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MCTS: Windows Server Virtualization Configuration Study Guide: (Exam 70-652)

MCTS: Windows Server Virtualization Configuration Study Guide: (Exam 70-652)

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 234mm x 30mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 2 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470449306
  • ISBN 13: 9780470449301
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Study Guide ed.
  • Sales rank: 908,264

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The MCTS is Windows Server Virtualization Configuring exam, and is Microsoft's newest addition to their exam repertoire and tests candidates' ability to use Hyper-V and server virtualization as part of their network infrastructure solution. The exam targets IT professionals who are looking to enhance their skills and distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack. This guide reviews the tasks that are mandatory for candidates to know: installing Hyper-V, configuring and optimizing Hyper-V, deploying virtual machines, and managing and monitoring virtual machines. The CD-ROM contains coverage of the exam objectives, real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, and challenging review questions. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.

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William Panek, MCTS, MCITP, MCT, CCNA, CHFI, is founder of Stellacon Corporation, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and a Certified Learning Solutions Provider and leading training provider on the East Coast. Prior to founding Stellacon, William was an instructor for The Training Associates, instructing at such schools as Boston University, Clark University, and New Horizons, among others. He is the author of MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration Study Guide and MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration Study Guide, both by Sybex.

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Prepare for Microsoft's new virtualization examWith Microsoft's addition of Hyper-V to the Windows Server 2008 product, it's now more important than ever for Windows IT administrators to understand server virtualization as part of their infrastructure management. Become a fully credentialed Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Windows Server 2008 virtualization configuration with the solid preparation you'll find here for Exam 70-652, Microsoft's newest MCTS exam and its first on virtualization. Inside, you'll find: Full coverage of all exam objectives in a systematic approach, so you can be confident you're getting the instruction you need for the examPractical hands-on exercises to reinforce critical skillsReal-world scenarios that put what you've learned in the context of actual job rolesChallenging review questions in each chapter to prepare you for exam dayExam Essentials, a key feature in each chapter that identifies critical areas you must become proficient in before taking the examA handy tear card that maps every official exam objective to the corresponding chapter in the book, so you can track your exam prep objective by objectiveLook inside for complete coverage of all exam objectives.SYBEX TEST ENGINE: Test your knowledge with advanced testing software. Includes chapter review questions and bonus exams.ELECTRONIC FLASHCARDS: Reinforce your understanding with flashcards that can run on your PC.Also on CD, you'll find the entire book in searchable and printable PDF. Study anywhere, any time, and approach the exam with confidence.

Table of contents

Introduction xxi Assessment Exam xxxiii Chapter 1 Hyper-V Overview 1 Introducing Hyper-V 2 Hyper-V Benefits 3 Hyper-V Features 4 Microsoft Networking Models 5 Windows Peer-to-Peer Network 5 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Network 7 Microsoft Networking Terms and Roles 9 Understanding Windows Server 2008 11 New Features of Windows Server 2008 11 Requirements for Windows Server 2008 Installation 15 Activating and Installing Windows Server 2008 16 Summary 21 Exam Essentials 21 Review Questions 23 Answers to Review Questions 27 Chapter 2 Installing Hyper-V 29 Evaluating Your Network 30 Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool 31 Installing Hyper-V 41 Hyper-V Hardware Requirements 42 Installing Hyper-V on a Windows Server 2008 Full Installation 43 Installing Hyper-V on a Windows Server 2008 Server Core 49 Hyper-V with Virtual Machine Manager 56 Summary 57 Exam Essentials 58 Review Questions 59 Answers to Review Questions 64 Chapter 3 Configuring Hyper-V 67 Understanding the Configuration Tools and Techniques 68 Understanding Virtual Hard Disks 69 Using Pass-Through Disk Access 72 Configuring Virtual Machine Snapshots 73 Configuring Hyper-V Server Settings 76 Using Authorization Manager 82 Introducing System Center Virtual Machine Manager 89 Configuring Virtual Networking 98 Configuring Remote Administration 102 Summary 105 Exam Essentials 106 Review Questions 108 Answers to Review Questions 113 Chapter 4 Creating Virtual Machines 115 Creating Virtual Disks 116 Creating Virtual Machines 123 System Preparation (Sysprep) Tool 129 Windows Deployment Service (WDS) 132 Configuring the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 136 Summary 151 Exam Essentials 152 Review Questions 153 Answers to Review Questions 158 Chapter 5 Migrating and Converting Virtual Machines 161 Using Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) Conversion 162 P2V Conversions Using SCVMM 163 Using Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) Conversion 171 Converting Virtual Machines from Virtual Server and Virtual PC 177 Understanding Integration Services 178 Understanding Virtual PC 187 Migrating Microsoft Virtual Server 190 Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 193 Summary 194 Exam Essentials 194 Review Questions 196 Answers to Review Questions 201 Chapter 6 Managing Virtual Machines 203 Managing Virtual Machine Settings 204 Configuring Virtual Machines with SCVMM 205 Configuring Virtual Machine Properties 207 Configuring Hyper-V Host Properties 220 HyperCall Adapter 227 Managing Templates, Profiles, and the Image Library 227 Creating and Managing Templates 228 Creating Image Libraries 231 Summary 237 Exam Essentials 238 Review Questions 239 Answers to Review Questions 244 Chapter 7 Configuring Hyper-V for High Availability 247 Configuring Hyper-V to Be Highly Available 248 Understanding RAID 250 Disk Storage Types 251 Understanding the Disk Management MMC 253 Configuring Failover Clustering 260 Failover Cluster Management 261 Configuring Quorums 269 Understanding Quick Migration 273 Summary 276 Exam Essentials 277 Review Questions 278 Answers to Review Questions 283 Chapter 8 Backing Up and Restoring VMs 285 Monitoring and Optimizing Virtual Machines 286 Reliability and Performance Monitor 286 Understanding Backups and Recoverability 296 Configuring Backup Types 297 Using Windows Server 2008 Backup 301 Understanding the Data Protection Manager 312 Summary 318 Exam Essentials 319 Review Questions 320 Answers to Review Questions 325 Appendix A Extra Labs and Exam Questions 327 Setting Up a Virtual Network 328 Extra Review Questions 354 Answers to Extra Review Questions 357 Appendix B About the Companion CD 359 What You'll Find on the CD 360 Sybex Test Engine 360 PDF of Glossary of Terms 360 Adobe Reader 360 Electronic Flashcards 361 System Requirements 361 Using the CD 361 Troubleshooting 361 Customer Care 362 Glossary 363 Index 369