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Hyper-V Replica Essentials

Book Description

For Windows Server administrators, Hyper-V Replica is the free disaster recovery tool that can transform system availability. This book is the ultimate guide, taking a totally practical, empirical approach to teaching best practices.

  • A practical step-by-step guide that goes beyond theory and focuses on getting hands-on
  • Ensure business continuity and faster disaster recovery
  • Learn how to deploy a failover cluster and encrypt communication traffic

In Detail

Enterprises need to make sure that their systems are always up and running no matter what happens. Hyper-V Replica is a free disaster recovery tool in Hyper-V 3.0 that creates and maintains copies of virtual machines (VMs). In the event of a catastrophic loss, an administrator can failover to the replica VMs and provide business continuity.

Hyper-V Replica Essentials is a step by step guide to configuring Hyper-V Replica in various deployment scenarios. This book will give you an overview of Hyper-V Replica before taking you through the prerequisites required to properly configure Hyper-V Replica. Then, through a series of practical steps, this book will enable you to take advantage of this highly beneficial disaster recovery tool.

Hyper-V Replica Essentials starts by introducing you to Hyper-V Replica and will help you understand what it does and where you can apply it. We will then move onto learning how to configure a server environment with failover capabilities based on Microsoft Hyper-V and also how to use features including Live Storage Migration. Finally, you learn how to configure Hyper-V Replica authentication, and to troubleshoot problems with Hyper-V Replica as well as solving different types of problems.

Table of Contents

  1. Hyper-V Replica Essentials
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Hyper-V Replica Essentials
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. About the Reviewers
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
        3. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Downloading the example code
        2. Errata
        3. Piracy
        4. Questions
    8. 1. Introducing Hyper-V Replica
      1. Understanding virtualization
      2. Hyper-V 3.0 features
      3. Prerequisites for Hyper-V Replica
      4. Installing Hyper-V
      5. Hyper-V Replica functionalities
        1. Hyper-V Replica replication manager
        2. Hyper-V Replica replication tracker
        3. Hyper-V Replica broker manager
      6. Security considerations
      7. Summary
    9. 2. Failover Clustering
      1. The Server Message Block protocol
      2. Installing and configuring the SMB server
        1. Setting up iSCSI connections
        2. Setting up networking
        3. Setting up security permissions on SMB file shares
      3. Setting up a failover cluster
      4. Migration of virtual machines
      5. Summary
    10. 3. Configuring Hyper-V Replica
      1. Hyper-V Replica requirements
      2. Hyper-V Replica in standalone Hyper-V hosts environment
        1. Configuring Hyper-V replica on a server in a replica site
        2. Configuring virtual machines for replication
        3. Configuring firewall rules
      3. Virtual machine replication in Failover Cluster environment
      4. Failover scenarios
        1. Test failover
        2. Planned failover
        3. Unplanned failovers
      5. Summary
    11. 4. Authentication in Hyper-V Replica
      1. Hyper-V Replica authentication types
      2. Nonencrypted communication
      3. Encrypted communication
        1. Creating a certificate template
        2. Requesting and importing a certificate
        3. Authenticating with a self-signed certificate
      4. Summary
    12. 5. Administrating Hyper-V Replica
      1. Managing Hyper-V Replica
        1. Primary site management
        2. Replica site management
      2. Administration of certificates
      3. Summary
    13. A. Summary
    14. Index