Learn the foundation of cloud computing and how to build your own Microsoft private cloud Written by a team of expert authors who are MVPs and leaders in their respective fields, this one-of-a-kind book is an essential resource for IT administrators who are responsible for implementing and managing a cloud infrastructure. You’ll quickly learn how cloud computing offers significant cost savings while also providing new levels of speed and agility. Serving as a how-to guide, Microsoft Private Cloud Computing walks you through building a secure, internal cloud and delivering it as a service to your company using Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012. Walks you through the entire process: understanding cloud computing, understanding the Microsoft concept of a private cloud, deploying a private cloud fabric, deploying services, and building a private cloud, as well as integrating it with Microsoft’s public cloud to create a cross-premises or public cloud Discusses fabric management with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 Examines how to provide network and storage with VMM 2012 Looks at the VMM library configuration Discusses private cloud and cloud service management with Microsoft App Controller Microsoft Private Cloud Computing is a must-have comprehensive resource that covers all aspects of implementing a private cloud.
Annotation TEST DRIVE THE MICROSOFT PRIVATE CLOUD instructs future network administrators how to effectively implement and maintain the Microsoft Private Cloud with a balance of conceptual expertise and hands-on skills. The book prepares readers to implement cloud computing solutions within their own network environments. TEST DRIVE THE MICROSOFT PRIVATE CLOUD begins with a conceptual foundation and by the last chapter, readers will have learned to put in place a high-availability cluster to support a Microsoft Private Cloud. Clear learning objectives, case projects, and hands-on exercises further reinforce readers' understanding of private cloud computing. Successive chapters help refine key skills readers need to implement private cloud stations using Microsoft technologies, including Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V virtualization, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, and System Center 2012 R2 Application Manger. Readers learn to use the Virtual Machine manager to work with library resources, to implement virtual networks, to configure storage, to create private clouds, and to deploy virtual machines. With the Application Manager, readers learn to deploy and access virtual machines in the private cloud. With PowerShell scripts, readers learn to manage the private cloud. TEST DRIVE THE MICROSOFT PRIVATE CLOUD teaches readers the private cloud computing skills they will need now and in the future.
GUIDE TO SUPPORTING MICROSOFT PRIVATE CLOUDS instructs future network administrators how to effectively implement and maintain Microsoft private clouds with a balance of conceptual expertise and hands-on skills. Ideal for your server administration course, this text prepares students to work with large providers, such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, as well as implement smaller scale cloud computing solutions within their own network environments. GUIDE TO SUPPORTING MICROSOFT PRIVATE CLOUDS begins with a conceptual foundation and by the last chapter, students have completed over 75 lab activities as they learn to put in place a high-availability cluster to support a Microsoft private cloud. Clear learning objectives, review questions, case projects, and complete instructor support further reinforce student understanding of cloud computing. Successive chapters help refine key skills students need to implement private cloud stations using Microsoft technologies, including Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V virtualization, Virtual Machine Manager, Self-Service Portal, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Storage Server, Failover Cluster Manager, and Windows PowerShell. To encourage teamwork, lab activities are designed for three-member teams who share private cloud stations consisting of three networked servers. Rely on GUIDE TO SUPPORTING MICROSOFT PRIVATE CLOUDS to teach your students the private cloud computing skills they will need now and in the future. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
An essential resource for implementing and managing a cloudinfrastructure in Azure Serving as a critical resource for anyone responsible forstrategizing, architecting, implementing or managing a cloudinfrastructure, this book helps you understand what is hybrid ITand how it's applicable (and inevitable) in today's world ofemerging cloud. The team of authors focus on the Microsoft conceptof a private/public cloud, deploying a private cloud fabric,deploying services, and building a private cloud, as well asintegrating it with Microsoft's public cloud to create across-premises or public cloud. Looks at why hybrid IT is important to a business and whatbenefits a business can expect by adopting hybrid cloud Examines a cloud management platform and discusses why it isnecessary Walks you through the different kinds of solutions for ITproblems that may arise Places a focus on considerations for ensuring resiliency,availability, and scalability when designing hybrid solutions toprevent system failure and data loss Covers optimizing the performance of the hybrid cloud as wellas using tools that help you monitor and manage the performance ofthe hybrid cloud Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud helps you gain a betterunderstanding of the hybrid IT environments, why those cloudsshould be implemented, and how they impact business.
Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book is specifically designed for architects and cloud fabric administrators who want to understand what decisions to make during the design process and the implications of those decisions, what constitutes best practice, and, ultimately, what to do to build out a virtualized network solution that meets today's business requirements while also providing a platform for future growth and expansion. This second edition includes coverage of the Hyper-V Network Virtualization gateway, designing a solution that extends an on-premises virtualized network solution to an external (hosted) environment, details of how to troubleshoot and diagnose some of the key connectivity challenges, and a look at the Cloud Platform System (CPS) and some of the key considerations that went into designing and building the network architecture and solution for that environment.
Go-to guide for using Microsoft's updated Hyper-V as avirtualization solution Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V offers greater scalability, newcomponents, and more options than ever before for large enterprisesystems and small/medium businesses. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-VInstallation and Configuration Guide is the place to startlearning about this new cloud operating system. You'll get up tospeed on the architecture, basic deployment and upgrading, creatingvirtual workloads, designing and implementing advanced networkarchitectures, creating multitenant clouds, backup, disasterrecovery, and more. The international team of expert authors offers deep technicaldetail, as well as hands-on exercises and plenty of real-worldscenarios, so you thoroughly understand all features and how bestto use them. Explains how to deploy, use, manage, and maintain the WindowsServer 2012 Hyper-V virtualization solutions in large enterprisesand small- to medium-businesses Provides deep technical detail and plenty of exercises showingyou how to work with Hyper-V in real-world settings Shows you how to quickly configure Hyper-V from the GUI and usePowerShell to script and automate common tasks Covers deploying Hyper-V hosts, managing virtual machines,network fabrics, cloud computing, and using file servers Also explores virtual SAN storage, creating guest clusters,backup and disaster recovery, using Hyper-V for Virtual DesktopInfrastructure (VDI), and other topics Help make your Hyper-V virtualization solution a success withWindows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and ConfigurationGuide.
