XenServer Administration Handbook

Practical Recipes for Successful Deployments

Tim Mackey,

XenServer Administration Handbook: Practical Recipes for Successful Deployments
 

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Packed with practical advice, this hands-on guide provides valuable information you need to most effectively optimize and manage the XenServer open source virtualization platform. Whether you run a modest installation of a few blades or multiple global enterprise datacenters, this book focuses on the most critical issues you’re likely to encounter when designing a XenServer deployment and helps you handle day-to-day management tasks.

Tim Mackey and J.K. Benedict from Citrix Systems, the company that manages XenServer, show you how to design a deployment through best practices, deployment blueprints, and installation guidelines. The book’s second part features concise, easy-to-implement recipes for day-to-day management, such as user rights, backup strategies, and hardware maintenance.

  • Learn precisely what makes a XenServer work, and how it can host 1000 virtual machines
  • Explore the core components of a production XenServer environment
  • Investigate several options on how and where to install XenServer
  • Examine several factors for "right sizing" your XenServer deployment to fit your needs
  • Work with a decision tree to optimize your XenServer deployment design
  • Understand how to accommodate guest VM virtualization modes
  • Use recipes that help you plan for, obtain, and apply XenServer upgrades
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