This free ebook details VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center.The VMware ESX server is vital to virtualization methods used to perform server consolidation, software development, test automation, legacy Windows migration, and more. Server virtualization can drastically cut business costs, and considering that there are few experts in the field, VMware ESX Essentials in the
thought of as some obscure, black art technology that only a handful of peoplecared about, and yet today, it is thought of as a mainstream “must have” technology for any IT organization. Server virtualization technology is a way of making a physical computer function as if it were two or more computers where each non-physical or “virtualized” computer is provided with the same basic architecture as that of a generic physical computer.
The authors present surprising new ways of using virtualization to accomplish tasks now performed at the physical level. All areas of business are examined, with text that features technical information and best practices, including business challenges and technology breakdowns to expedite effective allocation of time and resources.
1 Introduction to Server Virtualization
2 VMware’s Hypervisor Platform
3 VMware ESX Architecture
4 Installing VMware ESX Server
5 Virtual Machines
6 Interacting with VMware ESX
7 Console Operating System Explained
10 Advanced Features
11 Resource Management
12 Performance Optimization
13 Automating and Extensibility
14 Additional Useful Resources