From the Back Cover
Make Your Hyper-V Solution a Success Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V is bigger and more robust than ever, offering better virtualization options for small, medium, and large enterprises. Take full advantage of Hyper-V with this expert guide that shows you how to effectively deploy a virtualization or cloud computing platform. You'll learn how to quickly configure Hyper-V from the user interface, use PowerShell to automate routine tasks, and get solid experience through the book's practical, real-world solutions. This international author team, all virtualization experts, thoroughly covers such essential topics as network fabrics and cloud computing, deploying hosts, building Hyper-V clusters, backup and recovery, and much more. Understand the different Hyper-V editions and which one is right for youStandard, Datacenter, or Hyper-V Server Design, create, configure, and deploy Failover Clustering for highly available virtual machines Implement the new storage solutions and architectures of Windows Server 2012 Set up Hyper-V layer 2 networking and extensible virtual switches Learn how to design converged fabrics to use fewer NICs Explore cloud computing, multi-tenancy, storage, and clusters Make sure your data and services are safe with a full range of backup strategies Discover the various ways to enable disaster recovery using Hyper-V Get up to speed on Hyper-V Replica and Hyper-V for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
About the Author
Aidan Finn (tweet @joe—elway) is an internationally recognized virtualization expert and blogger (www.aidanfinn.com) from Ireland, and a leading voice in the Microsoft community. Patrick Lownds (tweet @PatrickLownds) is head of the Microsoft Virtualization User Group in the UK as well as an industry speaker at TechEd, HP Technology at Work, and elsewhere. Michel Luescher (tweet @michelluescher) is a consultant at Microsoft Switzerland specializing in private cloud solutions, datacenter optimization, and virtualization. He is also a regular industry speaker and writes the blog www.server–talk.eu. Damian Flynn (tweet @damian—flynn) is the principal infrastructure architect for Lionbridge Technologies specializing in private cloud solutions, datacenter optimization, and virtualization. He is also a regular industry speaker and maintains a public technology and Microsoft blog (www.damianflynn.com).