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Hands on Virtual Computing 2nd Edition

Ted Simpson | Jason Novak

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Equip students and IT professionals with the background in virtualization technology needed in today's rapidly changing IT workplace. HANDS-ON VIRTUAL COMPUTING, 2ND EDITION overviews the latest virtualization technology with chapters dedicated to Oracle VirtualBox, VMware Workstation, Microsoft® Hyper-V, and VMware vSphere. Content focuses on virtualization in software-defined data centers. Readers learn to build virtual networks, implement high-availability clusters, enhance performance and security, and manage the virtual data center. Students implement virtual desktop infrastructures using both VMware Horizon and Microsoft VDI. They also examine cloud computing environments with VMware vCloud and Microsoft Azure. MindTap® is available.

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.

Jason Novak, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

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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  • 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.

Hands on Virtual Computing


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.

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