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Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

Book Description

Build a seamless, flexible, full-service datacenter solution

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V is the IT administrator's guide to this rising datacenter solution. Hyper-V has already surpassed VMWare in datacenter management, identity service for multiple devices, and more; this book shows you how to harness the power of this hypervisor to simplify the infrastructure, reduce costs, improve productivity, and better manage system resources. From a tour of the technology through architecture, deployment, and integration of System Center, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Azure Stack, the discussion illustrates the skills you need to create a complete solution for optimum enterprise management. Coverage includes Windows Azure capabilities for virtual machines, managing a hybrid cloud, IaaS, storage capabilities, PowerShell, and more, with practical real-world guidance from a leading authority in the field.

Hyper-V has recently undergone improvements in scalability and features that have positioned it as an ideal solution in the Small/Medium Business and Enterprise markets. This book shows you how to exploit these new capabilities to build a robust data solution for your organization.

  • Discover the capabilities of Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Architect a Hyper-V datacenter solution
  • Plan and manage a deployment or migration
  • Integrate complementary technologies for full scalability

Data is everywhere—on desktops, laptops, phones, and multiple operating systems, accessed through email, text messages, web searches, online services, and more. All of this data must be stored, accessible, updated, backed up, secured, managed, sorted, and analyzed—sometimes instantly. Hyper-V is the rising star in the virtualization space, and Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V shows you how to turn greater capabilities into better datacenter solutions.

