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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook

Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

Over 60 recipes for the administration and management of Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849686327
Paperback342 pages

About This Book

  • Create, deploy, and manage Datacentres, Private and Hybrid Clouds with hybrid hypervisors by using VMM 2012 SP1, App Controller, and Operations Manager.
  • Integrate and manage fabric (compute, storages, gateways, networking) services and resources. Deploy Clusters from bare metal servers.
  • Learn how to use VMM 2012 SP1 features such as Windows 2012 and SQL 2012 support, Network Virtualization, Live Migration, Linux VMs, Resource Throttling, and Availability.

Who This Book Is For

This book is written for solutions architects, technical consultants, administrators, and any other virtualization lover who needs to use Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager in a real world environment.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: VMM 2012 Architecture
Understanding each component for a real-world implementation
Designing the VMM server, database, and console
Planning for high availability
Specifying the correct system requirements for a real-world scenario
Licensing the System Center
Troubleshooting VMM and supporting technologies
Chapter 2: Installing SCVMM 2012
Creating service accounts
Deploying a Microsoft SQL Server for VMM implementation
Installing VMM dependencies
Configuring distributed key management
Installing a VMM management server
Installing the VMM console
Connecting to a VMM management server by using the VMM console
Creating a Run As account's credentials in VMM
Configuring ports and protocols on the host firewall for each SCVMM component
Chapter 3: Installing the VMM Management Server
Installing a highly available VMM management server
Installing a VMM management server on an additional node of a cluster
Connecting to a highly available VMM management server by using the VMM console
Deploying a highly available library server on a file server cluster
Uninstalling a highly available VMM management server
Chapter 4: Configuring Fabric Resources in VMM
Creating host groups
Setting up a VMM library
Networking – configuring logical networks in VMM
Networking – VM network and gateways with VMM
Networking – configuring ports and switches with VMM
Configuring storage with VMM
Provisioning a physical computer as a Hyper-V host – Bare Metal host deployment
Adding and managing Hyper-V hosts and host clusters with VMM
Chapter 5: Deploying Virtual Machines and Services
Creating private clouds
Creating hardware, guest OS, application, and SQL profiles
Creating user roles in VMM
Creating and deploying virtual machines
Creating virtual machine templates
Creating and deploying service templates
Rapidly provisioning a virtual machine by using SAN Copy
Chapter 6: Upgrading from SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1
Reviewing the upgrade options
Checking the VMM system requirements and preparing for the upgrade
Upgrading to VMM 2012 SP1
Reassociating hosts after upgrading
Updating the VMM agents
Performing other post-upgrade tasks
Chapter 7: Scripting in Virtual Machine Manager
VMM PowerShell overview
Finding the command to automate tasks in VMM
Creating a script from VMM wizards
Storing and running scripts in VMM
VMM sample scripts
Chapter 8: Managing VMware ESXi and Citrix XenServer Hosts
Adding a VMware vCenter Server to VMM
Adding VMware ESX hosts or host clusters to VMM
Configuring network settings on a VMware ESX host
Configuring host BMC settings
Importing VMware templates
Converting VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V
Managing Citrix XenServer hosts and pools
Converting Citrix virtual machines to Hyper-V
Chapter 9: Managing Hybrid Clouds, Fabric Updates, Creating Clusters, and New Features of SP1
Creating Hyper-V clusters with VMM
Managing fabric updates in VMM
Configuring Dynamic Optimization and Power Optimization in VMM
Live-migrating virtual machines with VMM 2012 SP1
Linux virtual machines in VMM 2012 SP1
Configuring availability options and virtual NUMA for VMs in VMM 2012 SP1
Configuring resource throttling in VMM SP1
Deploying SC App Controller 2012 SP1 for hybrid cloud management

What You Will Learn

  • How to use VMM Architecture and plan for a real word deployment
  • Utilize Network Virtualization, Gateway integration, Storage integration, Resource Throttling, and Availability options
  • Deploy Operations Manager and integrate with VMM
  • Integrate SC APP Controller with VMM to manage Private and Public Clouds (Azure)
  • Cluster deployment with VMM Bare Metal
  • Create and deploy Virtual Machines from Templates
  • Deploy a highly available VMM Management Server
  • Manage Hyper-V, Vmware, and Citrix from VMM
  • How to upgrade from SCVMM 2008R2 to SCVMM 2012 SP1

In Detail

Microsoft System Center 2012 is a comprehensive IT infrastructure, virtualization, and cloud management platform. With System Center 2012, you can more easily and efficiently manage your applications and services across multiple hypervisors as well as across public and private cloud infrastructures to deliver flexible and cost-effective IT services for your business.

This cookbook covers architecture design and planning and is full of deployment tips, techniques, and solutions designed to show users how to improve VMM 2012 in a real world scenario. It will guide you to create, deploy, and manage your own Private Cloud with a mix of Hypervisors: Hyper-V, Vmware ESXi, and Citrix XenServer. It also includes the VMM 2012 SP1 features.

This book is a cookbook that covers architecture design, planning and is full of deployment tips, techniques and solutions designed to show users how to improve VMM 2012 in a real world scenario. It will guide you to create, deploy and manage your own Private Cloud with a mix of Hypervisors : Hyper-V, Vmware ESXi and Citrix XenServer.


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