Chapter 10

Virtualizing Your Network


Bullet Examining the basics of virtualization

Bullet Weighing the benefits of virtualization

Bullet Looking at what a hypervisor does

Bullet Considering how disks and networks are virtualized

Bullet Activating Hyper-V

Bullet Creating and using virtual machines

Virtualization is one of the hottest trends in networking today. According to some industry pundits, virtualization is the best thing to happen to computers since the invention of the transistor. If you haven’t already begun to virtualize your network, you’re standing on the platform watching as the train is pulling out.

This chapter is a brief introduction to virtualization, with an emphasis on using it to leverage your network server hardware to provide more servers using less hardware. In addition to the general concepts of virtualization, you find out how to experiment with virtualization by activating Microsoft’s ...

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