jvds writes “We managed to grab a quiet word with Jeff Dike over the future of User Mode Linux. Where it is and where it’s going.”. Title User Mode Linux; Author(s) Jeff Dike; Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition ( April With User Mode Linux you can create virtual Linux machines within a Linux. User Mode Linux by Jeff Dike – free book at E-Books Directory. You can download the book or read it online. It is made freely available by its author and.
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The technique allows you to run multiple sandboxed virtual instances of Linux from one machine under a master Linux operating system. This is ueff good for server consolidation, security and development. In this book, a potentially complex subject area has been tamed and discussed with well grounded commonsense and practical examples by the original creator and current maintainer of the software.
Virtualization is a hot topic. In the oncoming world of dual processor, quad processor desktop environments and beyond, the subject area will surely evolve into a more generally valuable technique for a much wider audience who wish to fully use the capacity of their systems. linx
For those considering applying this particular technology to our specific environments, the book will act as a linnux and solid starting point. The man obviously knows his subject and has definitely spent restless nights solving subtle and elusive bugs.
The book is a mid sized pager, split over thirteen chapters.
The first few chapters quickly introduce the bare essentials. By the end of the second chapter you should have gained enough knowledge to understand if the technology is applicable to your infrastructure or not. The following chapters zoom in on specific issues from the file system to networking, security, deployment and compiling. I particularly liked the description of COW files in chapter four. This is a neat technique for enabling multiple virtual machines to share the same file system and thus avoid the unnecessary disk space and memory costs of full multiple instances.
Chapter Seven describes in detail how to configure a networked set of virtual instances. I definitely saved hours of futile attempts here. Chapter thirteen the last describes the future and hints at fun developments to come. This book is for doing people. People that are wondering is UML applicable in our environment? How do we get things done? The author Jeff Dike is obviously the best voice to communicate the knowledge required for reaching practical goals.
This book is for those of us that wish for a practical understanding of deploying UML within a realistic environment. UML is pure free software.
A patch on the Linux kernel that enhances the kernels functionality in ways not initially considered. Being a clear community effect with industrial support I expect UML will pop up in all kinds of packages in unexpected and diverse ways.
If the free software community wishes to compete against products such as VMware then tools such as UML need to be created, tested and polished. I personally gain more pleasure from the paper versions and find it much easier to absorb knowledge than reading from a screen. So unless it is 3 am and systems are failing I would recommend supporting the author and ordering the book.
If you want a readable book to help you deliver a working UML environment or need to make quick deployment decisions I would recommend this book as a good basis to build upon. You will not gain a great oversight into general virtualization techniques or a market survey of tools that sit in competition.
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Virtualization is a hot topic The contents The book is a mid sized pager, split over thirteen chapters. This book is for those of us that wish for a practical understanding of deploying UML within a realistic environment Relevance to free software UML is pure free software. Pros If you want a readable book to help you deliver a working UML environment or need to make quick deployment decisions I would recommend this book as a good basis to build upon.
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