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Hyper-v Powershell

Microsoft Hyper-v Powershell Automation By Menon, Vinith Book – 2015

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Virtualizing Desktops

Virtualizing Desktops & Apps With Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out B

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Mastering Hyper-v

Mastering Hyper-v By De Tender, Peter Book – 2015

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Hyper-v for Vmware

Hyper-v for Vmware Administrators Migration, Coexistence and Management By Posey, Brien Book – 2015

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SDN

SDN – Software Defined Networks,
By Nadeau, Thomas D./ Gray, Ken
– 2013

Network planners will find this book useful. Yikes, this is a nebulous subject, with different definitions of SDN (Software Defined Networks) from each vendor company. Consortiums are trying to chart standards. But what is real? Not much yet.

We have grown accustomed to O’Reilly books that help us do something real and now with our computers. This book is different, as it is looking to the future. Maybe SDN will get widespread use, or not. Who knows, we might see SDN get less real-world acceptance than IPv6.

This book will help you understand why VLANs are far from an adequate solution for large networks.

You might not want to read the chapters sequentially. Jump over the section on SNMB and read instead about Google Buffers and Facebook Thrift.

Why is there not more discussion of security? Look back over the troubled security history of DNS, and then look at the much more complex plans for SDN, and think of the potential for spoofing attacks.

In 2016, now the book seems to need an overhaul. We have ‘fog computing’ since 2014, and OpenStack has got more mature.

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Book of Xen

The Book of Xen – A Practical Guide for the System Administrator, Chris Takemura, – 2010

Set up several servers on one physical machine to save power and initial costs. This book tells you how. But I wish it had a comparison between Xen, KVM and LXC. And I while it is good to know how to do it all, I would like to see more on how it works internally. 250 pages.

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VCP VMware Certified

book coverVCP VMware Certified Professional VSphere 4 Study Guide (Exam VCP410), Robert Schmidt, McGraw-Hill, 2010

If you want to get certified on VMware virtualization, this book will be helpful. 350 pages.

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Mastering Microsoft Virtualization

book coverMastering Microsoft Virtualization / Tim Cerling, Wiley, 2010

How to configure virtualization using Microsoft tools. 500 pages.

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Beginning database-driven application development in Java EE Using GlassFish

book coverBeginning database-driven application development in Java EE Using GlassFish / Using GlassFish Yuli Vasiliev, Apress, 2008

For enterprise web app developers. 400 pages.

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Virtualization : a beginner’s guide

book coverVirtualization : a beginner’s guide / Danielle Ruest, McGraw Hill, c2009

Deployment of Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware. 400 pages.