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Virtualization Essentials, 2nd Edition by Matthew Portnoy

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Chapter 4Creating a Virtual Machine

Virtual machines are the building blocks for today's data centers. Once an infrastructure is in place, the process of populating the environment with workloads begins. There are two main methods of creating those virtual machines, the first being a physical-to-virtual operation (or P2V) and the second being a from-the-ground-up execution. We'll cover both of those and perform the latter to create an initial VM.

  • Performing P2V conversions
  • Loading your environment
  • Building a new virtual machine

Performing P2V Conversions

Virtualization technology and its use by corporations did not spring up instantly out of nowhere. Even though increasing numbers of virtual machines are being deployed today, there are ...

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