by Chris Takemura and Luke S. Crawford
October 2009, 312 pp.
Xen, the open source virtualization tool, is a system administrator's dream. Xen is a free, high-performance virtual machine monitor that lets you consolidate your hardware and finally put those unused cycles to use—without sacrificing reliability, performance, or scalability.
The Book of Xen explains everything you need to know in order to use Xen effectively, including installation, networking, memory management, and virtualized storage. You'll also learn how to use Xen and standard Linux tools to take snapshot backups, perform QoS operations on network traffic, and limit over-aggressive disk users.
Authors Chris Takemura and Luke S. Crawford show you how to:
Expert advice is priceless when it comes to running a complicated open source virtualization technology like Xen. You'll get the advice you need in The Book of Xen.
About the Author
Chris Takemura is a longtime *nix sysadmin, Perl hacker, and technological hobbyist. He's been using Xen from its early days, and helped to build prgmr.com's reputation as "hosting for the technically adept."
Luke S. Crawford has used virtualization in production since before it was cool, virtualizing hundreds of servers for large and small corporations. He launched the prgmr.com VPS service in 2005, selling virtual servers based on FreeBSD jails before switching to Xen in an effort to more fairly allocate resources.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Paul Vixie
Chapter 1: Xen: A High-Level Overview
Appendix A: xm Reference
View the detailed Table of Contents (PDF).
View the Index (PDF).(top)
"If you know your way around Linux and want to deploy Xen in production, The Book of Xen is the book for you."
"A very useful book and, for such a deep tech topic, one that is actually readable. Highly recommended."
"The Book of Xen is almost certainly a time-saver for anyone looking to implement Xen of virtualization with Linux."
"This is definitely the book to keep on your shelf."
"This is a great book packed with useful information."
"This book is absolutely essential for anyone using Xen on two or more computers."