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Practical Virtualization Solutions


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Table of Contents

  • Part I: Virtualization Basics and Technology Choices
  • Chapter 1: To Virtualize or Not to Virtualize?
  • Chapter 2: Comparing Virtualization Technologies
  • Chapter 3: VMware Server
  • Chapter 4: VMware ESXi
  • Chapter 5: Citrix XenServer
  • Chapter 6: Microsoft Virtual PC
  • Chapter 7: Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Chapter 8: VirtualBox
  • Part II: Applying Virtualization
  • Chapter 9: Server Virtualization in Action
  • Chapter 10: Desktop Virtualization in Action
  • Chapter 11: Network and Storage Virtualization in Action
  • Part III: Building the Virtual Infrastructure: Hardware's Role in Virtualization
  • Chapter 12: Form-Factor Choices and Their Implications
  • Chapter 13: Choosing a Vendor
  • Chapter 14: Beyond the Box
  • Part IV: From Development to Production: Managing the Virtual Infrastructure
  • Chapter 15: Laying the Foundation: The Planning Stage
  • Chapter 16: Deployment
  • Chapter 17: Postproduction: Wrapping It Up

About the Author

Kenneth Hess is the virtualization columnist at Linux Magazine. His column covers all aspects and types of virtualization from desktop to server to cloud. Kenneth has used just about every type of virtualization product available since 1999 and was a beta tester of the original VMware product line. He also writes the Linux blog on DaniWeb and the Cover Your Assets column on's ServerWatch. You'll also find Kenneth on the air weekly at The Frugal Tech Show's Frugal Friday. His day job with HP involves virtualization and web hosting at an enterprise level. Amy Newman has been following the virtualization space since 2001. She has been blogging about it since 2006 in her weekly column, Virtually Speaking. Virtually Speaking provides analysis of news and trends on everything virtual from hypervisors to hardware. The column appears weekly on's Server-Watch. Amy has been managing editor of ServerWatch since 1999 and Enterprise IT Planet since 2009. Prior to that, she was a research editor at Gartner, where she edited and managed the workflow of four monthly research deliverables related to software infrastructure.

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