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Product Details

  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (November 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470876530
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470876534
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #923,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

A Step-by-Step Guide to Deploying and Managing Hyper-V

The newest versions of Hyper-V in Windows Server® 2008 R2 and SP1 include technical advances that make this popular virtualization platform more competitive than ever. And now, thanks to this unique and practical book, you'll find the step-by-step instruction you need to deploy and manage Hyper-V and get the most out of the technology. Learn how to design a Hyper-V deployment, build a Hyper-V host environment, and create a management system with Microsoft System Center.

Coverage includes:

  • Understanding the architecture of Hyper-V

  • Examining the many different kinds of virtualization

  • Sizing up your hardware and designing a Hyper-V deployment

  • Managing security, business continuity, and domain controllers with the right tools

  • Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Operations Manager 2007 R2, and Data Protection Manager 2010

  • Going beyond the basics into advanced virtualization scenarios and techniques

Design, Manage, and Troubleshoot Hyper-V

Use Virtualization to Increase Productivity and Cut Costs

Optimize the Benefits of a Microkernalized Hypervisor

Stay Current in the Hot Virtualization Market

Reinforce Your Skills with Real-World Examples

About the Author

Aidan Finn, MCSE, MVP in Virtual Machine: Systems Administration, is currently an IT infrastructure consultant in Ireland. He works with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center as part of an advanced server deployment and management infrastructure. He is one of the selected members of the Microsoft Springboard Series Technical Expert Panel (STEP) Program and a member of the Microsoft System Center Influencer Program. He also leads the Windows User Group in Ireland. Patrick Lownds, MCSE, MCTS, and MVP in Virtual Machine, has been working in the IT industry since 1988. In recent years, he has worked with Citrix XenServer, VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V, and a number of Microsoft System Center products. Patrick is the co-founder and co-contributor of the Microsoft Virtualization User Group in the United Kingdom and is a member of the Microsoft System Center Influencer Program.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By humanentropy on January 28, 2011
Format: Paperback
The author includes enough detail to get started implementing Hyper-V at a level of detail palatable for someone operating a small business network (as part-time responsibility). He often efficiently distills the content of the referenced external resources into a short summary - eliminating the need to follow the hyperlinks.

The author discusses implementation scenarios from the perspective of an implementer who knows that one size doesn't fit all. I am finding it to be very helpful as I figure out how I migrate and consolidate my 6+ physical servers from Windows Server 2003 to 2 using Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V while improving uptime and adding new features.

As a bonus, the book includes coverage of the related Microsoft System Center software which I had previously found confusing (VMM 2008 R2, SCE 2010, DPM 2010, OpsMgr 2007).

The book has proven to be a big timesaver because it (1) cuts through the bureaucracy of the Microsoft-provided documentation and the hours researching product information on the web and (2) it covers details that will help me avoid problems later.

This is one of the few network admin books I have read cover-to-cover.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Lally on December 22, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
This time it is not about Windows 2008 but only Hyper-V R2 in Windows 2008 R2. it's important to say because many of the other available books, furthermore ebooks, have been published 1 or 2 years ago.

that told, the topics are covered in a logical order, with each chapter building on the techniques taught in the chapters before it. The reader is encouraged to move Forward to get all the details in every chapter. And believe me, you really want to read everything because it will help you a lot.

Best of all, you'll get almost all the answers to the questions you've been thinking about. It's all about details, but it's always easy to get into it. You've been asking to yourself whether you should use snapshot on a VM running SQL ? the answers found from different sources on internet may be confusing you. In this book you'll learn why not to use it or when you should use it and how to avoid any problem doing it among many other details to be aware of.

I have not finished to read the book yet. So I will update the review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lai Yoong Seng on November 13, 2010
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Just got the book and reading half way through. A well written book with a lot of good explanation and diagram to assist user to understand the hyper v deployment. Keep up the good work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Rutten on October 29, 2011
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We bought this book as we were in the process of setting up a Hyper-V fail-over cluster. We were running into some problems and needed some good answers. We visited regularly Aidan Finn's Blog for the right answers and were thrilled to see that he actually had written a book on this very subject. We haven't been disappointed so far as the book answers the questions raised when you're building a hyper-V farm as we are. I like the way he can explain things and am also very pleased with the thouroughness of his answers.
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