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Over 70 recipes to help you design, configure, and manage your own private cloud with VMM 2012 R2 #VMM #HyperV #SysCtr #Cloud @PacktPub @Cloudtidings

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Hello Folks,

For all virtualization enthusiasts who need to use Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager in a real-world environment. A new book has just been published by Packt Publishing, it’s called “System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Cookbook, Second Edition” authored by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso.

The second edition is focused on the recent version of Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 while the first edition covered the previous VMM release 2012.

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I am happy to announce that I was selected to review the book.

This book has over 70 recipes to help you design, plan, and improve System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) deployment; integrate and manage fabric (compute, storage, gateway, and networking), services, and resources; deploy clusters from Bare Metal servers; configure integration with Operations Manager, App Controller, and Microsoft® Azure; and carry out vital tasks quickly and easily.

Here is the detailed table of contents and what to expect to learn from this book:

Chapter 1: VMM 2012 Architecture
Understanding each component for a real-world implementation
Planning for High Availability
Designing the VMM server, database, and console implementation
Specifying the correct system requirements for a real-world scenario
Licensing the System Center
Troubleshooting VMM and supporting technologies

Chapter 2: Upgrading from Previous Versions
Reviewing the upgrade options
Checking the VMM system requirements and preparing for the upgrade
Upgrading to VMM 2012 R2
Re-associating hosts after upgrading
Updating the VMM agents
Performing other post-upgrade tasks

Chapter 3: Installing VMM 2012 R2
Creating service accounts
Deploying a Microsoft SQL Server for a VMM implementation
Installing VMM dependencies
Configuring Distributed Key Management
Installing a VMM management server
Installing the VMM console
Connecting to a VMM management server using the VMM console
Creating credentials for a Run As account in VMM
Configuring ports and protocols on the host firewall for each
VMM component

Chapter 4: Installing a High Available VMM Server
Installing a highly available VMM management server
Installing a VMM management server on the additional node of a cluster
Connecting to a highly available VMM management server using the VMM console
Deploying a highly available library server on a file server cluster
Uninstalling a highly available VMM management server

Chapter 5: Configuring Fabric Resources in VMM
Creating host groups
Setting up a VMM library
Configuring networks in VMM
Networking – configuring logical networks
Networking – configuring VM networks and gateways
Networking – configuring logical switches, port profiles, and port classifications
Integrating and configuring the storage
Creating a physical computer profile (host profile)
Provisioning a physical computer as a Hyper-V host – Bare Metal host deployment
Adding and managing Hyper-V hosts and host clusters

Chapter 6: Deploying Virtual Machines and Services
Creating private clouds
Creating hardware, guest OSes, applications, and SQL profiles
Creating user roles in VMM
Creating and deploying virtual machines
Creating virtual machine templates
Creating and deploying service templates
Rapidly provisioning a virtual machine using SAN Copy

Chapter 7: Managing VMware ESXi and Citrix® XenServer® Hosts
Adding VMware vCenter Server to VMM
Adding VMware ESX hosts or host clusters to VMM
Configuring network settings on a VMware ESX host
Configuring host BMC settings
Importing VMware templates
Converting VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V
Managing Citrix® XenServer® hosts and pools
Converting Citrix® virtual machines to Hyper-V

Chapter 8: Managing Hybrid Clouds, Fabric Updates, Resources, Clusters,and the New Features of R2
Creating Hyper-V clusters
Managing fabric updates
Configuring Dynamic Optimization and Power Optimization
Live migrating virtual machines
Managing Linux virtual machines
Configuring availability options and virtual NUMA for VMs
Configuring resource throttling
Integrating with the IPAM server for IP management
Deploying SC App Controller 2012 R2 for hybrid cloud management
Configuring Synthetic Fibre Channel

Chapter 9: Integration with System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2
Installing System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2
Installing management packs
Managing Discovery and Agents
Configuring the integration between Operations Manager 2012
and VMM 2012
Enabling reporting in VMM
Extending monitoring with management packs

Chapter 10: Scripting in Virtual Machine Manager
Introducing VMM PowerShell
Finding the command to automate tasks in VMM
Creating a script from VMM wizards
Storing and running scripts in VMM
Using VMM sample scripts

The book is available for immediate download from Packt Publishing website after registration here.

Grab your copy and enjoy!


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About the Author
Charbel Nemnom
Charbel Nemnom is a Senior Cloud Architect, Swiss Certified ICT Security Expert, Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). He has over 20 years of broad IT experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize the performance of mission-critical enterprise systems with extensive practical knowledge of complex systems build, network design, business continuity, and cloud security.

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