Virtualization, A Beginner's Guide [NOOK Book]

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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 Group



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Virtualization, A Beginner's Guide

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Overview

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 Group



Transform 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


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071614023
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 2/17/2009
  • Series: Beginner's Guide
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • File size: 14 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Architect Virtualization

Chapter 1: The Move to Virtualization

Chapter 2: Begin the Five-Step Process

Chapter 3: Complete the Five-Step Process

Part 2: Build your Virtualization Infrastructure

Chapter 4: Perform a Comprehensive Analysis

Chapter 5: Build the Resource Pool

Chapter 6: Begin with the Testing Environment

Chapter 7: Work with Server Virtualization

Chapter 8: Work with Virtual Workloads

Chapter 9: Provision Virtual Machines

Chapter 10: Work with Desktop Virtualization

Chapter 11: Work with Application Virtualization

Chapter 12: Work with AppV

Part III. Consolidate the Benefits

Chapter 13: Secure Your Virtual Intrastructure

Chapter 14: Protect Your Virtual Infrastructure

Chapter 15: Prepare for Business Continuity

Chapter 16: Update Your Management Structure

Afterword

Index
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