More and more companies are leveraging virtualization, so it is critical that IT professionals have the latest knowledge and skills needed to work with virtualization-centric infrastructures. You'll acquire that knowledge as you work through this book and build your own virtual machine. Clear, straightforward instruction explains what virtualization is and how it works. Then you'll learn to set up the CPU, memory, storage, networking, and more. Each chapter focuses on a specific goal, enabling you to build a solid foundation in this career-essential discipline.
Learn these virtualization essentials—and more:
How virtualization software operates within a computer environment
The difference between Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors
How cloud computing leverages virtualization
Installing Windows or Linux on virtual machines
Managing CPUs, memory, storage, and networking
Configuring supporting devices for a virtual machine
Availability and technologies that protect individual virtual machines, virtualization servers, and entire datacenters
Methodology and practices for deploying applications in a virtual environment.
This strikingEssentialsbook features:
Chapter-opening learning objectives
Four-color screenshots and illustrations
Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggested exercises