Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Create, deploy, and manage Datacentres, Private and Hybrid Clouds with hybrid hypervisors by using VMM 2012 SP1, App Controller, and Operations Manager.
  • Integrate and manage fabric (compute, storages, gateways, networking) services and resources. Deploy Clusters from bare metal servers.
  • Learn how to use VMM 2012 SP1 features such as Windows 2012 and SQL 2012 support, Network Virtualization, Live Migration, Linux VMs, Resource Throttling, and Availability.

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 342 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : March 2013
ISBN : 1849686327
ISBN 13 : 9781849686327
Author(s) : Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Microsoft Other, Oracle Other, Virtualization and Cloud, Cookbooks, Enterprise, Microsoft

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: VMM 2012 Architecture
Chapter 2: Installing SCVMM 2012
Chapter 3: Installing the VMM Management Server
Chapter 4: Configuring Fabric Resources in VMM
Chapter 5: Deploying Virtual Machines and Services
Chapter 6: Upgrading from SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1
Chapter 7: Scripting in Virtual Machine Manager
Chapter 8: Managing VMware ESXi and Citrix XenServer Hosts
Chapter 9: Managing Hybrid Clouds, Fabric Updates, Creating Clusters, and New Features of SP1
    • Introduction
    • Understanding each component for a real-world implementation
    • Designing the VMM server, database, and console
    • Planning for high availability
    • Specifying the correct system requirements for a real-world scenario
    • Licensing the System Center
    • Troubleshooting VMM and supporting technologies
    • Introduction
    • Creating service accounts
    • Deploying a Microsoft SQL Server for VMM implementation
    • Installing VMM dependencies
    • Configuring distributed key management
    • Installing a VMM management server
    • Installing the VMM console
    • Connecting to a VMM management server by using the VMM console
    • Creating a Run As account's credentials in VMM
    • Configuring ports and protocols on the host firewall for each SCVMM component
    • Introduction
    • Installing a highly available VMM management server
    • Installing a VMM management server on an additional node of a cluster
    • Connecting to a highly available VMM management server by using the VMM console
    • Deploying a highly available library server on a file server cluster
    • Uninstalling a highly available VMM management server
    • Introduction
    • Creating host groups
    • Setting up a VMM library
    • Networking – configuring logical networks in VMM
    • Networking – VM network and gateways with VMM
    • Networking – configuring ports and switches with VMM
    • Configuring storage with VMM
    • Provisioning a physical computer as a Hyper-V host – Bare Metal host deployment
    • Adding and managing Hyper-V hosts and host clusters with VMM
    • Introduction
    • Creating private clouds
    • Creating hardware, guest OS, application, and SQL profiles
    • Creating user roles in VMM
    • Creating and deploying virtual machines
    • Creating virtual machine templates
    • Creating and deploying service templates
    • Rapidly provisioning a virtual machine by using SAN Copy
    • Introduction
    • Reviewing the upgrade options
    • Checking the VMM system requirements and preparing for the upgrade
    • Upgrading to VMM 2012 SP1
    • Reassociating hosts after upgrading
    • Updating the VMM agents
    • Performing other post-upgrade tasks
    • Introduction
    • VMM PowerShell overview
    • Finding the command to automate tasks in VMM
    • Creating a script from VMM wizards
    • Storing and running scripts in VMM
    • VMM sample scripts
    • Introduction
    • Adding a VMware vCenter Server to VMM
    • Adding VMware ESX hosts or host clusters to VMM
    • Configuring network settings on a VMware ESX host
    • Configuring host BMC settings
    • Importing VMware templates
    • Converting VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V
    • Managing Citrix XenServer hosts and pools
    • Converting Citrix virtual machines to Hyper-V
    • Introduction
    • Creating Hyper-V clusters with VMM
    • Managing fabric updates in VMM
    • Configuring Dynamic Optimization and Power Optimization in VMM
    • Live-migrating virtual machines with VMM 2012 SP1
    • Linux virtual machines in VMM 2012 SP1
    • Configuring availability options and virtual NUMA for VMs in VMM 2012 SP1
    • Configuring resource throttling in VMM SP1
    • Deploying SC App Controller 2012 SP1 for hybrid cloud management

Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso is a virtualization and management enthusiast, author, and team leader. He is a subject matter expert in cloud computing and virtualization, and their management. He is strong team player, and pays attention to detail. His major strengths include strong leadership and hands-on skills, excellent communication skills, the ability to manage varied and conflicting demands to agreed standards and timelines. He has dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments. He also has supervisory skills, which includes hiring skills. He has experience in managing, finding solutions, planning, organizing, and leading complex projects. All of these acquired in 23 years of experience in IT, in roles that span from an Application Developer through Network Manager, Network Security Manager, Systems Engineer, and Technical Consultant, working in segments spanning from government to health, education, and IT sectors. His product skill set includes Microsoft infrastructure technologies such as Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Server, SQL Server, Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, IIS, and Forefront, and he also has sound knowledge of Quest Migration Manager, Linux Infrastructure, Networking, Security Solutions (such as VPN and Firewall), and VMware in complex and large scenarios. He also has a strong grasp of infrastructure and architecture solutions, IT management and industry-related datacenter processes, strategies, and industry regulations and requirements. He has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in virtualization since 2009, he is a well-known speaker at IT-related events such as TechEd, CNASI, Windows Road Shows, and User Groups. He has consistently been a presenter for more than 10 years. He is an active member of Microsoft System Center TAP. He is also an Australian Computer Society (ACS) Certified Professional, a VMware Certified Professional, and also holds certifications in MCSE, MCSA, MCT. He was selected as Microsoft TechNet Brazil IT Hero in 2007. He was also awarded the Microsoft IT Heroes Happen award in Los Angeles in 2008. Furthermore, his virtualization project for a governmental institution in Brazil, while working as IT Manager, was selected as a business case by Microsoft. He lead major virtualization, AD, and Exchange projects for large customers is APJ, closely collaborating and liaising with presales and sales teams to ensure order fulfillment, client satisfaction, and IT synergies. As a key member of his team, he proactively shares expertise with peers around the globe, building and maintaining confidence of colleagues and customers, developing and nurturing deep expertise in key areas such as private cloud, migration and messages, and collaboration. He has also actively contributed to the development of materials and presentations related to his expertise, the development of best practices, and reusable content to ensure high-quality and consistent delivery of service projects across the globe. He recently reviewed the book Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook, published by Packt Publishing. You can check out his blog at and follow him on Twitter at @edvaldocardoso.
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What you will learn from this book

  • How to use VMM Architecture and plan for a real word deployment
  • Utilize Network Virtualization, Gateway integration, Storage integration, Resource Throttling, and Availability options
  • Deploy Operations Manager and integrate with VMM
  • Integrate SC APP Controller with VMM to manage Private and Public Clouds (Azure)
  • Cluster deployment with VMM Bare Metal
  • Create and deploy Virtual Machines from Templates
  • Deploy a highly available VMM Management Server
  • Manage Hyper-V, Vmware, and Citrix from VMM
  • How to upgrade from SCVMM 2008R2 to SCVMM 2012 SP1

In Detail

Microsoft System Center 2012 is a comprehensive IT infrastructure, virtualization, and cloud management platform. With System Center 2012, you can more easily and efficiently manage your applications and services across multiple hypervisors as well as across public and private cloud infrastructures to deliver flexible and cost-effective IT services for your business.

This cookbook covers architecture design and planning and is full of deployment tips, techniques, and solutions designed to show users how to improve VMM 2012 in a real world scenario. It will guide you to create, deploy, and manage your own Private Cloud with a mix of Hypervisors: Hyper-V, Vmware ESXi, and Citrix XenServer. It also includes the VMM 2012 SP1 features.

This book is a cookbook that covers architecture design, planning and is full of deployment tips, techniques and solutions designed to show users how to improve VMM 2012 in a real world scenario. It will guide you to create, deploy and manage your own Private Cloud with a mix of Hypervisors : Hyper-V, Vmware ESXi and Citrix XenServer.


This is a Packt Cookbook, full with over 75 recipes for VMM users to carry out vital tasks quickly and easily.

Who this book is for

This book is written for solutions architects, technical consultants, administrators, and any other virtualization lover who needs to use Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager in a real world environment.

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