Chapter 14. Implementing XenExpress

In This Chapter

  • Seeing what Xen and XenSource have in common (and what they don't)

  • Getting hold of XenSource XenExpress

  • Installing XenExpress

  • Installing XenConsole

  • Installing Windows XP as a guest virtual machine

  • Installing XenSource paravirtualized drivers

  • Accessing a Windows XP guest virtual machine with Remote Desktop Protocol

If you've made your way through the previous two chapters, you've been exposed to two different flavors of virtualization, both of them completely free. Chapter 12 describes how to use VMware Server, an application‐level virtualization product. (By using the phrase application‐level virtualization product, I clue you in to the fact that VMware Server installs on top of the native operating system on the machine and sits between the native OS and the guest virtual machines — the phrase is like a secret handshake welcoming you to the virtualization community, so go ahead and make yourself at home.) VMware Server is available at no cost, and you can certainly obtain commercial support for it, but the folks at VMware don't really position VMware Server as a commercial product for production environments. For production use, VMware would much rather sell you the commercial ESX Server product — and they might be fully justified in doing so because ESX Server really is more appropriate for such an environment

Chapter 13 presents the Xen virtualization that is part of Fedora 7. Xen, as you'll no doubt recall from Chapter 3, is an open ...

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