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Publisher Comments:

Virtual Machines are software programs that allow more than one operating system to run on a single computer. They provide a completely isolated virtual environment within a computer that can run a separate OS. The two major virtual machine software programs are Novell's VMWare product and Microsoft's Virtual PC product. Both are freely available on the Web. This book provides a clear introduction to each program, and detailed mechanical information about working with each. The text begins with overview of virtual computing, its history and its impact, and then provides an overview of the all the products that are available with the features of each one, to help readers choose the right one. This is a straightforward overview of virtual computing that can serve as a supplement in Networking courses or used as a standalone text for programs that offer a Virtual Computing course. This companion book is also written so it can be used by an average computer user at home to learn about virtualization software products. Home computer users can download free virtualization software from the Internet, install the software on their computer, and then use the software to perform essential tasks, such as creating and configuring virtual machine environments and running other operating systems on their desktop.

Synopsis:

A must-have for all of today's Information Technology students, Virtual Machines Companion is the only book on the market to provide a comparative overview of several of the most popular virtual machine software products, giving readers a solid understanding of virtualization concepts, as well as the tools to help them select the best product for their needs. Virtualization software is one of the most rapidly growing applications for the IT environment, allowing a single computer system to concurrently run multiple operating systems. In order to stay current with this and other industry trends, IT students and professionals must possess a solid understanding of how virtual machines are being used in industry, the benefits of virtualization software, and the current software products and their features. This companion book introduces readers to virtualization concepts as a whole, and explores the specific skills needed to create, configure, and manage their own virtual machines, using various software products. With practical, hands-on exercises and a clear writing style, this book will prove a valuable addition to every IT library.

About the Author

Ted Simpson is a long-time Course Technology author. He has been working, teaching, and writing about computers for over 20 years. In 1990, Simpson wrote one of the first books in the Course Technology Networking series, Hands-On Netware 3.11. Ted has used virtualization software to aid in teaching computer lab classes for several years, and has given presentations on virtualization for Course Technology conferences. Ted is currently a certified Novell and Microsoft instructor at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, and the author of many books, including Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server, Guide to Novell Netware Administration Enhanced Edition, 70-270, 70-290: MCSE/MCSA Guide to Installing and Managing Microsoft XP Professional and Windows Server 2003, and Virtual Machines Companion, all of which are written for use with virtualization. In addition to classroom teaching and industry training, Ted has been developing curricula for microcomputer related courses since the 1980s and holds the following certifications: A+, Network+, NetWare 6 CNE and CNI, and MCSE.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Virtual Computing World Chapter 2: Working with VMWare Workstation and Server Chapter 3: Working with Microsoft Virtual PC and Server

Product Details

ISBN:
9781428321946
Author:
Simpson, Ted L.
Publisher:
Course Technology
Author:
Simpson, Ted
Author:
pson, Ted
Author:
Simpson, Ted (Ted Simpson)
Author:
Sim
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
virtualization; virtual Machines; Microsoft Virtual PC; VMWare; virtual servers; Microsoft Virtual Server 2005; VMWare Workstation; VMWare Player; desktop virtualization
Subject:
Virtual computer systems
Subject:
virtualization
Subject:
Virtual Machines
Subject:
Microsoft Virtual PC
Subject:
VMware
Subject:
virtual servers
Subject:
Microsoft Virtual Server 2005
Subject:
VMWare Workstation
Subject:
vmware player
Subject:
desktop virtualization
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Thomson Course Technology
Series:
Networking
Publication Date:
August 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.18x7.48x.30 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A must-have for all of today's Information Technology students, Virtual Machines Companion is the only book on the market to provide a comparative overview of several of the most popular virtual machine software products, giving readers a solid understanding of virtualization concepts, as well as the tools to help them select the best product for their needs. Virtualization software is one of the most rapidly growing applications for the IT environment, allowing a single computer system to concurrently run multiple operating systems. In order to stay current with this and other industry trends, IT students and professionals must possess a solid understanding of how virtual machines are being used in industry, the benefits of virtualization software, and the current software products and their features. This companion book introduces readers to virtualization concepts as a whole, and explores the specific skills needed to create, configure, and manage their own virtual machines, using various software products. With practical, hands-on exercises and a clear writing style, this book will prove a valuable addition to every IT library.
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