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.
* 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
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
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.