MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-652): Configuring Windows Server Virtualization

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Overview

Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-652—and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply what you’ve learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help you make the most of your study time.

Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to:

  • Install, configure, and optimize Hyper-V
  • Prepare management infrastructure, including remote administration
  • Create and deploy VMs and VHDs
  • Perform physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-virtual migrations
  • Plan security for hosts, VMs, and resource pools
  • Automate Hyper-V operations
  • Configure and manage high-availability clusters
  • Monitor and optimize performance

Assess your skills with the practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.

Your kit includes:

  • Includes a 15% exam discount from Microsoft. (Limited time offer)
  • Official self-paced study guide.
  • Practice tests with multiple, customizable testing options and a learning plan based on your results.
  • 200+ practice and review questions.
  • Case scenarios, exercises, and best practices.
  • Fully searchable eBook of this guide, plus sample chapters from related books.

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to booktech@oreilly.com.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735626799
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 6/17/2009
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Nelson Ruest, MCSE+Security, MCT, MVP, is a senior architect focused on systems management and administration.

Danielle Ruest, MVP, is a senior enterprise workflow architect and consultant with 20+ years' experience in project implementations. She and Nelson Ruest are coauthors of Microsoft Windows Server 2008: The Complete Reference.

GrandMasters is an IT consulting firm specializing in IT content development, exam development, and custom technical support.

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Table of Contents

Dedication;
Exam 70-652: Configuring Windows Server Virtualization;
Exam 70-403: Configuring System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008;
Acknowledgments;
Introduction;
Hardware Requirements;
Software Requirements;
Using the CD;
How to Install the Practice Tests;
How to Use the Practice Tests;
How to Uninstall the Practice Tests;
Case Scenarios;
Prepare for Your Microsoft Certification Exam;
Microsoft Certification Programs;
Chapter 1: Implementing Microsoft Hyper-V;
1.1 Before You Begin;
1.2 Lesson 1: Planning for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V;
1.3 Lesson 2: Evaluating Your Environment;
1.4 Lesson 3: Implementing Windows Server 2008 for Hyper-V;
1.5 Case Scenario: Preparing for Server Virtualization;
1.6 Suggested Practices;
1.7 Chapter Summary;
Chapter 2: Configuring Hyper-V Hosts;
2.1 Before You Begin;
2.2 Lesson 1: Installing the Hyper-V Role;
2.3 Lesson 2: Configuring Windows Server Hyper-V;
2.4 Lesson 3: Configuring Virtual Networking;
2.5 Case Scenario: Networking Virtual Machines;
2.6 Suggested Practices;
2.7 Chapter Summary;
Chapter 3: Completing Resource Pool Configurations;
3.1 Before You Begin;
3.2 Lesson 1: Configuring Hyper-V High Availability;
3.3 Lesson 2: Working with Hyper-V Host Remote Administration;
3.4 Lesson 3: Optimizing Hyper-V Hosts;
3.5 Case Scenario: Deploying SCVMM on Physical or Virtual Platforms;
3.6 Suggested Practices;
3.7 Chapter Summary;
Chapter 4: Creating Virtual Machines;
4.1 Before You Begin;
4.2 Lesson 1: Discovering Virtual Machines;
4.3 Lesson 2: Working Virtual Hard Drives;
4.4 Case Scenario: Moving a Virtual Machine;
4.5 Suggested Practices;
4.6 Chapter Summary;
Chapter 5: Automating Virtual Machine Creation;
5.1 Before You Begin;
5.2 Lesson 1: Exploring System Center Virtual Machine Manager;
5.3 Lesson 2: Automating Virtual Machine Creation;
5.4 Case Scenario: Provisioning Virtual Machines;
5.5 Suggested Practices;
5.6 Chapter Summary;
Chapter 6: Migrating to Hyper-V;
6.1 Before You Begin;
6.2 Lesson 1: Working with Migration Scenarios;
6.3 Case Scenarios;
6.4 Suggested Practices;
6.5 Chapter Summary List;
Chapter 7: Automating VM Management with Windows PowerShell;
7.1 Before You Begin;
7.2 Lesson 1: Automating Hyper-V Operations with Windows PowerShell;
7.3 Case Scenario: Automating Hyper-V Operations;
7.4 Suggested Practices;
7.5 Chapter Summary;
Chapter 8: Securing Hosts and Virtual Machines;
8.1 Before You Begin;
8.2 Lesson 1: Securing the Resource Pool;
8.3 Lesson 2: Securing the Virtual Environment;
8.4 Case Scenario: Planning a Resource Pool Security Strategy;
8.5 Suggested Practices;
8.6 Chapter Summary;
Chapter 9: Protecting Hyper-V Resource Pools;
9.1 Before You Begin;
9.2 Lesson 1: Protecting Your Resource Pools;
9.3 Case Scenario: Dealing with a Host Server Failure;
9.4 Suggested Practices;
9.5 Chapter Summary;
Chapter 10: Configuring Virtual Machine High Availability;
10.1 Before You Begin;
10.2 Lesson 1: Working with VM High Availability;
10.3 Case Scenario: Protecting Exchange 2007 VMs;
10.4 Suggested Practices;
10.5 Chapter Summary;
Glossary;
About the Authors;

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