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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform

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Zahir Hussain Shah

Get to grips with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V the easy way. This comprehensive tutorial takes you through every step of planning, designing, and implementing Hyper V with clear instructions and screenshots. The only guide you need.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849688345
Paperback410 pages

About This Book

  • A complete step-by-step Hyper-V deployment guide, covering all Hyper-V features for configuration and management best practices
  • Understand multi-tenancy, flexible architecture, scalability, and high availability features of new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
  • Learn Hyper-V Replica, Hyper-V Extensible Virtual Switch, Virtual Machine Migration, Hyper-V Storage, Hyper-V Failover Clustering, and also System Center VMM and DPM for management, backup, and recovery

Who This Book Is For

This book is for Windows server administrators, who may not necessarily be familiar with Hyper-V, and also for existing Hyper-V administrators who want to advance their skills in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Microsoft Hyper-V
Introducing Hyper-V
Hyper-V deployment scenario
Hyper-V architecture
Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management Service
Features of Hyper-V
Hardware requirements
Software requirements
Hyper-V version comparison
Hyper-V Windows Server 2012 guest VM support
Licensing
Summary
Chapter 2: Planning, Designing, and Implementing Microsoft Hyper-V
Planning and designing Hyper-V infrastructure
Upgrading legacy Hyper-V servers to Windows Server 2012
Installing Hyper-V server role
Configuring basic settings for Hyper-V server role
Summary
Chapter 3: Setting Up Hyper-V Replication
Introducing Hyper-V replication
Software requirements
Hardware requirements
Deployment scenario for Hyper-V Replica
Technical overview of the Hyper-V Replica feature
Hyper-V Replica best practices
Setting up Hyper-V Replica
Monitoring Hyper-V Replica environment
Summary
Chapter 4: Understanding Hyper-V Networking
Hyper-V virtual switch technical overview
Windows Server 2012 – a cloud-ready platform
Improved Hyper-V virtual network switch
Configuring the Hyper-V extensible virtual network switch
Implementing NIC teaming for Hyper-V host and guest
Configuring NIC teaming for the Hyper-V host
Summary
Chapter 5: A New World of Hyper-V Automation with PowerShell
Introduction to PowerShell
Insight into Windows Server 2012 PowerShell (3.0)
Managing Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V with PowerShell 3.0
Windows PowerShell 3.0 capabilities for Hyper-V
Summary
Chapter 6: Insight into Hyper-V Storage
Understanding virtual storage
Improved Hyper-V storage
Types of Hyper-V virtual storage
Virtual machine storage settings
Hyper-V storage best practices
Summary
Chapter 7: Managing Hyper-V with System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
What's new in SCVMM 2012
Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012
Configuring SCVMM basic settings
Creating a virtual machine using the SCVMM console
Access to Self-Service Portal
Summary
Chapter 8: Building Hyper-V High Availability and Virtual Machine Mobility
Overview of Hyper-V high availability
Understanding Hyper-V high availability and failover clustering core components
Preparing, creating, and configuring a Hyper-V failover cluster
Managing virtual machine mobility and migration
Summary
Chapter 9: Hyper-V Security Hardening – Best Practices
Hyper-V and virtualization security pillars
Summary
Chapter 10: Performing Hyper-V Backup and Recovery
Hyper-V backup methodologies overview
Hyper-V backup considerations and best practices
Implementing Hyper-V virtual machine backup and recovery
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Plan, design, and implement Hyper-V
  • Set up Hyper-V Replication
  • Understand Hyper-V Extensible virtual network switch
  • Get insight about Hyper-V virtual machine storage
  • Understand System Center Virtual Machine Manager for Hyper-V and private cloud fabric management
  • Master building Hyper-V high availability and understand virtual machine mobility
  • Learn Hyper-V backup and recovery methodologies for the Windows server backup feature and System Center Data Protection Manager
  • Consider Hyper-V security hardening best practices

In Detail

Over a short span of time, server virtualization has been one of the most rapidly adopted technologies in IT business. Microsoft Hyper-V is a hardware-assisted hypervisor product, available as a server role in the Windows Server operating system. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V provides cutting-edge server virtualization features for a scalable, flexible, and highly available virtual machine infrastructure.

"Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform" is a comprehensive guide, which starts itself from basic virtualization and server consolidation concepts, and then goes deeper for discussing advanced topics, such as a Hyper-V scalability, failover, and virtual machine migration. This book is an ideal choice for those who are stepping into Hyper-V world, and also for those who are experts in Hyper-V and want to advance their skills with the new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.

This book contains topics starting from introducing Hyper-V as a hypervisor, and then moves ahead with covering advanced topics, related to Hyper-V configuration and virtual machine management.

The book starts with getting to know Hyper-V, and then we discuss planning, designing, and the implementation of Hyper-V. It then goes with advanced topics such as Hyper-V Replica, Hyper-V Networking and Storage, Hyper-V High Availability, and so on.

"Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform" is an expert guide for discussing Hyper-V configuration and management topics.

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