Windows Server 2008


In-depth and comprehensive, this official RESOURCE KIT delivers the information you need to plan, implement, and manage a virtualized enterprise infrastructure. Covers R2 features. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best—leading industry experts and the Windows Virtualization Team—along with sample ...

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In-depth and comprehensive, this official RESOURCE KIT delivers the information you need to plan, implement, and manage a virtualized enterprise infrastructure. Covers R2 features. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best—leading industry experts and the Windows Virtualization Team—along with sample scripts, job aids, and other essential resources.
Get expert advice on how to:

  • Manage the project visioning phase—scope, risks, budget
  • Design Hyper-V server infrastructure and components
  • Apply the steps and tools that streamline installation
  • Configure single or multiple Hyper-V servers
  • Plan a server workload consolidation strategy
  • Use console-based tools to manage central and remote operations
  • Minimize downtime when migrating from Microsoft Virtual Server to Hyper-V
  • Apply security best practices
  • Implement business continuity and recovery plans
  • Monitor health and tune performance

CD features:
  • Library of Windows PowerShell scripts for automating Hyper-V management tasks
  • Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions From Desktop to Datacenter eBook
  • Job aids and links to useful virtualization-related resources and tools
  • Fully searchable eBook of this guide

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735625174
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 6/26/2009
  • Series: Resource Kit Series
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 727,424
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Larson is an Architect with Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) who focuses on infrastructure optimization and virtualization. He helps customers plan and design server and datacenter consolidation projects, and shares his virtualization expertise via Tech•Ed, TechNet webcasts, industry journals, and his blog.

Janique Carbone, MCSE, runs a training and consulting firm specializing in core infrastructure and virtualization technologies. As a former Microsoft Senior Consultant, she worked with enterprise customers and developed several training courses on Virtual PC, Virtual Server, and Active Directory. Janique and Robert are coauthors of the Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Resource Kit. The Windows Virtualization Team designs, develops, and tests Microsoft virtualization technologies.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Getting Started with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
    • Chapter 1: Introducing Virtualization
    • Chapter 2: Hyper-V Overview
    • Chapter 3: Hyper-V Architecture
  • Part II: Understanding Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
    • Chapter 4: Hyper-V Installation and Configuration
    • Chapter 5: Hyper-V Advanced Features
    • Chapter 6: Hyper-V Security
    • Chapter 7: Hyper-V Best Practices and Optimization
    • Chapter 8: Moving from Virtual Server 2005 R2 to Hyper-V
    • Chapter 9: Taking a Look at Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
  • Part III: Managing a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Infrastructure
    • Chapter 10: Hyper-V Management Overview
    • Chapter 11: Hyper-V Single Server Management
    • Chapter 12: Server Farm Management
    • Chapter 13: Hyper-V Backup and Recovery
    • Chapter 14: Server Migration Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager
    • Chapter 15: Server Monitoring with the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007
    • Chapter 16: Hyper-V Management Using Windows PowerShell
  • Part IV: Server Virtualization Project Methodology
    • Chapter 17: Server Virtualization Scenarios
    • Chapter 18: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
    • Chapter 19: Server Virtualization Project: Envisioning Phase
    • Chapter 20: Server Virtualization Project: Discovery Phase
    • Chapter 21: Server Virtualization Project: Assessment Phase
    • Chapter 22: Server Virtualization Project: Planning and Design Phase
    • Chapter 23: Server Virtualization Project: Pilot Phase
  • Glossary
  • Appendix : About the Authors
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