Lately, we have seen a lot of excellent guys releasing their valuable books for free! The time and effort they put into these must be crazy, and we thank them for it. I highly recommend you pick them up and give them a read!
vSphere HA Deep Dive 6.x:
This book was made available some time ago but still relevant, and all the thanks must go to Duncan Epping. You can download it here
Lots of thanks and praises must go to Cormac Hogan and Duncan Epping for making their Essential Virtual SAN (vSAN) book available for free. You can download it here
vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive:
Lots of thanks must go to Frank Denneman and Niels Hagoort for writing this book which was a big hit at VMworld 2017. The book has been made available for free by Rubrik and VMUG, which you can download it here
If you ever want to learn more about use cases for NSX then these PDF documents are a must read.
VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 by Wade Holmes
VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 2 by Geoff Wilmington
Operationalizing VMware NSX by Kevin Lees
Automating NSX for vSphere with PowerNSX by Anthony Burke
Vladan Seget wrote a study guide for VCP6.5-DCV which Nakivo sponsored and made available here
VMware on AWS:
AWS made available an E-Book for VMware Cloud on AWS which covers the challenges of Hybrid Cloud adoption, how VMC on AWS is optimized for common uses cases and also the available AWS services. Available to download here
Emad Younis has made available his Upgrading to VMware vSphere 6.5 book which you can download here.