New Book Released – Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Cookbook


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.


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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