Chapter 16. Xen

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Why Virtualization Is a Smart Idea

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Virtualization Versus Paravirtualization

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How Xen Works

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Installing Xen

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Setting Up Guest Operating Systems

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Runtime Configuration

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Reference

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Xen is a powerful new virtualization system that enables you to run multiple operating systems on one computer. If you have ever used virtualization software such as VMware or Virtual PC, you have an idea how Xen works, except that it is faster, more powerful and, of course, completely free.

This chapter contains an introduction to the world of Xen: how ...

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