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Oracle Solaris 10 System Virtualization Essentials (Solaris System Administration)by Jeff Victor
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Virtualization and related technologies like hypervisors, which create virtual machines on a single hardware machine, and containers (also known as zones), which create virtual operating systems running on a single operating system, are a totally new area for many system administrators.
Oracle® Solaris™ 10 System Virtualization Essentials provides an accessible introduction to computer virtualization, specifically the system virtualization technologies that use the Oracle Solaris or OpenSolaris operating systems. This accessible guide covers the key concepts system administrators need to understand and explains how to
Starting with a discussion of system virtualization in general terms—the needs of consolidation, the benefits of virtualization, and a description of the most common types of computer virtualization—this book also covers many of the concepts, features, and methods shared by many implementations of system virtualization.
Oracle’s computer virtualization technologies that are directly related to the Oracle Solaris OS are described in detail along with a discussion of the factors that should be considered when choosing a virtualization technology. Finally, several examples of these technologies and an overview of virtualization management software are provided, as well as a history of virtualization.
Book News Annotation:
This guide to the Oracle Solaris 10 operating system covers the various methods of system virtualization available on this platform. Virtualization, the practice of running one or more virtual machines or operating systems on a single hardware instance, is a key component of both server resource management and software development. This volume discusses the installation and use of the Oracle VM server for both SPARC and x86 architectures, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Oracle Solaris Containers and covers such topics as using dynamic domains to maximize workload isolation, setting up heterogeneous software development environments with both VM Server and VirtualBox and integrating multiple virtualization strategies. Numerous screen-shots, illustrations and code examples are provided throughout. The authors are operating system and virtualization experts at Oracle. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
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, primary maintainer of the Solaris Zones and Containers FAQ, 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.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Virtualization
2. Sun Dynamic Domains
3. Sun Logical Domains
4. Solaris as a Guest OS
5. Sun VirtualBox
6. Solaris Containers
7. Choosing a Virtualization Technology
8. Applying Virtualization
9. Virtualization Management
Appendix A. A Brief History of System Virtualization
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