Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook


Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook
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  • Take advantage of numerous Hyper-V best practices for administrators
  • Get to grips with migrating virtual machines between servers and old Hyper-V versions, automating tasks with PowerShell, providing a High Availability and Disaster Recovery environment, and much more
  • A practical Cookbook bursting with essential recipes

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 304 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : November 2012
ISBN : 1849684421
ISBN 13 : 9781849684422
Author(s) : Leandro Carvalho
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Microsoft Servers, Virtualization and Cloud, Cookbooks, Enterprise, Microsoft

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Installing and Managing Hyper-V in Full or Server Core Mode
Chapter 2: Migrating and Upgrading Physical and Virtual Servers
Chapter 3: Managing Disk and Network Settings
Chapter 4: Saving Time and Cost with Hyper-V Automation
Chapter 5: Hyper-V Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
Chapter 6: Security and Delegation of Control
Chapter 7: Configuring High Availability in Hyper-V
Chapter 8: Disaster Recovery for Hyper-V
Chapter 9: Monitoring, Tuning, and Troubleshooting Hyper-V
Appendix: Hyper-V Architecture and Components
Index
  • Chapter 1: Installing and Managing Hyper-V in Full or Server Core Mode
    • Introduction
    • Verifying Hyper-V requirements
    • Enabling the Hyper-V role
    • Installing Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012
    • Managing a Server Core installation using sconfig
    • Enabling and disabling the graphical interface in Hyper-V
    • Configuring post-installation settings
    • Chapter 2: Migrating and Upgrading Physical and Virtual Servers
      • Introduction
      • Performing an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012
      • Exporting and importing virtual machines
      • Migrating virtual machines and updating their integration services
      • Converting VHD files to VHDX files
      • Migrating Virtual Machine storage using Storage Migration
      • Migrating virtual machines using Shared Nothing Live Migration
      • Converting physical computers to virtual machines
      • Chapter 3: Managing Disk and Network Settings
        • Introduction
        • Creating and adding virtual hard disks
        • Configuring IDE and SCSI controllers for virtual machines
        • Creating resource pools
        • Creating and managing virtual switches
        • Using advanced settings for virtual networks
        • Enabling and adding NIC teaming to a virtual machine
        • Configuring and adding Hyper-V Virtual Fibre Channel to virtual machines
        • Chapter 4: Saving Time and Cost with Hyper-V Automation
          • Introduction
          • Installing and running Hyper-V from a USB stick
          • Creating virtual machine templates
          • Learning and utilizing basic commands in PowerShell
          • Using small PowerShell commands for daily tasks
          • Enabling and working with remote connection and administration through PowerShell
          • Chapter 5: Hyper-V Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
            • Introduction
            • Using the Hyper-V Best Practices Analyzer
            • Setting up dynamic memory for virtual machines
            • Enabling remote management for Hyper-V in workgroup environments
            • Installing and configuring an anti-virus on host and virtual machines
            • Chapter 6: Security and Delegation of Control
              • Introduction
              • Configuring Windows Update for Hyper-V
              • Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating for cluster nodes
              • Delegating control in Hyper-V
              • Configuring Port ACLs
              • Installing and configuring BitLocker for data protection
              • Configuring Hyper-V auditing
              • Chapter 7: Configuring High Availability in Hyper-V
                • Introduction
                • Installing and configuring an iSCSI Target server in Windows Server 2012
                • Installing and configuring the Windows Failover Clustering feature
                • Enabling Cluster Shared Volumes 2.0
                • Using Live Migration in a cluster environment
                • Configuring VM Priority for Clustered Virtual Machines
                • Chapter 8: Disaster Recovery for Hyper-V
                  • Introduction
                  • Backing up Hyper-V and virtual machines using Windows Server Backup
                  • Restoring Hyper-V and virtual machines using Windows Server Backup
                  • Configuring Hyper-V Replica between two Hyper-V hosts using HTTP authentication
                  • Configuring Hyper-V Replica Broker for a Failover Cluster
                  • Configuring Hyper-V Replica to use certificate-based authentication using an Enterprise CA
                  • Using snapshots in virtual machines

                      Leandro Carvalho

                      Leandro Carvalho is a well-known virtualization specialist who writes and presents sessions about virtualization and the private cloud. He works with Microsoft solutions such as Windows Server, Hyper-V, App-V, VDI, security, System Center, Exchange, Lync Server, Sharepoint, Project Server, and client systems, in addition to helping the community constantly with articles, forums, videos, and lectures about his passion—Microsoft Virtualization. He has the certifications Certified Ethical Hacker/MCP/MCSA+M+S/MCSE+S/MCTS/MCITP/MCT, and MVP. In 2009, he won the MCT Awards Latin America Trainer of the Year, and he has been awarded Microsoft MVP as Virtualization Specialist every year since 2010. Leandro can be reached at http://leandroesc.wordpress.com and http://msmvps.com/blogs/msvirtualization and his Twitter handle is @LeandroEduardo.

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                      - 1 submitted: last submission 11 Nov 2013

                      Errata Type: Typo | Page Number: 70

                      It is: make sure that the network drives are installed

                      It should be: make sure that the network drivers are installed

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                      What you will learn from this book

                      • Learn to deploy, migrate and upgrade Hyper-V and virtual machines
                      • Configure disks, network, memory, security and auditing settings for virtual machines
                      • Take a deep dive into high availability and disaster recovery
                      • Save time and money by getting to grips with PowerShell automation
                      • Understand the new features around network virtualization, Shared Nothing Live Migration, Hyper-V Replica and much more
                      • Gain a full view of your virtual machines and host servers with monitoring, reporting and troubleshooting tips
                      • Take advantage of bonus appendice explaining Hyper-V architecture and the difference between versions

                      In Detail

                      Virtualization has proved that it can help organizations to reduce costs, and the Private Cloud has created a revolution in the way we manage and control our servers with centralization and elasticity. The new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V release from Microsoft comes with a myriad of improvements in areas such as mobility, high availability and elasticity, bringing everything you need to create, manage and build the core components of a Microsoft Private Cloud for virtualized workloads.

                      "Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook" is the perfect accompaniment for Hyper-V administrators looking to take advantage of all the exciting new features the release has to offer. Through practical recipes, you’ll master Hyper-V deployment, migration and management.

                      "Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook" is an essential resource for any Hyper-V administrator looking to migrate, install and manage their virtual machine efficiently.

                      With all the features of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V covered, you will learn everything from installation to disaster recovery, security, high availability, configuration, automation, architecture and monitoring, all in a practical recipe format. The book also includes new features such as Storage and Shared Nothing Live Migration, Hyper-V Replica and Network Virtualization and much more.

                      With "Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook" in hand, you’ll be equipped to manage your Private Cloud with ease.

                      Approach

                      "Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook" is a practical cookbook packed with recipes showing and explaining all the features and components of Hyper-V. You’ll learn from best practices, tips and tricks and examples of how to automate daily and common tasks.

                      Who this book is for

                      If you are an administrator who wants to master Microsoft Server Virtualization with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, then this book is for you.

                      You should be comfortable with virtualization concepts and practices, and knowledge of previous versions of Windows Server would be an advantage.

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