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MCTS Windows Server® Virtualization Configuration: Study Guide

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The MCTS is Windows Server Virtualization Configuring exam, and is Microsoft’s newest addition to their exam repertoire and tests candidates’ ability to use Hyper-V and server virtualization as part of their network infrastructure solution. The exam targets IT professionals who are looking to enhance their skills and distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack. This guide reviews the tasks that are mandatory for candidates to know: installing Hyper-V, configuring and optimizing Hyper-V, deploying virtual machines, and managing and monitoring virtual machines. The CD-ROM contains coverage of the exam objectives, real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, and challenging review questions.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Dear Reader,
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. About the Author
  5. Introduction
    1. The Microsoft Certified Professional Program
      1. The Microsoft Certified Professional Program
      2. How Do You Become Certified on Windows Server Virtualization?
      3. MCTS Exam Requirements
      4. The Windows Server Virtualization, Configuration Exam
      5. Types of Exam Questions
      6. Multiple-Choice Questions
      7. Select-and-Place Questions
      8. Simulations
      9. Case Study–Based Questions
      10. Tips for Taking the MCTS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuration Exam
      11. Exam Registration
    2. Is This Book for You?
    3. What's in the Book?
    4. What's on the CD?
    5. Hardware and Software Requirements
    6. Contacts and Resources
    7. How to Contact the Author
  6. Assessment Exam
    1. Answers to Assessment Exam
  7. 1. Hyper-V Overview
    1. 1.1. Introducing Hyper-V
      1. 1.1.1. Hyper-V Benefits
      2. 1.1.2. Hyper-V Features
    2. 1.2. Microsoft Networking Models
      1. 1.2.1. Windows Peer-to-Peer Network
      2. 1.2.2. Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Network
      3. 1.2.3. Microsoft Networking Terms and Roles
    3. 1.3. Understanding Windows Server 2008
      1. 1.3.1. New Features of Windows Server 2008
      2. 1.3.2. Requirements for Windows Server 2008 Installation
      3. 1.3.3. Activating and Installing Windows Server 2008
    4. 1.4. Summary
    5. 1.5. Exam Essentials
    6. 1.6. Review Questions
    7. 1.7. Answers to Review Questions
  8. 2. Installing Hyper-V
    1. 2.1. Evaluating Your Network
      1. 2.1.1. Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool
        1. 2.1.1.1. MAP System Requirements
          1. 2.1.1.1.1. Supported Operating Systems
          2. 2.1.1.1.2. CPU Architecture
          3. 2.1.1.1.3. Hardware Requirements
          4. 2.1.1.1.4. Additional Requirements
    2. 2.2. Installing Hyper-V
      1. 2.2.1. Hyper-V Hardware Requirements
      2. 2.2.2. Installing Hyper-V on a Windows Server 2008 Full Installation
      3. 2.2.3. Installing Hyper-V on a Windows Server 2008 Server Core
        1. 2.2.3.1. Understanding Server Core Commands
    3. 2.3. Hyper-V with Virtual Machine Manager
    4. 2.4. Summary
    5. 2.5. Exam Essentials
    6. 2.6. Review Questions
    7. 2.7. Answers to Review Questions
  9. 3. Configuring Hyper-V
    1. 3.1. Understanding the Configuration Tools and Techniques
      1. 3.1.1. Understanding Virtual Hard Disks
      2. 3.1.2. Using Pass-Through Disk Access
      3. 3.1.3. Configuring Virtual Machine Snapshots
      4. 3.1.4. Configuring Hyper-V Server Settings
      5. 3.1.5. Using Authorization Manager
      6. 3.1.6. Introducing System Center Virtual Machine Manager
    2. 3.2. Configuring Virtual Networking
    3. 3.3. Configuring Remote Administration
    4. 3.4. Summary
    5. 3.5. Exam Essentials
