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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide

Book Description

Go-to guide for using Microsoft's updated Hyper-V as a virtualization solution

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V offers greater scalability, new components, and more options than ever before for large enterprise systems and small/medium businesses. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide is the place to start learning about this new cloud operating system. You'll get up to speed on the architecture, basic deployment and upgrading, creating virtual workloads, designing and implementing advanced network architectures, creating multitenant clouds, backup, disaster recovery, and more.

The international team of expert authors offers deep technical detail, as well as hands-on exercises and plenty of real-world scenarios, so you thoroughly understand all features and how best to use them.

  • Explains how to deploy, use, manage, and maintain the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V virtualization solutions in large enterprises and small- to medium-businesses

  • Provides deep technical detail and plenty of exercises showing you how to work with Hyper-V in real-world settings

  • Shows you how to quickly configure Hyper-V from the GUI and use PowerShell to script and automate common tasks

  • Covers deploying Hyper-V hosts, managing virtual machines, network fabrics, cloud computing, and using file servers

  • Also explores virtual SAN storage, creating guest clusters, backup and disaster recovery, using Hyper-V for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and other topics

Help make your Hyper-V virtualization solution a success with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Authors
  4. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book
    2. What’s Inside
    3. How to Contact the Authors
  5. Part 1: The Basics
    1. Chapter 1: Introducing Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
      1. Virtualization and Cloud Computing
      2. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
      3. Licensing Windows Server 2012 in Virtualization
      4. VMware
      5. Other Essential Knowledge
    2. Chapter 2: Deploying Hyper-V
      1. Preparing a Hyper-V Deployment
      2. Building the First Hyper-V Host
      3. Managing Hyper-V
      4. Upgrading Hyper-V
      5. Real World Solutions
    3. Chapter 3: Managing Virtual Machines
      1. Creating Virtual Machines
      2. Designing Virtual Machines
      3. Performing Virtual Machine Operations
      4. Installing Operating Systems and Applications
      5. Real World Solutions
  6. Part 2: Advanced Networking and Cloud Computing
    1. Chapter 4: Networking
      1. Basic Hyper-V Networking
      2. Networking Hardware Enhancements
      3. Advanced Networking
      4. Real World Solutions
    2. Chapter 5: Cloud Computing
      1. Clouds, Tenants, and Segregation
      2. Microsoft Network Virtualization
      3. PVLANs
      4. Port Access Control Lists
      5. Hyper-V Virtual Machine Metrics
      6. Real World Solutions
  7. Part 3: Storage and High Availibility
    1. Chapter 6: Microsoft iSCSI Software Target
      1. Introducing the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target
      2. Building the iSCSI Target
      3. Managing the iSCSI Target Server
      4. Migrating
    2. Chapter 7: Using File Servers
      1. Introducing Scale-Out File Servers
      2. Installing and Configuring Scale-Out File Servers
      3. Windows Server 2012 SMB PowerShell
      4. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V over SMB 3.0
      5. Troubleshooting Scale-Out File Servers
      6. Real World Solutions
    3. Chapter 8: Building Hyper-V Clusters
      1. Introduction to Building Hyper-V Clusters
      2. Active Directory Integration
      3. Failover Clustering Installation
      4. Cluster Shared Volumes
      5. BitLocker
      6. Cluster-Aware Updating
      7. Highly Available Virtual Machine
      8. Virtual Machine Mobility
      9. Real World Solutions
    4. Chapter 9: Virtual SAN Storage and Guest Clustering
      1. Introduction to Virtual SAN Storage
      2. Guest Clustering
      3. Virtual Machine Monitoring
      4. Real World Solutions
  8. Part 4: Advanced Hyper-V
    1. Chapter 10: Backup and Recovery
      1. How Backup Works with Hyper-V
      2. Improvements in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Backup
      3. Using Windows Server Backup
      4. The Impact of Backup on the Network
      5. Real World Solutions
    2. Chapter 11: Disaster Recovery
      1. Introducing Disaster Recovery
      2. DR Architecture for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
      3. Implementation of a Hyper-V Multi-site Cluster
      4. Real World Solutions
    3. Chapter 12: Hyper-V Replica
      1. Introducing Hyper-V Replica
      2. Enabling Hyper-V Replica between Nonclustered Hosts
      3. Enabling Virtual Machine Replication
      4. Using Authentication with Certificates
      5. Using Advanced Authorization and Storage
      6. Using Hyper-V Replica with Clusters
      7. Exploring Hyper-V Replica in Greater Detail
      8. Managing Hyper-V Replica
      9. Setting Up Failover Networking
      10. Failing Over Virtual Machines
      11. Real World Solutions
    4. Chapter 13: Using Hyper-V for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
      1. Using Virtual Desktops, the Modern Work Style
      2. Building a Microsoft VDI Environment
      3. Real World Solutions
  9. Index