It’s a pleasure to announce the release of my Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook.
As the first and only available Hyper-V 3.0 book at the moment, the idea of this cookbook is to help you to become a Hyper-V expert with a easy to ready and follow recipe format that will guide you thought all Hyper-V features.
All recipes give you the introduction of the content being discussed, the “how to” process and the section “how it works”. Another interesting thing about them is that almost all recipes have PowerShell commands and examples to help you to automate the Hyper-V management.
Virtualization has proved that it can help organizations to reduce costs, and the Private Cloud has created a revolution in the way we manage and control our servers with centralization and elasticity. The new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V release from Microsoft comes with a myriad of improvements in areas such as mobility, high availability and elasticity, bringing everything you need to create, manage and build the core components of a Microsoft Private Cloud for virtualized workloads.
“Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook” is the perfect accompaniment for Hyper-V administrators looking to take advantage of all the exciting new features the release has to offer. Through practical recipes, you’ll master Hyper-V deployment, migration and management.
“Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook” is an essential resource for any Hyper-V administrator looking to migrate, install and manage their virtual machine efficiently.
With all the features of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V covered, you will learn everything from installation to disaster recovery, security, high availability, configuration, automation, architecture and monitoring, all in a practical recipe format. The book also includes new features such as Storage and Shared Nothing Live Migration, Hyper-V Replica and Network Virtualization and much more.
With “Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook” in hand, you’ll be equipped to manage your Private Cloud with ease.
- Chapter 1: Installing and Managing Hyper-V in Full or Server Core Mode
- Verifying Hyper-V requirements
- Enabling the Hyper-V role
- Installing Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012
- Managing a Server Core installation using sconfig
- Enabling and disabling the graphical interface in Hyper-V
- Configuring post-installation settings
- Chapter 2: Migrating and Upgrading Physical and Virtual Servers
- Performing an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012
- Exporting and importing virtual machines
- Migrating virtual machines and updating their integration services
- Converting VHD files to VHDX files
- Migrating Virtual Machine storage using Storage Migration
- Migrating virtual machines using Shared Nothing Live Migration
- Converting physical computers to virtual machines
- Chapter 3: Managing Disk and Network Settings
- Creating and adding virtual hard disks
- Configuring IDE and SCSI controllers for virtual machines
- Creating resource pools
- Creating and managing virtual switches
- Using advanced settings for virtual networks
- Enabling and adding NIC teaming to a virtual machine
- Configuring and adding Hyper-V Virtual Fibre Channel to virtual machines
- Chapter 4: Saving Time and Cost with Hyper-V Automation
- Installing and running Hyper-V from a USB stick
- Creating virtual machine templates
- Learning and utilizing basic commands in PowerShell
- Using small PowerShell commands for daily tasks
- Enabling and working with remote connection and administration through PowerShell
- Chapter 5: Hyper-V Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
- Using the Hyper-V Best Practices Analyzer
- Setting up dynamic memory for virtual machines
- Enabling remote management for Hyper-V in workgroup environments
- Installing and configuring an anti-virus on host and virtual machines
- Chapter 6: Security and Delegation of Control
- Configuring Windows Update for Hyper-V
- Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating for cluster nodes
- Delegating control in Hyper-V
- Configuring Port ACLs
- Installing and configuring BitLocker for data protection
- Configuring Hyper-V auditing
- Chapter 7: Configuring High Availability in Hyper-V
- Installing and configuring an iSCSI Target server in Windows Server 2012
- Installing and configuring the Windows Failover Clustering feature
- Enabling Cluster Shared Volumes 2.0
- Using Live Migration in a cluster environment
- Configuring VM Priority for Clustered Virtual Machines
- Chapter 8: Disaster Recovery for Hyper-V
- Backing up Hyper-V and virtual machines using Windows Server Backup
- Restoring Hyper-V and virtual machines using Windows Server Backup
- Configuring Hyper-V Replica between two Hyper-V hosts using HTTP authentication
- Configuring Hyper-V Replica Broker for a Failover Cluster
- Configuring Hyper-V Replica to use certificate-based authentication using an Enterprise CA
- Using snapshots in virtual machines
- Chapter 9: Monitoring, Tuning, and Troubleshooting Hyper-V
- Using real-time monitoring tools
- Using Perfmon for logged monitoring
- Using VM Monitoring
- Monitoring Hyper-V Replica
- Using Resource Metering
- Tuning your Hyper-V server
- Using Event Viewer for Hyper-V troubleshooting
- Appendix: Hyper-V Architecture and Components
- Understanding Hypervisors
- Hyper-V architecture
- Hyper-V architecture components
- Differences between Hyper-V, Hyper-V Server, Hyper-V Client, and VMware
The good news is that Chapter 2 is available to download so you can have a look at the book concept and also be ready to migrate your current servers to Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. To download the chapter, click here.
The book and ebook are available at http://www.packtpub.com/windows-server-2012-hypervisor-based-cookbook/book
You can also download the kindle version here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009OSQH9M/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ask_Nz0gE.1B5SPHM
I hope you like it!
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