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Oracle Solaris 10 System Virtualization Essentials (Oracle Solaris System Administration Series) Paperback – September 11, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0137081882 ISBN-10: 013708188X Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Oracle Solaris System Administration Series
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (September 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013708188X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0137081882
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,302,990 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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<>Jeff Victor is the principal author of Oracle® Solaris 10 System Virtualization Essentials and a principal sales consultant at Oracle Corporation. Prior to joining Oracle, Jeff was a principal field technologist for Sun Microsystems. He is an OpenSolaris Zones Community Leader, the creator of the zonestat open-source program, and a regular author, contributor, and speaker at corporate and industry events. His blog can be found at http://blogs.sun.com/JeffV. Jeff received a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In his spare time, he builds and launches high-power rockets. Jeff lives in New York with his wife and daughter.

 

Jeff Savit has more than 25 years of experience in operating systems, virtualization, and performance on multiple platforms, and is a principal sales consultant at Oracle Corporation specializing in these areas. He was previously a principal field technologist at Sun Microsystems with a similar focus. Before joining Sun, Jeff was a vice president at Merrill Lynch, where he had roles in development, systems management, market data, and web applications. He also managed a department responsible for the firm’s virtual machine systems, wrote market data portions of Merrill Lynch’s Internet trading applications, and created one of the Internet’s first stock quote websites. Jeff is the author of the Sun Blueprint Energy Efficiency Strategies: Sun Server Virtualization Technology, and the virtualization chapter of the Datacenter Reference Guide Blueprint. Jeff has written or coauthored several books, including Enterprise Java, VM and CMS: Performance and Fine-Tuning, and VM/CMS Concepts and Facilities, and his work has been published in SIGPLAN Notices, a journal of the Association of Computing Machinery. He has a master’s degree in computer science from Cornell University.

 

Gary Combs is a SPARC specialist at Oracle Corporation. He specializes in midrange and high-end SPARC servers, which include the popular M-Series. Gary also covers virtualization technologies that are implemented on these platforms: Dynamic Domains, Logical Domains, and Oracle Solaris Containers. Prior to joining Oracle, Gary was with Sun Microsystems. He has more than 15 years of direct sales support experience as a systems engineer. For the last 10 years, Gary has held marketing positions in product management, product definition, and technical marketing.

 

Simon Hayler is a principal sales consultant for Oracle Corporation. Previously, Simon was a principal field technologist for Sun Microsystems. Simon has a telecommunications engineering background, encompassing the design, configuration, and implementation of multitiered information systems. His role at Sun over the past 12 years has included pre- and post-sales consulting, architectural design and implementation for both high-end commercial and high-performance computing, and, more recently, specialization in virtualization solutions.

 

Bob Netherton is a principal sales consultant at Oracle Corporation specializing in Oracle Solaris, virtualization, open-source software, and Linux interoperability. Prior to joining Oracle, Bob was a principal field technologist for Sun Microsystems, and was one of the architects and content developers of the Solaris Boot Camp and Deep Dive seminar series. In addition, he has developed several best practices guides for Solaris as well as an advanced Solaris training curriculum. Bob is also involved in several OpenSolaris users groups in the American Midwest and Southwest. Bob received a bachelor of science degree in applied mathematics from the University of Missouri, and he is a regular blogger on Solaris, virtualization, and open-source technologies.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GWW on November 23, 2011
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This is a great book, if you are looking for the basics of Oracle's virtualization technologies all in one place. However, the material is extremely sparse and everything I have referenced is covered in Oracle's documentation. A great start, if you are new to Oracle's technologies. However, check out Oracle's documentation and white papers, first. This book is not very useful if you are looking for supplemental material.

I was hoping to find more guidance and real-world experience applied to Oracle technologies, as the preface suggests. For each of the virtualization technologies, the author typically picks the easiest implementation methods and only summarizes other options. Very little is provided regarding why or how to pick one implementation option over another. One example of this is virtual disk options.

Solaris 10 could have been dropped from the title. The Xen-based Oracle VM Server for x86 is also covered. Though, the author does show you how to implement a Solaris 10 guest.

One final point...links to Sun's websites abound throughout the text. The majority of them are no longer valid and finding the information on Oracle's website can be difficult. However, once you do, bookmark the new web page!
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A great overview of not just Solaris and other Oracle technologies, but virtualization technologies as a whole. Worth a read for anyone interested in virtualization.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 18, 2011
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Oracle Solaris 10 System Virtualization Essentials is a pick for any college-level technical collection strong in Oracle Solaris engineering. It provides a fine introduction to the topic of computer virtualization and the systems that support it, offering administrators and oracle Solaris support staff a key to understanding operating systems, migration processes, and security and scalability of workloads. It completely covers all concepts and features of system virtualization and is key to any in-depth understanding.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Loukinas on November 2, 2011
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This book covers all topics related to Solaris Virtualization. The section on Oracle VM Server for Sparc has been extremely helpful for me. The docs online are very sparse on the subject. Couldn't have lived without this book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RouxTheDay on July 22, 2011
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This book is well-written, well-organized, and extremely helpful. Getting up to speed on Sun/Oracle's virtualization technologies isn't easy, especially when their product lines support different mechanisms and features. This book touches on all of them.
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