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Mastering Microsoft Virtualization

ISBN: 978-0-470-44958-5
576 pages
December 2009
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The first in-depth, comprehensive guide to Microsoft's suite of virtualization products

Virtualization is a hot topic for IT because of the potential it offers for serious economic benefits. While other books treat server virtualization alone, this comprehensive guide provides a complete virtual strategy.

You will learn how to deploy a complete virtualization stack with Microsoft's offerings in server virtualization, application virtualization, presentation virtualization, and desktop virtualization. Written by Microsoft technology product specialists, this guide provides real-world focus, enabling you to create a complete IT system that is highly efficient and cost effective.

  • Covers Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V 2.0, Remote Desktop Services, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)
  • Demonstrates how to deploy a virtual infrastructure-from the server to the desktop
  • Goes beyond any other book on Microsoft virtualization
  • Covers the highly anticipated new feature Live Migration

This guide, part of the popular Sybex Mastering series, offers every IT administrator a road map for implementing an efficient and successful virtualization project.

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Introduction xvii

Part 1 Hyper-V 1

Chapter 1 UnderstandingMicrosoft’s Hypervisor 3

Chapter 2 Installing, Configuring, and Managing the Hyper-V Host 29

Chapter 3 Creating and Managing Virtual Machines 77

Chapter 4 Storage and Networking for Hyper-V 125

Chapter 5 High Availability and Hyper-V 165

Chapter 6 Planning a Virtual Infrastructure with Hyper-V 221

Part 2 Microsoft Application Virtualization 253

Chapter 7 UnderstandingMicrosoft Application Virtualization and Streaming 255

Chapter 8 Creating Virtual Applications 281

Chapter 9 Deploying Virtual Applications 299

Part 3 Remote Desktop Services 313

Chapter 10 Introduction to Remote Desktop Services 315

Chapter 11 Installing and Configuring Remote Desktop Services 327

Chapter 12 Deploying and Accessing Remote Desktop Services 355

Chapter 13 Load Balancing Remote Desktop Services 389

Part 4 Desktop Virtualization 409

Chapter 14 Introducing Microsoft Desktop Virtualization 411

Chapter 15 Deploying Microsoft VDI 443

Chapter 16 Deploying Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization  477

Appendices 511

Appendix A The Bottom Line 513

Appendix B Microsoft Virtualization Tools and Resources 537

Index 541

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Tim Cerling is Sr. Technology Specialist at Microsoft involved with Hyper-V. Jeff Buller is Technology Specialist on Microsoft's virtualization solutions team. Chuck Enstall is a network technology specialist with Microsoft focusing on Remote Desktop Services. Richard Ruiz is a Microsoft virtualization specialist focusing on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Hyper-V, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and Microsoft Application Virtualization.
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