- Ubuntu Server 8.04 LTS (base operating system)
- VMware Server 2.0 (virtualization suite)
- Debian Linux 5 (virtual machine operating system)
- ISPConfig 2.2 (hosting control panel)
Everything is documented with detailed configuration instruction and screen captures of major installation processes. The tutorial is aimed at helping small development shops take advantage of virtualization to create well-structured development, test, and production environments. Information technology professionals working in other fields will no doubt find the information useful as well.
In the near future, I'll be adding chapters and additional resource links that explain how to use additional virtual machines to create scalable database, mail server, and backup server envioronments that can easily be migrated from one physical VPS host to another. For now, I hope you enjoy getting started out with your first VPS setup.