Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper - V

Author : John Savill
Price : Rs 999.00
ISBN 13 : 9788126566686
ISBN 10 : 812656668X
Pages : 648
Type : Paperbound

Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V


Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V is the IT administrator's guide to this rising datacenter solution. Hyper-V has already surpassed VMWare in datacenter management, identity service for multiple devices, and more; this book shows you how to harness the power of this hypervisor to simplify the infrastructure, reduce costs, improve productivity, and better manage system resources. From a tour of the technology through architecture, deployment and integration of System Center, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Azure Stack, the discussion illustrates the skills you need to create a complete solution for optimum enterprise management.



Chapter 1 Introduction to Virtualization and Microsoft Solutions

  • The Evolution of the Datacenter  
  • One Box, One Operating System  
  • How Virtualization Has Changed the Way Companies Work and Its Key Values  
  • History of Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Features
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Changes  
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack  
  • Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Changes  
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016  
  • Licensing of Hyper - V
  • One Operating System (Well Two, but Really One) with Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016 Changes to Licensing and Versions
  • Choosing the Version of Hyper-V
  • The Role of System Center with Hyper-V
  • System Center Configuration
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager and App Controller
  • System Center Operations Manager
  • System Center Data Protection Manager
  • System Center Service Manager
  • System Center Orchestrator
  • Clouds and Services
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 2 Virtual Machine Resource Fundamentals

  • Understanding VMBus
  • The Anatomy of a Virtual Machine
  • Generation 1 Virtual Machine
  • Generation 2 Virtual Machine
  • VMCX Configuration File
  • VM Configuration Versions
  • Processor Resources
  • Virtual Processor to Logical Processor Scheduling
  • Processor Assignment
  • NUMA Support
  • Memory Resources
  • Dynamic Memory
  • Runtime Memory Resize
  • Virtual Storage
  • VHD
  • VHDX
  • Creating a Virtual Hard Disk
  • Pass-Through Storage
  • Discrete Device Assignment
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 3 Virtual Networking

  • Virtual Switch Fundamentals
  • Three Types of Virtual Switches
  • Creating a Virtual Switch
  • Extensible Switch
  • VLANs and PVLANS
  • Understanding VLANs
  • VLANs and Hyper-V
  • PVLANs
  • How SCVMM Simplifies Networking with Hyper-V
  • SCVMM Networking Architecture
  • Deploying Networking with SCVMM 2016
  • Network Virtualization
  • Network Virtualization Overview
  • Network Controller
  • Software Load Balancer
  • Gateways
  • Datacenter Firewall
  • UDR, Port Mirroring and Virtual Appliances
  • Implementing Network Virtualization
  • Summary
  • VMQ, RSS and SR-IOV
  • SR-IOV
  • VMQ
  • RSS and vRSS
  • NIC Teaming
  • Host Virtual Adapters and Types of Networks Needed in a Hyper-V Host
  • Types of Guest Network Adapters
  • Monitoring Virtual Traffic
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 4 Storage Configurations

  • Storage Fundamentals and VHDX
  • Types of Controllers
  • Common VHDX Maintenance Actions
  • Dynamic VHDX Resize
  • Storage Spaces and Windows as a Storage Solution
  • Storage Space Basics
  • Using Storage Spaces
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Space Changes
  • Windows Server 2016 Storage Space Changes
  • Storage Replica
  • Storage Spaces Direct and Storage Replica Together
  • Server Message Block Usage
  • SMB Technologies
  • SMB for Hyper-V Storage
  • iSCSI with Hyper-V
  • Using the Windows iSCSI Target
  • Using the Windows iSCSI Initiator
  • Considerations for Using iSCSI
  • Understanding Virtual Fibre Channel
  • Leveraging Shared VHDX and VHD Sets
  • Data Deduplication and Hyper-V
  • Storage Quality of Service
  • SAN Storage and SCVMM
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 5 Managing Hyper-V

  • Installing Hyper-V
  • Using Configuration Levels
  • Windows Server 2016 and Nano Server
  • Enabling the Hyper-V Role
  • Actions after Installation of Hyper-V
  • Deploying Hyper-V Servers with SCVMM
  • Hyper-V Management Tools
  • Using Hyper-V Manager
  • Core Actions Using PowerShell
  • VM Groups
  • PowerShell Direct
  • Securing the Hyper-V Server
  • Creating and Managing a Virtual Machine
  • Shielded VMs and Host Guardian Service
  • Review of Shielded VMs and Host Guardian Service
  • Deploying Shielded VMs
  • Creating and Using Hyper-V Templates
  • Hyper-V Integration Services and Supported Operating Systems
  • Migrating Physical Servers and Virtual Machines to Hyper-V Virtual Machines
  • Upgrading and Migrating from Previous Versions
  • Stand-Alone Hosts
  • Clusters
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 6 Maintaining a Hyper-V Environment

  • Patch Planning and Implementation
  • Leveraging WSUS
  • Patching Hyper-V Clusters
  • Malware Configurations
  • Backup Planning
  • Defragmentation with Hyper-V
  • Using Checkpoints
  • Using Service Templates
  • Performance Tuning and Monitoring with Hyper-V
  • Resource Metering
  • Monitoring
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 7 Failover Clustering and Migration Technologies

