The Best Damn Server Virtualization Book Period: Including Vmware, Xen, and Microsoft Virtual Server

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Syngress, Apr 18, 2011 - Computers - 960 pages
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Server Sprawl and escalating IT costs have managers and system administrators scrambling to find ways to cut costs and reduce Total Cost of Ownership of their physical infrastructure. Combining software applications onto a single server, even if those applications are from the same software vendor, can be dangerous and problems hard to troubleshoot.

Virtualization allows you to consolidate many servers onto a single physical server reducing hardware, electrical, cooling, and administrative costs. These virtual servers run completely independent of each other so if one crashes the other are not affected. Planning and implementing a server consolidation is a complex process. This book details the requirements for such a project, includes sample forms and templates, and delivers several physical to virtual migration strategies which will save both time and costs. Readers of this book will easily be able to plan and deploy VMware, Microsoft Virtual Server, and Xen.



Key Features:

* Create a virtual network to exchange information or provide a service to other virtual machines or computers.

* Use virtualization to support removable media such as CD or DVD optical disks

* Reduce server costs, administration overhead, and complexity
 

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Contents

Virtualization Technologies
37
Introduction to Microsoft Virtual Server
45
Installing and Configuring a Virtual Server
61
Virtual Machines
99
Virtual Networks
169
Virtual Disks
227
Introduction to ADS and Virtual Server Migration Tool
263
Managing Virtual Server
307
Managing Xen with ThirdParty Management Tools
545
Deploying a Virtual Machine in Xen
587
Advanced Xen Concepts
617
Scripted Installation
647
An Introduction to ESX Native Tools and How to Use Them
657
Scripting and Programming for the Virtual Infrastructure
669
Building a VM
755
Modifying VMs
795

Migrating Physical Machines
355
Troubleshooting
389
Introducing Xen
421
Deploying Xen Demystifying the Installation
463
The Administrator Console and Other Native Tools
523
Instant Disk How to P2V for Free
823
Scripting Hot Backups and Recovery for Virtual Machines
855
The Future of Virtualization
887
Index
917
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David Rule Jr. (VMware VCP, VAC, MCP, Citrix CCEA, CCA) is a Senior Consultant for Choice Solutions LLC, an Overland Park, KS-based systems integrator that provides IT design, project management, and support for enterprise computing systems. David’s primary role is in developing virtualization strategies for Choice Solutions’ clients.

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