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Overview

A must-have for all of today's Information Technology students, Virtual Machines Companion is the only book on the market to provide a comparative overview of several of the most popular virtual machine software products, giving readers a solid understanding of virtualization concepts, as well as the tools to help them select the best product for their needs. Virtualization software is one of the most rapidly growing applications for the IT environment, allowing a single computer system to concurrently run multiple operating systems. In order to stay current with this and other industry trends, IT students and professionals must possess a solid understanding of how virtual machines are being used in industry, the benefits of virtualization software, and the current software products and their features. This companion book introduces readers to virtualization concepts as a whole, and explores the specific skills needed to create, configure, and manage their own virtual machines, using various software products. With practical, hands-on exercises and a clear writing style, this book will prove a valuable addition to every IT library.

Ted Simpson, University of Wisconsin Colleges – Barron County Center

Ted Simpson is a long-time Course Technology author. He has been working, teaching, and writing about computers for over 20 years. In 1990, Simpson wrote one of the first books in the Course Technology Networking series, Hands-On Netware 3.11. Ted has used virtualization software to aid in teaching computer lab classes for several years, and has given presentations on virtualization for Course Technology conferences. Ted is currently a certified Novell and Microsoft instructor at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, and the author of many books, including Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server, Guide to Novell Netware Administration Enhanced Edition, 70-270, 70-290: MCSE/MCSA Guide to Installing and Managing Microsoft XP Professional and Windows Server 2003, and Virtual Machines Companion, all of which are written for use with virtualization. In addition to classroom teaching and industry training, Ted has been developing curricula for microcomputer related courses since the 1980s and holds the following certifications: A+, Network+, NetWare 6 CNE and CNI, and MCSE.
  • Supplements nearly any IT operating system or Networking text, empowering readers to create virtual computing environments that can be used to complete the book's activities, such as installing and configuring operating systems, performing network management tasks, and administrating a network operating systemCoverage includes the basics of downloading, installing and using the latest versions of VMWare Workstation 6, VMWare Server, Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005Thorough but concise coverage makes this ideal for a short-format course in virtualization technology for IT students and professionals alikeStep-by-step instructions and detailed descriptions will simplify lab setups and empower students with the ability to work confidently off-campus
  • Coverage includes the basics of downloading, installing and using the latest versions of VMWare Workstation 6, VMWare Server, Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005
  • Thorough but concise coverage makes this ideal for a short-format course in virtualization technology for IT students and professionals alike
  • Step-by-step instructions and detailed descriptions will simplify lab setups and empower students with the ability to work confidently off-campus
Chapter 1: The Virtual Computing World
Chapter 2: Working with VMWare Workstation and Server
Chapter 3: Working with Microsoft Virtual PC and Server

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  • ISBN-10: 1428321942
  • ISBN-13: 9781428321946
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $27.00
  • RETAIL $35.95

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Virtual Machines Companion

ISBN: 9781428321946
A must-have for all of today's Information Technology students, Virtual Machines Companion is the only book on the market to provide a comparative overview of several of the most popular virtual machine software products, giving readers a solid understanding of virtualization concepts, as well as the tools to help them select the best product for their needs. Virtualization software is one of the most rapidly growing applications for the IT environment, allowing a single computer system to concurrently run multiple operating systems. In order to stay current with this and other industry trends, IT students and professionals must possess a solid understanding of how virtual machines are being used in industry, the benefits of virtualization software, and the current software products and their features. This companion book introduces readers to virtualization concepts as a whole, and explores the specific skills needed to create, configure, and manage their own virtual machines, using various software products. With practical, hands-on exercises and a clear writing style, this book will prove a valuable addition to every IT library.

FOR STUDENTS

Virtual Machines Companion

ISBN: 9781428321946
A must-have for all of today's Information Technology students, Virtual Machines Companion is the only book on the market to provide a comparative overview of several of the most popular virtual machine software products, giving readers a solid understanding of virtualization concepts, as well as the tools to help them select the best product for their needs. Virtualization software is one of the most rapidly growing applications for the IT environment, allowing a single computer system to concurrently run multiple operating systems. In order to stay current with this and other industry trends, IT students and professionals must possess a solid understanding of how virtual machines are being used in industry, the benefits of virtualization software, and the current software products and their features. This companion book introduces readers to virtualization concepts as a whole, and explores the specific skills needed to create, configure, and manage their own virtual machines, using various software products. With practical, hands-on exercises and a clear writing style, this book will prove a valuable addition to every IT library.