Monday, November 01, 2010
Great Book on Solaris Virtualization
While I was at the Oracle OpenWorld 2010 conference, I picked up a new book called "Oracle Solaris 10 System Virtualization Essentials" which is written by Jeff Victor, Jeff Savit, Gary Combs, Simon Hayler, and Bob Netherton. This is an excellent book for systems architects, engineers, and administrators to become familiar with all of the virtualization technologies for the Solaris platform. The book covers Dynamic Domains, Oracle VM Server for SPARC (LDoms), Solaris 10 x86 Virtualization (OVM for x86, xVM Server, Xen, VMware, and Hyper-V), Solaris Containers, and Virtualbox. The book includes an excellent chapters on choosing the right virtualization technology, applying virtualization, and management. This is definitely an excellent book for folks to become familiar and get started on learning these technologies. It is amazing to think there are soo many options for virtualizing Solaris these days. I've worked extensively with Dynamic Domains, LDoms, Solaris Containers, and VirtualBox. It's great to finally see a book that can introduce one to all of the options available and give you an insight in how to apply them.
I highly recommend this book! You can pick up a copy from Amazon or other book stores. Definitely want to thank the authors for taking the time to write this book!