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Deploy and manage a virtual environment using Packt's new VirtualBox 3.

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This book is a practical guide for System Administrators and VirtualBox beginners to deploy and administer a cost-effective virtual environment using VirtualBox 3.1

Deploy and manage a virtual environment using Packt's new VirtualBox book

Packt is pleased to announce VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide, a new book that helps System Administrator's utilize and manage a cost-effective virtual environment with VirtualBox 3.1. Written by Alfonso V. Romero, this book helps System Administrator's create their first VirtualBox machine on Windows and Linux with the help of its practical approach and many screenshots.

VirtualBox is an OpenSource x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization solution that is targeted at server, desktop and embedded use. It is installed on an existing host operating system; within this application, additional guest operating systems, each known as a Guest OS, can be loaded and run, each with its own virtual environment.

VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide helps Administrator's create their own virtual machine on VirtualBox, using Ubuntu/Linux Desktop/Windows XP as the "guest" operating system thereby helping them share folders and pass information. This book not only helps build a virtual machine using fixed and dynamically expanding hard drive images but also helps choose the appropriate hard disk controller.

This book helps Administrator's create their first virtual machine on a Windows/Linux guest operating system and then progresses towards discussing the various formats that VirtualBox supports and interacts with. Towards the end of the book, readers will be able to run their own headless VirtualBox server and create, manage, and run virtual machines in that server from a remote PC.

System Administrators willing to set up a virtual machine using an Open Source tool will find this book an interesting and beneficial read. For more information please visit: www.packtpub.com/virtualbox-3-1-beginners-guide/book.

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