Hyper-V 2016 Best Practices

Harness the power of Hyper-V 2016 to build high-performance infrastructures that suit your needs

Hyper-V 2016 Best Practices

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Benedict Berger, Romain Serre

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ISBN 139781785883392
Paperback246 pages

Book Description

Hyper-V Server and Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V provide best-in-class virtualization capabilities. Hyper-V is a Windows-based, very cost-effective virtualization solution with easy-to-use and well-known administrative consoles.

This book will assist you in designing, implementing, and managing highly effective and highly available Hyper-V infrastructures. With an example-oriented approach, this book covers all the different tips and suggestions to configure Hyper-V and provides readers with real-world proven solutions.

This book begins by deploying single clusters of High Availability Hyper-V systems including the new Nano Server. This is followed by steps to configure the Hyper-V infrastructure components such as storage and network. It also touches on necessary processes such as backup and disaster recovery for optimal configuration. The book does not only show you what to do and how to plan the different scenarios, but it also provides in-depth configuration options. These scalable and automated configurations are then optimized via performance tuning and central management ensuring your applications are always the best they can be.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Accelerating Hyper-V Deployment
Why Hyper-V projects fail
Planning your environment
Preparing your host systems
Creating virtual machines
Summary
Chapter 2: Deploying Highly Available Hyper-V Clusters
Preparing for a high availability scenario
Overview of the failover cluster
Failover cluster prerequirements
Implementing failover clusters
Summary
Chapter 3: Backup and Disaster Recovery
Protecting a Hyper-V environment
Hyper-V Replica
Azure Site Recovery
Storage Replica
Backup of virtual machines
Summary
Chapter 4: Storage Best Practices
Storage overview
SANs versus Storage Spaces
NTFS versus Resilient File System (ReFS)
Storage Spaces and tiering
Storage Spaces Direct
Working with virtual disks
Cluster shared volumes
Checkpoints
Data deduplication
Storage quality of service
Multipath I/O
The iSCSI target
Summary
Chapter 5: Network Best Practices
Networking overview
Virtual switch
NIC Teaming
Switch Embedded Teaming
Converged networking
Storage network
Advanced networking options
Network controller
IPAM
Summary
Chapter 6: Highly Effective Hyper-V Design
Cautious network selection
Hyper-V cluster with SAN or NAS
Storage Spaces Direct design
Summary
Chapter 7: Hyper-V Performance Tuning
Measuring performance
Performance tuning
Hyper-V benchmarking
Hyper-V for virtual desktops
Common configuration mistakes
Summary
Chapter 8: Management with System Center and Azure
Microsoft System Center
Microsoft Azure
Summary
Chapter 9: Migration to Hyper-V 2016
Upgrading single Hyper-V hosts
Copy cluster roles wizard
Rolling cluster upgrade
Migrating VMware virtual machines
Physical to Virtual conversions
Virtualizing domain controllers
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Automate and accelerate the deployment of Hyper-V host and nano servers
  • Create high availability solutions using failover clustering
  • Design redundant solutions with Hyper-V Replica
  • Protect your workloads by making a backup or learning disaster recovery
  • Use the best practices of network and storage
  • Master the performance and scalability of storage virtualization
  • Migrate your existing virtualization workloads to Hyper-V2016
  • Manage your Hyper-V stack with System Center and Azure
  • Bridge the gap between the Hyper-V lab and production environment

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Accelerating Hyper-V Deployment
Why Hyper-V projects fail
Planning your environment
Preparing your host systems
Creating virtual machines
Summary
Chapter 2: Deploying Highly Available Hyper-V Clusters
Preparing for a high availability scenario
Overview of the failover cluster
Failover cluster prerequirements
Implementing failover clusters
Summary
Chapter 3: Backup and Disaster Recovery
Protecting a Hyper-V environment
Hyper-V Replica
Azure Site Recovery
Storage Replica
Backup of virtual machines
Summary
Chapter 4: Storage Best Practices
Storage overview
SANs versus Storage Spaces
NTFS versus Resilient File System (ReFS)
Storage Spaces and tiering
Storage Spaces Direct
Working with virtual disks
Cluster shared volumes
Checkpoints
Data deduplication
Storage quality of service
Multipath I/O
The iSCSI target
Summary
Chapter 5: Network Best Practices
Networking overview
Virtual switch
NIC Teaming
Switch Embedded Teaming
Converged networking
Storage network
Advanced networking options
Network controller
IPAM
Summary
Chapter 6: Highly Effective Hyper-V Design
Cautious network selection
Hyper-V cluster with SAN or NAS
Storage Spaces Direct design
Summary
Chapter 7: Hyper-V Performance Tuning
Measuring performance
Performance tuning
Hyper-V benchmarking
Hyper-V for virtual desktops
Common configuration mistakes
Summary
Chapter 8: Management with System Center and Azure
Microsoft System Center
Microsoft Azure
Summary
Chapter 9: Migration to Hyper-V 2016
Upgrading single Hyper-V hosts
Copy cluster roles wizard
Rolling cluster upgrade
Migrating VMware virtual machines
Physical to Virtual conversions
Virtualizing domain controllers
Summary

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Paperback246 pages
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