Configuring VMware ESX Server 2.5
This book will detail the default and custom installation of VMware’s 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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Chapter 3 Configuring a Virtual Machine Gold Builds and Clones
Chapter 4 Advanced Configurations
Chapter 5 Virtual Networking
Chapter 6 PhysicaltoVirtual Migrations
Chapter 7 Server Consolidation
Chapter 8 Cool Tools for a Virtual Infrastructure
Chapter 9 Administering a Virtual Infrastructure
Chapter 10 Best Practices Gotchas and Common Problems
Chapter 11 VMware Under the Covers
Chapter 12 Backup Strategies for ESX Server and Virtual Machines
Chapter 13 Common and Necessary CommandLine Interface CLI Commands
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Appendix A Recommended Reading
Active Directory allows application backup BartPE beneﬁts best practices boot bzip2 Callisma CD-ROM chapter clone cluster command line conﬁguration ﬁles create customers database default deﬁned documentation edit efﬁciencies ensure example farm ﬁle system ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬂexibility Frequently Asked Questions Gold Master hard drive hardware interface IP address ISO image license Linux load MAC address managed host memory Microsoft migration ODBC operating system options output performance physical NICs physical server Platespin Port Group requirements runlevel screen shown scripts SCSI server consolidation server virtualization Service Console shares shown in Figure Solutions Fast Track speciﬁc specify template tual utilization virtual disk virtual infrastructure virtual machine virtual server virtual switch VirtualCenter VirtualCenter Server VLAN vmdk VMFS VMFS volume VMkernel vmkfstools VMnet VMotion VMware ESX Server vmware-cmd Windows WinSCP
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