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Hands on Virtual Computing, 2nd Edition

  • Ted Simpson University of Wisconsin Colleges – Barron County Center
  • Jason Novak Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
  • ISBN-10: 1337101931  |  ISBN-13: 9781337101936
  • © 2018 | Available March 2017
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Prepare for today’s dramatically changing IT world with the insights and timely instruction in HANDS-ON VIRTUAL COMPUTING, 2E. This unique book combines current theory and emerging concepts with practical hands-on activities and projects to help you master virtualization and learn to apply those skills in real world scenarios. You gain experience working with the latest virtualization technology and learn the differences between the two major leaders in virtualization products -- VMware and Microsoft. Specific chapters address Oracle VirtualBox, VMware Workstation, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, and virtualization in software-defined data centers. You develop the solid understanding of virtualization concepts and products that you need to advance within your IT career.

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Features and Benefits

  • COVERAGE CONSISTENTLY INTRODUCES THE LATEST VIRTUALIZATION SOFTWARE PRODUCTS FROM ORACLE, VMWARE AND MICROSOFT. Students work with the most recent developments in IT virtualization as they become familiar with Oracle VirtualBox, VMware Workstation, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, VMware, Horizon, Microsoft VDI, and VMware vCloud and Microsoft Azure.
  • EXTENSIVE HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES ENABLE READERS TO PRACTICE CONCEPTS. Students are able to practice the virtualization concepts they have just learned within a real-world context. All of this edition’s helpful hands-on activities can be completed with free software downloaded from Oracle, Microsoft and VMware.
  • COVERAGE INTRODUCES BOTH VMWARE AND MICROSOFT VIRTUALIZATION PRODUCTS FOR MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY. This comprehensive coverage allows you to use this book whether your course focuses on vSphere or Hyper-V. This content is also helpful fora general course on virtualization that provides a product comparison.
  • PRESENTATION IS IDEAL FOR THE TRADITION CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT OR AS A SELF-LEARNING BOOK. Your students can complete exercises and activities using any computer hardware and software that supports MS Windows 10 and later.
  • MINDTAP® ONLINE DIGITAL LEARNING SOLUTIONS PROVIDES ONLINE LAB ACTIVITIES. With MindTap®’s adaptability you can allow your students to perform online lab activities and practice their skills from a variety of devices.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Virtual Computing.
2. Working with Oracle Virtual Box.
3. Working with VMware Workstation.
4. Data Center Virtualization and Cloud computing.
5. Installing and Working with Microsoft Hyper-V.
6. Working with Microsoft Hyper-V Virtual Machine Manager.
7. Working with VMware vSphere.
8. Working with VMware vCenter Server.
9. Implementing VMware and Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructures.
10. Using Virtual Computing in a Cloud Environment.
Appendix A: The Technology Behind Virtualization.
Appendix B: Using VMware Player and VMware Fusion.
Appendix C: Introduction to Oracle VM Server for x86 Virtualization.

What's New

  • RE-WRITTEN CONTENT ADDRESSES TODAY’S LATEST DESKTOP VIRTUALIZATION PRODUCTS. Dedicated chapters provide up-to-date coverage of the most current and influential desktop virtualization products, including Oracle VirtualBox, VMware Workstation 12, and Hyper-V. Hands-on activities utilize free downloadable or trial versions of the products.
  • NEW CHAPTERS NOW ADDRESS DATA CENTER VIRTUALIZATION EXCLUSIVELY. This edition prepares readers to understand and apply their skills within the software-defined data centers that are reshaping today’s IT infrastructure. Dedicated chapters address vSphere and Hyper-V.
  • UPDATES KEEP CONTENT AS CURRENT AS POSSIBLE. New and fresh material addresses the latest Windows 2016 server, Hyper-V, and vSphere 6 software versions. Students learn how to take full advantage of resources, such as cloud based services and the information available from VMware and Microsoft Web sites.
  • NEW CHAPTERS FOCUS ON IMPLEMENTING VIRTUAL DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE AND CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICES. New Chapter 9 discusses basic virtual desktop infrastructures using VMware Horizon and MS VDI products. A new Chapter 10 addresses using cloud computer with VMware vCloud and MS Azure to enhance IT services that uses either hybrid or private clouds.
  • NEW MINDTAP® DIGITAL LEARNING SOLUTION HELPS YOU ENGAGE AND TRANSFORM STUDENTS INTO CRITICAL THINKERS. This new technology allows your students to learn online using a variety of devices. You can personalize assignments or applications and access real-time course analytics. A MindTap® interactive reader helps you further transform cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers.

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Reviews

“I really like the explanations given in the text [Hands-On Virtual Computing, 2e]. Sometimes it’s hard for students to wrap their heads around a concept, but by giving a ‘real-world’ explanation, they can understand why or what they are learning about.”

— Brenda Wamsley

“The subject of cloud computing and virtualization is a very important topic as cloud technologies mature and become more widely adapted by government, business, academia, and individuals. I commend the authors for including this chapter [on cloud computing] in the new text.”

— Bob Silbaugh

“…the technical information is much more advanced than the previous edition of the textbook…the readability is good and it is well organized. The strengths of the text [Hands-On Virtual Computing, 2e] are the hands-on activities and the case projects.”

— Steve Ebben

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MindTap® Networking, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Simpson's Hands-On Virtual Computing  (ISBN-10: 1337289221 | ISBN-13: 9781337289221)

It’s 1 AM, there are 20 tabs open on your computer, you lost your flashcards for the test, and you’re so tired you can’t even read. It’d be nice if someone came up with a more efficient way of studying. Luckily, someone did. With a single login for MindTap® Networking for Simpson's Hands-On Virtual Computing, 2nd edition you can connect with your instructor, organize coursework, and have access to a range of study tools, including e-book, lecture slides, games, and even virtual machine labs that will bring to life what you learn in the course! Manage your time and workload without the hassle of heavy books! The MindTap Reader keeps all your notes together, lets you print the material, and will even read text out loud. Need extra practice? Find pre-populated flashcards and the entire eBook in the MindTap Mobile App, as well as quizzes and important course alerts. Want to know where you stand? Use the Progress app to track your performance in relation to other students.

List Price = $118.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $118.00

LMS Integrated for MindTap® Networking, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1337289272 | ISBN-13: 9781337289276)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your LMS Integrated MindTap® Networking resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

List Price = $118.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $118.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ted Simpson

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.

Jason Novak

Jason Novak is a life-long computer enthusiast. In addition to co-authoring HANDS-ON VIRTUAL COMPUTING, Mr. Novak has worked on the successful book VIRTUAL MACHINES COMPANION. Mr. Novak operates his own business that has been developing desktop and mobile applications since 1998. He also uses his skills to offer both computer support and consulting services to a variety of businesses and industries. Mr. Novak is CompTIA A+ certified.

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