  • Failover Clustering Basics
  • Understanding Quorum and Why It's Important
  • Quorum Basics
  • Modifying Cluster Vote Configuration
  • Advanced Quorum Options and Forcing Quorums
  • Geographically Distributed Clusters
  • Why Use Clustering with Hyper-V?
  • Service Monitoring
  • Protected Network
  • Cluster-Aware Updating
  • Where to Implement High Availability
  • Configuring a Hyper-V Cluster
  • Cluster Network Requirements and Configurations
  • Performing Cluster Validation
  • Creating a Cluster
  • Creating Clusters with SCVMM
  • Using Cluster Shared Volumes
  • Making a Virtual Machine a Clustered Virtual Machine
  • Live Migration
  • Windows Server 2012 Live Migration Enhancements
  • Live Storage Move
  • Shared Nothing Live Migration
  • Configuring Constrained Delegation
  • Initiating Simultaneous Migrations Using PowerShell
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Live Migration Enhancements
  • Dynamic Optimization and Resource Balancing
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 8 Hyper-V Replica and Cloud Orchestration

  • The Need for Disaster Recovery and DR Basics
  • Asynchronous vs Synchronous Replication
  • Introduction to Hyper-V Replica
  • Enabling Hyper-V Replica
  • Configuring Hyper-V Replica
  • Using Hyper-V Replica Broker
  • Performing Hyper-V Replica Failover
  • Sizing a Hyper-V Replica Solution
  • Using Hyper-V Replica Cloud Orchestration for Automated Failover with Azure Site Recovery
  • Overview of Hyper-V Protection with Azure Site Recovery
  • Getting Started with ASR R  
  • Architecting the Right Disaster-Recovery Solution
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 9 Implementing the Private Cloud, SCVMM and Microsoft Azure Stack

  • The Benefits of the Private Cloud
  • Private Cloud Components
  • SCVMM Fundamentals
  • Major New Capabilities in SCVMM 2016
  • Installation
  • SCVMM Management Console
  • Libraries
  • Creating a Private Cloud by Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Granting Users Access to the Private Cloud
  • Enabling Workflows and Advanced Private Cloud Concepts by Using Service Manager and Orchestrator
  • Utilizing Windows Azure Pack
  • How the Rest of System Center Fits into Your Private Cloud Architecture
  • Understanding Microsoft Azure Stack
  • Architecture
  • Types of Deployment
  • What Does Azure Stack Mean?
  • Where Does System Center and Operations Management Suite Fit with Azure Stack
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 10 Containers and Docker

  • Challenge of Application Deployment
  • Hyper-V Nested Virtualization
  • Windows Container Fundamentals
  • Windows Server Containers vsHyper-V Containers
  • Docker
  • Installing the Container Feature
  • Creating and Managing Containers
  • Configuring Networking
  • Creating and Interacting with Containers
  • Understanding Storage for Containers
  • Integrating Active Directory
  • Working with Image Registries
  • Patching and Updating
  • Using Containers in Your Organization
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 11 Remote Desktop Services

  • Remote Desktop Services and Bring Your Own Device
  • Microsoft Desktop and Session Virtualization Technologies
  • RD Web Access
  • RD Connection Broker
  • RD Virtualization Host
  • RD Gateway
  • Requirements for a Complete Desktop Virtualization Solution
  • Creating the VDI Template
  • Deploying a New VDI Collection Using Scenario-Based Deployment
  • Personal Session Desktops
  • Using RemoteFX
  • Remote Desktop Protocol Capabilities
  • Using Multipoint Services
  • Choosing the Right Desktop Virtualization Technology
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 12 Microsoft Azure IaaS, Storage and Networking

  • Understanding Public Cloud "as a Service"
  • When Are Public Cloud Services the Best Solution?
  • Microsoft Azure 101
  • Microsoft Azure Compute
  • Capabilities of Azure IaaS and How It Is Purchased
  • Creating Virtual Machines in Azure IaaS
  • Availability Sets
  • Azure Storage
  • Virtual Networks
  • Linking On-Premises Networks with Azure IaaS
  • Managing with PowerShell
  • Migrating Virtual Machines Between Hyper-V and Azure IaaS
  • The Bottom Line


Chapter 13 Bringing It All Together with a Best-of-Breed Cloud Solution

  • Which Is the Right Technology to Choose?
  • Consider the Public Cloud
  • Decide If a Server Workload Should Be Virtualized
  • Do I Want a Private Cloud?
  • Enabling Single-Pane-of-Glass Management
  • The Bottom Line


Appendix The Bottom Line

Chapter 1: Introduction to Virtualization and Microsoft Solutions  

Chapter 2: Virtual Machine Resource Fundamentals

Chapter 3: Virtual Networking

Chapter 4: Storage Configurations

Chapter 5: Managing Hyper-V

Chapter 6: Maintaining a Hyper-V Environment

Chapter 7: Failover Clustering and Migration Technologies

Chapter 8: Hyper-V Replica and Cloud Orchestration

Chapter 9: Implementing the Private Cloud, SCVMM and Microsoft Azure Stack

Chapter 10: Containers and Docker

Chapter 11: Remote Desktop Services

Chapter 12: Microsoft Azure IaaS, Storage and Networking

Chapter 13: Bringing It All Together with a Best-of-Breed Cloud Solution



Primary audience: IT administrators, consultants and engineers responsible for learning, designing, implementing, managing and maintaining Microsoft virtualization and cloud technologies


Secondary audience: IT administrators who are responsible for maintaining deployed solutions that are handed over to them by internal or external service providers


John Savill is a Windows technical specialist, an 11-time MVP, and an MCSE for Private Cloud and Server Infrastructure 2012. He's also ITIL certified and a CISSP. John is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro, as well as the author of Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2 with System Center and Azure and Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services, both from Wiley. John speaks at leading industry events including TechEd and Windows Connections.