Chapter 7. Hyper-V virtualization

Virtualization is rapidly becoming the essential foundation for today’s data center environments. Both private and public cloud computing are based on virtualization technologies, as is the emerging Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) paradigm that can provide benefits beyond those provided by traditional desktop computing for certain scenarios. Being able to implement and manage a virtualization infrastructure, therefore, is becoming a key job role for data center administrators.

The Hyper-V server role of Microsoft Windows Server provides an out-of-the-box platform for virtualizing both server workloads and desktops. The numerous enhancements and improvements made to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 and Windows ...

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