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Practical Virtualization Solutions: Virtualization from the Trenches 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0137142972
ISBN-10: 0137142978
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The 100% Practical Guide to Making Virtualization Work in Real Enterprise Environments If you're involved in planning, deploying, or managing virtualization, this book brings together all the field-proven, in-the-trenches answers and solutions you'll need. Packed with examples and case studies, "Practical Virtualization Solutions "is a complete, self-paced, hands-on guide to creating a virtualized environment and driving maximum value from it throughout its entire lifecycle. Kenneth Hess and Amy Newman present detailed costs, schedules, and deployment plans drawn from actual enterprise virtualization projects. You'll learn what really works and what doesn't and discover powerful ways to systematically control the costs of virtualization and streamline its management. The authors offer realistic guidance on choosing the best services to virtualize; selecting the right virtualization software, hardware, and vendor partners; troubleshooting and securing virtualized environments; and much more. Along the way, they answer crucial questions IT professionals face in working with virtualization. Coverage includes
  • Quantifying the time, hardware, labor, and downtime needed to implement virtualization
  • Streamlining the transition from physical to virtual
  • Comparing VMware ESXi, VMware Server, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, and other virtualization technologies
  • Identifying opportunities to reduce cost and improve flexibility with open source virtualization technologies
  • Explaining advanced techniques for simplifying virtual machine management
  • Defining the right role for virtualization in networking and storage
  • Automating virtual infrastructure management tasks

About the Author

Kenneth Hess is the virtualization columnist at Linux Magazine. His column covers all aspects and types of virtualization from desktop to server to cloud. Kenneth has used just about every type of virtualization product available since 1999 and was a beta tester of the original VMware product line. He also writes the Linux blog on DaniWeb and the Cover Your Assets column on Internet.com’s ServerWatch. You’ll also find Kenneth on the air weekly at The Frugal Tech Show’s Frugal Friday. His day job with HP involves virtualization and web hosting at an enterprise level.

 

Amy Newman has been following the virtualization space since 2001. She has been blogging about it since 2006 in her weekly column, Virtually Speaking. Virtually Speaking provides analysis of news and trends on everything virtual from hypervisors to hardware. The column appears weekly on Internet.com’s Server-Watch. Amy has been managing editor of ServerWatch since 1999 and Enterprise IT Planet since 2009. Prior to that, she was a research editor at Gartner, where she edited and managed the workflow of four monthly research deliverables related to software infrastructure.

 

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (October 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0137142978
  • ISBN-13: 978-0137142972
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,449,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Scott L. Wolpow on November 24, 2009
Format: Paperback
What exactly is virtualization and how will I benefit from it, is the question you may be asking yourself.

This book answers that and gives you a excellent roadmap form preplanning through deployment and finishes with maintenance.

To be able to develop and support my clients, I used a number of machines that matched my clients configurations. I also used removable hard drives to achieve more diversity. It was really a big hassle tracking and keeping OS's current.
I am increasing working with multiple OS's or versions of the same OS's. I like to have the exact environment that I will deploy the applications to.
I happened upon this book and it had clear instructions to plan out virtualizing my developer infrastructure.
The book explains the different methods of virtualization and how they apply. Though it is written more for the enterprise level, it is useful for the small business owner.
By virtualizing one server, a client can have a secure environment to run internal systems, while still having internet access.
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A good general book on the subject of virtualization. It's a snapshot of what Virtualization is at the moment and brings the reader up to speed with some basic history and practices that will give you an understanding of what you can use in your company.

Just don't expect to be a grandmaster on the subject, this is more for getting to the beach head, if you want to storm the virtualization bunkers your going to need much heavier books.
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Simply put, this book is a fantastic resource for anyone thinking of deploying a second operating system on their computer/network/server. A must have in my opinion.
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