Equip both traditional students and practicing IT professionals with the strong background in virtualization technology they need to advance in today's rapidly changing IT workplace. HANDS-ON VIRTUAL COMPUTING, 2E overviews the latest virtualization technology with chapters dedicated to Oracle VirtualBox, VMware Workstation, Microsoft Hyper-V, and VMware vSphere. Additional chapters focus on virtualization in software-defined data centers and address building virtual networks, implementing high-availability clusters, enhancing performance and security, and managing the virtual data center. Students learn to implement virtual desktop infrastructures using both VMware Horizon and Microsoft VDI and are exposed to cloud computing environments with VMware vCloud and Microsoft Azure. The book highlights real scenarios with hands-on activities that help students build the skills needed in a computer industry that is increasingly focused on virtualization.