From the Back Cover
The Technical Foundation You Needfrom Two Microsoft Insiders!
This book shows you how to use Microsoft's System Center Virtual Machine Manager to effectively manage both the virtual and physical assets of your enterprise. Learn from two virtualization insiders at Microsoft how to install, configure, deploy, monitor, and troubleshoot VMM; handle backup and recovery; and much more. Going well beyond the basics, this book provides the technical know-how, best practices, and actual code you'll need to tailor a VMM deployment and keep things running smoothly.
Understanding the big picture, including Hyper-VTM 2.0 and Operations Manager 2007
Thoroughly examining all features, capabilities, and architecture you'll need for a successful deployment
Interacting with VMware's vCenterTM for management of ESXTM hosts
Deploying virtual machines to Hyper-V hosts
Building rich automation through Windows PowerShellTM and extending the capability of your VMM
Using the Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) infrastructure to create new PRO packs and dynamic IT
Backing up and planning for recovery of the VMM server; also backup and recovery of Hyper-V hosts using Hyper-V VSS Writer
Master Microsoft's System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
Learn Essential Techniques and Best Practices from Microsoft Experts
Implement Advanced, Effective Virtualization Solutions
Manage Hyper-V and Virtual Server as well as VMware's ESX Infrastructure
Reinforce Your Skills with Real-World Examples
About the Author
Michael Michael is a software architect on Microsoft's Virtualization and Data Center Management team working on the development and future direction of System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Michael has been working on management products at Microsoft for the past six years, including Windows Storage Server and Data Protection Manager. Hector Linares is a program manager on the Virtualization and Data Center Management team, developing System Center Virtual Machine Manager in the Management and Solution Division at Microsoft.