    6. 3.6. Review Questions
    7. 3.7. Answers to Review Questions
  10. 4. Creating Virtual Machines
    1. 4.1. Creating Virtual Disks
    2. 4.2. Creating Virtual Machines
      1. 4.2.1. System Preparation (Sysprep) Tool
      2. 4.2.2. Windows Deployment Service (WDS)
      3. 4.2.3. Configuring the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008
    3. 4.3. Summary
    4. 4.4. Exam Essentials
    5. 4.5. Review Questions
    6. 4.6. Answers to Review Questions
  11. 5. Migrating and Converting Virtual Machines
    1. 5.1. Using Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) Conversion
      1. 5.1.1. P2V Conversions Using SCVMM
    2. 5.2. Using Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) Conversion
    3. 5.3. Converting Virtual Machines from Virtual Server and Virtual PC
      1. 5.3.1. Understanding Integration Services
      2. 5.3.2. Understanding Virtual PC
      3. 5.3.3. Migrating Microsoft Virtual Server
    4. 5.4. Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
    5. 5.5. Summary
    6. 5.6. Exam Essentials
    7. 5.7. Review Questions
    8. 5.8. Answers to Review Questions
  12. 6. Managing Virtual Machines
    1. 6.1. Managing Virtual Machine Settings
      1. 6.1.1. Configuring Virtual Machines with SCVMM
      2. 6.1.2. Configuring Virtual Machine Properties
        1. 6.1.2.1. General Tab
        2. 6.1.2.2. Hardware Configuration Tab
        3. 6.1.2.3. Checkpoints Tab
        4. 6.1.2.4. Custom Properties Tab
        5. 6.1.2.5. Settings Tab
        6. 6.1.2.6. Actions Tab
      3. 6.1.3. Configuring Hyper-V Host Properties
        1. 6.1.3.1. Summary Tab
        2. 6.1.3.2. Status Tab
        3. 6.1.3.3. VMs Tab
        4. 6.1.3.4. Reserves Tab
        5. 6.1.3.5. Hardware Tab
        6. 6.1.3.6. Networking Tab
        7. 6.1.3.7. Placement Tab
        8. 6.1.3.8. Remote Tab
        9. 6.1.3.9. Custom Tab
      4. 6.1.4. HyperCall Adapter
    2. 6.2. Managing Templates, Profiles, and the Image Library
      1. 6.2.1. Creating and Managing Templates
      2. 6.2.2. Creating Image Libraries
    3. 6.3. Summary
    4. 6.4. Exam Essentials
    5. 6.5. Review Questions
    6. 6.6. Answers to Review Questions
  13. 7. Configuring Hyper-V for High Availability
    1. 7.1. Configuring Hyper-V to Be Highly Available
    2. 7.2. Understanding RAID
      1. 7.2.1. Disk Storage Types
      2. 7.2.2. Understanding the Disk Management MMC
    3. 7.3. Configuring Failover Clustering
      1. 7.3.1. Failover Cluster Management
      2. 7.3.2. Configuring Quorums
    4. 7.4. Understanding Quick Migration
    5. 7.5. Summary
    6. 7.6. Exam Essentials
    7. 7.7. Review Questions
    8. 7.8. Answers to Review Questions
  14. 8. Backing Up and Restoring VMs
    1. 8.1. Monitoring and Optimizing Virtual Machines
      1. 8.1.1. Reliability and Performance Monitor
        1. 8.1.1.1. Managing the Reliability and Performance Monitor Properties
    2. 8.2. Understanding Backups and Recoverability
      1. 8.2.1. Configuring Backup Types
      2. 8.2.2. Using Windows Server 2008 Backup
        1. 8.2.2.1. Authoritative Restore vs. Nonauthoritative Restore
      3. 8.2.3. Understanding the Data Protection Manager
        1. 8.2.3.1. Data Protection Manager Requirements
    3. 8.3. Summary
    4. 8.4. Exam Essentials
    5. 8.5. Review Questions
    6. 8.6. Answers to Review Questions
  15. A. Extra Labs and Exam Questions
    1. A.1. Setting Up a Virtual Network
    2. A.2. Extra Review Questions
    3. A.3. Answers to Extra Review Questions
  16. B. About the Companion CD
    1. B.1. What You'll Find on the CD
      1. B.1.1. Sybex Test Engine
      2. B.1.2. PDF of Glossary of Terms
      3. B.1.3. Adobe Reader
      4. B.1.4. Electronic Flashcards
    2. B.2. System Requirements
    3. B.3. Using the CD
    4. B.4. Troubleshooting
      1. B.4.1. Customer Care
  17. Glossary