Instant Getting Started with VMware Fusion [Instant]


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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Understand how to keep your Virtual Machine secure
  • See what’s new in VMware Fusion 6 from previous versions
  • Get a quick, concise, and easy introduction to VMWare Fusion

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 64 pages
Release Date : February 2014
ISBN : 1782177884
ISBN 13 : 9781782177883
Author(s) : Michael Roy
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Virtualization and Cloud, Enterprise


Table of Contents

Preface
Instant Getting Started with VMware Fusion

  • Instant Getting Started with VMware Fusion
    • Installing Windows 7 and upgrading to Windows 8 (Simple)
    • Keeping your old PC alive! (Intermediate)
    • Much ado about snapshots (Intermediate)
    • Keeping Your VM and Your Data safe (Simple)
    • Printing from Windows – how easy it is! (Simple)
    • Network adapters – what's the difference? (Simple)
    • Connecting peripherals to Windows – bringing the outside world in! (Simple)
    • Dedicating an external keyboard exclusively to Windows (Advanced)
    • "I'm stuck, now what?" (Simple)
    • Summary

 

Michael Roy

Michael Roy is a virtualization expert working for VMware, the world’s leading virtualization and cloud computing company used by 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies to manage and virtualize their data center infrastructure.

He currently specializes in technical marketing for hybrid cloud services, but started at VMware working on VMware Fusion 2 in 2009 where he co-led a world-class global support team, giving customers the help they needed to get the most out of VMware Fusion.

Prior to VMware, he managed a small data center in downtown Toronto as the senior systems administrator, and also spent two years working for Apple where he became a Mac expert.

When not working with computers, clouds, or virtual machines, he likes to snowboard, surf, and cook, and listen to, play, and create music. Michael’s success story at VMware can be found at http://www.vmware.com/go/mikeroy-journey.

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Page:1

Section: Preface

Instead of:

Welcome to Instant Getting Started with VMware Fusion. In this short e-book, we'll get
up-to-date with what's new in VMware Fusion 5, and learn how to install Windows 8 or 8.1 as
a virtual machine in just a few steps.

It should be:

Welcome to Instant Getting Started with VMware Fusion. In this short e-book, we'll get
up-to-date with what's new in VMware Fusion 6, and learn how to install Windows 8 or 8.1 as
a virtual machine in just a few steps.

Page: 5

Instead of:

While Version 5.0 was a far cry from today's Fusion, it was still impressive to have a tool that
just worked and allowed me to run Windows and Linux on my new MacBook Pro.

It should be:

While Version 0.5 was a far cry from today's Fusion, it was still impressive to have a tool that
just worked and allowed me to run Windows and Linux on my new MacBook Pro.

The graphics bundle for the book can be found at the following link:

https://www.packtpub.com/sites/default/files/downloads/7883EN_Images.pdf

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What you will learn from this book

  • Install Windows 7 directly from Microsoft using the trial version
  • Upgrade your Windows 7 Virtual Machine to Windows 8
  • Effectively back up your Virtual Machine
  • Back up your Windows files easily using Time Machine
  • Discover and learn about the many features of snapshots
  • Keep your old PC alive by cloning it into a Virtual Machine
  • Discover the best places to find help and resources for VMware Fusion

In Detail

Running Windows on your Mac can seem complicated, but this book will make things easy by showing you how to get the most out of VMware Fusion. Having a virtual copy of Windows on your Mac can let you make a secure backup of your files and run Windows applications, which makes your computer more versatile.

This book will show you how to start running Windows on your Mac, with practical examples of how to keep your Virtual Machine secure, backed up, and running smoothly. You will learn about the new features of VMware Fusion 6 and where to get help and support for the software when you need it.

This book will walk you through what you need to know to safely and securely run Windows on your Mac. It then proceeds to show you how to upgrade to Windows 8, and shows you how you can seamlessly switch between Windows 7 and Windows 8 using snapshots. Next, it covers all that you need to know to safely and securely run Windows on a Mac computer with Intel processors. You will also learn how to manage your Virtual Machine backups and keep your VM safe.

The recipes in this book will give you a helpful head start in getting the most out of VMware Fusion 6.

Approach

Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. This book is a hands-on, practical guide that will help readers to understand the various capabilities of VMware Fusion with the help of real-world examples.

Who this book is for

This book is a must for every Mac user out there who is in the process of transitioning from Windows to OS X. Whether you’re new to Fusion or you’ve been using it for years, there’s something new for everyone to learn.

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