For Dummies – VMware Special Edition

When you are getting started with a new subject, you start from scratch. You want to gain first knowledge and easy understanding.

In this context, you probably have seen or heard about For Dummmies – A Wiley Brand books.

Dummies has always stood for taking on complex concepts and making them easy to understand. Dummies helps everyone be more knowledgeable and confident in applying what they know. Whether it’s to pass that big test, qualify for that big promotion or even master that cooking technique; people who rely on dummies, rely on it to learn the critical skills and relevant information necessary for success.
Source: Dummies

For Dummies cover a lot of topics in the area of Live, Learn and Work.

Together with For Dummies, VMware has published several ebooks (for free and to buy).

Following, I try to list as many of the free ebooks as I can. The list is not complete and I cannot garantee that the ebook will still be available or up-to-date.

Update – June 2021: There are a few more For Dummies on VMware topics available:

Update – January 2022: Here is a new one.

Update – February 2022:

To download the ebooks, you need to “pay” with a few pieces of information about yourself – e. g. name, email address etc.


VMware Carbon Black also have some For Dummies – Carbon Black Special Edition books:


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  1. Techfixes says:

    Thanks! Here is a list of the VMware ones I have in my personal collection (have 1107 of these “Special Edition” PDF’s in total):

    Anywhere Workspace For Dummies [VMware]
    Applications For Dummies [VMware]
    BYOD For Dummies [VMware]
    Cloud Management For Dummies [VMware]
    Cloud Operating Model For Dummies [VMware]
    Container Network Security For Dummies [VMware]
    Data Center Modernization For Dummies [VMware]
    Desktop As A Service (DaaS) For Dummies [VMware]
    Developing a Modern Management Adoption Process For Dummies [VMware]
    DevSecOps For Dummies [Vmware Tanzu]
    Digital Workspace Basics For Dummies [VMware]
    Digital Workspace For Dummies [VMware 2nd Edition]
    Embracing a Hybrid Cloud Strategy For Dummies [VMware]
    Enterprise Mobility Management For Dummies [VMware AirWatch]
    Evolution Of Software Defined Networking For Dummies [VMware]
    Hyper-Converged Infrastructure For Dummies [VMware + Intel]
    Hyper-Converged Infrastructure For Dummies [VMware 2nd Edition]
    Internal Firewalls For Dummies [Vmware]
    IT Automation For Dummies [VMware]
    Kubernetes on vSphere For Dummies [VMware 2nd Edition]
    Kubernetes on vSphere For Dummies [VMware]
    Managing a VMware Cloud For Dummies [VMware]
    Micro-segmentation For Dummies [VMware 2nd Edition]
    Micro-Segmentation For Dummies [VMware]
    Modern and Secure Hybrid Cloud Platform For Dummies [VMware]
    Modern Digital Workspace For Dummies [VMware]
    Modern Infrastructure For Dummies [VMware]
    Modern Infrastructure For Dummies [VMware + Intel]
    Modern PC Management For Dummies [VMware]
    Modernizing the Data Center For Dummies [VMware + Intel]
    Modernizing The Infrastructure For Dummies [Vmware + Intel]
    Modernizing The Infrastructure For Dummies [VMware]
    Multi-Cloud Load Balancing For Dummies [Avi Networks + VMware]
    Network Automation For Dummies [VMware]
    Network Virtualization For Dummies [VMware 2nd Edition]
    Network Virtualization For Dummies [VMware]
    Next-Gen Virtualization For Dummies [VMware] [ 2019 Update]
    Next-Gen Virtualization For Dummies [VMware]
    SASE & ZTNA For Dummies [VMware]
    Secure Digital Workspace For Dummies [VMware]
    Service Mesh For Dummies [VMware]
    Software-Defined Infrastructure For Dummies [VMware]
    Software-Defined Storage For Dummies [VMware]
    Software-Defined WAN For Dummies [VMware 2nd Edition]
    SQL Server on HCI For Dummies [Vmware + Intel]
    Telco Cloud For Dummies [VMware]
    The Government Digital Workspace For Dummies [VMware]
    Unifying Endpoint Management & Windows 10 Desktops For Dummies [VMware]
    Virtualization 2.0 For Dummies [VMware]

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