Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Cookbook - Second Edition

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Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Cookbook - Second Edition

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Patrick Lownds, Charbel Nemnom, Leandro Carvalho

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Book Details

ISBN 139781785884313
Paperback524 pages

Book Description

Hyper-V 2016 is full of new features and updates. The second of our best-selling Hyper-V books, the Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Cookbook has it all covered. Brimming with expert solutions and techniques, you'll have everything you need to master virtualization and Hyper-V Manager.

This Hyper-V book is designed to help advanced-level administrators benefit fully from the new Windows Server. With over 80 hands-on recipes, the Hyper-V Cookbook gives you tips, tricks and best practices to deploy, maintain and upgrade your virtual machines.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Installing and Managing Hyper-V in Full, Server Core, and Nano Server
Introduction
Verifying Hyper-V requirements
Enabling the Hyper-V role
Installing Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016, and Nano Server
Managing a Server Core installation using sconfig
Remotely managing a Nano Server installation
Managing Nano Server using PowerShell
Managing Nano Server using Server Management Tools – SMT
Configuring Hyper-V post-installation settings
Chapter 2: Migrating and Upgrading Physical and Virtual Servers
Introduction
Performing an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016
Exporting and importing virtual machines
Migrating virtual machines and updating their Integration Services
Migrating virtual machine using Cross Version Shared Nothing Live Migration
Migrating virtual machine storage using Storage Migration
Converting VHD files to VHDX
Upgrading the VM configuration version
Converting physical computers to virtual machines
Chapter 3: Managing Disk and Network Settings
Introduction
Creating and adding virtual hard disks
Configuring IDE and SCSI controllers
Configuring the Storage Quality of Service
Configuring and adding Virtual Fibre Channel storage
Creating resource pools
Enabling and adding NIC teaming
Creating and managing virtual switches
Using advanced virtual machine network settings
Adding and removing vmNICs
Chapter 4: Saving Time and Cost with Hyper-V Automation
Introduction
Creating virtual machine templates
Learning and utilizing basic commands in PowerShell
Using PowerShell commands for daily tasks
Enabling and working with remote connection and administration through PowerShell
Managing virtual machines with PowerShell Direct
Hyper-V management and PowerShell improvements
Chapter 5: Hyper-V Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
Introduction
Using the Hyper-V best practices analyzer
Optimizing virtual machines' resources
Enabling nested virtualization
Graphics virtualization in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
Installing and configuring anti-virus for the host and virtual machines
Chapter 6: Security and Delegation of Control
Introduction
Configuring Windows Update for Hyper-V
Delegating control in Hyper-V
Configuring Port ACLs
Installing and configuring BitLocker for data protection
Configuring Hyper-V auditing
Virtual Machine Secure boot
VM protection (vTPM)
Shielded VM
Host Resource Protection
Chapter 7: Configuring High Availability in Hyper-V
Introduction
Installing and configuring block and file storage in Windows Server 2016
Installing and configuring the Windows Failover Clustering feature
Enabling cluster shared volumes
Rolling cluster upgrades
Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating for cluster nodes
Using Live Migration in a cluster environment
Configuring VM Priority for clustered virtual machines
VM Load Balancing
VM Compute Resiliency
Chapter 8: Disaster Recovery for Hyper-V
Introduction
Backing up Hyper-V and VMs using Windows Server Backup
Restoring Hyper-V and VMs using Windows Server Backup
Configuring Hyper-V Replica between three Hyper-V hosts using HTTP authentication
Configuring Hyper-V Replica Broker for a Failover Cluster
Configuring Hyper-V Replica to use certificate-based authentication using an Enterprise CA
Using checkpoints in VMs
Chapter 9: Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup for Hyper-V
Introduction
Enabling Hyper-V virtual machines protection to Azure with Azure Site Recovery and Microsoft Azure Backup Server
Chapter 10: Monitoring, Tuning, and Troubleshooting Hyper-V
Introduction
Using real-time monitoring tools
Using Perfmon for logged monitoring
Using VM monitoring
Monitoring Hyper-V Replica
Using resource metering
Tuning your Hyper-V server
Using event viewer for Hyper-V troubleshooting

