Today I got news from my publisher (VMware Press aka Pearson Press), that a “rough cut” of my book on SRM 5.0 is now available on Safari for subscribers. The rough cut was one of the 1st drafts of the book based on the Beta2 of the product – that was back when VMware were using the product name “host-based replication” for what is now called “vSphere Replication”.
The link is here: http://my.safaribooksonline.com/9780132842280?portal=informit
In case you don’t know – previous SRM books were sold directly by me for profit or in the case of SRM 4.0 for charity. This is the first time I’ve written about SRM through an official publisher. It’s one of the first books to be printed through the newly founded VMware Press, which really pleases me. We should have digital copies of the book available at VMworld, and one purchasing a digital copy of the rough cut will qualify for a free digital copy once the final book is released.
Quite when that will be is unclear to even me, but I’m thinking that end of Oct/Nov is likely, depends on how the review process goes and how many substantial changes I see between the release candidate I have, and the final cut. At the moment I’m still is the first big round of reviews – or which they will be three rounds in total. As you might expect the 1st round of reviews is a biggy, because that’s the first time anyone has seen the manuscript. The 2/3rd round of review work is more a polishing up phase.