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Virtual machines: Installing and deploying VMs on enterprise servers

As a systems integrator, value-added reseller or consultant you may have already decided you want to install and deploy a

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virtual machine as a server consolidation strategy for a customer. Now you need to understand how virtual machines (VMs) run in production environments.

Chapter 5 from the book Virtualization: From the Desktop to the Enterprise by Chris Wolf and Erick M. Halter will investigate three server virtualization applications: Microsoft Virtual Server, VMware GSX Server and VMware ESX Server.

VM server products will be a vital piece of the infrastructure. Pay particular attention to the suggested best practices in this chapter. You don't want to deploy a server that impedes the workflow of your clients, customers and coworkers. In the end, you're better off overbuilding a VM server than you are meeting the minimum requirements.

The editors of SearchSystemsChannel.com have broken this chapter into several how-to tips, as outlined in the table of contents below.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

About the author   
Chris Wolf is an instructor at ECPI Technical College, as well as a leading industry consultant in enterprise storage, virtualization solutions, and network infrastructure management. He has a master's degree in information technology from Rochester Institute of Technology, and his IT certification list includes MCSE, MCT, and CCNA. Wolf authored MCSE Supporting and Maintaining NT Server 4.0 Exam Cram, Windows 2000 Enterprise Storage Solutions and Troubleshooting Microsoft Technologies, and he contributes frequently to Redmond Magazine and Windows IT Pro Magazine. Wolf also speaks at computer conferences across the nation.


This was first published in September 2006

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