Configuring VMware ESX Server 2.5 (Google eBook)

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Syngress, Aug 31, 2005 - Computers - 608 pages
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This book will detail the default and custom installation of VMwares ESx server as well as basic and advanced virtual machine configurations. It will also discuss the requirements for a server virtualization and consolidation project and the cost savings surrounding such an effort.

Furthermore, the book will provide a thorough understanding of the benefits of a virtual infrastructure and a comprehensive examination of how VMware eases administration and lowers overall IT costs.

Lastly, the book delivers a thorough understanding of the virtual evolution which is underway in many IT organizations and how the reader will benefit from shifting from the physical to a virtual

* A detailed resource on the default and custom installation of VMware's ESx server
* Covers all the requirements for a server virtualization and consolidation project and the cost savings surrounding such an effort
* Delivers a thorough understanding of the virtual evolution occuring in the IT industry
  

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Contents

Chapter 2 Installation
17
Chapter 3 Configuring a Virtual Machine Gold Builds and Clones
43
Chapter 4 Advanced Configurations
73
Chapter 5 Virtual Networking
101
Chapter 6 PhysicaltoVirtual Migrations
137
Chapter 7 Server Consolidation
161
Chapter 8 Cool Tools for a Virtual Infrastructure
197
Chapter 9 Administering a Virtual Infrastructure
223
Chapter 10 Best Practices Gotchas and Common Problems
337
Chapter 11 VMware Under the Covers
357
Chapter 12 Backup Strategies for ESX Server and Virtual Machines
379
Chapter 13 Common and Necessary CommandLine Interface CLI Commands
397
Its Totally Cool
439
Appendix A Recommended Reading
449
Index
451
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