You can try out new distributions, experiment with buggy software, and even test security. The author covers everything from getting started through running enterprise-class User Mode Linux servers.
- What User Mode Linux is, how it works, and its uses in Linux networks
- Key applications, including server consolidation, development, and disaster recovery
- Booting and exploration: logins, consoles, swap space, partitioned disks, and more
- Copy-On-Write (COW): UML's efficient approach to storing filesystem changes
- In-depth discussion of User Mode Linux networking and security
- Centrally managing User Mode Linux instances, and controlling their hardware resources
- Implementing clusters and other specialized configurations
- Setting up User Mode Linux servers, step-by-step: small-scale and large-scale examples
- The future of virtualization and User Mode Linux.