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgments
  2. About the Author
  3. Introduction
  4. Chapter 1 Introduction to Virtualization and Microsoft Solutions
    1. The Evolution of the Datacenter
    2. History of Hyper-V
    3. Licensing of Hyper-V
    4. The Role of System Center with Hyper-V
    5. Clouds and Services
    6. The Bottom Line
  5. Chapter 2 Virtual Machine Resource Fundamentals
    1. Understanding VMBus
    2. The Anatomy of a Virtual Machine
    3. Processor Resources
    4. Memory Resources
    5. Virtual Storage
    6. The Bottom Line
  6. Chapter 3 Virtual Networking
    1. Virtual Switch Fundamentals
    2. Extensible Switch
    3. VLANs and PVLANS
    4. How SCVMM Simplifies Networking with Hyper-V
    5. Network Virtualization
    6. VMQ, RSS, and SR-IOV
    7. NIC Teaming
    8. Host Virtual Adapters and Types of Networks Needed in a Hyper-V Host
    9. Types of Guest Network Adapters
    10. Monitoring Virtual Traffic
    11. The Bottom Line
  7. Chapter 4 Storage Configurations
    1. Storage Fundamentals and VHDX
    2. Storage Spaces and Windows as a Storage Solution
    3. Server Message Block Usage
    4. iSCSI with Hyper-V
    5. Understanding Virtual Fibre Channel
    6. Leveraging Shared VHDX and VHD Sets
    7. Data Deduplication and Hyper-V
    8. Storage Quality of Service
    9. SAN Storage and SCVMM
    10. The Bottom Line
  8. Chapter 5 Managing Hyper-V
    1. Installing Hyper-V
    2. Hyper-V Management Tools
    3. Securing the Hyper-V Server
    4. Creating and Managing a Virtual Machine
    5. Shielded VMs and Host Guardian Service
    6. Creating and Using Hyper-V Templates
    7. Hyper-V Integration Services and Supported Operating Systems
    8. Migrating Physical Servers and Virtual Machines to Hyper-V Virtual Machines
    9. Upgrading and Migrating from Previous Versions
    10. The Bottom Line
  9. Chapter 6 Maintaining a Hyper-V Environment
    1. Patch Planning and Implementation
    2. Malware Configurations
    3. Backup Planning
    4. Defragmentation with Hyper-V
    5. Using Checkpoints
    6. Using Service Templates
    7. Performance Tuning and Monitoring with Hyper-V
    8. The Bottom Line
  10. Chapter 7 Failover Clustering and Migration Technologies
    1. Failover Clustering Basics
    2. Understanding Quorum and Why It’s Important
    3. Quorum Basics
    4. Why Use Clustering with Hyper-V?
    5. Configuring a Hyper-V Cluster
    6. Creating Clusters with SCVMM
    7. Using Cluster Shared Volumes
    8. Making a Virtual Machine a Clustered Virtual Machine
    9. Live Migration
    10. Dynamic Optimization and Resource Balancing
    11. The Bottom Line
  11. Chapter 8 Hyper-V Replica and Cloud Orchestration
    1. The Need for Disaster Recovery and DR Basics
    2. Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Replication
    3. Introduction to Hyper-V Replica
    4. Enabling Hyper-V Replica
    5. Configuring Hyper-V Replica
    6. Using Hyper-V Replica Broker
    7. Performing Hyper-V Replica Failover
    8. Sizing a Hyper-V Replica Solution
    9. Using Hyper-V Replica Cloud Orchestration for Automated Failover with Azure Site Recovery
    10. Architecting the Right Disaster-Recovery Solution
    11. The Bottom Line
  12. Chapter 9 Implementing the Private Cloud, SCVMM, and Microsoft Azure Stack
    1. The Benefits of the Private Cloud
    2. Private Cloud Components
    3. SCVMM Fundamentals
    4. Creating a Private Cloud by Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager
    5. Granting Users Access to the Private Cloud
    6. How the Rest of System Center Fits into Your Private Cloud Architecture
    7. Understanding Microsoft Azure Stack
    8. The Bottom Line
  13. Chapter 10 Containers and Docker
    1. Challenge of Application Deployment
    2. Hyper-V Nested Virtualization
    3. Windows Container Fundamentals
    4. Windows Server Containers vs. Hyper-V Containers
    5. Docker
    6. Installing the Container Feature
    7. Creating and Managing Containers
    8. Using Containers in Your Organization
    9. The Bottom Line
  14. Chapter 11 Remote Desktop Services
    1. Remote Desktop Services and Bring Your Own Device
    2. Microsoft Desktop and Session Virtualization Technologies
    3. Requirements for a Complete Desktop Virtualization Solution
    4. Creating the VDI Template
    5. Deploying a New VDI Collection Using Scenario-Based Deployment
    6. Using RemoteFX
    7. Remote Desktop Protocol Capabilities
    8. Using Multipoint Services
    9. Choosing the Right Desktop Virtualization Technology
    10. The Bottom Line
  15. Chapter 12 Microsoft Azure IaaS, Storage, and Networking
    1. Understanding Public Cloud “as a Service”
    2. When Are Public Cloud Services the Best Solution?
    3. Microsoft Azure 101
    4. Capabilities of Azure IaaS and How It Is Purchased
    5. Creating Virtual Machines in Azure IaaS
    6. Migrating Virtual Machines Between Hyper-V and Azure IaaS
    7. The Bottom Line
  16. Chapter 13 Bringing It All Together with a  Best-of-Breed Cloud Solution
    1. Which Is the Right Technology to Choose?
    2. Enabling Single-Pane-of-Glass Management
    3. The Bottom Line
  17. Appendix The Bottom Line
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction to Virtualization and Microsoft Solutions
    2. Chapter 2: Virtual Machine Resource Fundamentals
    3. Chapter 3: Virtual Networking
    4. Chapter 4: Storage Configurations
    5. Chapter 5: Managing Hyper-V
    6. Chapter 6: Maintaining a Hyper-V Environment
    7. Chapter 7: Failover Clustering and Migration Technologies
    8. Chapter 8: Hyper-V Replica and Cloud Orchestration
    9. Chapter 9: Implementing the Private Cloud, SCVMM, and Microsoft Azure Stack
    10. Chapter 10: Containers and Docker
    11. Chapter 11: Remote Desktop Services
    12. Chapter 12: Microsoft Azure IaaS, Storage, and Networking
    13. Chapter 13: Bringing It All Together with a Best-of-Breed Cloud Solution
  18. EULA