- Explore more great deals on thousands of titles in our Deals in Books store.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V: Insiders Guide to Microsoft's Hypervisor Paperback – Bargain Price, April 20, 2009
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
From the Back Cover
Get up to speed and down to business with Hyper-V
Leveraging server virtualization has never been easier. Not only does Hyper-V come in the box withMicrosoft Windows Server 2008, now you can get up and running in no time with expert guidance from three team members at Microsoft who worked with the product.
This insiders guide takes you through Hyper-V essentials. You'll test new systems and new software. You'll discover how to use virtualization for disaster recovery and quick migrations. And you'll learn to manage virtual machines with System Center tools. The book provides pages of explanations and tipsand encourages you to work hands-on on your own virtual system, as you learn.
- Install, configure, and get productive on Hyper-V as quickly as possible
Migrate from hardware to virtual machines and set up backup/recovery systems
Learn scripting, command lines, and how to automate common tasks
Manage enterprise virtualization environments with Microsoft® System Center
Use Hyper-V to keep mission-critical infrastructures up and running
Explore each System Center product individually: Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and Data Protection Manager
About the Author
John Kelbley, Senior Technical Product Manager at Microsoft, is involved in high-performance computing and virtualization. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and a TechNet Magazine contributor. Mike Sterling is a program manager in the Windows Server and Solutions Division at Microsoft, where he focuses on Hyper-V functionality in Windows Server 2008. Mike promotes Hyper-V through his blog and speaking engagements. Allen Stewart is a principal program manager at Microsoft, focusing on Microsoft virtualization technologies. He also leads the Microsoft Virtualization Customer Advisory Council, which has a core set of customers who help drive next-generation virtualization scenarios.
More About the AuthorsDiscover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.
Top Customer Reviews
With one minor exception (see below), this book has the perfect level of detail for someone to plan, design, deploy, and manage a Hyper-V environment.
It seems that the authors share my mindset, because all of the topics covered were those that I had the most questions about. It is rare for me to leaf through a technical book and find all the sections useful, but this one managed it.
For each topic covered, the authors included several types of solutions, and were not shy about provided instructions for many "file copy" type of solutions. In this way, I found the book to be very useful from a real-world perspective. It also includes several very good automation scripts from different sources, so when you're ready to go to that level, this book is right with you.
My biggest question about virtual environments has always been the optimal way to back them up, such that I can easily restore them under a different host. This book covered no less than six different approaches, and had extensive discussion about the pros and cons of each, in addition to instructions for how to implement them. Of course, true to form, one of the approaches was a manual file copy, which again, I was happy to see.
(Incidentally, the descriptions of all six approaches proved to me that my gut instinct about Hyper-V backup is correct: there is no optimal solution, and each form of back has drawbacks that I would rather not have to live with.Read more ›
Some of the sidebar is also quite insightful, like the Chapter 5 "Blue Pill" detail..
With some luck and quite a bit of coffee, I hope to get to the System Center chapters at the back!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
some time do not have an aswer to problems I face with ws 2008 r2, but its ok...Published 5 months ago by juan tavarez
Easy to read and well referenced. My wife has me read it to her right before bed and it gets her in the mood for some fun. Read morePublished on April 11, 2011 by John Kelly
Delivered ontime in good quality.
Gives ideas on security features, need for security with in a virtual environment gives ideas on what you need permissions on virtual hard drives.Published on October 21, 2009 by Serverdaddy