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Professional Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

Professional Microsoft Virtual Server 2005

Ben Armstrong

ISBN: 978-0-470-10917-5

Apr 2007

591 pages

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  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 allows a single server to be divided into several "virtual machines," each running its own environment and operating system, which can even be virtually networked together
  • Written by a key member of Microsoft's Virtual Server product team, this guide shows programmers how they can use these virtual machines to keep their development environment separate from their computing environment, test software on a variety of platforms from a single machine, and test networking applications
  • Packed with real-world examples, the book examines how to install Linux under Virtual Server, create VM libraries, tweak performances, troubleshoot installation glitches, and access the Virtual Server COM API
  • Offers a clear explanation of how to best understand virtual devices, networks, and storage systems and handle debugging in virtual machines


Part I: Getting Started with Virtual Servers.

Chapter 1. Why Virtualize?

Chapter 2. Getting Started with Microsoft Virtual Server 2005.

Chapter 3. Virutal Server Basic Concepts.

Chapter 4. Installing Guest Operating Systems.

Part II: Optimizing Virtual Machine Management and Usage. 

Chapter 5. Creating a Virtual Machine Library.

Chapter 6. Understanding Virtual Machine Performance.

Part III: Maintaining Virtual Machines.

Chapter 7. Monitoring and Managing Virtual Machines.

Chapter 8. Keeping Virtual Machines Up to Date.

Part IV: Security and Backup for Virtual Machines.

Chapter 9. Keeping Virtual Machines Secure.

Chapter 10. Securing Virtual Server.

Chapter 11. Backing Up Virtual Machines.

Part V: Physical to Virtual Migration. 

Chapter 12. Manual Physical to Virtual Migration of Servers.

Chapter 13. Manual Physical to Virtual Migrations.

Part VI: Virtual Machines and Clustering. 

Chapter 14. Clustering Virtual Machines.

Chapter 15. Clustering Virtual Server.

Part VII: Automating Virtual Machine Operations.

Chapter 16. Using the Virtual Server COM Interface.

Chapter 17. Scripting Virtual Server.

Chapter 18. Using PowerShell to Control Virtual Server.

Part VIII: Developing Software for Virtual Servers. 

Chapter 19. Developing Managed Applications for Virtual Server.

Chapter 20. Developing ASP.NET Applications with Virtual Server.

Part IX: Development and Debugging in Virtual Machines.

Chapter 21. Application Debugging with Virtual Server.

Appendix A. Common Problems and Solutions.

Appendix B. Virtual Server Clustering Script: HAVM.VBS.


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