Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Unleashed
Product Author Bios
Rand Morimoto, Ph.D., MCSE, CISSP, has been in the computer industry for more than 30 years and has authored, co-authored, or been a contributing writer for dozens of bestselling books on Windows 2008, Exchange 2007, Security, BizTalk Server, and remote and mobile computing. Rand is the president of Convergent Computing, an IT consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area that was one of the key early adopter program partners with Microsoft implementing beta versions of Windows Server 2008 in production environments over 3 years before the product release. Rand has spoken at more than 50 conferences and conventions around the world in the past year on tips, tricks, and best practices on planning, migrating, and implementing Windows 2008 Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
Jeff Guillet, MCITP, MCSE, CISSP, has been in the computer industry for more than 25 years and has been a contributing writer and technical editor for several books on Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Exchange 2007, and Exchange 2003. Jeff is a senior consultant for Convergent Computing and participates in many early adopter beta programs. Jeff holds Charter MCITP: Enterprise Administrator and MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator certifications for Windows Server 2008 and has maintained MCSE certifications since 1999. He maintains a popular technical blog at www.expta.com.
Using the Hyper-V virtualization capabilities built into Windows Server 2008, organizations can slash costs for power, space, and maintenance, and dramatically improve IT flexibility at the same time. This is the first book to offer comprehensive, independent, real-world coverage of planning, designing, implementing, and supporting Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization environments. Authored by Rand Morimoto and Jeff Guillet–top consultants of Microsoft technologies with unsurpassed experience deploying Hyper-V in enterprise organizations–this book delivers start-to-finish guidance for every facet of your virtualization initiative.
Leverage the experience from hundreds of real world implementations of Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager 2008 in your deployment of a virtualized server environment
- Implement best practices for planning, prototyping, and deploying Hyper-V–including strategies, processes, and templates
- Install and configure Windows 2008 Server with Windows Hyper-V Services
- Provide guest operating systems ranging from Windows 2003 Server to Linux
- Administer Hyper-V Host Servers as standalone hosts or in multiple host environments
- Optimize Hyper-V Host Server and guest sessions, by efficiently allocating memory, processors,
- disk space, and other resources
- Move from basic server virtualization to a systematically managed virtual enterprise environment
- Use Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to centrally monitor all your Hyper-V hosts and guest sessions
- Quickly provision new guest images wherever and whenever you need them
- Implement reliable failover processes to overcome failures in guest sessions, host systems, or sites
- Troubleshoot problems with both Hyper-V hosts and guest operating systems
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Table of Contents
Part I: Windows 2008 Hyper-V Overview
1: Windows 2008 Hyper-V Technology Primer
2: Best Practices at Planning, Prototyping, Migrating, and Deploying Windows 2008 Hyper-V
Part II: Windows 2008 Hyper-V Host and Guest Installation
3: Installing Windows 2008 Server
4: Installing and Getting Familiar with Windows Hyper-V Services
5: Installing a Guest Session on Hyper-V
Part III: Administering and Maintaining Hyper-V Host Services
6: Managing, Administering, and Maintaining a Hyper-V Host Server
7: Optimizing the Hyper-V Host Server and Guest Sessions
Part IV: System Center Virtual Machine Manager Overview
8: System Center Virtual Machine Manager Technology Primer
9: Installing and Getting Familiar with Virtual Machine Manager
Part V: Managing Guest Sessions with Virtual Machine Manager
10: Creating Guest Images from Existing Production and Virtual Systems
11: Using Virtual Machine Manage for Provisioning
12: Establishing a Failover Process for Hyper-V Guest Recovery
13: Debugging and Problem Solving the Hyper-V Host and Guest OS
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