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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 Internet Information Services

Before you begin deploying IIS servers, you need to plan the environment. Luckily, working with a vSphere infrastructure usually means your hardware has been established and you will simply be carving up resources for your virtual machines. How you build these virtual machines will depend on factors such as company standards, licensing, and technical requirements.

Because IIS has been part of the Windows operating system since Windows Server 2000, you don’t have to install a specific version of Windows to support IIS; rather, you can make your OS choice based on other factors. Which OS is right for you? Chapter 3 did a good job of breaking down the various versions of Windows Server 2008 supported on the ...

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