Virtualization Essentials

ISBN-10: 1118176715
ISBN-13: 9781118176719
Edition: 2012
Authors: Matthew Portnoy
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Description: Virtualization Essentials provides aspiring IT professionals and those just starting out in IT a solid foundation in virtualization by teaching them fundamental concepts and skills to working in a virtual environment. Presented in full-color, this  More...

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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.540

Virtualization Essentials provides aspiring IT professionals and those just starting out in IT a solid foundation in virtualization by teaching them fundamental concepts and skills to working in a virtual environment. Presented in full-color, this practical book takes on a learning-by-doing approach to gaining a core understanding of virtualization.Each chapter begins by clearly identifying what readers will learn in the chapter, followed by a straightforward discussion of concepts and then engaging readers in hands-on tutorials for readers to gain strong understanding of the chapter topics. Chapters conclude with suggested exercises that allow readers to reinforce their understanding.In this book, readers will learn to:Understand how virtualization software operates within a computing environmentDistinguish between Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors and compare hypervisor products in the market todayCreate a virtual machine, by scratch and by migrating from physical to virtualManage the basics of CPU, memory, storage, and networking of a virtual machineConfigure supporting devices for a virtual machineMake considerations for availabilityAnd more!

Introduction
Understanding Virtualization
Describing Virtualization
Microsoft Windows Drives Server Growth
Explaining Moore's Law
Understanding the Importance of Virtualization
Examining Today's Trends
Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Understanding Virtualization Software Operation
Virtualizing Servers
Virtualizing Desktops
Virtualizing Applications
Understanding Hypervisors
Describing a Hypervisor
Exploring the History of Hypervisors
Understanding Type 1 Hypervisors
Understanding Type 2 Hypervisors
Understanding the Role of a Hypervisor
Holodecks and Traffic Cops
Resource Allocation
Comparing Today's Hypervisors
VMware ESX
Citrix Xen
Microsoft Hyper-V
Other Solutions
Understanding Virtual Machines
Describing a Virtual Machine
Examining CPU in a Virtual Machine
Examining Memory in a Virtual Machine
Examining Network Resources in a Virtual Machine
Examining Storage in a Virtual Machine
Understanding How a Virtual Machine Works
Working with Virtual Machines
Understanding Virtual Machine Clones
Understanding Templates
Understanding Snapshots
Understanding OVF
Creating a Virtual Machine
Performing P2V Conversions
Investigating the Physical-to-Virtual Process
Hot and Cold Cloning
Loading Your Environment
Exploring VMware Player
Building a New Virtual Machine
Thinking About VM Confi guration
Creating a First VM
Installing Windows on a Virtual Machine
Loading Windows into a Virtual Machine
Installing Windows 7
Installing VMware Tools
Understanding Confi guration Options
Optimizing a New Virtual Machine
Installing Linux on a Virtual Machine
Loading Linux into a Virtual Machine
Installing Linux into a Virtual Machine
Installing VMware Tools
Understanding Confi guration Options
Optimizing a New Linux Virtual Machine
Managing CPUs for a VM
Understanding CPU Virtualization
Confi guring VM CPU Options
Tuning Practices for VM CPUs
Choosing Multiple vCPUs vs. a Single vCPU
Hyper-Threading
Working with Intel and AMD Servers
Managing Memory for a Virtual Machine
Understanding Memory Virtualization
Confi guring VM Memory Options
Tuning Practices for VM Memory
Calculating Memory Overhead
Memory Optimizations
Managing Storage for a Virtual Machine
Understanding Storage Virtualization
Confi guring VM Storage Options
Tuning Practices for VM Storage
Managing Networking for a Virtual Machine
Understanding Network Virtualization
Confi guring VM Network Options
Tuning Practices for Virtual Networks
Copying a Virtual Machine
Cloning a Virtual Machine
Working with Templates
Saving a Virtual Machine State
Creating a Snapshot
Merging Snapshots
Managing Additional Devices in Virtual Machines
Using Virtual Machine Tools
Understanding Virtual Devices
Confi guring a CD/DVD Drive
Confi guring a Floppy Disk Drive
Confi guring a Sound Card
Confi guring USB Devices
Confi guring Graphic Displays
Confi guring Other Devices
Understanding Availability
Increasing Availability
Protecting a Virtual Machine
Protecting Multiple Virtual Machines
Protecting Datacenters
Understanding Applications in a Virtual Machine
Examining Virtual Infrastructure Performance Capabilities
Deploying Applications in a Virtual Environment
Understanding Virtual Appliances and vApps
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