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:


I am an entrepreneurial and innovative technical; presales; and customer success professional equipped with a Master’s in Business Administration. I am working as a Technical Account Manager at VMware Inc., Zweigniederlassung Deutschland. My early career with Novell involved a promotion to Presales Systems Engineer after having worked on a team of 4 anti-piracy, licensing and intellectual property specialists situated in legal.