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Virtualization : from the desktop to the enterprise / Chris Wolf and Erick M. Halter.

By: Wolf, Chris.
Contributor(s): Halter, Erick M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Springer.Expert's voice in networking: Publisher: Berkeley, CA : New York, NY : Apress ; Distributed in U.S. by Springer-Verlag New York, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 559 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781430200277; 1430200278.Subject(s): VMware | Operating systems (Computers) | Computer networksAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Virtualization.LOC classification: QA76.76.O63 | W614 2005Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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"Learn to deploy and manage virtual machines, clusters, distributed file systems, and virtual storage in the first book to cover the entire realm of virtualization"--Cover.

"Includes Windows and Linux VMware workstation evaluation software"--Cover.

Includes index.

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CHOICE Review

Computers can act as though they are other computers. A computer may appear to users as two or more different computers, even as different computers running different operating systems. This is not new--IBM's mainframes have been doing this for decades--but now personal computers can do it too. It is becoming popular to cluster many computers together to act as one very powerful machine. Also, computers can be linked in such a way that if one fails, the others will keep going and service is uninterrupted. In all these cases, these systems are creating virtual computers out of the real hardware. This is not, of course, for the casual PC owner. Those attempting such things must have a great deal of knowledge in networking and system administration to begin with, and then they need a book such as this. Wolf and Halter provide explanations of various virtual machine setups, backing up and recovering virtual machines, virtual file systems, fall-over and load-balancing clusters, and virtual storage. An appendix lists available software, and the accompanying CD-ROM has demonstration versions as well as sample scripts from the book. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. R. P. Sarna Maine Maritime Academy

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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 the 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.

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