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Virtualization: A Manager's Guide by Dan Kusnetzky

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Chapter 8. Management for Virtual Environments

What Is Management for Virtual Environments?

Two segments of the model cut across all of the functional segments. Security and management for virtual environments protect and manage all of the other layers. This time, we’re going to examine management for virtual environments (see Figure 8-1). Management for virtual environments refers to the tools necessary to install virtual environments and to watch, analyze, control, automate, and optimize what they are doing.

Management for virtual environments
Figure 8-1. Management for virtual environments

As virtual environments become more and more complex, this layer of virtualization technology becomes more and more important. We have already reached a point at which human operators cannot track what is happening in real time and respond before there is a slowdown or failure.

Technology used for management of virtual environments includes the following functions:

  • Creating virtual environments or components of virtual environments

  • Provisioning those environments or components

  • Monitoring their execution

  • Controlling execution of virtual environments or components

  • Analyzing execution log data to find configuration, performance, or operational issues

  • Optimizing use of virtual environments or components

  • Automating use of virtual environments or components

What Does Management for Virtual Environments Do?

Management for virtual environments guards ...

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