System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Cookbook - Second Edition


System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Cookbook - Second Edition
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  • Create, deploy, and manage datacenters and private and hybrid clouds with hybrid hypervisors using VMM 2012 R2
  • Integrate and manage fabric (compute, storages, gateways, and networking), services and resources, and deploy clusters from bare metal servers
  • Explore VMM 2012 R2 features such as Windows 2012 R2 and SQL 2012 support, converged networks, network virtualization, live migration, Linux VMs, and resource throttling and availability

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 428 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : June 2014
ISBN : 1782176845
ISBN 13 : 9781782176848
Author(s) : Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Enterprise


Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: VMM 2012 Architecture
Chapter 2: Upgrading from Previous Versions
Chapter 3: Installing VMM 2012 R2
Chapter 4: Installing a High Available VMM Server
Chapter 5: Configuring Fabric Resources in VMM
Chapter 6: Deploying Virtual Machines and Services
Chapter 7: Managing VMware ESXi and Citrix® XenServer® Hosts
Chapter 8: Managing Hybrid Clouds, Fabric Updates, Resources, Clusters, and the New Features of R2
Chapter 9: Integration with System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2
Chapter 10: Scripting in Virtual Machine Manager
Index
  • Chapter 1: VMM 2012 Architecture
    • Introduction
    • Understanding each component for a real-world implementation
    • Planning for High Availability
    • Designing the VMM server, database, and console implementation
    • Specifying the correct system requirements for a real-world scenario
    • Licensing the System Center
    • Troubleshooting VMM and supporting technologies
  • Chapter 2: Upgrading from Previous Versions
    • Introduction
    • Reviewing the upgrade options
    • Checking the VMM system requirements and preparing for the upgrade
    • Upgrading to VMM 2012 R2
    • Reassociating hosts after upgrading
    • Updating the VMM agents
    • Performing other post-upgrade tasks
  • Chapter 3: Installing VMM 2012 R2
    • Introduction
    • Creating service accounts
    • Deploying a Microsoft SQL Server for a VMM implementation
    • Installing VMM dependencies
    • Configuring Distributed Key Management
    • Installing a VMM management server
    • Installing the VMM console
    • Connecting to a VMM management server using the VMM console
    • Creating credentials for a Run As account in VMM
    • Configuring ports and protocols on the host firewall for each VMM component
  • Chapter 4: Installing a High Available VMM Server
    • Introduction
    • Installing a highly available VMM management server
    • Installing a VMM management server on the additional node of a cluster
    • Connecting to a highly available VMM management server using the VMM console
    • Deploying a highly available library server on a file server cluster
    • Uninstalling a highly available VMM management server
  • Chapter 5: Configuring Fabric Resources in VMM
    • Introduction
    • Creating host groups
    • Setting up a VMM library
    • Configuring networks in VMM
    • Networking – configuring logical networks
    • Networking – configuring VM networks and gateways
    • Networking – configuring logical switches, port profiles, and port classifications
    • Integrating and configuring the storage
    • Creating a physical computer profile (host profile)
    • Provisioning a physical computer as a Hyper-V host – Bare Metal host deployment
    • Adding and managing Hyper-V hosts and host clusters
  • Chapter 6: Deploying Virtual Machines and Services
    • Introduction
    • Creating private clouds
    • Creating hardware, guest OSes, applications, 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 using SAN Copy
  • Chapter 7: Managing VMware ESXi and Citrix® XenServer® Hosts
    • Introduction
    • Adding 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
  • Chapter 8: Managing Hybrid Clouds, Fabric Updates, Resources, Clusters, and the New Features of R2
    • Introduction
    • Creating Hyper-V clusters
    • Managing fabric updates
    • Configuring Dynamic Optimization and Power Optimization
    • Live migrating virtual machines
    • Managing Linux virtual machines
    • Configuring availability options and virtual NUMA for VMs
    • Configuring resource throttling
    • Integrating with the IPAM server for IP management
    • Deploying SC App Controller 2012 R2 for hybrid cloud management
    • Configuring Synthetic Fibre Channel

Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso is passionate about technology, an evangelist, and a subject matter expert on cloud, virtualization, and management. He is an author and also a speaker at key technical events in Australia and New Zealand.

He has been the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Hyper-V since 2009. He leads major virtualization, UC&C, and AD and Exchange projects for large customers in APJ, closely collaborating and liaising with presales and sales teams to ensure client satisfaction and IT synergies. He has experience working within multigeographic and virtual teams.

He has in-depth knowledge across the Microsoft and VMware technologies stack. He holds the Microsoft MCSE+S and VMware VCP certifications. He also has experience leading complex global projects in his 24-year career in IT; he has worked in segments spanning the government, health, education, and IT services sectors.

He is an established manager with extensive leadership experience in all facets of IT management and functional management practices.

He recently authored the book, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook (http://wp.me/p15Fu3-mK), and reviewed the books, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook, Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Design, and VMware vSphere 5.1 Cookbook, all by Packt Publishing.

He is a blogger at http://cloudtidings.com/. You can also follow him on Twitter: @cloudtidings.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Plan and design a VMM architecture for real-world deployment
  • Configure network virtualization, gateway integration, storage integration, resource throttling, and availability options
  • Integrate SC Operations Manager (SCOM) with VMM to monitor your infrastructure
  • Integrate SC APP Controller (SCAC) with VMM to manage private and public clouds (Azure)
  • Deploy clusters 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
  • Upgrade from previous VMM versions

In Detail

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

This book will take you through a series of recipes to streamline your System Center VMM architecture. Each section has been discreetly designed to help you simplify, plan, and deploy a highly scalable, high availability virtual infrastructure. The first few sections take you through the design and installation of System Center 2012 R2 VMM and Windows 2012 Hyper-V R2 features. Network virtualization, storage integration, and bare metal deployment are also covered in this book.

Approach

This book is a step-by-step guide packed with recipes that cover architecture design and planning. The book is also full of deployment tips, techniques, and solutions.

Who this book is for

If you are a solutions architect, technical consultant, administrator, or any other virtualization enthusiast who needs to use Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager in a real-world environment, then this is the book for you.

We assume that you have previous experience with Windows 2012 R2 and Hyper-V.

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