Virtualization with Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

By

  • Andy Jones
  • Rogier Dittner, MCSE NT4, 2000, 2003, MCDBA, MCT, MSF Practitioner), consultant at a Microsoft partner
  • David Rule, VMware VCP, VAC, MCP, Citrix CCEA, CCA and Senior Consultant, Choice Solutions LLC, Overland Park, KS, U.S.A.
  • Ken Majors
  • Aaron Tiensivu, Senior Microsoft Consultant. COE Lead for Unified Communications, Core Infrastructure and Security at CDW / Berbee Information Networks Corporation
  • Twan Grotenhuis
  • Geoffrey Green

A virtual evolution in IT shops large and small has begun. Microsoft's Virtal Server is the enterprise tool to free an infrastructure from its physical limitations providing the transformation into a virtual environment--this book shows you how.This book will detail the default and custom installation of Microsoft's Virtual Server 2005, as well as basic and advanced virtual machine configurations. It will also discuss the requirements for a server virtualization and consolidation project and the cost savings surrounding such an effort. Furthermore, the book will provide a thorough understanding of the benefits of a virtual infrastructure and a comprehensive examination of how Virtual Server can ease administration and lower overall IT costs. Lastly, the book delivers a thorough understanding of the virtual evolution which is underway in many IT organizations and how the reader will benefit from shifting from the physical to a virtual world.
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Audience

The audience for this book is IT professionals who manage or administer a sprawling server environment and need to reduce costs and headaches through server virtualization and consolidation, as well as anyone interested in becoming more familiar with Virtual Server and a virtual infrastructure.

 

Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-106-8


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Virtualization Terms and Concepts Chapter 2 Loading Virtual Server 2005 Chapter 3 Configuring a Virtual Machine Chapter 4 Advanced Configurations including Clustering Chapter 5 Physical to Virtual Migrations Chapter 6 Server Consolidation Chapter 7 Cool Tools for a Virtual Infrastructure Chapter 8 Administering a Virtual Infrastructure Chapter 9 Gotchas/Common Problems and Solutions Chapter 10 Virtual Server Under the Covers Chapter 11 Virtual Evolution and the Road Ahead Chapter 12 Backups Made Simple