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.
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.