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

2 min read

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,


About Charbel Nemnom 579 Articles
Charbel Nemnom is a Cloud Architect, Swiss Certified ICT Security Expert, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), totally fan of the latest's IT platform solutions, accomplished hands-on technical professional with over 17 years of broad IT Infrastructure experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize the performance of mission-critical enterprise systems. Excellent communicator is adept at identifying business needs and bridging the gap between functional groups and technology to foster targeted and innovative IT project development. Well respected by peers through demonstrating passion for technology and performance improvement. Extensive practical knowledge of complex systems builds, network design, business continuity, and cloud security.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.