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Practical Virtualization Solutions: Virtualization from the Trenches by Amy Newman, Kenneth Hess

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Chapter 9. Server Virtualization in Action

This chapter enters the mix of solving problems with virtual machines (VM) and services. We’ve chosen solutions that are somewhat generic in nature and thus applicable to the widest range of situations. The software we will use to demonstrate those solutions are VMware Server and Microsoft Virtual PC. In this and the two subsequent chapters, the software is ancillary to the solution and should not be viewed as an endorsement of a particular solution or company. In this case, VMware Server and Virtual PC were chosen because they are free and work well with a variety of guest operating systems. There is also a huge repository of VM templates, server appliances, and images available for both platforms. ...

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