Virtualization with Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

Virtualization with Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

1st Edition - October 13, 2006

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  • Authors: Andy Jones, Rogier Dittner, David Rule, Ken Majors, Aaron Tiensivu, Twan Grotenhuis, Geoffrey Green
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080520674

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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.

Key Features

* Examines in detail the default and custom installation of Microsoft's Virtual Server 2005
* Addresses th important topics of server requirements and the cost implications involved
* Looks at addressing IT costs and the benefits to the organisation


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.

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 481
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Syngress 2006
  • Published: October 13, 2006
  • Imprint: Syngress
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080520674

About the Authors

Andy Jones

Rogier Dittner

Affiliations and Expertise

MCSE NT4, 2000, 2003, MCDBA, MCT, MSF Practitioner), consultant at a Microsoft partner

David Rule

David Rule Jr. (VMware VCP, VAC, MCP, Citrix CCEA, CCA) is a Senior Consultant for Choice Solutions LLC, an Overland Park, KS-based systems integrator that provides IT design, project management, and support for enterprise computing systems. David’s primary role is in developing virtualization strategies for Choice Solutions’ clients.

Affiliations and Expertise

VMware VCP, VAC, MCP, Citrix CCEA, CCA and Senior Consultant, Choice Solutions LLC, Overland Park, KS, U.S.A.

Ken Majors

Aaron Tiensivu

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Microsoft Consultant. COE Lead for Unified Communications, Core Infrastructure and Security at CDW / Berbee Information Networks Corporation

Twan Grotenhuis

Geoffrey Green

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