New Book Released – Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Cookbook

HV2016

Hi everyone.

I released my first book in 2012 and it was a great success for my surprise. I was then invite to help on the updated version for Hyper-V 2016 now written by Charbel Nemnom and Patrick Lownds.

This new release covers almost all features of Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V, including Nano Server, In-Place Upgrade, Shielded VM and much more.

Here is the full list of chapters and topics:

Chapter 1: Installing and Managing Hyper-V in Full, Server Core, and Nano Server

  • Verifying Hyper-V requirements
  • Enabling the Hyper-V role
  • Installing Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016, and Nano Server
  • Managing a Server Core installation using sconfig
  • Remotely managing a Nano Server installation
  • Managing Nano Server using PowerShell
  • Managing Nano Server using Server Management Tools – SMT
  • Configuring Hyper-V post-installation settings
 
Chapter 2: Migrating and Upgrading Physical and Virtual Servers
  • Performing an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2016
  • Exporting and importing virtual machines
  • Migrating virtual machines and updating their Integration Services
  • Migrating virtual machine using Cross Version Shared Nothing Live Migration
  • Migrating virtual machine storage using Storage Migration
  • Converting VHD files to VHDX
  • Upgrading the VM configuration version
  • Converting physical computers to virtual machines
 
 Chapter 3: Managing Disk and Network Settings
  • Creating and adding virtual hard disks
  • Configuring IDE and SCSI controllers
  • Configuring the Storage Quality of Service
  • Configuring and adding Virtual Fibre Channel storage
  • Creating resource pools
  • Enabling and adding NIC teaming
  • Creating and managing virtual switches
  • Using advanced virtual machine network settings
  • Adding and removing vmNICs
 
Chapter 4: Saving Time and Cost with Hyper-V Automation
  • Creating virtual machine templates
  • Learning and utilizing basic commands in PowerShell
  • Using PowerShell commands for daily tasks
  • Enabling and working with remote connection and administration through PowerShell
  • Managing virtual machines with PowerShell Direct
  • Hyper-V management and PowerShell improvements
 
Chapter 5: Hyper-V Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
  • Using the Hyper-V best practices analyzer
  • Optimizing virtual machines’ resources
  • Enabling nested virtualization
  • Graphics virtualization in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
  • Installing and configuring anti-virus for the host and virtual machines
 
Chapter 6: Security and Delegation of Control
  • Configuring Windows Update for Hyper-V
  • Delegating control in Hyper-V
  • Configuring Port ACLs
  • Installing and configuring BitLocker for data protection
  • Configuring Hyper-V auditing
  • Virtual Machine Secure boot
  • VM protection (vTPM)
  • Shielded VM
  • Host Resource Protection
Chapter 7: Configuring High Availability in Hyper-V
  • Installing and configuring block and file storage in Windows Server 2016
  • Installing and configuring the Windows Failover Clustering feature
  • Enabling cluster shared volumes
  • Rolling cluster upgrades
  • Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating for cluster nodes
  • Using Live Migration in a cluster environment
  • Configuring VM Priority for clustered virtual machines
  • VM Load Balancing
  • VM Compute Resiliency
 
Chapter 8: Disaster Recovery for Hyper-V
  • Backing up Hyper-V and VMs using Windows Server Backup
  • Restoring Hyper-V and VMs using Windows Server Backup
  • Configuring Hyper-V Replica between three 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 checkpoints in VMs
 
Chapter 9: Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup for 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

10: 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

You can order the book from the publisher website and most of the online bookshops out there.

A special thanks to Patrick and Charbel for all the work they’ve put in the book.

Leandro Carvalho.

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About leandroesc
Leandro Carvalho works as product specialist with Microsoft solutions such as Windows Server, Hyper-V, App-V, VDI, Security, System Center, Exchange, Lync Server, Sharepoint, Project Server and client systems, in addition to helping the community constantly with articles, forums, videos and lectures about his passion: Microsoft Virtualization. He obtained the certifications Certified Ethical Hacker/MCP/MCSA+M+S/MCSE+S/MCTS/MCITP/MCT and MVP. In 2009 he won the MCT Awards Latin America Trainer of the year and since 2009 the Microsoft MVP as a Virtualization Specialist.

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