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Virtualization Essentials provides aspiring IT professionals and those just starting out in IT a solid foundation in virtualization by teaching them fundamental concepts and skills to working in a virtual environment. Presented in full-color, this practical book takes on a learning-by-doing approach to gaining a core understanding of virtualization. Each chapter begins by clearly identifying what readers will learn in the chapter, followed by a straightforward discussion of concepts and then engaging readers in hands-on tutorials for readers to gain strong understanding of the chapter topics. Chapters conclude with suggested exercises that allow readers to reinforce their understanding. In this book, readers will learn to: Understand how virtualization software operates within a computing environment Distinguish between Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors and compare hypervisor products in the market today Create a virtual machine, by scratch and by migrating from physical to virtual Manage the basics of CPU, memory, storage, and networking of a virtual machine Configure supporting devices for a virtual machine Make considerations for availability And more!
Matthew Portnoy is a Senior System Engineer at VMware and has more than 30 years of work experience in the IT industry. He is an Adjunct Professor at Wake Tech Community College, teaching CIS classes since 2007. Matt has presented at many trade shows and industry events, including VMware User Group events and VMworld, which is the largest virtualization conference.