Save time and resources by getting to know the best practices and intelligence from industry expertsAbout This Book* This book helps you gain a fresh perspective through a recipe-based approach on the new Microsoft Server 2016 Hyper-V* Over 80 recipes to help you master the administrative tasks of Hyper-V and get to grips with advanced solutions and techniques for virtualization* These hands-on advanced recipes will help you deploy, maintain, and upgrade Hyper-V virtual machinesWho This Book Is ForThis book is for Hyper-V administrators who are looking to take advantage of all exciting new features that Microsoft Server 2016 Hyper-V has to offer.What you will learn* Install and manage Hyper-V in Full, Server Core, and Nano Server* Get to know how to migrate and upgrade physical and virtual machines* Configure disks, network, memory, security, and auditing settings for virtual machines* Take a deep dive into high availability and disaster recovery* Save time and money by getting to grips with PowerShell automation* Understand the new features around network and nested virtualization, distributed storage QoS, Hyper-V Replica, and much more* Gain a full view of your virtual machines and host servers through monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting tips* Take advantage of a bonus appendix that explains Hyper-V and backup architecture and the difference between versions of Hyper-VIn DetailHyper-V is a Windows-based, very cost-effective virtualization solution with easy-to-use and well-known administrative consoles.You will master Hyper-V deployment, migration, and management by learning tips, tricks, and best practices, especially when it comes to advanced-level tasks.You will learn how to quickly deploy and automate multiple VMs, and support Hyper-V clusters through different installation methods. You will learn the concepts efficiently with the help of up-to-date real-world examples and improve the scalability and efficiency of large-scale VM deployments with Nano Server.By the end of this book, you will be an ace Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V with the skills needed to administer and manage it effectively and survive in the brave new world of mobile-first, cloud-first. Further, take advantage of bonus appendix explaining Hyper-V and backup architecture and the difference between versions.
Save time and resources by getting to know the best practices and intelligence from industry experts About This Book This book helps you gain a fresh perspective through a recipe-based approach on the new Microsoft Server 2016 Hyper-V Over 80 recipes to help you master the administrative tasks of Hyper-V and get to grips with advanced solutions and techniques for virtualization These hands-on advanced recipes will help you deploy, maintain, and upgrade Hyper-V virtual machines Who This Book Is For This book is for Hyper-V administrators who are looking to take advantage of all exciting new features that Microsoft Server 2016 Hyper-V has to offer. What You Will Learn Install and manage Hyper-V in Full, Server Core, and Nano Server Get to know how to migrate and upgrade physical and virtual machines Configure disks, network, memory, security, and auditing settings for virtual machines Take a deep dive into high availability and disaster recovery Save time and money by getting to grips with PowerShell automation Understand the new features around network and nested virtualization, distributed storage QoS, Hyper-V Replica, and much more Gain a full view of your virtual machines and host servers through monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting tips In Detail Hyper-V is a Windows-based, very cost-effective virtualization solution with easy-to-use and well-known administrative consoles. With this book on your side you will master the worlds of Hyper-V deployment, migration, and management by learning tips, tricks, and best practices, especially when it comes to advanced-level tasks. You will learn how to quickly deploy and automate multiple VMs, and support Hyper-V clusters through different installation methods. You will learn the concepts efficiently with the help of up-to-date real-world examples and improve the scalability and efficiency of large-scale VM deployments with Nano Server. By the end of this book, you will be an ace Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V with the skills needed to administer and manage it effectively and survive in the brave new world of mobile-first, cloud-first. Further, take advantage of bonus appendix explaining Hyper-V and backup architecture and the difference between versions. Style and approach This advanced-level book provides step-by-step recipes on real-world examples so you can get practical, hands-on experience of the subjects.
Over 60 recipes to achieve a robust and advanced backup and recovery solution leveraging SCDPM Key Features Adapt to the modern data center design challenges and improve storage efficiency Effective recipes to help you create your own robust architectural designs Solve data protection and recovery problems in your organization Book Description System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) is a robust enterprise backup and recovery system that contributes to your BCDR strategy by facilitating the backup and recovery of enterprise data. With an increase in data recovery and protection problems faced in organizations, it has become important to keep data safe and recoverable. This book contains recipes that will help you upgrade to SCDPM and it covers the advanced features and functionality of SCDPM. This book starts by helping you install SCDPM and then moves on to post-installation and management tasks. You will come across a lot of useful recipes that will help you recover your VMware and Hyper-V VMs. It will also walk you through tips for monitoring SCDPM in different scenarios. Next, the book will also offer insights into protecting windows workloads followed by best practices on SCDPM. You will also learn to back up your Azure Stack Infrastructure using Azure Backup. You will also learn about recovering data from backup and implementing disaster recovery. Finally, the book will show you how to configure the protection groups to enable online protection and troubleshoot Microsoft Azure Backup Agent. What you will learn Install and prepare SQL Server for the SCDPM database Reduce backup storage with SCDPM and data deduplication Learn about the prerequisites for supported Hyper-V Server protection Integrate SCDPM with other System Center products to build optimal services Protect and restore the SCDPM database Protect your data center by integrating SCDPM with Azure Backup Manually create online recovery points and recover production data from Azure Protect and learn about the requirements to recover Azure Stack with SCDPM Who this book is for If you are an SCDPM administrator, this book will help you verify your knowledge and provide you with everything you need to know about the new release of System Center Data Protection Manager.
Author: Thomas Lee
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Over 100 recipes to help you leverage PowerShell to automate Windows Server 2016 manual tasksAbout This Book* Automate Windows server tasks with the powerful features of the PowerShell Language* Master new features such as DevOps, containers, and Nano servers, and speed up their performance using PowerShell* Improve PowerShell's usability, and control and manage Windows-based environments by working through inviting recipesWho This Book Is ForIf you are a systems administrator, engineer, or an architect working with Windows Server 2016 and want to automate tasks with PowerShell, then this book is for you. A basic knowledge of PowerShell is expected.What You Will Learn* Streamline routine administration processes* Improve the performance and storage of your Windows server with enhanced large-scale PowerShell scripts* Use DSC to leverage Windows server features* Generate automatic reports that highlight unexpected changes in your environment* Monitor performance and report on system utilization using detailed graphs and analysis* Create and manage a reliable and redundant Hyper-V environment* