Hyper-V is one of the top virtualization products, and this practical guide focuses on the essentials of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. Written by the Microsoft team behind the Hyper-V product, this book shows you how to perform key virtualization scenarios, such as server consolidation, software test and development, and a dynamic data center and demonstrates how Hyper-V can be used to reduce cost and eliminate the complexity of a server infrastructure by consolidating workloads to a small number of machines. In addition, the material addresses using DPM, and SCOM with VMM in order to maintain and manage Hyper-V environments.
Get up to speed and down to business with Hyper-V
Leveraging server virtualization has never been easier. Not only does Hyper-V come in the box withMicrosoft Windows Server 2008, now you can get up and running in no time with expert guidance from three team members at Microsoft who worked with the product.
This insiders guide takes you through Hyper-V essentials. You'll test new systems and new software. You'll discover how to use virtualization for disaster recovery and quick migrations. And you'll learn to manage virtual machines with System Center tools. The book provides pages of explanations and tips—and encourages you to work hands-on on your own virtual system, as you learn.
About the Author
- Install, configure, and get productive on Hyper-V as quickly as possible
Migrate from hardware to virtual machines and set up backup/recovery systems
Learn scripting, command lines, and how to automate common tasks
Manage enterprise virtualization environments with Microsoft® System Center
Use Hyper-V to keep mission-critical infrastructures up and running
Explore each System Center product individually: Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and Data Protection Manager
John Kelbley, Senior Technical Product Manager at Microsoft, is involved in high-performance computing and virtualization. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and a TechNet Magazine contributor. Mike Sterling is a program manager in the Windows Server and Solutions Division at Microsoft, where he focuses on Hyper-V functionality in Windows Server 2008. Mike promotes Hyper-V through his blog and speaking engagements. Allen Stewart is a principal program manager at Microsoft, focusing on Microsoft virtualization technologies. He also leads the Microsoft Virtualization Customer Advisory Council, which has a core set of customers who help drive next-generation virtualization scenarios.