Building and Managing a Virtual Environment with Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Video #HyperV @PacktPub @EricSiron

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Hello Folks,

A New Hyper-V video training has been published by Packt Publishing last month, it’s named “Building and Managing a Virtual Environment with Hyper-V Server 2012 R2” authored by Mr. Eric Siron.


I am happy to announce that I was selected to review the training and post my feedback.

What you will learn from this video course:

  • Bring your Hyper-V nodes together into a cluster, remove failed nodes, and add new computer systems.
  • Explore the needs and the variety of storage options for a Hyper-V cluster.
  • Use the built-in graphical tools to manage your nodes and virtual machines.
  • Employ various methods to move virtual machines across nodes and clusters.
  • Use PowerShell and go beyond clustering to manage your nodes and virtual machines.
  • Gain a basic understanding of licensing Windows Server in a virtual environment.
  • Learn how to monitor the performance of your Hyper-V systems and meter virtual machines.
  • Get introduced to the cloud-enabling features of System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

And here is the table of content for your reference:

  1. Preparing the Nodes
    • Installing Hyper-V
    • Installing the Hyper-V PowerShell Module
    • Installing the Hyper-V Manager and Failover Cluster Manager
    • Network Adapter Teaming
    • The Hyper-V Virtual Switch
  2. Building the Cluster
    • Configuring Cluster Networks
    • Connecting to Storage
    • Cluster Validation
    • Cluster Creation
    • Adding Nodes and Storage to an Existing Cluster
  3. Virtual Machine Storage in a Cluster
    • Virtual Machine Files
    • Cluster Shared Volumes
    • Virtual Machines on SMB Shares
    • Storage and Share Permissions
    • Splitting Virtual Machine Storage
  4. Manipulating Virtual Machines in the GUI
    • Creating and Deleting Virtual Machines
    • Adjusting Memory Settings
    • Working with Hard Drives
    • Changing Network Settings
    • Manipulating Automatic Actions
  5. Manipulating Virtual Machines in PowerShell
    • Creating and Deleting Virtual Machines(PowerShell)
    • Adjusting Virtual Machine Memory(PowerShell)
    • Working with Hard Drives(PowerShell)
    • Changing Network Settings(PowerShell)
    • Manipulating Automatic Actions(PowerShell)
  6. Virtual Machine Mobility
    • Live Migrations
    • Quick Migrations
    • Failover
    • Storage Live Migrations
    • Shared Nothing Live Migrations
  7. Cluster Protection
    • Hyper-V Replica Setup
    • Hyper-V Replica Failover and Failback
    • Backup
    • Quality of Service
    • Cluster Aware Updating
  8. Cluster Maintenance
    • Licensing
    • Hyper-V Checkpoints
    • Hyper-V Best Practices Analyzer
    • Hyper-V Monitoring and Metering
    • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

If you are novice or experienced Hyper-V, I would recommend you to get a copy of the training since the video course covers level 100 information up to level 300, and the course is 3 and a half hours, I am sure that you might find something interesting here.

Do you want to get a copy and save 15%?

The video course is available to download immediately from Packt Publishing website after registration: here.

Until next time,



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