This is my first day back to work in 2014 and I want to start by wishing each and every one of you a happy new year.
Now, I spent some time during the holidays to reflect on what Anthony and I have been doing over the past year and where we want to go in the new year. and we decided to stay the course. We’ve been getting a lot of great comments from the community and we love it. Some folks have even suggested topics and asked for certain scenarios to be looked at. That is Perfect!. it’s what we like to see. The community working with us to drive this bus.
That being said. I did get an email over the holiday asking about Hyper-V. so let’s start the year with a quick review of what we covered and our plan on what we will cover in the near future.
Since the release of Windows Server 2012 R2 we have covered Hyper-v in the following articles:
- Top 8 Improvements Found in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Replica
- Step-By-Step: Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 8.1
- Put your Career into Hyperdrive by Adding Hyper-V to your Skillset
- Step-By-Step: Migrating From VMware to Windows Azure
- Step-By-Step: Deploy Hyper-V on SMB 3.0
- Step-By-Step: Configure IP Failover On Replica Virtual Machines
Our plans for Hyper-V is to cover the following:
- Host Configuration
- Virtual Machine Clustering & Resiliency
- Virtual Machine Configuration
- Virtual Machine Mobility
- Virtual Machine Replication & Protection
- Network Virtualization
- Virtual Machine & Service Templates
- Private Clouds & User Roles
We’ll look at the hypervisor layer, We’re going to build our knowledge of the key features of Hyper-V, as the engine of the Microsoft private cloud, and we’ll also look at how this compares and contrasts with the vSphere hypervisor
We’ll look specifically at VM management, and how we perform the day to day tasks of managing the virtual machines running on your infrastructure, from deployment and migration, through to templating and cloud creation. Once we’re comfortable with the VM management, we’ll look at how we can better delegate access to our infrastructure through self service, and how this gives application owners, VM owners, service owners, the ability to access the resources they need, in a controlled manner.
We will build ourselves a private cloud and show you how to get the most out of it.
I’ll all coming up very soon. But in the mean-time, take a look at the following MVA modules.
- Windows Server 2012 Jump Start: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution
- Introduction to Hyper-V Jump Start
- Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtualization
- Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center
As usual, let us know what you want us to cover. This is YOUR world, we only maintain it.