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Building and Managing a Virtual Environment with Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 [Video]

Eric Siron

Build, deploy, and manage Hyper-V in failover cluster environments
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Video Details

ISBN 139781782176985
Course Length3 hours and 30 minutes

About This Video

  • Configure node computers for participation in a Hyper-V cluster
  • Tackle the complicated subjects of storage and networking in a Hyper-V cluster
  • Maximize uptime for the services provided by your virtual machines

Who This Video Is For

This video is aimed at experienced Windows administrators who have a basic working knowledge of virtualization and Hyper-V concepts.

Table of Contents

Preparing the Nodes
Installing Hyper-V
Installing the Hyper-V PowerShell Module
Installing the Hyper-V Manager and Failover Cluster Manager
Network Adapter Teaming
The Hyper-V Virtual Switch
Building the Cluster
Configuring Cluster Networks
Connecting to Storage
Cluster Validation
Cluster Creation
Adding Nodes and Storage to an Existing Cluster
Virtual Machine Storage in a Cluster
Virtual Machine Files
Cluster Shared Volumes
Virtual Machines on SMB Shares
Storage and Share Permissions
Splitting Virtual Machine Storage
Manipulating Virtual Machines in the GUI
Creating and Deleting Virtual Machines
Adjusting Memory Settings
Working with Hard Drives
Changing Network Settings
Manipulating Automatic Actions
Manipulating Virtual Machines in PowerShell
Creating and Deleting Virtual Machines (PowerShell)
Adjusting Virtual Machine Memory (PowerShell)
Working with Hard Drives (PowerShell)
Changing Network Settings (PowerShell)
Manipulating Automatic Actions (PowerShell)
Virtual Machine Mobility
Live Migrations
Quick Migrations
Storage Live Migrations
Shared Nothing Live Migrations
Cluster Protection
Hyper-V Replica Setup
Hyper-V Replica Failover and Failback
Quality of Service
Cluster Aware Updating
Cluster Maintenance
Hyper-V Checkpoints
Hyper-V Best Practices Analyzer
Hyper-V Monitoring and Metering
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

What You Will Learn

  • Bring your node computers together into a cluster, remove failed nodes, and add new computer systems
  • Explore the needs and the variety of storage options for a Hyper-V cluster
  • Use the built-in graphical tools to manage your nodes and virtual machines
  • Employ various methods to move virtual machines across nodes and clusters
  • Use PowerShell and go beyond clustering to manage your nodes and virtual machines
  • Gain a basic understanding of licensing Windows Server in a virtual environment
  • Learn how to monitor the performance of your Hyper-V systems and meter virtual machines
  • Get introduced to the cloud-enabling features of System Center Virtual Machine Manager

In Detail

The blend of Hyper-V and failover clustering provides strong resilience to your organization's critical applications and services. Where Hyper-V provides hardware abstraction, system consolidation, rapid deployment, and simple portability on one hand, failover clustering adds features such as rapid, automated failure handling and downtime-free maintenance for hardware.

Building and Managing a Virtual Environment with Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 is a video series designed to present the complexities of Hyper-V and failover cluster configuration in easily digestible chunks. The segments feature demonstrations of the concepts explained in the video, being executed on an actual Hyper-V cluster.

You'll begin with the basics of setting up your nodes, gathering them into the cluster, and working with your shared storage system. Then you'll get an in-depth tour of managing your systems using the built-in graphical tools and PowerShell cmdlets. With that foundation, you'll learn advanced concepts of virtual machine migration and cluster protection. You'll also discover detailed maintenance steps, such as how Cluster-Aware Updating keeps your nodes patched without impacting virtual machines.

Building and Managing a Virtual Environment with Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 will present you with the knowledge and examples you need to successfully design and deploy your own Hyper-V clusters.



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