vSphere 5 Performance, Best practices, Whitepapers, Guides
I will not go into details but rather place some of the good white papers that most of us might be interested in.
Do note of this WARNING when managing Hybrid environment
vSphere High Availability Deployment Best Practices
Storage vMotion of a Virtualized SQL Server Database
Best Practices for Performance Tuning of Latency-Sensitive Workloads in vSphere VMs Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 5.0
VMware vCenter Update Manager 5.0 Performance and Best Practices
vMotion Architecture, Performance, and Best Practices in VMware vSphere 5
Understanding Memory Management in VMware vSphere 5
Microsoft Exchange 2010 Performance in vSphere 5
Performance of VSA in VMware vSphere 5
Performance Implications of Storage I/O Control–Enabled NFS Datastores in VMware vSphere 5.0
Achieving a Million I/O Operations per Second from a Single VMware vSphere 5.0 Host
VMware vSphere VMFS-5 Upgrade Considerations
VMware vSphere Storage Appliance Technical Whitepaper
vSphere 5 MSCS Setup (was not able to locate this on their website but was given when attending some training)
Host Power Manage in vSphere 5
Creating a vSphere Update Manager Depot
VMware ESXi 5.0 Operations Guide
Timekeeping in VMware Virtual Machines
Update 3:14 Dec 2011: Added more technical paper links.
Update 2:17 Oct 2011: Added ESXi 4.0U2 issue when managing with vCenter 5.0.
Update 1: More Whitepapers and documents added .