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Packt Publishing releases Xen Virtualization handbook

This concise handbook which hosts Fedora Core as its host operating System is ideal for professionals who want a user-friendly reference beside them while they get working with Xen and virtualization. Its easy-to-navigate content offers bite-sized walkthroughs for a wide variety of common virtualization tasks using Xen.

Each chapter is a collection of practical tasks that demonstrate how to achieve common virtualization tasks. Users then learn how it works so that they can apply this knowledge to their Xen installation and environment. This book is for Linux administrators who want to use Xen Virtualisation for development, testing, virtual hosting, or operating systems training.


What you may learn from this book? From Packt:


  • Getting started with virtualization and Xen
  • Installing Xen from pre-built packages using yum
  • Installing and compile Xen from source
  • Running guest domains under Xen:
  • Create Ubuntu guest domain using debootstrap
  • Create NetBSD domain using install image
  • Create a Centos image using Qemu
  • Create Slackware domain using domU image from jailtime
  • Managing remote Xen instances using:
  • Xen manager (xm)
  • XenMan
  • Virt-manager
  • Configuring Xen for networking
  • Connecting domains using:
  • Bridged networking—uses network bridge and hardware MAC addresses
  • Routed networking—uses Dom0 for all traffic
  • Implementing storage solutions for guest domains:
  • Using Files—file based; perfect for testing
  • Using Network File Systems (NFS)—works with remote NFS server
  • Using Logical Volume Management (LVM)—for enterprise-grade storage
  • Securing your domain by encrypting root file systems
  • Plain device mapper-based encryption
  • Key-based device mapper encryption using LUKS
  • Migrating live domains from one server to another
  • Saving and restoring a domain
  • Trends and forthcoming advances in the Xen world:
  • libvirt to simplify access to virtualization domains in a vendor/hypervisor-independent way
  • VMcasting for transferring virtual machine images from the server to the client using RSS 2.0
See Packt for more info to buy.

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