Virtualization Essentials

  • 4h 18m
  • Matthew Portnoy
  • Sybex
  • 2012

A full-color beginner's guide to the core concepts and skills of virtualization

Virtualization is the IT world's hottest trend in recent years, and many colleges do not yet have curricula in place to prepare students for this important area. This guide fills the need, with a learn-by-doing approach to mastering the core elements of virtualization. Each chapter clearly outlines what is covered, thoroughly discusses the concepts, and engages readers with hands-on tutorials. The book covers how virtualization software operates; hypervisor products; how to manage CPU, memory, storage, and networking; and much more.

  • Fills the gap left by the many colleges and universities that are unprepared to educate IT students on virtualization, a megatrend in the IT world
  • Covers the fundamental concepts and skills, including how virtualization software operates within a computing environment
  • Explains the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors and tells how to create a virtual machine from scratch or by migrating from physical to virtual
  • Tells how to manage the basics and how to configure supporting devices for a virtual machine

Virtualization Essentials gets IT students and practitioners up to speed on one of the most important aspects of today's IT environment.

About the Author

Matthew Portnoy is a Senior System Engineer at VMware and has more than 30 years of work experience in the IT industry. He is an Adjunct Professor at Wake Tech Community College, teaching CIS classes since 2007. Matt has presented at many trade shows and industry events, including VMware User Group events and VMworld, which is the largest virtualization conference.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Understanding Virtualization
  • Understanding Hypervisors
  • Understanding Virtual Machines
  • Creating a Virtual Machine
  • Installing Windows on a Virtual Machine
  • Installing Linux on a Virtual Machine
  • Managing CPUs for a Virtual Machine
  • Managing Memory for a Virtual Machine
  • Managing Storage for a Virtual Machine
  • Managing Networking for a Virtual Machine
  • Copying a Virtual Machine
  • Managing Additional Devices in Virtual Machines
  • Understanding Availability
  • Understanding Applications in a Virtual Machine
  • Glossary


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