Hyper-V for VMware Administrators

Migration, Coexistence, and Management

Authors: Posey, Brien

  • Learn to deploy and support Hyper-V, building on what you know about VMware's vSphere. Whether you're looking to run both hypervisors in parallel or migrate completely, this book has everything you need to get started, including failover clustering, migration planning, backup and recovery, and management and maintenance with Microsoft System Center.

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About this book

Learn to deploy and support Hyper-V, building on what you know about VMware's vSphere. Whether you're looking to run both hypervisors in parallel or migrate completely, Hyper-V for VMware Administrators has everything you need to get started.

The book begins with an overview of Hyper-V basics, including common management tasks such as creating a virtual machine and building a virtual network. You'll learn how to deploy a failover cluster to protect against the risk of Hyper-V becoming a single point of failure, and how to make virtual machines fault tolerant. System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) is the preferred tool for managing large Hyper-V deployments, so you'll get to know this next and how it differs from VMware's vCenter solution, as well as how to manage a mixed environment including both vSphere and Hyper-V deployments.

Like any server migration, a virtual server migration requires careful planning to ensure success. You'll find information here on the specifics of migrating from vSphere to Hyper-V, planning for down time, IP address differences, performance considerations, and more. For migrations to Hyper-V, SCVMM is once again the preferred tool, but you'll also be introduced to some of the excellent free tools available.

One easily overlooked aspect of the migration process is the way in which it impacts your backup and recovery strategy. Knowing the best practices here can help you protect your Hyper-V environment. The book also covers how to monitor and maintain your Hyper-V environment once it's up and running, using features like Cluster-Aware Updating, automated live migrations, and availability sets. The concluding chapter shows you how to take advantage of the efficiencies provided by virtual machine libraries and templates.

Approach Hyper-V with confidence, and the knowledge that you've planned for success, with Hyper-V for VMware Administrators.

About the authors

Brien Posey is a freelance technology writer and eleven time Microsoft MVP with over two decades of IT experience. Prior to going freelance, he was a CIO for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare facilities. Posey has also served as a network engineer for the United States Department of Defense at Fort Knox and he has worked as a network administrator for some of the largest insurance companies in America.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Hyper-V Basics

    Posey, Brien

    Pages 1-39

  • Building a Failover Cluster

    Posey, Brien

    Pages 41-81

  • An Introduction to System Center Virtual Machine Manager

    Posey, Brien

    Pages 83-105

  • Using Virtual Machine Manager as a Cross-Platform Management Tool

    Posey, Brien

    Pages 107-154

  • Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager for Virtual Machine Migrations

    Posey, Brien

    Pages 155-182

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0379-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0380-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hyper-V for VMware Administrators
Book Subtitle
Migration, Coexistence, and Management
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Brien Posey
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-0379-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-0379-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-0380-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 348
Number of Illustrations and Tables
280 b/w illustrations
Topics