The Book of Xen

The Book of Xen

A Practical Guide for the System Administrator

Book - 2010
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Xen, the open source virtualization tool, is a system administrator's dream. Xen is a free, high-performance virtual machine monitor that lets you consolidate your hardware and finally put those unused cycles to use without sacrificing reliability, performance, or scalability. The Book of Xen explains everything you need to know in order to use Xen effectively, including installation, networking, memory management, and virtualized storage. You'll also learn how to use Xen and standard Linux tools to take snapshot backups, perform QoS operations on network traffic, and limit over-aggressive disk users. Authors Chris Takemura and Luke S. Crawford show you how to: Provide virtual hosting for dozens of users, each with their own individual needs Install and manage multiple guests, including various flavors of Linux, NetBSD, Solaris, and Windows Choose the right virtual storage options for your needs Migrate your systems seamlessly and create new images Tune and benchmark your systems
Publisher: San Francisco : No Starch Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9781593271862
Branch Call Number: 004.35 T136
Characteristics: xxiv, 281 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Crawford, Luke S. (Luke Seidel), 1980-


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Apr 08, 2016

Set up several servers on one physical machine to save power and initial costs. This book tells you how. But I wish it had a comparison between Xen, KVM and LXC. And I while it is good to know how to do it all, I would like to see more on how it works internally. 250 pages.


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