So you want to get started with (Windows Server 2008 R2) Hyper-V? Start here! – In Summary
By now you’ve seen my multi-part series on Hyper-V. I will keep this posting current so it can serve as a single list of all of my screen casts on Hyper-V and the supporting products.
These webcasts are based on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. I have started a new series on Windows Server 2012 and you can find them here.
Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2 – Hyper-V updates
If you are just getting started with Hyper-V. The sessions on Server 2008 still apply. The first 6 sessions will guide you through setting up your Hyper-V environment and are pre-requisites for the following sessions on the R2 improvements. Session 7 (Quick Migration) is less important with the release of Live Migration, but Quick Migration is still available in R2 as a migration solution.
System Center tools
These next two sessions cover the System Center Virtual Machine Manager and how it can help manage your Hyper-V hosts and Virtual Machines.
Microsoft Hyper-V Server (the free one)
I am very pleased that I’ve finally been able to get these sessions recorded. These two sessions walk through setting up two Microsoft Hyper-V R2 servers and then a Hyper-V R2 cluster. Honestly, I was surprised at how easy it was to setup the Hyper-V servers without the GUI. SConfig.cmd is a huge improvement over the setup tools provided in the original release of the Microsoft Hyper-V Server.
You don’t need SCVMM for HA or Live Migration, but here’s why you want it!
Adding VirtualCenter to SCVMM
last updated: July 20, 2012
Until next time!