What You Will Learn

  • Installing and managing Hyper-V Server in Full, Server Core, and Nano Server
  • Migrating and upgrading physical and virtual machines
  • Configuring network, memory, security, and auditing settings for virtual machines
  • High availability and disaster recovery
  • Saving time and money with PowerShell automation
  • The new features around network and nested virtualization, distributed storage QoS, Hyper-V Replica, and much more
  • Monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting with Hyper-V 2016 best practices
  • Deploying and automating multiple VMs and support Windows Hyper-V 2016 clusters through different installation methods

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Installing and Managing Hyper-V in Full, Server Core, and Nano Server
Introduction
Verifying Hyper-V requirements
Enabling the Hyper-V role
Installing Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016, and Nano Server
Managing a Server Core installation using sconfig
Remotely managing a Nano Server installation
Managing Nano Server using PowerShell
Managing Nano Server using Server Management Tools – SMT
Configuring Hyper-V post-installation settings
Chapter 2: Migrating and Upgrading Physical and Virtual Servers
Introduction
Performing an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016
Exporting and importing virtual machines
Migrating virtual machines and updating their Integration Services
Migrating virtual machine using Cross Version Shared Nothing Live Migration
Migrating virtual machine storage using Storage Migration
Converting VHD files to VHDX
Upgrading the VM configuration version
Converting physical computers to virtual machines
Chapter 3: Managing Disk and Network Settings
Introduction
Creating and adding virtual hard disks
Configuring IDE and SCSI controllers
Configuring the Storage Quality of Service
Configuring and adding Virtual Fibre Channel storage
Creating resource pools
Enabling and adding NIC teaming
Creating and managing virtual switches
Using advanced virtual machine network settings
Adding and removing vmNICs
Chapter 4: Saving Time and Cost with Hyper-V Automation
Introduction
Creating virtual machine templates
Learning and utilizing basic commands in PowerShell
Using PowerShell commands for daily tasks
Enabling and working with remote connection and administration through PowerShell
Managing virtual machines with PowerShell Direct
Hyper-V management and PowerShell improvements
Chapter 5: Hyper-V Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
Introduction
Using the Hyper-V best practices analyzer
Optimizing virtual machines' resources
Enabling nested virtualization
Graphics virtualization in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
Installing and configuring anti-virus for the host and virtual machines
Chapter 6: Security and Delegation of Control
Introduction
Configuring Windows Update for Hyper-V
Delegating control in Hyper-V
Configuring Port ACLs
Installing and configuring BitLocker for data protection
Configuring Hyper-V auditing
Virtual Machine Secure boot
VM protection (vTPM)
Shielded VM
Host Resource Protection
Chapter 7: Configuring High Availability in Hyper-V
Introduction
Installing and configuring block and file storage in Windows Server 2016
Installing and configuring the Windows Failover Clustering feature
Enabling cluster shared volumes
Rolling cluster upgrades
Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating for cluster nodes
Using Live Migration in a cluster environment
Configuring VM Priority for clustered virtual machines
VM Load Balancing
VM Compute Resiliency
Chapter 8: Disaster Recovery for Hyper-V
Introduction
Backing up Hyper-V and VMs using Windows Server Backup
Restoring Hyper-V and VMs using Windows Server Backup
Configuring Hyper-V Replica between three Hyper-V hosts using HTTP authentication
Configuring Hyper-V Replica Broker for a Failover Cluster
Configuring Hyper-V Replica to use certificate-based authentication using an Enterprise CA
Using checkpoints in VMs
Chapter 9: Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup for Hyper-V
Introduction
Enabling Hyper-V virtual machines protection to Azure with Azure Site Recovery and Microsoft Azure Backup Server
Chapter 10: Monitoring, Tuning, and Troubleshooting Hyper-V
Introduction
Using real-time monitoring tools
Using Perfmon for logged monitoring
Using VM monitoring
Monitoring Hyper-V Replica
Using resource metering
Tuning your Hyper-V server
Using event viewer for Hyper-V troubleshooting

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ISBN 139781785884313
Paperback524 pages
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