Having read the vCloud Cookbook, this book (vCloud Essentials eBook) by and large covers various topics which are not detailed in the cookbook complimenting it in many ways than one. It also touches fair amount of vSphere in the process.
vCloud Essentials essentially lives upto its name depicting almost every essential details for vCloud Director configuration, administration and its management.
It can be termed as handbook for Cloud administrators and can be also helpful for the verifiers at the higher abstract like Cloud Architects and Cloud managers to verify the specific configuration details. All and all very precisely drafted and very well packaged with almost all the essentials for building and managing VMware vCloud. VMware would be proud of this one as it offloads most of their ‘workloads’, pun intended 🙂 http://bit.ly/1vH4YDk