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Microsoft Virtualization: Master Microsoft Server, Desktop, Application, and Presentation Virtualizationby Thomas Olzak
Synopses & Reviews
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 they 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 upfront 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 7-8 oercent of servers are virtualized (worldwide) with mnay IT executives researching or planning to implement in the next 18-24 months.
*Virtualization is the third-fastest-growing sector in the IT market, only storage and security are growing faster
*Microsoft has increased its market share in virtualization from 6% to 23% with the introduction of Hyper-V
*Authors and contributors are Microsoft employees and have exclusive product knowledge
Book News Annotation:
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. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Microsoft Virtualization helps you understand and implement the latest virtualization strategies available with Microsoft products. This book focuses on: Server Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Application Virtualization, and Presentation Virtualization. Whether you are managing Hyper-V, implementing desktop virtualization, or even migrating virtual machines, this book is packed with coverage on all aspects of these processes. Written by a talented team of Microsoft MVPs, Microsoft Virtualization is the leading resource for a full installation, migration, or integration of virtual systems.
About the Author
IT professional with over 25 years experience in programming, network engineering, and security. I have an MBA as well as CISSP and MCSE certifications. Currently I'm Director of Information Security at HCR Manor Care. I’m responsible for managing the corporate security program, change management, and business continuity planning. I am also the CEO of a security training company. Prior to my current job, I held positions as an IS Director, Director of Infrastructure Engineering, and Programming Manager at a variety of manufacturing and distribution companies. Before joining the private sector, I served ten years in the United States Army Military Police with four years as a Military Police Investigator. I've written a book, Just Enough Security, and various papers on security management.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Virtualization
Chapter 2: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Strategies
Chapter 3: Installing Windows 2008 Server Core and Hyper-V
Chapter 4: Managing Hyper-V
Chapter 5: Installing and Configuring Virtual Machine Manager 2008
Chapter 6: Hyper-V and High Availability
Chapter 7: Creating Virtual Machines and Templates
Chapter 8: Performing Physical to Virtual and Virtual to Virtual Migrations
Chapter 9: Monitoring and Managing a Virtual Infrastructure
Chapter 10: Creating a Dynamic Datacenter with Microsoft System Center
Chapter 11: Application Virtualization (Softgrid)
Chapter 12: Deploying Softgrid Packages
Chapter 13: Presentation Virtualization (Terminal Services)
Chapter 14: Integrating Application and Presentation Virtualization
Chapter 15: Desktop Virtualization
Appendix A: Migrating Virtual Machines from Virtual Server 2005
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