Computer science is the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for the design and use of computers. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Test Drive the Microsoft Private Cloud Items include highly probable exam items: SDL Passolo, Focus group, Persona, Reset button, Psion Teklogix, Usability inspection, Sensorama, Planner, Process-centered design, Multitap, XVRML, StarQuest Online, Voice, School, Pointing device, Gulf of execution, and more.
Practical IPv6 for Windows Administrators is a handy guide to implementing IPv6 in a Microsoft Windows environment. This is the book you need if you are a Microsoft Windows Administrator confronted with IPv6 and in need of a quick resource to get up and going. The book covers the current state of IPv6 and its support in Microsoft Windows. It provides best-practices and other guidance toward successful implementation. This book is especially written with the goal of translating your current expertise in IPv4 into the new realm of IPv6. Special attention is given to dual-stack configurations, helping you to run IPv4 and IPv6 side-by-side and support both protocol versions during a transition period. Practical IPv6 for Windows Administrators is also a fast reference you can look at to get something done quickly. It covers IPv6 addressing, management of IPv6 from Powershell, Advanced Firewall configuration, and use of IPv6 in Hyper-V and virtual networking environments. You'll find practical examples showing how IPv6 integrates with all the standard tools you use for IPv4 today, tools like DNS and DHCP. You'll also find insider knowledge on IPv6 that can help avert stumbling points on the road to deployment. Provides a quick path from IPv4 expertise to IPv6 implementation Gives best-practices specific to Windows on IPv6 and dual stack networks Is chock full of practical examples showing how to manage IPv6 on Windows What you’ll learn Understand IPv6 addressing and how it works in Windows Implement best practices involving IPv6 for Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint Manage IPv6 from PowerShell and the Windows Advanced Firewall Deploy IPv6 from virtual networking environments such as in Hyper-V Integrate IPv6 into Windows Server functions such as DNS, DHC, and Active Directory Take advantage of IPv6 transition technologies that are supported in Windows Who this book is for Practical IPv6 for Windows Administrators is ideal for those working with Microsoft Windows operating systems who need to implement IPv6. The book is is designed for Microsoft Windows Administrators, but is also useful for developers, network engineers, and storage administrators who are involved in the architecture of Windows solutions. Table of Contents IPv6: The Big Picture IPv6 Support in Windows IPv6 Addressing IPv6 Best Practices in Windows IPv6 and PowerShell IPv6 and Advanced Firewall IPv6 in Hyper-V and Virtual Networking IPv6 and DNS IPv6 and DHCP Miscellaneous IPv6 Items
The System Center Operations Manager data warehouse stores many objects, making it possible to report on performance, availability, configuration, and security. You can use data collected by Operations Manager for issue tracking, awareness, planning, and forecasting, all of which are important factors for maintaining and managing your environment. But understanding what to report on and how to do so is what actually contributes to the stability of your infrastructure. If you're not using the data you collect about your environment, you're simply wasting space. If you use Operations Manager to monitor your environment, whether your infrastructure or a public, private, or hybrid cloud, this book is a good resource to help you understand the basics of reporting and how to build queries and stored procedures for your reports. It can also help you understand the various elements of Operations Manager management packs that are used when you create reports.
Save time and resources by getting to know the best practices and intelligence from industry experts About This Book This book helps you gain a fresh perspective through a recipe-based approach on the new Microsoft Server 2016 Hyper-V Over 80 recipes to help you master the administrative tasks of Hyper-V and get to grips with advanced solutions and techniques for virtualization These hands-on advanced recipes will help you deploy, maintain, and upgrade Hyper-V virtual machines Who This Book Is For This book is for Hyper-V administrators who are looking to take advantage of all exciting new features that Microsoft Server 2016 Hyper-V has to offer. What You Will Learn Install and manage Hyper-V in Full, Server Core, and Nano Server Get to know how to migrate and upgrade physical and virtual machines Configure disks, network, memory, security, and auditing settings for virtual machines Take a deep dive into high availability and disaster recovery Save time and money by getting to grips with PowerShell automation Understand the new features around network and nested virtualization, distributed storage QoS, Hyper-V Replica, and much more Gain a full view of your virtual machines and host servers through monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting tips In Detail Hyper-V is a Windows-based, very cost-effective virtualization solution with easy-to-use and well-known administrative consoles. With this book on your side you will master the worlds of Hyper-V deployment, migration, and management by learning tips, tricks, and best practices, especially when it comes to advanced-level tasks. You will learn how to quickly deploy and automate multiple VMs, and support Hyper-V clusters through different installation methods. You will learn the concepts efficiently with the help of up-to-date real-world examples and improve the scalability and efficiency of large-scale VM deployments with Nano Server. By the end of this book, you will be an ace Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V with the skills needed to administer and manage it effectively and survive in the brave new world of mobile-first, cloud-first. Further, take advantage of bonus appendix explaining Hyper-V and backup architecture and the difference between versions. Style and approach This advanced-level book provides step-by-step recipes on real-world examples so you can get practical, hands-on experience of the subjects.