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Mastering Microsoft Virtualization [Paperback]

by Tim Cerling, Jeffrey L. Buller
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Book Description

December 21, 2009 0470449586 978-0470449585 1
The first in-depth, comprehensive guide to Microsoft's suite of virtualization products

Virtualization is a hot topic for IT because of the potential it offers for serious economic benefits. While other books treat server virtualization alone, this comprehensive guide provides a complete virtual strategy.

You will learn how to deploy a complete virtualization stack with Microsoft's offerings in server virtualization, application virtualization, presentation virtualization, and desktop virtualization. Written by Microsoft technology product specialists, this guide provides real-world focus, enabling you to create a complete IT system that is highly efficient and cost effective.

  • Covers Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V 2.0, Remote Desktop Services, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)
  • Demonstrates how to deploy a virtual infrastructure-from the server to the desktop
  • Goes beyond any other book on Microsoft virtualization
  • Covers the highly anticipated new feature Live Migration

This guide, part of the popular Sybex Mastering series, offers every IT administrator a road map for implementing an efficient and successful virtualization project.

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From the Back Cover

Master Microsoft's Full Set of Virtualization Tools

With Microsoft's powerful virtualization suite, you can virtualize from the data center to the desktop. Hyper-V, VDI, App-V, and the rest of Microsoft's virtualization tools allow you to create a more efficient, cost-effective infrastructure. This information-packed book, written by an expert team of Microsoft virtualization insiders, is your step-by-step guide to these technologies, including how to apply them to different environments and how to use them to improve productivity and cut costs.

Coverage includes:

  • Getting up to speed on Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper-V, Remote Desktop Services, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtual- ization (MED-V)
  • Setting up physical machines for a Hyper-V environment, planning the virtual infrastructure, and managing it

  • Exploring App-V and streaming—and when they make sense for your environment

  • Mastering virtualized desktop infrastructures, including both client- and server-hosted

  • Installing, configuring, deploying, and accessing Remote Desktop Services, MED-V, and VDI

  • Using best practices to ensure high availability

Harness the Power of Virtualization for Your Enterprise

Extend Virtualization Beyond Servers into Desktops and Applications

Learn Essential Techniques and Best Practices from Microsoft Experts

Explore Both Client- and Server-Hosted Desktop Virtualization

Reinforce Your Skills with Real-World Examples

About the Author

Tim Cerling is Sr. Technology Specialist at Microsoft involved with Hyper-V. Jeff Buller is Technology Specialist on Microsoft's virtualization solutions team. Chuck Enstall is a network technology specialist with Microsoft focusing on Remote Desktop Services. Richard Ruiz is a Microsoft virtualization specialist focusing on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Hyper-V, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and Microsoft Application Virtualization.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (December 21, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470449586
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470449585
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.3 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #867,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Covering of App-V + MED-V May 2, 2010
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Hi All,

After reading the book Mastering Microsoft Virtualization, I found out that book provides a good cover for topics on App-V + MED-V. However, the Hyper-V, Remote Desktop Services etc. doesn't cover all the required information (e.g. SAN setup for Hyper-V, Remote Desktop Services Gateway, load balance solutions of a full farm, session broker high availability step by step guide, missing of Visio diagrams with servers IP's etc.).

Yuval Sinay
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great and rare info on MS App-V December 31, 2009
I have been looking for a resource detailing practical experience and howto as my company is currently evaluating App-V. This was exactly what I was looking for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Required Reading for IT Professionals December 17, 2009
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Mastering Microsoft Virtualization is a complete "how to" manual on Microsoft virtualization technologies. IT professionals looking for instruction on how to implement an end-to-end virtualization architecture using the full range of Microsoft virtualization solutions should buy this book. Other books I have purchased on virtualization have focused completely on machine virtualization with an emphasis on servers. Buller and Cerling expand the topic to virtualization at all levels in the architecture, including desktops and applications, offering insights on how to utilize virtualization solutions in combination for maximum benefit. IT managers will find value in Chapter 6, which offers a suggested approach to running an evaluation project and ideas on how to determine the business value proposition to justify an IT investment in virtualization. Finally, the value for readers is expanded by numerous references to recommended tool downloads, expert blogs and resources from Microsoft and third parties - most of which are free. Mastering Microsoft Virtualization is practical, comprehensive and thorough. It should be on the bookshelf of any IT professional working with Microsoft virtualization.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book on virtualization June 18, 2012
Many administrators should already know by now that virtualization is the future. Right now though, I'm sure many organizations are still a little hesitant on moving their entire infrastructure to the cloud or to a virtualized model. However, the beautiful thing about virtualization is that there is a little something for everyone and this book gives you a great look at just what Microsoft has done in the virtualization market. The major topics talked about includes Hyper-V, App-V, Med-V, VDI and Remote Desktop Services.

The book was well written and very easy to follow. The chapter on VDI was excellent as it provided you with information on how to quickly and easily set up a VDI test lab. After reading this book, I am even more excited to see what Microsoft will be doing with Windows Server 2012 in regards to virtualization.
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