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Microsoft Virtualization

Master Microsoft Server, Desktop, Application, and Presentation Virtualization

Virtualization technologies help IT organizations in three ways: cost-cutting, ease of administration, and the overall effect of IT on the environment. Virtualization cuts costs by reducing the amount of capital resources (equipment), power, and cooling to run an IT infrastructure. Because of the tools that are involved in virtualization, it also reduces the burden of IT management significantly. Finally, by reducing the amount of cooling, power, and other emissions from these servers, virtualization can help IT organizations become more "green."

Microsoft growth is up from 2006, when it held an 8% market share to 23%. When this report was released, Hyper-V had just started shipping, and is expected to make substantial market gain for Microsoft. A poor economy will actually help the growth of virtualization. Virtualization will gain IT dollars at the expense of other technologies for one reason: cost. Technologies that require high up-front expenditures but take time to generate ROI will be put on hold, while technologies like virtualization that promise immediate cost savings will enjoy broader adoption. Currenty, only 7% to 8% of servers are virtualized (worldwide) with many IT executives researching or planning to implement in the next 18 to 24 months.

Systems engineers, systems consultants, IT managers, technical decision makers, and consultants who are looking to optimize their core infrastructures via virtualization. Readers will need a basic understanding of Microsoft technologies

Paperback, 512 Pages

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-59749-431-1


  • "In this clearly presented text, the four authors (who manage the information security and network of a large health services network, based at 500 locations in 32 states) draw on an impressive store of hands-on experience as they describe the installation, features, and management of the technology. Following an introduction to the concepts of virtualization, the first chapters lead the reader through the installations of Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V, the Hyper-V Manager snap-in, and Virtual Machine Manager 2008. The remaining text teaches the reader in step-by-step detail, with frequent screenshots, how to make virtual machines and services available, create virtual machines and templates, perform physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-virtual migrations, and the various tools and techniques for security, monitoring, management, using App-V and Terminal Services, and applying virtualization on a desktop. Appendices feature a series of short case study scenarios and a list of R2 delta changes to Windows Server 2008."--SciTechBookNews

    "A comprehensive reference outlining the granularities of Microsoft virtualization for information system professionals at all levels. The general overview is insightful and the authors stress that each environment is different and therefore it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach."--BCS (British Computer Society) Online


  • Chapter 1: Introduction to VirtualizationChapter 2: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization StrategiesChapter 3: Installing Windows 2008 Server Core and Hyper-VChapter 4: Managing Hyper-VChapter 5: Installing and Configuring Virtual Machine Manager 2008Chapter 6: Hyper-V and High AvailabilityChapter 7: Creating Virtual Machines and TemplatesChapter 8: Performing Physical to Virtual and Virtual to Virtual MigrationsChapter 9: Monitoring and Managing a Virtual InfrastructureChapter 10: Creating a Dynamic Datacenter with Microsoft System CenterChapter 11: Application Virtualization (Softgrid)Chapter 12: Deploying Softgrid PackagesChapter 13: Presentation Virtualization (Terminal Services)Chapter 14: Integrating Application and Presentation VirtualizationChapter 15: Desktop VirtualizationAppendix A: Migrating Virtual Machines from Virtual Server 2005


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