Oracle Solaris 10 System Virtualization Essentials By Jeff Victor
English | 2010 | 383 Pages | ISBN: 013708188X | PDF | 5 MB
Virtualization and related technologies like hypervisors, which create virtual machines on a single hardware machine, and containers (also known as zones), which create virtual operating systems running on a single operating system, are a totally new area for many system administrators. Oracle Solaris 10 System Virtualization Essentials provides an accessible introduction to computer virtualization, specifically the system virtualization technologies that use the Oracle Solaris or OpenSolaris operating systems. Starting with a discussion of system virtualization in general terms-the needs of consolidation, the benefits of virtualization, and a description of the most common types of computer virtualization-this book also covers many of the concepts, features, and methods shared by many implementations of system virtualization. Oracles computer virtualization technologies that are directly related to the Oracle Solaris OS are described in detail along with a discussion of the factors that should be considered when choosing a virtualization technology. Finally, several examples of these technologies and an overview of virtualization management software are provided, as well as a history of virtualization.