Virtualization with Xen(tm): Including XenEnterprise, XenServer, and XenExpress


  • David Williams, Director of Technology Platform Services, John H. Harland Company, Atlanta, GA, USA

Complete Coverage of Xen, Including Version 3.2Virtualization with Xen is the first book to demonstrate to readers how to install, administer, and maintain a virtual infrastructure based on XenSource’s latest release, Xen 3.2. It discusses best practices for setting up a Xen environment correctly the first time, maximizing the utilization of server assets while taking advantage of the fastest and most secure enterprise-grade paravirtualization architecture. It covers both basic and advanced topics, such as planning and installation, physical-to-virtual migrations, virtual machine provisioning, resource management, and monitoring and troubleshooting guests and Xen hosts.* Explore Xen’s Virtualization ModelFind a complete overview of the architecture model as well of all products: Xen 3.0 , Xen Express, XenServer, and Xen Enterprise.* Deploy XenUnderstand the system requirements, learn installation methods, and see how to install Xen on a free Linux distribution.* Master the Administrator ConsoleLearn how to use the command-line tools and the remote Java-based consoler that manages the configuration and operations of XenServer hosts and VMs.* Manage Xen with Third-Party ToolsUse products like openQRM, Enomalism, and Project ConVirt to manage the VMM.* Deploy a Virtual Machine in XenLearn about workload planning and installing modified guests, unmodified guests, and Windows guests.* Explore Advanced Xen ConceptsBuild a Xen Cluster, complete a XenVM migration, and discover XenVM backup and recovery solutions.* See the Future of VirtualizationSee the unofficial Xen road map and what virtual infrastructure holds for tomorrow’s data center.* See Other Virtualization Technologies and How They Compare with XenTake a look at the different types of server virtualization, other virtual machine software available, and how they compare with Xen.
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Professionals familiar with virtualization and fairly experienced with both Linux and Windows-based operating systems.


Book information

  • Published: May 2007
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-167-9

Table of Contents

1: An Introduction to Virtualization2: Introducing Xen3: Deploying Xen: Demystifying the Installation4: The Administrator Console and Other Native Tools5: Managing Xen with Third-Party Management Tools6: Deploying a Virtual Machine in Xen7: Advanced Xen Concepts8: The Future of Virtualization9: Appendix A: Glossary: Xen Terminology10: Appendix B: Other Virtualization Technologies and How They Compare to Xen