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Running Xen book hits the streets!

As the tittle says Running Xen: A Hands-on Guide to the Art of Virtualization is now available to buy, physically of course. So, if you want a copy just follow this link to find out how to get it.

There’s also a complementary website where you can find information about the authors, chapters resources and some other interesting links. Obviously, the authors want some feed back, that’s why they set up a readers list to discus about the book, send your feed backs, errata, and any other topics related to the book.

Nothing else to say. Congratulations to the authors for the great job they did.

Xen Books: Running Xen

Prentice Hall has released a sample chapter from the book Running Xen: A Hands-On Guide to the Art of Virtualization at http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1187966. Some of the book’s authors will be leading the Xen workshop at USENIX Technical Conference in Boston and possibly presenting at Xen Summit. If you are looking for a good book on the Xen hypervisor, I suggest taking a look at Running Xen.

Xen Books: The Definitive Guide to the Xen Hypervisor

When I first started working in the Xen community, I purchased the David Chisnall book about Xen to learn more. I received a link from the publisher to showcase a chapter from the book. Click here to read Chapter 6, Understanding Device Drivers. For more information on this book you can visit the publishers site here.

Quote from Simon Crosby on this book:

“The Xen hypervisor has become an incredibly strategic resource for the industry, as the focal point of innovation in cross-platform virtualization technology. David’s book will play a key role in helping the Xen community and ecosystem to grow.”

David also has a recent posting on the HURD kernel worth reading for those with an interest in OS history.

(Note: I will be promoting other Xen books over time to ensure that all authors writing Xen books get publicity within the community)