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Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

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One-of-a-kind guide from Microsoft insiders on Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2!

What better way to learn VMM 2008 R2 than from the high-powered Microsoft program managers themselves? This stellar author team takes you under the hood of VMM 2008 R2, providing intermediate and advanced coverage of all features.

  • Walks you through Microsoft's new System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, a unified system for managing all virtual and physical assets; VMM 2008 not only supports Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, but also VMware ESXas well!

  • Features a winning author team behind the new VMM

  • Describes all the new and enhanced features of VMM 2008 R2 and devotes ample time to how it also supports top competitors VMware ES

  • Uses a hands-on approach, giving you plenty of practical examples to clarify concepts

  • Open this in-depth guide and discover techniques and processes you can put to immediate use.

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. Dear Reader
    3. Dedication
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. About the Authors
    6. Foreword
    7. Introduction
    8. Introduction to System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
      1. A Quick Overview of Virtual Machine Manager
      2. Exploring Virtual Machine Manager Components
      3. VMM Architecture
      4. The Bottom Line
    9. Planning a VMM Deployment
      1. The Need for Virtualization
      2. Preplanning
      3. Virtualization Types
      4. Designing a VMM Infrastructure
      5. Deployment Models
      6. Additional Infrastructure Considerations
      7. The Bottom Line
    10. Installation and Configuration
      1. Prerequisites and Requirements for Installing and Configuring VMM Hosts and Libraries
      2. Installing and Configuring a VMM Server
      3. Installing and Configuring the VMM Administrator Console
      4. Installing and Configuring VMM and Operations Manager Integration Components
      5. Installing and Configuring VMM Self-Service Portal
      6. Installing and Configuring VMM Hosts and Libraries
      7. The Bottom Line
    11. Managing VMware ESX Using VMM
      1. The Need to Support Multiple Hypervisors
      2. How VMM and VMware vCenter Interact
      3. Managing VMware ESX Hosts
      4. Virtual Machine Building Blocks
      5. Creation and Migration of Virtual Machines
      6. Monitoring Alerting Using PRO
      7. The Bottom Line
    12. Managing Hyper-V Using VMM
      1. Understanding Hyper-V Requirements
      2. Understand Deployment Considerations
      3. Managing Hyper-V Hosts and Virtual Machines
      4. The Bottom Line
    13. Managing Virtual Server Using VMM
      1. Understanding Virtual Server and Its Requirements
      2. Deployment Considerations
      3. Managing Virtual Server Hosts
      4. Migrating Virtual Machines from Virtual Server to Hyper-V
      5. The Bottom Line
    14. Virtual Machine Management
      1. Creating a Virtual Machine
      2. Removing a Virtual Machine
      3. Converting to a Virtual Machine
      4. Migrating a Virtual Machine
      5. Placement of a Virtual Machine
      6. The Bottom Line
    15. Automation Using PowerShell
      1. VMM and Windows PowerShell
      2. Automating Common Tasks Using the Windows Scheduler
      3. Windows PowerShell Examples
      4. The Bottom Line
    16. Writing a PRO Pack
      1. VMM and Operations Manager
      2. Leveraging Performance and Resource Optimization
      3. Troubleshooting
      4. The Bottom Line
    17. Planning for Backup and Recovery
      1. Backup and Recovery of the VMM Server
      2. Backing Up the Virtualization Hosts
      3. Backing Up the Library Servers
      4. The Bottom Line
    18. Troubleshooting
      1. Understanding VMM from a Troubleshooting Perspective
      2. Use Common Troubleshooting Tools
      3. Understanding Issues with VMM Components
      4. The Bottom Line
    19. The Bottom Line
      1. Chapter 1: Introduction to System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
      2. Chapter 2: Planning a VMM Deployment
      3. Chapter 3: Installation and Configuration
      4. Chapter 4: Managing VMware ESX Using VMM
      5. Chapter 5: Managing Hyper-V Using VMM
      6. Chapter 6: Managing Virtual Server Using VMM
      7. Chapter 7: Virtual Machine Management
      8. Chapter 8: Automation Using PowerShell
      9. Chapter 9: Writing a PRO Pack
      10. Chapter 10: Planning for Backup and Recovery
      11. Chapter 11: Troubleshooting
    20. VMM Windows PowerShell Object Properties and VMM Cmdlet Descriptions
    21. Index