Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook Available Now!

One of our local MVP’s; Leandro Carvalho has written a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook.  The idea of the cookbook is to help you become a Hyper-V expert using this easy to follow recipe style format.  Check out the details of what’s in the book and links to go and get a copy.  I personally bought the Kindle version so I can read it on my Surface device!


Virtualization has proved that it can help organizations to reduce costs, and the Private Cloud has created a revolution in the way we manage and control our servers with centralization and elasticity. The new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V release from Microsoft comes with a myriad of improvements in areas such as mobility, high availability and elasticity, bringing everything you need to create, manage and build the core components of a Microsoft Private Cloud for virtualized workloads.

"Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook" is the perfect accompaniment for Hyper-V administrators looking to take advantage of all the exciting new features the release has to offer. Through practical recipes, you’ll master Hyper-V deployment, migration and management.

"Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook" is an essential resource for any Hyper-V administrator looking to migrate, install and manage their virtual machine efficiently.

With all the features of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V covered, you will learn everything from installation to disaster recovery, security, high availability, configuration, automation, architecture and monitoring, all in a practical recipe format. The book also includes new features such as Storage and Shared Nothing Live Migration, Hyper-V Replica and Network Virtualization and much more.

With "Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook" in hand, you’ll be equipped to manage your Private Cloud with ease.

Chapter Details

Chapter 1: Installing and Managing Hyper-V in Full or Server Core Mode

  • Introduction
  • Verifying Hyper-V requirements
  • Enabling the Hyper-V role
  • Installing Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012
  • Managing a Server Core installation using sconfig
  • Enabling and disabling the graphical interface in Hyper-V
  • Configuring post-installation settings

Chapter 2: Migrating and Upgrading Physical and Virtual Servers

  • Introduction
  • Performing an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012
  • Exporting and importing virtual machines
  • Migrating virtual machines and updating their integration services
  • Converting VHD files to VHDX files
  • Migrating Virtual Machine storage using Storage Migration
  • Migrating virtual machines using Shared Nothing Live Migration
  • Converting physical computers to virtual machines

Chapter 3: Managing Disk and Network Settings

  • Introduction
  • Creating and adding virtual hard disks
  • Configuring IDE and SCSI controllers for virtual machines
  • Creating resource pools
  • Creating and managing virtual switches
  • Using advanced settings for virtual networks
  • Enabling and adding NIC teaming to a virtual machine
  • Configuring and adding Hyper-V Virtual Fibre Channel to virtual machines

Chapter 4: Saving Time and Cost with Hyper-V Automation

  • Introduction
  • Installing and running Hyper-V from a USB stick
  • Creating virtual machine templates
  • Learning and utilizing basic commands in PowerShell
  • Using small PowerShell commands for daily tasks
  • Enabling and working with remote connection and administration through PowerShell

Chapter 5: Hyper-V Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks

  • Introduction
  • Using the Hyper-V Best Practices Analyzer
  • Setting up dynamic memory for virtual machines
  • Enabling remote management for Hyper-V in workgroup environments
  • Installing and configuring an anti-virus on host and virtual machines

Chapter 6: Security and Delegation of Control

  • Introduction
  • Configuring Windows Update for Hyper-V
  • Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating for cluster nodes
  • Delegating control in Hyper-V
  • Configuring Port ACLs
  • Installing and configuring BitLocker for data protection
  • Configuring Hyper-V auditing

Chapter 7: Configuring High Availability in Hyper-V

  • Introduction
  • Installing and configuring an iSCSI Target server in Windows Server 2012
  • Installing and configuring the Windows Failover Clustering feature
  • Enabling Cluster Shared Volumes 2.0
  • Using Live Migration in a cluster environment
  • Configuring VM Priority for Clustered Virtual Machines

Chapter 8: Disaster Recovery for Hyper-V

  • Introduction
  • Backing up Hyper-V and virtual machines using Windows Server Backup
  • Restoring Hyper-V and virtual machines using Windows Server Backup
  • Configuring Hyper-V Replica between two Hyper-V hosts using HTTP authentication
  • Configuring Hyper-V Replica Broker for a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Hyper-V Replica to use certificate-based authentication using an Enterprise CA
  • Using snapshots in virtual machines

Chapter 9: Monitoring, Tuning, and Troubleshooting Hyper-V

  • Introduction
  • Using real-time monitoring tools
  • Using Perfmon for logged monitoring
  • Using VM Monitoring
  • Monitoring Hyper-V Replica
  • Using Resource Metering
  • Tuning your Hyper-V server
  • Using Event Viewer for Hyper-V troubleshooting

Appendix: Hyper-V Architecture and Components

  • Understanding Hypervisors
  • Hyper-V architecture
  • Hyper-V architecture components
  • Differences between Hyper-V, Hyper-V Server, Hyper-V Client, and VMware

If you want to check out the style of the book then Chapter 2 is available for free here.  The full book is here and the Kindle version is here.


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  1. Thanks for sharing it Jeff.


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