Get ready to tap into the full potential of your system and dramatically improve your development and testing environment. From installation and configuration to clustering and performance enhancements, this book shows you how to get the most out of Microsoft Virtual Server. Written by a key member of the Virtual Server product team, it focuses on maintaining and developing Virtual Server environments so that you can get up and running quickly.
Some of the critical features you'll learn how to take advantage of include integrated backup support, offline virtual hard disk manipulation, and the Virtual Server COM Interface. You'll also discover how to get the best performance out of your virtual machines while creating a secure system. And you'll find expert tips and techniques on how to use Virtual Server for general development and debugging of applications.
What you will learn from this book
- All about the new features of Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1
Steps for creating a virtual machine library for rapid and flexible deployment
How to build applications that control and interact with Virtual Server using Visual Basic.NET, C#, and ASP.NET
Ways to perform a P2V migration using Microsoft tools
Methods for clustering and configuring virtual machines
How to automate virtual machine operations using VBScript and PowerShell
Who this book is for
This book is for system administrators who want to implement solutions with Virtual Server as well as developers who are trying to build end-to-end solutions with Virtual Server.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.