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Virtualisation is the abstraction of resources such as servers and machines so that all detail is hidden from the end user but they still get the benefits of what can be offered. It is rapidly gaining prominence as a useful IT tool and we have a range of titles, both online learning and physical books, that cover various aspects of virtualisation in IT.

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  • Online Course 6536: Implementing Server Virtualisation in Windows Server 2008
    This brand new online course covers the implementation of virtualisation on the new Windows Server 2008 OS. Written by Microsoft’s WS08 project developers, it covers all you need to know about this aspect of the new server operating system. This course can also be found as part of Collection 6528: Updating your Network Infrastructure Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008 covering all aspects of Windows Server 2008 networking. Course length: 2 hours.
  • VMware ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualisation Servers
    Drawing on his extensive experience consulting on large-scale ESX Server implementations, Edward L. Haletky brings together a collection of tips, best practices, and field-tested solutions. Throughout, he supports his recommendations with examples from real-world deployments and also provides detailed checklists for handling crucial issues such as caching, networking, storage, and hardware selection.
  • Scripting VMware Power Tools: Automating Virtual Infrastructure Administration
    This book covers the native tools that VMware provides with ESX Server. It discusses in detail the different scripting APIs and how they can be leveraged to provide some very useful, practical and time saving tools to manage a virtual infrastructure.
  • VMware ESX Server: Advanced Technical Design Guide
    Detailing the design and deployment of a VMware ESX Server environment, and written from the practical experience of proven VMware engineers, this book provides IT architects with the insight needed to tackle tough design issues such as ESX Server security, network and SAN design, host hardware selection, guest selection and configuration, management tool selection, ESX performance optimisations, and automated installs and provisioning.
  • Professional VMwareServer
    Beginning with the basics of virtualisation and its place within the development and testing environment, the book then delves into the APIs and provides a deep, example-rich reference to their function and purpose. VMware expert Eric Hammersley shares his vast experience in using VMware in the development process and shows you how you can streamline your own development with the new VMware Server.
  • Running Xen: A Hands-on Guide to the Art of Virtualisation
    Drawing on the experience of a world–class Xen team, this book covers everything from installation to administration—sharing field-tested insights, best practices, and case studies you can find nowhere else.

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