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Virtualizing: Microsoft® Tier 1 Applications with VMware vSphere™ 4 by Hemant Gaidhani, Alex Fontana, Charles A. Windom Sr.

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Deploying Windows 2008 Virtual Machines

With an understanding of the compatibility considerations and system requirements you must adhere to, you can begin the process of deploying Windows 2008 as a guest operating system in your vSphere environment. Installing the operating system from media is not the first step, but it’s not far from it. The first objective is to establish some working ground for your OS. This will come in the form of a virtual machine.

Your virtual machine will consist of many components you are familiar with such as CPU, memory, disks, CD-ROM, and more. It’s your job to build a virtual machine using the recommended configuration based on your guest OS requirements and recommendations from VMware. We will cover the various ...

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