Books: Virtualization: From the Desktop to the Enterprise

Virtualization: From the Desktop to the Enterprise
Release Date: June, 2005
ISBN: 1590594959
Edition: 1
Pages: 600
Size: 9.7″ x 7.2″ x 1.4″

Creating a virtual network allows you to maximize the use of your servers. Virtualization: From the Desktop to the Enterprise is the first book of its kind to demonstrate how to manage all aspects of virtualization across an enterprise. (Other books focus only on singular aspects of virtualization, without delving into the interrelationships of the technologies.)

This book promises to cover all aspects of virtualization, including virtual machines, virtual file systems, virtual storage solutions, and clustering, enabling you to understand which technologies are right for your particular environment. Furthermore, the book covers both Microsoft and Linux environments.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 – Examining the Anatomy of a Virtual Machine
  • Chapter 2 – Preparing a Virtual Machine Host
  • Chapter 3 – Installing VM Applications on Desktops
  • Chapter 4 – Deploying and Managing VMs on the Desktop
  • Chapter 5 – Installing and Deploying VMs on Enterprise Servers
  • Chapter 6 – Deploying and Managing Production VMs on Enterprise Servers
  • Chapter 7 – Backing Up and Recovering Virtual Machines
  • Chapter 8 – Using Virtual File Systems
  • Chapter 9 – Implementing Failover Clusters
  • Chapter 10 – Creating Load-Balanced Clusters
  • Chapter 11 – Building Virtual Machine Clusters
  • Chapter 12 – Introducing Storage Networking
  • Chapter 13 – Virtualizing Storage
  • Chapter 14 – Putting It All Together: The Virtualized Information System

About the Authors
Erick M. Halter was an educator for 3 years, winning multiple student retention and professional development awards. He currently works as a network engineer for a technology-based law firm where he is virtualizing the current network and optimizing system processes for the Web. Halter also configures and maintains infrastructure equipment for heightened security and performance. Halter has several industry certifications, a degree in English, and 10 years of network experience. He resides in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife and three dogs.

Chris Wolf is an instructor at ECPI Technical College, as well as a leading industry consultant in enterprise storage, virtualization solutions, and network infrastructure management. He has a master’s degree in information technology from Rochester Institute of Technology, and his IT certification list includes MCSE, MCT, and CCNA.
Wolf authored MCSE Supporting and Maintaining NT Server 4.0 Exam Cram, Windows 2000 Enterprise Storage Solutions, and Troubleshooting Microsoft Technologies, and he contributes frequently to Redmond Magazine and Windows IT Pro Magazine. Wolf also speaks at computer conferences across the nation.

Virtual Strategy Magazine posted a review of this book here: