Get ready to tap into the full potential of your system anddramatically improve your development and testing environment. Frominstallation and configuration to clustering and performanceenhancements, this book shows you how to get the most out ofMicrosoft Virtual Server. Written by a key member of the VirtualServer product team, it focuses on maintaining and developingVirtual Server environments so that you can get up and runningquickly.
Some of the critical features you'll learn how to take advantageof include integrated backup support, offline virtual hard diskmanipulation, and the Virtual Server COM Interface. You'll alsodiscover how to get the best performance out of your virtualmachines while creating a secure system. And you'll find experttips and techniques on how to use Virtual Server for generaldevelopment 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 andflexible deployment
How to build applications that control and interact with VirtualServer 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 andPowerShell
Who this book is for
This book is for system administrators who want to implementsolutions with Virtual Server as well as developers who are tryingto build end-to-end solutions with Virtual Server.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written byworking programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers,developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, theyaddress the issues technology professionals face every day. Theyprovide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in newtechnologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.