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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center - this book focuses on using AppController to manage virtual machines and services across private and public clouds. Series editor Mitch Tulloch and a team of System Center experts provide concise technical guidance as they step you through key configuration and management tasks.
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.
Bring the power of Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud technology to your datacenter. About This Book Build and deploy software-defined infrastructures and deliver Azure-based IaaS and Paas services in your datacenter Use Azure Stack to leverage your current infrastructure with Microsoft Hybrid Cloud and get the best of both worlds Unlock greater levels of performance and flexibility and save your organization money, time, and resources Who This Book Is For The book is for administrators and architects who are planning to implement or administer a hybrid cloud infrastructure using Microsoft Cloud Technology. This book is ideal for those who are looking forward to implement and run a hybrid cloud infrastructure with PaaS, SaaS and IaaS services. What You Will Learn Gain a clear understanding of Azure Stack design Set up storage, network and compute services in Azure Stack Implement and run a hybrid cloud infrastructure with PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS services Get an overview of the automation options in Azure Stack Integrate Azure public services such as multi-factor authentication and Azure AD with Azure Stack Learn about the services available in the future In Detail Azure Stack is all about creating fewer gaps between on-premise and public cloud application deployment. Azure Stack is the next logical evolution of Microsoft Cloud Services to create a true Hybrid Cloud-ready application. This book provides an introduction to Microsoft Azure Stack and the Cloud First Approach. Starting with an introduction to Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture, the book will help you plan and deploy your Microsoft Azure Stack. Next, you will learn about the Network and Storage option in Microsoft Azure Stack and you'll create your own private cloud solution. Finally, you will understand how to integrate Public Cloud Services with Microsoft Azure Stack and extend it using the 3rd Party Resource Provider. After reading the book, you will have a good understanding of an end-to-end process for designing, implementing, offering, and supporting cloud solutions for enterprises or service providers. Style and approach This book is a practical guide to help you unlock a hybrid cloud stack using Azure Stack. Using a straight forward and easy to implement approach, this book guides you through the basic planning for a hybrid cloud stack, describes the infrastructure technologies Azure Stack is based on, and explains how to deploy and administer an Azure Stack-based infrastructure.