Hyper-V Best Practices

Equip yourselves with the real-world configurations and best practices of Hyper-V to take full advantage of its virtualization capabilities

Hyper-V Best Practices

Benedict Berger

Equip yourselves with the real-world configurations and best practices of Hyper-V to take full advantage of its virtualization capabilities
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782176091
Paperback172 pages

Book Description

Hyper-V Server and Windows Server 2012 R2 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.

With an example-oriented approach, this book covers all the different guides and suggestions to configure Hyper-V and provides readers with real-world proven solutions. After applying the concepts shown in this book, your Hyper-V setup will run on a stable and validated platform.

The book begins with setting up single and multiple High Availability systems. It then takes you through all the typical infrastructure components such as storage and network, and its 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Accelerate Hyper-V Deployment
Why Hyper-V projects fail
Planning your environment
Preparing your host systems
Creating unattended installation files
Adding basic components
Which edition to install
To GUI or not to GUI
Hyper-V hosts in Active Directory domains
Activating Hyper-V features
Post-installation tasks
Antivirus on a Hyper-V host
Setting the Pagefile
Creating virtual machines
Summary
Chapter 2: High Availability Scenarios
Preparing for High Availability
Summary
Chapter 3: Backup and Disaster Recovery
Protecting a Hyper-V environment
Hyper-V Replica
Azure Site Recovery
Backup of virtual machines
Summary
Chapter 4: Storage Best Practices
Storage overview
SANs versus SOFS
Storage Spaces and tiering
Multipath I/O
Cluster Shared Volumes
Data deduplication
Storage Quality of Service
NTFS versus Resilient File System
The iSCSI target
Summary
Chapter 5: Network Best Practices
Networking overview
NIC Teaming
Converged networking
Storage network
SMB Direct
Advanced networking options
IPAM
Summary
Chapter 6: Hyper-V Performance Tuning
Measuring performance
Performance tuning
Hyper-V benchmarking
Hyper-V for virtual desktops
Summary
Chapter 7: Management with System Center
Microsoft System Center
Summary
Chapter 8: Migration to Hyper-V 2012 R2
Upgrading single Hyper-V hosts
Migrating VMware virtual machines
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Install Hyper-V and virtual machines automated through PowerShell
  • Create High Availability solutions with failover clustering
  • Protect from disasters with Hyper-V Replica
  • Utilize the performance and scalability of storage virtualization
  • Build a flexible network infrastructure without physical boundaries
  • Design performance measurement and tuning action plans
  • Manage your Hyper-V stack with System Center
  • Move existing virtualization workloads to Hyper-V

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Accelerate Hyper-V Deployment
Why Hyper-V projects fail
Planning your environment
Preparing your host systems
Creating unattended installation files
Adding basic components
Which edition to install
To GUI or not to GUI
Hyper-V hosts in Active Directory domains
Activating Hyper-V features
Post-installation tasks
Antivirus on a Hyper-V host
Setting the Pagefile
Creating virtual machines
Summary
Chapter 2: High Availability Scenarios
Preparing for High Availability
Summary
Chapter 3: Backup and Disaster Recovery
Protecting a Hyper-V environment
Hyper-V Replica
Azure Site Recovery
Backup of virtual machines
Summary
Chapter 4: Storage Best Practices
Storage overview
SANs versus SOFS
Storage Spaces and tiering
Multipath I/O
Cluster Shared Volumes
Data deduplication
Storage Quality of Service
NTFS versus Resilient File System
The iSCSI target
Summary
Chapter 5: Network Best Practices
Networking overview
NIC Teaming
Converged networking
Storage network
SMB Direct
Advanced networking options
IPAM
Summary
Chapter 6: Hyper-V Performance Tuning
Measuring performance
Performance tuning
Hyper-V benchmarking
Hyper-V for virtual desktops
Summary
Chapter 7: Management with System Center
Microsoft System Center
Summary
Chapter 8: Migration to Hyper-V 2012 R2
Upgrading single Hyper-V hosts
Migrating VMware virtual machines
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781782176091
Paperback172 pages
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