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Virtualization Essentials - Second Edition

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About this book
Virtualization is the IT world's hottest trend in recent years, and many colleges do not yet have curricula in place to prepare students for this important area. This guide fills the need, with a learn-by-doing approach to mastering the core elements of virtualization. The book covers how virtualization software operates, what different hypervisor products are, how to manage CPU, memory, storage, and networking, and much more. Virtualization Essentials, Second Edition 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. This practical book covers all the topics necessary to gain a core understanding of virtualization. The book clearly outlines the topic being covered, thoroughly discussing the concepts, and engaging you with hands-on tutorials.
Publication date:
August 2016
Publisher
Packt
Pages
332
ISBN
9781119267720

 

Acknowledgments

A project is rarely a solo affair, and this one depended on a large crew for it to arrive. I need to thank Scott Lowe for shoveling the path and aiming me at the correct door. My deepest gratitude goes to Mark Milow for helping me climb aboard this rocket, to Mike Szfranski for your always open book of knowledge, to Nick Gamache for the insights, and to Tony Damiano for keeping our vehicle in the fast lane.

My heartfelt thanks also go to the virtual team at Sybex: Kelly Talbot, Stephanie McComb, Van Van Noy, Kathy Grider-Carlyle, and Barath Kumar Rajasekaran for their steadfast support, forcing me to improve with each chapter and keeping it all neat and clean. Special thanks go to Agatha Kim for getting this whole adventure rolling.

I need to thank my family beginning with my parents, teachers both, who instilled me with a love of reading and writing and set me on a path that somehow led here. Thank you to my boys, Lucas and Noah, who fill our days with laughter and music. And finally, a huge hug to my wife, Elizabeth, who encouraged me even when she had no idea what I was writing about. I love you.

About the Author
  • Matthew Portnoy

    Matt Portnoy is a Staff 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 tradeshows and industry events, including VMware User Group events and VMworld, which is the leading virtualization conference.

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