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Rob's Guide to Using VMware: Now Available

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By Rob Bastiaansen

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Posted: 4 Aug 2004

Heads Up: There's an excellent new book about VMware that's worth a look. It's from frequent contributor Rob Bastiaansen of the Netherlands. Whether you want to get started with VMware Workstation, or want to setup an advanced configuration with NetWare or Windows clustering; this book is for you.

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Rob's book is available as an electronic download (PDF) for $29.00, in printed format for $49.00 plus shipping, or as a combination of electronic plus printed format for $59.00 plus shipping.

What this book covers:

If you're a newcomer to VMware products, this book tells you exactly what VMware is all about, and how to setup your first Virtual Machines. You will learn about networking, virtual disks and more.

This book continues where the VMware manual stops: real life. Users are doing things with VMware that were not planned by the developers. This book fills the gaps between what users want to do and what is described in the manuals. This book introduces new uses for VMware, for example how to configure a cluster with NetWare and Windows, and how to perform Physical to Virtual conversions with simple low cost tools. The configurations in this book are explained in detail for VMware Workstation. Most topics also apply to VMware GSX Server and VMware ESX Server.

Major topics in this book are:

  • Fast track to VMware Workstation for new users
  • Virtual Machine configuration and optimization tips
  • Network configurations for NAT and routing
  • Tips for Windows and NetWare in VMware
  • Physical to Virtual conversion with low cost tools
  • Clustering for NetWare and Windows with shared disks in VMware GSX Server
  • Clustering for NetWare and Windows based on iSCSI for VMware Workstation

Where's Linux?

If you've read the title and the table of contents of this book, you'll notice that there isn't much on Linux. You'll find information on Linux guest operating systems, but not on configuration of all the available topics on a Linux host. A second version of this book covering Linux configurations has been planned for release in late 2004 or early 2005.

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