The Book of Xen

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No Starch Press, Incorporated, Oct 1, 2009 - 315 pages
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Xen allows administrators to run many virtual operating systems on one physical server, including Linux, BSD, OpenSolaris, and Microsoft Windows. In the process, users save money on hardware, maintenance, and electricity. Not only is Xen open source, the Xen hypervisor (the virtual machine monitor) is the best-performing hypervisor available. The Book of Xen explains everything a sysadmin needs to know to use this powerful technology, with coverage of installation, networking, virtualized storage, and managing guest and host operating systems. Written for administrators who have worked with *NIX before but who may be new to virtualization, The Book of Xen covers both the basics and the trickier aspects of Xen administration, like profiling and benchmarks, migration, XenSource administration, and hardware assisted virtualization (HVM).

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About the author (2009)

Chris Takemura is a recent graduate, occasional Xen consultant, and itinerant writer. He is currently working on a Xen hosting venture at prgmr.com and biking about the Bay Area.

Luke S. Crawford has been working with virtualization since before it was cool, selling virtual servers based on FreeBSD jails before diving headfirst into Xen. He is currently a Xen consultant, working on corporate server consolidation in a Fortune 100 corporate environment and works on a Xen hosting venture at prgmr.com.

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