Configuring VMware ESX Server 2. 5.

By: Muller, AlContributor(s): Wilson, Seburn | Humphrey, Gary JPublisher: Kidlington : Elsevier Science & Technology Books, 2005Copyright date: ©2005Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (488 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780080488578Subject(s): VMware.;Virtual computer systemsGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Configuring VMware ESX Server 2. 5DDC classification: 005.43 LOC classification: QA76.9.V5 -- V57 2005ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
VMware ESX Server -- Contents -- Foreword -- Target Audience -- VMware Terms and Concepts -- Chapter 2 Installation -- Pre-installation Tasks -- Performing the Installation -- Chapter 3 Configuring a Virtual Machine, Gold Builds, and Clones -- Virtual Machine Basics -- Configuring a Virtual Machine -- Gold Builds and Clones -- Modify Your Master -- Chapter 4 Advanced Configurations -- Network Traffic Shaping -- Disk Bandwidth -- CPU Management, Affinity -- NUMA and Processor/Memory Affinity -- Raw Device Mapping -- Clusters -- Chapter 5 Virtual Networking -- Virtual Switches -- Physical and Virtual NICS -- MAC Addresses -- Port Groups and VLANs -- Networking Tools -- Chapter 6 Physical-to-Virtual Migrations -- P-to-V Terms -- P-to-V for Free -- cat Your Hard Drive -- BartPE -- VMware P2V Assistant 2 -- Platespin PowerP2V -- P-to-V Conclusion -- Chapter 7 Server Consolidation -- Server Consolidation and Virtualization Defined -- Business Case and Technical Requirements -- Developing Your Project Methodology -- Chapter 8 Cool Tools for a Virtual Infrastructure -- ISO Images and WinISO -- WinSCP -- PuTTY -- NewSID -- Platespin's PowerP2V and PowerRecon -- VirtualCenter-Vmotion -- vmkfstools and vmware-cmd -- VMware Tools -- Chapter 9 Administering a Virtual Infrastructure -- VMware Tools for Managing the Virtual Infrastructure -- Understanding VirtualCenter Terms and Concepts -- Installation and Configuration of VirtualCenter 1.2 -- Using VirtualCenter to Administer Your Virtual Infrastructure -- Using the Management Interface and Service Console to Administer the Virtual Infrastructure -- Chapter 10 Best Practices, Gotchas, and Common Problems -- Best Practices -- Gotchas -- Common Problems -- Chapter 11 VMware Under the Covers -- Understanding the ESX Server File and Directory Structure -- The ESX Server Boot Process.
Interaction between the Service Console, VMkernel, and Virtual Machines -- Chapter 12 Backup Strategies for ESX Server and Virtual Machines -- Backing Up the Service Console -- Backing Up Virtual Machines -- Best Practices -- Chapter 13 Common and Necessary Command-Line Interface (CLI) Commands -- Using the Command-Line Interface -- Configuring and Managing ESX Server Service Console from the Command Line -- Managing Virtual Machines from the Command Line -- Chapter 14 A Peek at the Future: It's Totally Cool -- Evolved Virtually You Have Become -- Bigger and Badder Brains -- ESX Server 3.0…Better the Beta -- Faultless Fault Tolerance -- The Rise of Utility Computing -- Your Moment of Xen -- Microsoft Virtual Server…Watch Your Six -- Virtual Storage Is the Place to Live -- Appendix A Recommended Reading -- Index.
Summary: This book will detail the default and custom installation of VMware's ESx server 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 VMware eases administration and lowers 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 * A detailed resource on the default and custom installation of VMware's ESx server * Covers all the requirements for a server virtualization and consolidation project and the cost savings surrounding such an effort * Delivers a thorough understanding of the virtual evolution occuring in the IT industry.
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VMware ESX Server -- Contents -- Foreword -- Target Audience -- VMware Terms and Concepts -- Chapter 2 Installation -- Pre-installation Tasks -- Performing the Installation -- Chapter 3 Configuring a Virtual Machine, Gold Builds, and Clones -- Virtual Machine Basics -- Configuring a Virtual Machine -- Gold Builds and Clones -- Modify Your Master -- Chapter 4 Advanced Configurations -- Network Traffic Shaping -- Disk Bandwidth -- CPU Management, Affinity -- NUMA and Processor/Memory Affinity -- Raw Device Mapping -- Clusters -- Chapter 5 Virtual Networking -- Virtual Switches -- Physical and Virtual NICS -- MAC Addresses -- Port Groups and VLANs -- Networking Tools -- Chapter 6 Physical-to-Virtual Migrations -- P-to-V Terms -- P-to-V for Free -- cat Your Hard Drive -- BartPE -- VMware P2V Assistant 2 -- Platespin PowerP2V -- P-to-V Conclusion -- Chapter 7 Server Consolidation -- Server Consolidation and Virtualization Defined -- Business Case and Technical Requirements -- Developing Your Project Methodology -- Chapter 8 Cool Tools for a Virtual Infrastructure -- ISO Images and WinISO -- WinSCP -- PuTTY -- NewSID -- Platespin's PowerP2V and PowerRecon -- VirtualCenter-Vmotion -- vmkfstools and vmware-cmd -- VMware Tools -- Chapter 9 Administering a Virtual Infrastructure -- VMware Tools for Managing the Virtual Infrastructure -- Understanding VirtualCenter Terms and Concepts -- Installation and Configuration of VirtualCenter 1.2 -- Using VirtualCenter to Administer Your Virtual Infrastructure -- Using the Management Interface and Service Console to Administer the Virtual Infrastructure -- Chapter 10 Best Practices, Gotchas, and Common Problems -- Best Practices -- Gotchas -- Common Problems -- Chapter 11 VMware Under the Covers -- Understanding the ESX Server File and Directory Structure -- The ESX Server Boot Process.

Interaction between the Service Console, VMkernel, and Virtual Machines -- Chapter 12 Backup Strategies for ESX Server and Virtual Machines -- Backing Up the Service Console -- Backing Up Virtual Machines -- Best Practices -- Chapter 13 Common and Necessary Command-Line Interface (CLI) Commands -- Using the Command-Line Interface -- Configuring and Managing ESX Server Service Console from the Command Line -- Managing Virtual Machines from the Command Line -- Chapter 14 A Peek at the Future: It's Totally Cool -- Evolved Virtually You Have Become -- Bigger and Badder Brains -- ESX Server 3.0…Better the Beta -- Faultless Fault Tolerance -- The Rise of Utility Computing -- Your Moment of Xen -- Microsoft Virtual Server…Watch Your Six -- Virtual Storage Is the Place to Live -- Appendix A Recommended Reading -- Index.

This book will detail the default and custom installation of VMware's ESx server 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 VMware eases administration and lowers 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 * A detailed resource on the default and custom installation of VMware's ESx server * Covers all the requirements for a server virtualization and consolidation project and the cost savings surrounding such an effort * Delivers a thorough understanding of the virtual evolution occuring in the IT industry.

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