Complete Coverage of Xen, Including Version 3.2 Virtualization 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 Model Find a complete overview of the architecture model as well of all products: Xen 3.0 , Xen Express, XenServer, and Xen Enterprise. * Deploy Xen Understand the system requirements, learn installation methods, and see how to install Xen on a free Linux distribution. * Master the Administrator Console Learn 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 Tools Use products like openQRM, Enomalism, and Project ConVirt to manage the VMM. * Deploy a Virtual Machine in Xen Learn about workload planning and installing modified guests, unmodified guests, and Windows guests. * Explore Advanced Xen Concepts Build a Xen Cluster, complete a XenVM migration, and discover XenVM backup and recovery solutions. * See the Future of Virtualization See the unofficial Xen road map and what virtual infrastructure holds for tomorrow’s data center. * See Other Virtualization Technologies and How They Compare with Xen T

Key Features

*Complete with a demonstration version of Xen 3.2 on CD-ROM *Xen has the lead in the open-source community; now distributed as a standard kernel package for Novell’s SLES 10 and Red Hat’s RHEL 5 and Fedora Core 6 Linux distributions *Covers installation, administration, management, monitoring, and deployment planning and strategies


Professionals familiar with virtualization and fairly experienced with both Linux and Windows-based operating systems.

Table of Contents

1: An Introduction to Virtualization 2: Introducing Xen 3: Deploying Xen: Demystifying the Installation 4: The Administrator Console and Other Native Tools 5: Managing Xen with Third-Party Management Tools 6: Deploying a Virtual Machine in Xen 7: Advanced Xen Concepts 8: The Future of Virtualization 9: Appendix A: Glossary: Xen Terminology 10: Appendix B: Other Virtualization Technologies and How They Compare to Xen


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