This concise handbook targeted at Linux administrators and virtualization enthusiasts is ideal for professionals wanting an easy-to-navigate reference when working with Xen and virtualization. It offers bite-sized practical walkthroughs and experiential solutions for many common virtualization tasks using Xen. Using Fedora Core as host operating system, it shows how to add Xen support and create guest domains running different operating systems, then dissects a range of common virtualization tasks. Originally developed in 2003 at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, Xen is an open-source paravirtualization technology allowing multiple operating systems to run on one physical hardware resource with near native performance. Xen supports several operating systems-Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, and NetBSD. There are now commercial versions of Xen that build on of the open-source version with additional enterprise features; this book explores and uses the open-source version of Xen.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book helped me a lot when I started playing with Xen recently. I come from the vmware world and am used to the ease of use. So xen was a pain when i tried it. The docs are sketchy and not at all helpful. This book systematically walked me through the things that I need to be aware of with Xen. It does not cover all the topics, but the coverage in this book is more than enough to get you into Xen. If you are comfortable with linux ad are looking to get into xen, this is a great starting point.
At the simplest level, the book could have been graced with better figures. Most of these are screen captures of terminal windows, showing the output from running various commands. Problem is, the capturing was too low resolution. The images are fuzzy, compared to the regular text. To some readers, this is no big deal. But to others, it might appear sloppy. The book appears to be a little skimpy on all that Xen can do. Perhaps you can best treat it as a first course in using Xen. And to be fair to the author, the title does indeed opine 'fast'. The descriptions of what to do are straightforward. You shouldn't have any trouble with these. Some readers might say that you can get the gist of this from the documentation that comes with Xen. But typically, such documentation is sparse, and this book must surely be more readable. One side benefit from using the book is that it introduces you to other open source packages, like NetBSD or CentOS. It is nice that Xen provides a hypervisor wrapper capable of simultaneously running these as 'client' systems.
Res 10 ~ Forest Map / Here <P> Res 11 ~ Pine Forest ( Very Thick. It is harder fpr bigger dogs to get through. Many creatures a running about under neath its shelture. Rabbitts, Mice, Chipmunks, Some birds) <P> Res 12 ~ Forest ( This forest is not a think and doesnt have as many Pine trees. There are some good prey here. ) <P> Res 13 ~ Feild ( This felid is and open place with tall grass. It has rabbitts running around out of there hole because the feel safe. You might find some deer too. ) <P> Res 14 ~ The Lake (It is pretty big. It has tons and tons of fish in it. You might see some prey. But this pond has nice cool water for those hot days. This pond freezes during wintee tho.) <P> Res 15 ~ The River (This River flows right into the lake.) <P> Res 16 ~ Sun Stones (These big flat rocks are nice to lay on when you are wet or cold. [But only on nice warm days. Not during winter.] This is a sunny spot, you might see some mice and voles basking in the sun.) <P> Res 17 ~ End of Feild (Border!) <P> Res 18 ~ Edge of Pine Forest (Border!) <P> Res 19 ~ Longpaw path (Border! This is a side walk. But this is a border! Longpaws might be seen with there leashed dogs. But stay away from the longpaws!) <P> Res 20 ~ Nameing Ceromnys (They will be done at res twenty. Sorry if I miss spelled some things.) <P> Res 21 ~ Info Map <P> Thanks!!! ~ Luna