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Mastering: Hyper-V™ Deployment

Book Description

The only book to take an in-depth look at deploying Hyper-V

Now in its second generation, the popular Hyper-V boasts technical advances that create even more dynamic systems than ever before. This unique resource serves an authoritative guide to deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V comprehensively. Step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to design a Hyper-V deployment, build a Hyper-V host environment, and design a management system with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.

  • Features real-world examples that show you how to design a Hyper-V deployment, build a Hyper-V host environment, and design a management system

  • Walks you through incorporating System Center Operations Manager 2008 R2, System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, and System Center Essentials 2010

  • Offers authoritative coverage of Hyper-V security, business continuity, and an array of VM roles, including domain controllers, Exchange Server, SQL Server, and System Center

This in-depth guide is the ultimate resource for system administrators, engineers, and architects, and IT consultants deploying Hyper-V.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader,
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
    1. About the Contributing Author
  8. Contents at a Glance
  9. Contents
  10. Foreword
  11. Introduction
    1. Who Should Buy This Book
    2. The Mastering Series
    3. What Is Covered in This Book
    4. How to Contact the Authors
  12. Part 1: Overview
    1. Chapter 1: Proposing Virtualization
      1. The Business Case
      2. The Technical Case
    2. Chapter 2: The Architecture of Hyper-V
      1. The Many Kinds of Virtualization
      2. How Hyper-V Works
      3. The Design of Hyper-V
      4. The Features of Hyper-V
      5. Management Options
      6. The Bottom Line
  13. Part 2: Planning
    1. Chapter 3: The Project Plan
      1. Why You Need a Project Plan
      2. A Virtualization Project Plan
      3. An Alternative Project Plan
      4. The Project Plan and This Book
      5. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 4: Assessing the Existing Infrastructure
      1. An Overview of Assessment
      2. Using MAP
      3. Using System Center for Assessment
      4. Choosing an Assessment Option
      5. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 5: Planning the Hardware Deployment
      1. Understanding Hyper-V Hardware Requirements
      2. Converting an Assessment into a Hardware Specification
      3. Licensing for Hyper-V
      4. The Bottom Line
  14. Part 3: Deploying Core Virtualization Technologies
    1. Chapter 6: Deploying Hyper-V
      1. Deploying Hyper-V Host Servers
      2. Configuring Hyper-V
      3. Managing Hyper-V
      4. Linux Virtual Machines
      5. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 7: Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
      1. Introducing Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
      2. Using VMM 2008 R2
      3. Converting Physical Servers
      4. Manage Other Virtualization Solutions
      5. New Features in VMM 2008 R2
      6. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 8: Virtualization Scenarios
      1. Designing Virtual Machines
      2. Application Virtualization Guidance
      3. Fault Tolerance for Virtualized Applications
      4. The Bottom Line
  15. Part 4: Advanced Management
    1. Chapter 9: Operations Manager 2007
      1. Introducing Operations Manager 2007
      2. Integration with Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
      3. Managing Hyper-V and VMM in OpsMgr
      4. Performance and Resource Optimization
      5. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 10: Data Protection and Recovery
      1. An Overview of Hyper-V Backup
      2. Learning to Back Up on a Budget
      3. Using Data Protection Manager 2010
      4. Protecting System Center Virtual Machine Manager
      5. Third-Party Solutions
      6. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 11: The Small and Medium Business
      1. The Small and Medium Business
      2. Small Business Server 2008
      3. System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010
      4. The Bottom Line
  16. Part 5: Additional Operations
    1. Chapter 12: Security
      1. The Importance of Security
      2. Network Architecture
      3. Physical Security
      4. Active Directory
      5. Antivirus
      6. Patching Your Hyper-V Infrastructure
      7. Distributing Security Updates
      8. The Bottom Line
    2. Chapter 13: Business Continuity
      1. Understanding Business Continuity
      2. Looking at Ways to Implement Hyper-V Business Continuity
      3. Choosing a Disaster Recovery Design
      4. The Bottom Line
  17. Appendix A: The Bottom Line
    1. Chapter 2 : The Architecture of Hyper-V
    2. Chapter 3 : The Project Plan
    3. Chapter 4 : Assessing the Existing Infrastructure
    4. Chapter 5 : Planning the Hardware Deployment
    5. Chapter 6 : Deploying Hyper-V
    6. Chapter 7 : Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
    7. Chapter 8 : Virtualization Scenarios
    8. Chapter 9 : Operations Manager 2007
    9. Chapter 10 : Data Protection and Recovery
    10. Chapter 11 : The Small and Medium Business
    11. Chapter 12 : Security
    12. Chapter 13 : Business Continuity
  18. Appendix B: New and Upcoming Products for Hyper-V
    1. System Center Opalis
    2. Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0
    3. System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (SCVMM SSP) 2.0
    4. System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) v.Next
    5. Windows Azure Appliance
    6. Azure Virtual Machine Hosting
  19. Index