Server virtualization with Hyper-V

With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft breathed new life into Hyper-V -- boosting its performance and capabilities. This chapter gives you an introduction to server virtualization and how Hyper-V and its components fit into that bigger picture.

Mastering Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Chapter 29: Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

 

With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft breathed new life into Hyper-V -- boosting its performance and capabilities. This chapter gives you an introduction to server virtualization and how Hyper-V and its components fit into that bigger picture.

In Server Virtualization with Hyper-V, Windows expert Mark Minasi explains how Hyper-V works with Windows Server core and how to manage Hyper-V installations, including Live Migration. The chapter will also prepare you to build your own small environment using only native Windows software.

This chapter will help you determine:

  • When and where server virtualization makes sense in your enterprise
  • What you need to get started with Hyper-V
  • Which technology to use to quickly move a virtual machine between hosts
  • How to choose and implement the best backup strategy.

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This chapter download from "Mastering Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2" co-written by Mark Minasi is printed with permission from Wiley, Copyright 2010. Visit  the publisher to obtain a copy of this book.

This was first published in April 2010

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