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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (30 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118828186
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118828182
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.8 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Build and Manage a Cloud Solution with Hyper–V Mastering Hyper–V 2012 R2 with System Center and Windows Azure provides a systematic approach to learning the features and function of Hyper–V, and shows you how to get the most from your virtualized network. Microsoft MVP and technical specialist John Savill guides you through the Hyper–V setup and explains key System Center 2012 R2 components that provide virtualization for optimum enterprise management. This intermediate–to–advanced level guide covers virtual machine fundamentals, virtual networking, storage configurations, Hyper–V management, failover clustering and migration technologies, and much more. Each chapter also includes online access to companion videos that help you visualize the concepts in the book. Coverage includes: Establishing best practices for resource planning Architecting and configuring virtual networks using SCVMM Choosing and configuring storage options for Hyper–V Installing and managing Hyper–V and using Hyper–V Integration Services Maintaining your Hyper–V environment Making Hyper–V available using failover clustering and migration technologies Providing disaster recovery protection using Hyper–V Replica and cloud orchestration Virtualizing desktops using Remote Desktop Services Networking with Windows Azure Converting VMware skills and understanding to their Hyper–V equivalent Enable Many Types of Operating System Support Master Key Networking Concepts and Implement Network Virtualization Use the Storage Migration And Resize Functions Take Virtual Machine Checkpoints and Set Up Service Templates Create Different Levels of Private Cloud Capability Build a Best–of–Breed Virtualization and Cloud Solution

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John Savill is a Windows technical specialist, an 11–time MVP, and an MCSE for Private Cloud and Server Infrastructure 2012. Hes 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 Microsoft Virtualization Secrets (Wiley). John speaks at leading industry events and blogs at

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
More of a "Overview" and "Feature Crawl" than guide! 24 Dec. 2014
By Johnny - Published on
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This book is OK for what it is. The "Mastering" series runs hot and cold as far as quality goes. Just understand a couple of things:

In spite of the title that claims "Mastering" you will not get enough step-by-step instructions to master anything. A more appropriate title should be "Feature overview and concepts of Virtualization associated with Hyper-V and System Center". But that would not sell as many books.

Where there are indications that install, management, or configuration "steps" are available, often, there is a link to some msdn blog site with the "real" instructions.

If you want a overview, fine, this is the book. One of the few that even cover this topic.
If you want to set up your own Hyper-V SCVMM lab, look elsewhere. Some online guides are OK. They are not perfect though.

What people want is a good, step-by-step guide in how to set this stuff up. And it should be easy enough to do but I have found no existing text that wants to attempt it well. A couple of "Cookbook" titles claim to do so but poor writing and editing make these other texts marginally worth purchasing.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I have seen the light! 17 April 2014
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John does a fantastic job explaining the details of running a private cloud on Hyper-V and System Center. My organization has been a long time VMWare shop, but this book has me excited about converting (at least some of) our hosts to Hyper-V and I feel more confident in my skills to manage that private cloud after reading this book. John does a good job of explaining even 400-level content in a way that is easy to comprehend and start delivering against. Great technical reading...5+ Stars.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Resource 20 Jun. 2014
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I'm looking at a potential conversion of my VMware environment to Hyper-V. This book explained all the ins and outs so I was able to make a pretty accurate comparison of the two. I used a lot of the information in the book to build a scaled down model of my existing infrastructure using VMM and Hyper-V.

The explanation of Hyper-V's networking was particularly useful.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The best book available on Microsoft's Cloud Solutions 14 April 2014
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John Savill is hands down the leading expert on Microsoft's Private (Windows Server and System Center) and Public Cloud (Microsoft Azure) solutions today. Rather than dumb down the material John builds up the reader's technical knowledge to the point she/he can fully understand even the deepest concepts with Hyper-V or Azure. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about the leading Cloud platform.
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