Virtual Environments with Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Build, deploy, and manage Hyper-V in failover cluster environments
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  • Length 3.5 hours
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Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

Building and Managing Clusters with Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 is a video series designed to present the complexities of Hyper-V and failover cluster configuration in easily digestible chunks. The segments feature demonstrations of the concepts explained in the video, being executed on an actual Hyper-V cluster.

You'll begin with the basics of setting up your nodes, gathering them into the cluster, and working with your shared storage system. Then you'll get an in-depth tour of managing your systems using the built-in graphical tools and PowerShell cmdlets. With that foundation, you'll learn advanced concepts of virtual machine migration and cluster protection. You'll also discover detailed maintenance steps, such as how Cluster-Aware Updating keeps your nodes patched without impacting virtual machines.

Building and Managing Clusters with Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 will present you with the knowledge and examples you need to successfully design and deploy your own Hyper-V clusters.

About the Author

Eric Siron has over 15 years of professional experience in the information technology field. He has architected solutions across the spectrum, from two-user home offices to thousand-user enterprises. He began working with Microsoft Hyper-V Server in 2010, and has focused on Microsoft Virtualization technologies ever since. He is currently employed as a senior system administrator at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. He is a regular contributor to the Hyper-V Portal blog hosted by Altaro Software. In addition to this book, he is the author of Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Design, Packt Publishing, and the creator of the screencast series, Building and Managing a Virtual Environment with Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, Packt Publishing.

What are the requirements?

  • This is an easy-to-follow set of videos that demonstrate the concepts and techniques of expanding into a fully functional cluster while highlighting the relationship between Hyper-V and failover clustering.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Bring your node computers together into a cluster, remove failed nodes, and add new computer
  • Explore the needs and the variety of storage options for a Hyper-V cluster
  • Use the built-in graphical tools to manage your nodes and virtual machines
  • Employ various methods to move virtual machines across nodes and clusters
  • Use PowerShell and go beyond clustering to manage your nodes and virtual machines
  • Gain a basic understanding of licensing Windows Server in a virtual environment
  • Learn how to monitor the performance of your Hyper-V systems and meter virtual machines
  • Get introduced to the cloud-enabling features of System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Who is the target audience?

  • Get introduced to the cloud-enabling features of System Center Virtual Machine Manager

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Section 1: Preparing the Nodes

Learn how you can balance virtual workloads with Hyper-V clusters by avoiding installation problems.


Discover how to install and use the Hyper-V PowerShell module.


Get familiar with the two major graphical tools used to manage Hyper-V in a cluster.


Learn how to configure network adapters and teams for Hyper-V.


Learn about virtual switch concepts and steps on how to install it.

Section 2: Building the Cluster

Learn how to prepare network adapters for use in a cluster.


Learn how to connect nodes to a shared storage.


Learn how and why you should validate a cluster.


Learn how to create a cluster using validated nodes.


Learn how to extend a Hyper-V cluster with additional nodes and storage LUNs.

Section 3: Virtual Machine Storage in a Cluster

Learn about the purpose of each of the files that make up a virtual machine.


Learn about Cluster Shared Volumes for virtual machines.


Learn how to use SMB 3 shares for your virtual machines.


Take a look at the necessary settings to ensure your virtual machine files are properly accessible.


Virtual machines don't always fit nicely in a single location. Learn how to split them up.

Section 4: Manipulating Virtual Machines in the GUI

Learn about the GUI methods for VM creation and deletion.


Learn about the GUI methods for setting up the virtual machine memory.


Learn how to configure a virtual machine's hard drives


Take a look at the options for virtual network adapters.


The cluster will automatically control virtual machines in some events. Take a look at how to adjust these actions.

Section 5: Manipulating Virtual Machines in PowerShell

Learn about the PowerShell methods to create and delete virtual machines.


Learn about the GUI methods for setting up a virtual machine memory.


Learn how to configure a virtual machine's hard drives.


View and modify the options for virtual network adapters.


The cluster will automatically control virtual machines in some events. Learn how to adjust these actions.

Section 6: Virtual Machine Mobility

Learn how to configure and perform Live Migrations.


Learn how Quick Migration is different from Live Migration and how it is still relevant.


See how the cluster fails over virtual machines in response to various events.


Check out the methods available for moving the storage of clustered virtual machines.


Learn why and how to use Shared Nothing Live Migration in a failover cluster.

Section 7: Cluster Protection

Learn how to configure Hyper-V Replica in a cluster environment.


Learn how to perform replica failovers.


The cluster and replica do not provide comprehensive protection for virtual machines. Learn how backup is different from these two.


Learn how to guarantee network bandwidth and restrict disk IOPS.


Learn how to configure and run Cluster Aware Updating.

Section 8: Cluster Maintenance

Learn the basics of Windows Server licensing as a virtual machine.


Learn how to manipulate the checkpoints in Hyper-V.


The Best Practices Analyzer in Windows Server has a specific Hyper-V module. Learn how to scan your hosts for problems.


Learn about configuring monitoring and metering of Hyper-V.


Hyper-V and Failover Clustering are just the beginning. Refer to an introduction to VMM, the tool that can help you to build your own cloud.

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