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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