MCTS: Windows Server Virtualization Configuration Study Guide: (Exam 70-652) / Edition 1

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The MCTS is Windows Server Virtualization Configuring exam, and is Microsoft’s newest addition to their exam repertoire and tests candidates’ ability to use Hyper-V and server virtualization as part of their network infrastructure solution. The exam targets IT professionals who are looking to enhance their skills and distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack. This guide reviews the tasks that are mandatory for candidates to know: installing Hyper-V, configuring and optimizing Hyper-V, deploying virtual machines, and managing and monitoring virtual machines. The CD-ROM contains coverage of the exam objectives, real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, and challenging review questions.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470449301
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/2/2009
  • Edition description: Study Guid
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

William Panek, MCTS, MCITP, MCT, CCNA, CHFI, is founder of Stellacon Corporation, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and a Certified Learning Solutions Provider and leading training provider on the East Coast. Prior to founding Stellacon, William was an instructor for The Training Associates, instructing at such schools as Boston University, Clark University, and New Horizons, among others. He is the author of MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration Study Guide and MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration Study Guide, both by Sybex.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxi

Assessment Exam xxxiii

Chapter 1 Hyper-V Overview 1

Introducing Hyper-V 2

Hyper-V Benefits 3

Hyper-V Features 4

Microsoft Networking Models 5

Windows Peer-to-Peer Network 5

Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Network 7

Microsoft Networking Terms and Roles 9

Understanding Windows Server 2008 11

New Features of Windows Server 2008 11

Requirements for Windows Server 2008 Installation 15

Activating and Installing Windows Server 2008 16

Summary 21

Exam Essentials 21

Review Questions 23

Answers to Review Questions 27

Chapter 2 Installing Hyper-V 29

Evaluating Your Network 30

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool 31

Installing Hyper-V 41

Hyper-V Hardware Requirements 42

Installing Hyper-V on a Windows Server 2008 Full Installation43

Installing Hyper-V on a Windows Server 2008 Server Core 49

Hyper-V with Virtual Machine Manager 56

Summary 57

Exam Essentials 58

Review Questions 59

Answers to Review Questions 64

Chapter 3 Configuring Hyper-V 67

Understanding the Configuration Tools and Techniques 68

Understanding Virtual Hard Disks 69

Using Pass-Through Disk Access 72

Configuring Virtual Machine Snapshots 73

Configuring Hyper-V Server Settings 76

Using Authorization Manager 82

Introducing System Center Virtual Machine Manager 89

Configuring Virtual Networking 98

Configuring Remote Administration 102

Summary 105

Exam Essentials 106

Review Questions 108

Answers to Review Questions 113

Chapter 4 Creating Virtual Machines 115

Creating Virtual Disks 116

Creating Virtual Machines 123

System Preparation (Sysprep) Tool 129

Windows Deployment Service (WDS) 132

Configuring the System Center Virtual Machine

Manager (SCVMM) 2008 136

Summary 151

Exam Essentials 152

Review Questions 153

Answers to Review Questions 158

Chapter 5 Migrating and Converting Virtual Machines161

Using Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) Conversion 162

P2V Conversions Using SCVMM 163

Using Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) Conversion 171

Converting Virtual Machines from Virtual Server and Virtual PC177

Understanding Integration Services 178

Understanding Virtual PC 187

Migrating Microsoft Virtual Server 190

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 193

Summary 194

Exam Essentials 194

Review Questions 196

Answers to Review Questions 201

Chapter 6 Managing Virtual Machines 203

Managing Virtual Machine Settings 204

Configuring Virtual Machines with SCVMM 205

Configuring Virtual Machine Properties 207

Configuring Hyper-V Host Properties 220

HyperCall Adapter 227

Managing Templates, Profiles, and the Image Library 227

Creating and Managing Templates 228

Creating Image Libraries 231

Summary 237

Exam Essentials 238

Review Questions 239

Answers to Review Questions 244

Chapter 7 Configuring Hyper-V for High Availability247

Configuring Hyper-V to Be Highly Available 248

Understanding RAID 250

Disk Storage Types 251

Understanding the Disk Management MMC 253

Configuring Failover Clustering 260

Failover Cluster Management 261

Configuring Quorums 269

Understanding Quick Migration 273

Summary 276

Exam Essentials 277

Review Questions 278

Answers to Review Questions 283

Chapter 8 Backing Up and Restoring VMs 285

Monitoring and Optimizing Virtual Machines 286

Reliability and Performance Monitor 286

Understanding Backups and Recoverability 296

Configuring Backup Types 297

Using Windows Server 2008 Backup 301

Understanding the Data Protection Manager 312

Summary 318

Exam Essentials 319

Review Questions 320

Answers to Review Questions 325

Appendix A Extra Labs and Exam Questions 327

Setting Up a Virtual Network 328

Extra Review Questions 354

Answers to Extra Review Questions 357

Appendix B About the Companion CD 359

What You’ll Find on the CD 360

Sybex Test Engine 360

PDF of Glossary of Terms 360

Adobe Reader 360

Electronic Flashcards 361

System Requirements 361

Using the CD 361

Troubleshooting 361

Customer Care 362

Glossary 363

Index 369

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  • Posted July 5, 2009

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    Many Serious Errors.

    I have a good deal of experience with Hyper-V and have read a large amount of documentation regarding the technology. This includes the book "Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V : Insiders Guide to Microsoft's Hypervisor" written by members of the Hyper-V team.
    I purchased this book to assist in a final study prep for the exam. The book contain numerous factual and conceptual errors that directly contradict the information in other more authoritative documentation and my own experience. For instance, the book claims that snapshots make copies of virtual hard drives. It also claims that Sysprep creates images files. Because I purchased this book for my company, and other less experienced members of my team will use it, I had to edit the book as I read it.
    At the end of the day I gave this book two stars because about 80% of the data is technically accurate, and the questions are still useful for studying. But because of the seriousness of the errors I question whether this would be worth the price.

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