Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper-V™: Insiders Guide to Microsoft's Hypervisor

Book description

Get the inside scoop on Hyper-V for Windows Server 2008 R2

Virtualization is a top priority for thousands of companies all over the world. Written by an author team that is part of the Windows virtualization group at Microsoft, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V will walk you through Hyper-V essentials so you can get you up to speed and down to business with Hyper-V.

Now fully updated for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, you will find additional content on new features and capabilities such as Live Migration and support for 64 Logical Processors (LP).

  • Teaches how to manage virtual machines with the latest System Center tools such as Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Data Protection Manager 2010, and Operations Manager 2007 R2

  • Covers all of the new functionalities of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, including Live Migration, 64 LP support, Processor Compatibility Mode, enhanced processor functionality support, hot-add and remove of storage, TCP Offload support, and VM Queue support

  • Demonstrates key scenarios for Hyper-V, including server consolidation, testing and development, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, and Dynamic IT

  • Provides step-by-step instructions and examples

This insiders guide will help you get the most out of your hardware and reduce cost with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader,
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Authors
  7. Introduction
    1. What Is Virtualization?
    2. Microsoft’s Approach to Virtualization
    3. Where Hyper-V Fits
    4. Why We Wrote This Book
    5. Who Should Read This Book
    6. How the Book Is Organized
    7. Final Thoughts
  8. Chapter 1: Introducing Hyper-V
    1. Scenarios for Hyper-V
    2. Architecture of Hyper-V
    3. Features of Hyper-V
    4. Hardware and Software Requirements for Hyper-V
    5. Summary
  9. Chapter 2: Installing Hyper-V and Server Core
    1. Performing a Clean Installation of Hyper-V
    2. Updating from the Beta Version to the Final Version of Hyper-V
    3. Upgrading Hyper-V from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2
    4. Installing Windows Server Core
    5. Installing Windows Server 2008 as a Core Installation
    6. Summary
  10. Chapter 3: Configuring Hyper-V
    1. Getting Started: The Hyper-V MMC
    2. Creating a New Virtual Machine
    3. Virtual Machine Settings
    4. New Virtual Hard Disk Wizard
    5. Virtual Network Manager
    6. Hyper-V Settings
    7. Summary
  11. Chapter 4: Virtualization Best Practices
    1. Host Best Practices
    2. Virtual Machine Best Practices
    3. Summary
  12. Chapter 5: Hyper-V Security
    1. The Hyper-V Security Model
    2. The Virtual Machine Access Security Model
    3. Working with the Authorization Manager
    4. Summary
  13. Chapter 6: Virtual Machine Migration
    1. Migration Challenges and Drivers
    2. Migration Considerations
    3. Capturing the Configuration
    4. Preparing a System for Migration
    5. Capturing and Deploying Disk Images
    6. Updating Images
    7. Walking through a Physical-to-Virtual Migration
    8. Exporting and Importing in Hyper-V
    9. Summary
  14. Chapter 7: Backing Up and Recovering VMs
    1. Virtual Machine Backup Considerations
    2. Host-Based Backup Approaches
    3. Child Backup: Backing Up from Within
    4. Manually Backing Up and Recovering a Virtual Machine
    5. Summary
  15. Chapter 8: High Availability
    1. Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering
    2. Storage Considerations for Clustering
    3. Building a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
    4. Clustered Virtual Machine Management
    5. Summary
  16. Chapter 9: Understanding WMI, Scripting, and Hyper-V
    1. Common Management Tasks
    2. WMI Overview
    3. Accessing WMI
    4. Scripting Technology Overview
    5. PowerShell for Newcomers
    6. Common Elements of WMI Scripts
    7. Virtualization Classes
    8. Summary
  17. Chapter 10: Automating Tasks
    1. Building on the Work of Others
    2. Provisioning
    3. Configuration Management
    4. Managing Access
    5. Migration
    6. Backup and Recovery
    7. Collecting and Monitoring Data
    8. Summary
  18. Chapter 11: Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
    1. System Center Suite Overview
    2. SCVMM 2008 Architecture Overview
    3. Installing SCVMM 2008
    4. Integrating SCOM 2007 and SCVMM 2008
    5. Provisioning Virtual Machines from the Library
    6. Summary
  19. Chapter 12: Protecting Virtualized Environments with System Center Data Protection Manager
    1. Overview of Data Protection Manager
    2. Protecting Your Hyper-V Environment
    3. Configuring Protection of Hyper-V Hosts
    4. Considerations When Protecting Virtualized Environments
    5. Restoring Your Virtual Environment with DPM
    6. Summary
  20. Chapter 13: Using System Center Operations Manager 2007
    1. Introduction to System Center Operations Manager 2007
    2. SCOM Technical Overview
    3. Using SCOM for Your Virtualization Environment
    4. Monitoring and Reporting
    5. Summary
  21. Index

Product information

  • Title: Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper-V™: Insiders Guide to Microsoft's Hypervisor
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: June 2010
  • Publisher(s): Sybex
  • ISBN: 9780470627006