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Practical Virtualization Solutions (10 Edition)


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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


Book News Annotation:

This guide offers instructions for virtualizing an organization's IT infrastructure and configuring virtual systems. Part I covers virtualization basics and technology choices, then offers chapters on six x86 virtualization environments: VMware Server, VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Virtual PC, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Virtual Box. Each of these chapters examines the client console and provides steps for creating a virtual machine set up and securing VM files and folders. Most of these chapters include case studies and examples. Part II, on applying virtualization, covers server, desktop, network, and storage virtualization. Part III covers hardware issues, with material on form-factor choices and choosing a vendor, and Part IV gives advice on managing and deploying the virtual infrastructure, which applications to virtualize, selling management on virtualization, and disaster recovery planning. An appendix covers virtual machine installation. B&w screenshots are included on most pages. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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’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’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.


Table of Contents

Foreword     xv

Acknowledgments     xvii

About the Authors     xix

Preface     xxi

Part I: Virtualization Basics and Technology Choices     1

Chapter 1: To Virtualize or Not to Virtualize?     3

Chapter 2: Comparing Virtualization Technologies     17

Chapter 3: VMware Server     25

Chapter 4: VMware ESXi     47

Chapter 5: Citrix XenServer     67

Chapter 6: Microsoft Virtual PC     87

Chapter 7: Microsoft Hyper-V     103

Chapter 8: VirtualBox     113

Part II: Applying Virtualization     135

Chapter 9: Server Virtualization in Action     137

Chapter 10: Desktop Virtualization in Action     161

Chapter 11: Network and Storage Virtualization in Action     175

Part III: Building the Virtual Infrastructure: Hardware's Role in Virtualization     191

Chapter 12: Form-Factor Choices and Their Implications     193

Chapter 13: Choosing a Vendor     205

Chapter 14: Beyond the Box     223

Part IV: From Development to Production: Managing the Virtual Infrastructure     237

Chapter 15: Laying the Foundation: The Planning Stage     239

Chapter 16: Deployment     253

Chapter 17: Postproduction: Wrapping It Up     265

Appendix: Virtual Machine Installation     273


Product Details

Hess, Kenneth
Prentice Hall PTR
Newman, Amy
Brockmeier, Joe
Hess, Kenneth
Operating Systems - LINUX
Software Development & Engineering - Systems
Virtual computer systems
Virtual computer systems - Management
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Negus Software Solutions Series
Publication Date:
October 2009
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
9 x 6.9 x 0.7 in 549 gr

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