Companies of all sizes worldwide are looking to virtualization to change the way data centers operate. Server consolidation, energy efficiency, simpler management, and deployment and increased capacity are all tangible benefits to be gained from a move to virtual servers and virtually hosted services. Microsoft has introduced Hyper–V, a Hypervisor–based virtualization platform integrated with the operating system, allowing you to dynamically add physical and virtual resources into your data center with minimal pain.
In Pro Hyper–V, author Harley Stagner takes a comprehensive approach to acquiring, deploying, using, and troubleshooting Microsoft’s answer to virtualization on the Windows Server platform. Learn from a true virtualization guru all you need to know about deploying virtual machines, managing your library of VMs in your enterprise, recovering gracefully from failure scenarios, and migrating existing physical machines to virtual hardware.
What you’ll learn
In this book, you will discover
- How Hyper–V technologies built into Windows Server 2008 can save your organization money and make it more nimble
- What it takes to deploy Hyper–V to your servers
- The process to build, configure, and deploy virtual machines
- How to migrate physical machines to virtual machines, and virtual machines to other virtual machines
- Ideas and thoughts on disaster recovery in virtualized environments
- …and much more
Who is this book for?
This book is targeted at IT specialists interested in assessing, acquiring, deploying, and managing Windows Server–based virtualization products and technologies for their environments. Administrators currently using Hyper–V will also find this book useful as a reference for the more intricate parts of the system.
About the Apress Pro Series
The Apress Pro series books are practical, professional tutorials to keep you on and moving up the professional ladder.
You have gotten the job, now you need to hone your skills in these tough competitive times. The Apress Pro series expands your skills and expertise in exactly the areas you need. Master the content of a Pro book, and you will always be able to get the job done in a professional development project. Written by experts in their field, Pro series books from Apress give you the hard–won solutions to problems you will face in your professional programming career.
About the Author
Harley Stagner graduated from ECPI Technical College with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems and later graduated from Strayer University with an MBA in business management. His industry certifications include MCSE on Windows Server 2000 and 2003, VMware Certified Professional (VCP), and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Windows Server Virtualization. He is a seasoned IT professional who enjoys sharing his server virtualization experience through his writing. He has published many virtualization articles for SearchSystemsChannel.com, SearchServerVirtualization.com, SearchVMware.com, SearchOpenSource.com, and SearchStorage.com. He also maintains his own blogs at HarleyStagner.com and SearchMarked.com.