Virtualization with Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

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A virtual evolution in IT shops large and small has begun. Microsoft's Virtal Server is the enterprise tool to free an infrastructure from its physical limitations providing the transformation into a virtual environment--this book shows you how.

This book will detail the default and custom installation of Microsoft's Virtual Server 2005, 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 Virtual Server can ease administration and lower 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 world.

* Examines in detail the default and custom installation of Microsoft's Virtual Server 2005
* Addresses th important topics of server requirements and the cost implications involved
* Looks at addressing IT costs and the benefits to the organisation

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Chapter 1 Introduction to Microsoft Virtual Server
Chapter 2 Installing and Configuring a Virtual Server
Chapter 3 Virtual Machines
Chapter 4 Virtual Networks
Chapter 5 Virtual Disks
Chapter 6 Introduction to ADS and Virtual Server Migration Tool
Chapter 7 Managing Virtual Server
Chapter 8 Migrating Physical Machines
Chapter 9 Troubleshooting
Appendix A The Pros and Cons of Running Virtual Server
Appendix B Solutions Fast Track
Appendix C Windows Script Files for Virtual Server 2005 R2
Appendix D Integrating NonWindows Systems with MOM 2005 Using Virtual Agents

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About the author (2006)

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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