Professional Xen Virtualization
Xen is an open source virtualization technology that allowsmultiple operating systems to run on a single physical computersystem, providing cost savings and increased efficiency. This bookpresents you with a complete foundation on this exciting technologyand shows you how Xen virtualization offers faster response timesfor new server and service requests, a simplified systemadministration for multiple systems, and better availability forcritical computing resources.
You'll begin by examining the basic concepts of Xen as you alsoexplore how to successfully make the most of today's virtualizationtechnologies. You'll discover how virtualization with Xen allowsfor simpler and less expensive disaster recovery planning andaffords increased productivity in system and software testinggroups. Packed with detailed examples of Xen configuration files,system configuration files, and system-level configurationinformation, this book will show you why Xen virtualization isamong the leading emerging technologies on the Linux platform andis being integrated into virtually every commercialdistribution.
What you will learn from this book
How Xen offers significant savings in infrastructure costs,such as power and cooling
Ways to better document system configuration andcharacteristics
How to build Xen from source code and the softwarerequirements for building Xen
Techniques for building virtual machine filesystems
How to troubleshoot Xen configuration files and virtualmachines
Who this book is for
This book is for administrators and developers who are seekingto optimize their use of enterprise hardware and create virtualenvironments geared toward specific tasks.
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