide you will learn about each of these new features. With each chapter, the pages in this essential guide will answer common questions while giving you unprecedented insight into: Expert tips & tricks, pitfalls to avoid, RemoteCLI & PowerCLI scripts, Configuration how to’s and Virtualization best practices.”

Judging the reputation of the authors, I think it’s $15,99 well spend. As soon as I’m home again I’m going to order a copy.