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Mastering Citrix® XenServer® by Martez Reed

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with XenServer®

One of the most important technologies in the information technology field today is virtualization. Virtualization is beginning to span every area of IT, including but not limited to servers, desktops, applications, network, and more. Our primary focus is server virtualization, specifically with Citrix XenServer 6.2. There are three major platforms in the server virtualization market: VMware's vSphere, Microsoft's Hyper-V, and Citrix's XenServer.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • XenServer's overview
  • XenServer's features
  • What's new in Citrix XenServer 6.2
  • Planning and installing Citrix XenServer
  • PXE installation
  • XenServer answer files
  • Standalone upgrades
  • Rolling pool upgrades

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