Designing Hyper-V Solutions

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  • Set up independent and highly available clustered Hyper-V hosts via GUI and PowerShell
  • Acquire knowledge about Generation 1 and 2 Virtual Machines, their creation and management, and also look at the VM Conversion process
  • Understand NIC Teaming, Extensible Virtual Switch, and other networking advancements
  • Gain insight into virtual machine storage changes and its follow-up benefits
  • Discover backup and recovery patterns for Hyper-V
  • Familiarize yourself with the essentials of Hyper-V Replica
  • Leverage the benefits of Microsoft VDI

The IT community has already experienced the benefits of server virtualization. However, they were limited to one option primarily until Microsoft released its flagship Hypervisor platform. Windows Server Hyper-V 2012 and R2 along with Hyper-V Server 2012 and R2 present a cost effective yet robust virtualization solution to enterprises who wish to consolidate their physical server workloads or migrate their pre-existing VMware workloads to Hyper-V. Hyper-V has proven to be a stable and an economical virtualization solution and with its high availability, live migration, and new network virtualization and storage enhancement features, enterprises will never feel the need to consider another alternative.

This book is a practical, example-oriented tutorial that will guide you through the basics and architecture of the Hyper-V platform and thereafter help you understand how to build your Virtualization infrastructure from the ground up.

The book then goes on to focus on scalability and high availability aspects and trains you in setting up highly available Hyper-V clusters and the live migration of virtual machines. You will also learn about the advancements in virtual networking and storage in Windows Server 2012.

After the implementation guidance, the book then advises you on how to set up backup and recovery and how to prepare a disaster recovery plan via Hyper-V Replica.

The book concludes with a good insight into Microsoft VDI implementation guidance.

  • Get acquainted with the basics of Windows Server Hyper-V 2012 R2 and understand how to efficiently design a highly available virtualization solution
  • Assess your physical server environment and understand the fundamentals of server consolidation and sizing of Hyper-V hosts
  • Design practical solutions for common design patterns with explanations of these design decisions
Page Count 416
Course Length 12 hours 28 minutes
ISBN 9781782171447
Date Of Publication 6 Aug 2015


Saurabh Grover

Saurabh Grover is a technical consultant who specializes in Microsoft Platforms, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing with Microsoft Azure. He has over 11 years of experience with Microsoft technologies and has achieved many industry-admired certifications, including Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) for Server Infrastructure and Private Cloud.

He currently works for a Fortune 50 technology company and is involved with the implementation and support of Hyper-V solutions and other Microsoft technologies that provide technical and operational insights into research and development and businesses.

Outside his professional role, Saurabh likes to travel to new locations and enjoys photography as a hobby. He tries to take great pictures.