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9780071614016

Virtualization, A Beginner's Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071614016

  • ISBN10:

    007161401X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-10
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

Migrate to a dynamic, on-demand data delivery platform "If you're looking to hit the ground running with any virtualization project, large or small, this book is going to give you the start you need, and along the way will offer you some cautionary tales that will even take some seasoned virtualization veterans by surprise." --From the foreword by Chris Wolf, Senior Analyst, Burton GroupTransform your IT infrastructure into a leaner, greener datacenter with expert guidance from a pair of industry professionals. Through clear explanations, examples, and a five-step deployment plan, Virtualization: A Beginner's Guide shows you how to maximize the latest technologies from Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware. Consolidate your servers, set up virtual machines and applications, and manage virtual desktop environments. You'll also learn how to implement reliable security, monitoring, and backup procedures. Select a virtualization platform and develop rollout plans Perform pre-deployment network and workstation tests Configure virtual machines, storage devices, and workloads Set up and secure a fully virtualized and highly available server environment Manage a centralized, on-demand application delivery framework Handle volatile and persistent desktop virtualization Use hypervisors to facilitate workload delivery Implement failsafe system backup and recovery strategies

Author Biography

Danielle Ruest is a senior enterprise workflow architect and consultant, and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for the Virtual Machine product line.

Nelson Ruest is a senior enterprise IT architect and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for the Windows Server product line. Together, they are the coauthors of Microsoft Windows Server 2008: The Complete Reference and other titles.

Table of Contents

Architect Virtualization
The Move to Virtualization
Begin the Five-Step Process
Complete the Five-Step Process
Build your Virtualization Infrastructure
Perform a Comprehensive Analysis
Build the Resource Pool
Begin with the Testing Environment
Work with Server Virtualization
Work with Virtual Workloads
Provision Virtual Machines
Work with Desktop Virtualization
Work with Application Virtualization
Work with AppV
Consolidate the Benefits
Secure Your Virtual Intrastructure
Protect Your Virtual Infrastructure
Prepare for Business Continuity
Update Your Management Structure
Afterword Index
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