Deploying and Managing Hyper-V

Video description

Deploying and Managing Hyper-V LiveLessons provides everything you need to know to deploy and manage Hyper-V.


Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 enables admins to create a virtualized server computing environment that is designed to improve the efficiency of your computing resources by utilizing more of your hardware resources. This is possible through the use of Hyper-V to create and manage virtual machines and their resources. Each virtual machine is a virtualized computer system that operates in an isolated execution environment, allowing multiple operating systems to simultaneously run on one physical computer.

This video is designed to teach virtualization administrators how to use Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager. The video starts at the very beginning by covering basic tasks, such as manually creating virtual machines. From there concepts and foundational guidance are presented in an intuitive manner, as renowned author Brien Posey dives into more advanced topics such as storage planning, network bandwidth utilization, and automated virtual machine creation.

About the Instructor

Brien Posey is a technical writer and 13-time Microsoft MVP award recipient for his work with Exchange Server, Windows Server, IIS, and File Systems Storage. Brien has authored and contributed to dozens of books. He has written more than 4,000 technical articles and white papers for a variety of printed publications and websites. In addition to his writing, Brien routinely speaks at IT conferences and is involved in a wide variety of other technology-related projects. Previously, Brien served as CIO for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare companies. He has also served as a Network Administrator for the Department of Defense at Fort Knox, and for some of the nation's largest insurance companies.

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Learn to create, deploy, and manage a virtual machine (VM)
  • Learn to automate VM creation
  • Gain an understanding of Disaster recovery and High Availability (HA)
  • Learn about VM replication
  • Learn the foundational basics of VM Manager

Who Should Take This Course

  • Any admin who wants to learn the basics of Hyper-V. This LiveLesson is also a great study support for getting certified on Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center (exam 74-409).

Course Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of Windows Server 2012 R2

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: Hyper-V Deployment
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 1.1 Hyper-V Editions and Licensing
    3. 1.2 Deploying Hyper-V
    4. 1.3 Hyper-V Management Utilities (Hyper-V Manager, VMM, PowerShell, Failover Cluster Manager)
  3. Lesson 2: Hyper-V Basics
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 2.1 Creating a Virtual Machine
    3. 2.2 Installing a Guest OS
    4. 2.3 Configuring VM Hardware (including VM generations)
    5. 2.4 Dynamic Memory (including a discussion on smart paging)
    6. 2.5 Hyper-V Virtual Networks
    7. 2.6 Network Bandwidth Utilization
  4. Lesson 3: Storage and Fault Tolerance
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 3.1 Windows Storage Spaces
    3. 3.2 Remote Storage Connectivity (iSCSI / virtual Fibre Channel)
    4. 3.3 Virtual Hard Disks
    5. 3.4 Deploying the Failover Clustering Service
    6. 3.5 Creating a Failover Cluster
    7. 3.6 Making a Virtual Machine Highly Available
  5. Lesson 4: Failover Clustering
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 4.1 Basic Cluster Functionality
    3. 4.2 Live Migration
    4. 4.3 Virtual Machine Prioritization
    5. 4.4 Cluster Aware Updating
  6. Lesson 5: Replication
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 5.1 An Introduction to VM Replication
    3. 5.2 Configuring Replication
    4. 5.3 Planned Failovers
    5. 5.4 Unplanned Failovers
    6. 5.5 Replication Testing
  7. Lesson 6: Checkpoints and Data Protection
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 6.1 An Introduction to Checkpoints
    3. 6.2 Creating a Checkpoint
    4. 6.3 Applying a Checkpoint
    5. 6.4 Cleaning a Checkpoint Tree
    6. 6.5 Backups in the Virtual Datacenter
  8. Lesson 7: Hyper-V and PowerShell
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 7.1 Viewing VM Information through PowerShell
    3. 7.2 Creating a VM
    4. 7.3 Resource Metering Techniques
    5. 7.4 PowerShell as a VM Reporting Engine
  9. Lesson 8: An Introduction to Virtual Machine Manager
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 8.1 Deploying Virtual Machine Manager
    3. 8.2 The Virtual Machine Manager Console
    4. 8.3 Performing Basic Management Tasks
  10. Lesson 9: Automating VM Creation
    1. Learning Objectives
    2. 9.1 The Library Architecture
    3. 9.2 Creating and Populating a Library Share
    4. 9.3 Creating a Hardware Profile
    5. 9.4 Creating a Guest OS Profile
    6. 9.5 Building a Template Model
    7. 9.6 Creating a VM Template
    8. 9.7 Using Templates to Create New VMs
  11. Summary
    1. Summary

Product information

  • Title: Deploying and Managing Hyper-V
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: August 2015
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0134281608