Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform" by Zahir Hussain Shah
Packt Publishing | 2013 | ISBN: 1849688346 9781849688345 | 410 pages | PDF | 9 MB
"Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform" is a comprehensive guide, which starts itself from basic virtualization and server consolidation concepts, and then goes deeper for discussing advanced topics, such as a Hyper-V scalability, failover, and virtual machine migration. This book is an ideal choice for those who are stepping into Hyper-V world, and also for those who are experts in Hyper-V and want to advance their skills with the new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
What is in the Book.
It is a great way to start with Hyper-v and I must say there are a couple of really good books on hyper-v. Just to be clear there is no book that covers the full thing windows 2012 / hyper-v / System Center VMM . You will need this book also http://www.packtpub.com/microsoft-system-center-virtual-machine-manager-2012-cookbook/book
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting to Know Microsoft Hyper-V
Chapter 2 : Planning, Designing, and Implementing Microsoft Hyper-V
Chapter 3 : Setting Up Hyper-V Replication
Chapter 4 : Understanding Hyper-V Networking
Chapter 5 : A New World of Hyper-V Automation with PowerShell
Chapter 6 : Insight into Hyper-V Storage
Chapter 7 : Managing Hyper-V with System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Chapter 8 : Building Hyper-V High Availability and Virtual Machine Mobility
Chapter 9 : Hyper-V Security Hardening – Best Practices
Chapter 10 : Performing Hyper-V Backup and Recovery
Appendix A: SCVMM 2012 New Features and Enhancements
Appendix B: SCVMM Management Console Configuration Settings
After reading this book you know how to setup and manage the hyper-v server. And the most important parts like networking and replications are covered. And when you move on and develop bigger Hyper-v sites and do more management there is also a nice PowerShell in Chapter 5.
There is a lot of nice stuff in the book that is detailed and step by step. With a real detail description of what is new in hyper-v and what options you can use.
If you already using hyper-v based on 2008 even then the book is the right thing for you, all the new stuff is there to use, sample on how to use the options.
How to start ?
Buy the book here: http://www.packtpub.com/windows-server-2012-hyper-v/book
Download Hyper-v :http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/hyper-v-server/default.aspx
buy some hardware
[Building a Hyper-V Cluster for Under $2000]