Manage, automate, and streamline your Hyper-V environment effectively with advanced PowerShell cmdlets
Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. Hyper-V is Microsoft's hypervisor that creates and runs virtual machines. Hyper-V for Windows PowerShell provides IT pros with an easy way to enable automation of management tasks within Windows Server. The Hyper-V PowerShell module includes several significant features that extend its use, improve its usability, and allow you to control and manage your Hyper-V environment with more granular control.
This book explores the new features made available with Hyper-V version 3, and breaks down the mystery and confusion that surrounds which feature to use and when. It also teaches you the PowerShell way to automate the usage of these features. It will take you through a number of practical examples that will help you take advantage of the Hyper-V version 3 cmdlets efficiently. You will also learn how to use Hyper-V version 3 PowerShell cmdlets to install and configure Hyper-V in a Windows Server environment and also learn about the various administration tasks in detail. You will learn everything you need to get started with administering your Hyper-V environment using PowerShell.
What You Will Learn
Understand and optimize the new features of Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2
Install and configure your Hyper-V environment on a Windows Server environment using PowerShell
Extract information about Hyper-V hosts and the associated virtual machines
Create, delete, start, and stop virtual machines and configure their properties
Utilize Hyper-V PowerShell module cmdlets to create reusable PowerShell scripts
Integrate your Hyper-V environment for enterprise-level management using SCVMM to create and manage private clouds
Troubleshoot your Hyper-V environment with PowerShell and custom scripts
Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at http://www.PacktPub.com. If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit http://www.PacktPub.com/support and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you.