- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Sybex; 2 edition (August 29, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1119267722
- ISBN-13: 978-1119267720
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Virtualization Essentials 2nd Edition
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|Virtualization Essentials, 2nd Edition||Virtualization Technologies Video Training|
|Product Format||Paperback||Online Video Training|
|Content Length||336 pages||11+ hours|
|Author||Matthew Portnoy||Ronnie Wong|
|Pub Date||August 2016||May 2016|
|Imprint||Sybex||ITPro.TV, Powered by Sybex|
|Product Description||Covers the latest virtualization essentials with content on using virtualization software within a computer environment, understanding Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors, installing Windows or Linux on virtual machines, configuring supporting devices, deploying applications in a virtual environment, protecting individual virtual machines, virtualization servers, and entire datacenters, and more||Complete video training solution covering the latest virtualization techniques available as a complete season or as individual episodes - includes content on Installing a Virtual Box, Configuring a VM, Advanced VM Features, VMware Workstation, Configuring and Managing a VMware VM, Installing and Configuring Hyper-V, Installing and Configuring VMware ESXi, Installing KVM, and more|
From the Back Cover
Learn Virtualization Quickly and Easily
More and more companies are leveraging virtualization, so it is critical that IT professionals have the latest knowledge and skills needed to work with virtualization-centric infrastructures. You'll acquire that knowledge as you work through this book and build your own virtual machine. Clear, straightforward instruction explains what virtualization is and how it works. Then you'll learn to set up the CPU, memory, storage, networking, and more. Each chapter focuses on a specific goal, enabling you to build a solid foundation in this career-essential discipline.
Learn these virtualization essentialsand more:
- How virtualization software operates within a computer environment
- The difference between Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors
- How cloud computing leverages virtualization
- Installing Windows or Linux on virtual machines
- Managing CPUs, memory, storage, and networking
- Configuring supporting devices for a virtual machine
- Availability and technologies that protect individual virtual machines, virtualization servers, and entire datacenters
- Methodology and practices for deploying applications in a virtual environment.
This striking Essentials book features:
- Chapter-opening learning objectives
- Step-by-step tutorials
- Four-color screenshots and illustrations
- Essentials and Beyondsummaries and additional suggested exercises
- Downloadable exercise files
About the Author
About the Author
Matthew Portnoy is a 30-year veteran of the IT industry. A Staff System Engineer at VMware, he is also an adjunct professor at Wake Tech Community College, where he has taught CIS classes since 2007. He has presented at VMworld, the leading virtualization conference, as well as at many other industry events and tradeshows including VMware User Group events.
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The author, Matt Portnoy, is an industry veteran who according to the blurb is a staff systems engineer at VMware as well as a teacher in the fields of virtualization and database technology.
In 14 chapters Portnoy covers what virtualization is, what a virtual machine is, and the essentials of managing CPUs, memory, storage and networking in a virtual environment. There is also a look at creating high availability virtual machines, and a brief look at deploying applications.
There are some hands-on examples covering creating VMs with either VMware Workstation Player or Oracle VirtualBox.
Now, a few observations. This is a well-written book with a ton of useful background on the topic. I can see it working well as a textbook for a course and maybe that is what it is designed for. It would also be useful for a computing professional up to a point, but I do wonder whether a pro would be better off with a book dedicated to a particular virtualization technology rather than one that does its best to be generic, though with a strong VMware slant (which is not surprising given the author’s background).
Personally I would like to have seen more coverage of Microsoft’s Hyper-V, given that it is now built into every version of Windows including Windows 10 (though not the Home edition), but although there are a few mentions of Hyper-V here, all the examples are VMware or Virtual Box.
Still, that just highlights the issue: if you are working with VMWare you won’t need the Hyper-V stuff and vice versa.
This is the second edition of a book first published in May 2012. I don’t have the earlier edition, but the chapter titles are all the same. A lot has happened in those four years, in particular the explosion of cloud computing and containerization, and I would like to have seen more coverage of these topics. Containers are mentioned but only briefly; I think the subject would merit a dedicated chapter.
Despite the above, this is a good choice if you want to learn about virtualization at a conceptual level. If you are looking for a practical guide you might be better served by a title specific to the virtualization technology you want to use.
Disclosure: I obtained this title for review via Amazon Vine in the UK