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Mastering Microsoft® Virtualization

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The first in-depth, comprehensive guide to Microsoft's suite of virtualization products

Virtualization is a hot topic for IT because of the potential it offers for serious economic benefits. While other books treat server virtualization alone, this comprehensive guide provides a complete virtual strategy.

You will learn how to deploy a complete virtualization stack with Microsoft's offerings in server virtualization, application virtualization, presentation virtualization, and desktop virtualization. Written by Microsoft technology product specialists, this guide provides real-world focus, enabling you to create a complete IT system that is highly efficient and cost effective.

  • Covers Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V 2.0, Remote Desktop Services, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)

  • Demonstrates how to deploy a virtual infrastructure-from the server to the desktop

  • Goes beyond any other book on Microsoft virtualization

  • Covers the highly anticipated new feature Live Migration

  • This guide, part of the popular Sybex Mastering series, offers every IT administrator a road map for implementing an efficient and successful virtualization project.

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. Dear Reader
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. About the Authors
    5. Introduction
    6. Hyper-V
      1. Understanding Microsoft's Hypervisor
        1. Virtualization History
        2. Microsoft's Server Virtualization Products
        3. Virtualization Architectures
        4. Hyper-V Architecture
        5. Hyper-V Technical Specifications
        6. The Bottom Line
      2. Installing, Configuring, and Managing the Hyper-V Host
        1. Configuration
        2. Management
        3. The Bottom Line
      3. Creating and Managing Virtual Machines
        1. Server Manager
        2. Other Hyper-V Management Tools
        3. General System Management
        4. The Bottom Line
      4. Storage and Networking for Hyper-V
        1. Storage
        2. Networking
        3. The Bottom Line
      5. High Availability and Hyper-V
        1. Failover Clusters
        2. Disaster Recovery
        3. The Bottom Line
      6. Planning a Virtual Infrastructure with Hyper-V
        1. Envisioning
        2. Discovery
        3. Analysis
        4. Financial Justification
        5. Proof of Concept
        6. The Bottom Line
    7. Microsoft Application Virtualization
      1. Understanding Microsoft Application Virtualization and Streaming
        1. Microsoft Application Virtualization Terminology
        2. Benefits of Application Virtualization
        3. Microsoft Application Virtualization Components
        4. Summary
        5. The Bottom Line
      2. Creating Virtual Applications
        1. Sequencing Concepts
        2. Installing and Configuring a Sequencer Workstation
        3. Sequencing an Application
        4. Publishing an Application to Users
        5. The Bottom Line
      3. Deploying Virtual Applications
        1. Customizing Package Behavior with OSD Scripting
        2. Understanding Supported Deployment Scenarios
        3. The Bottom Line
    8. Remote Desktop Services
      1. Introduction to Remote Desktop Services
        1. What Is Remote Desktop Services?
        2. History
        3. What's New in Remote Desktop Services?
        4. Remote Desktop Protocol
        5. How Do I Obtain Remote Desktop Server?
        6. System Requirements
        7. Licensing
        8. Remote Desktop Administration
        9. The Bottom Line
      2. Installing and Configuring Remote Desktop Services
        1. Preparing the Environment
        2. Enabling the Remote Desktop Services Role
        3. Connecting from a Remote Client
        4. Installing Applications
        5. Licensing an RDS Environment
        6. Configuring an RD Licensing Server
        7. The Bottom Line
      3. Deploying and Accessing Remote Desktop Services
        1. Who and Where Are Your Users?
        2. Deploying a Server-Based Desktop
        3. Deploying a Single Application
        4. Using the Web to Access RDS
        5. The Bottom Line
      4. Load Balancing Remote Desktop Services
        1. Load Balancing and High Availability
        2. Configuring an RD Connection Broker for RD Session Host
        3. Configuring an RD Connection Broker for RemoteApp
        4. The Bottom Line
    9. Desktop Virtualization
      1. Introducing Microsoft Desktop Virtualization
        1. The Pursuit of a Better Desktop
        2. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Overview
        3. Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Overview
        4. The Microsoft VDI Solution
        5. The Bottom Line
      2. Deploying Microsoft VDI
        1. Planning for a Microsoft VDI Deployment
        2. Installing the Microsoft VDI Solution
        3. Installation of the Microsoft VDI Solution Server Components
        4. Installation of the Microsoft VDI Solution Client Components
        5. Configuration of the Microsoft VDI Solution Server Components
        6. Configuration of the Microsoft VDI Solution Client Components
        7. Managing the Microsoft VDI Solution
        8. Testing the Microsoft VDI Solution
        9. Summary
        10. The Bottom Line
      3. Deploying Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
        1. Planning Considerations for a MED-V Deployment
        2. Installing the MED-V Solution
        3. Installation of the MED-V Solution Server Components
        4. Installation of the MED-V Solution Client Components
        5. Configuration of the MED-V Solution Server Components
        6. Configuration of the MED-V Solution Client Components
        7. Preparing, Deploying, and Updating MED-V Images and Workspaces
        8. Managing the MED-V Solution
        9. Summary
        10. The Bottom Line
    10. Appendices
      1. The Bottom Line
      2. Chapter 1: Understanding Microsoft's Hypervisor
      3. Chapter 2: Installing, Configuring, and Managing the Hyper-V Host
      4. Chapter 3: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines
      5. Chapter 4: Storage and Networking for Hyper-V
      6. Chapter 5: High Availability and Hyper-V
      7. Chapter 6: Planning a Virtual Infrastructure with Hyper-V
      8. Chapter 7: Understanding Microsoft Application Virtualization and Streaming
      9. Chapter 8: Creating Virtual Applications
      10. Chapter 9: Deploying Virtual Applications
      11. Chapter 10: Introduction to Remote Desktop Services
      12. Chapter 11: Installing and Configuring Remote Desktop Services
      13. Chapter 12: Deploying and Accessing Remote Desktop Services
      14. Chapter 13: Load Balancing Remote Desktop Services
      15. Chapter 14: Introducing Microsoft Desktop Virtualization
      16. Chapter 15: Deploying Microsoft VDI
      17. Chapter 16: Deploying Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
    11. Microsoft Virtualization Tools and Resources
      1. Websites
      2. Blogs
      3. Whitepapers and Guides
      4. Webcasts and Podcasts
      5. Training and Certification
      6. Virtualization Solution Accelerators
      7. Virtualization Calculators
      8. Customer Case Studies
      9. Partners
      10. Licensing Information
    12. Index