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Hyper-V Replica Essentials

Vangel Krstevski

For Windows Server administrators, Hyper-V Replica is the free disaster recovery tool that can transform system availability. This book is the ultimate guide, taking a totally practical, empirical approach to teaching best practices.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782171881
Paperback96 pages

About This Book

  • A practical step-by-step guide that goes beyond theory and focuses on getting hands-on
  • Ensure business continuity and faster disaster recovery
  • Learn how to deploy a failover cluster and encrypt communication traffic

Who This Book Is For

Hyper-V Replica Essentials is for Windows Server administrators who want to improve their system availability and speed up disaster recovery. You will need experience in Hyper-V deployment because Hyper-V Replica is built in the Hyper-V platform.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Hyper-V Replica
Understanding virtualization
Hyper-V 3.0 features
Prerequisites for Hyper-V Replica
Installing Hyper-V
Hyper-V Replica functionalities
Security considerations
Chapter 2: Failover Clustering
The Server Message Block protocol
Installing and configuring the SMB server
Setting up a failover cluster
Migration of virtual machines
Chapter 3: Configuring Hyper-V Replica
Hyper-V Replica requirements
Hyper-V Replica in standalone Hyper-V hosts environment
Virtual machine replication in Failover Cluster environment
Failover scenarios
Chapter 4: Authentication in Hyper-V Replica
Hyper-V Replica authentication types
Nonencrypted communication
Encrypted communication
Chapter 5: Administrating Hyper-V Replica
Managing Hyper-V Replica
Administration of certificates

What You Will Learn

  • Configure the Server Message Block (SMB) server for file storage
  • Install Hyper-V on physical machines
  • Set up a failover cluster
  • Configure the Hyper-V Replica server
  • Set up virtual machines for replication
  • Create a certificate template
  • Import a certificate template to a Hyper-V host
  • Test Hyper-V Replica configuration

In Detail

Enterprises need to make sure that their systems are always up and running no matter what happens. Hyper-V Replica is a free disaster recovery tool in Hyper-V 3.0 that creates and maintains copies of virtual machines (VMs). In the event of a catastrophic loss, an administrator can failover to the replica VMs and provide business continuity.

Hyper-V Replica Essentials is a step by step guide to configuring Hyper-V Replica in various deployment scenarios. This book will give you an overview of Hyper-V Replica before taking you through the prerequisites required to properly configure Hyper-V Replica. Then, through a series of practical steps, this book will enable you to take advantage of this highly beneficial disaster recovery tool.

Hyper-V Replica Essentials starts by introducing you to Hyper-V Replica and will help you understand what it does and where you can apply it. We will then move onto learning how to configure a server environment with failover capabilities based on Microsoft Hyper-V and also how to use features including Live Storage Migration. Finally, you learn how to configure Hyper-V Replica authentication, and to troubleshoot problems with Hyper-V Replica as well as solving different types of problems.


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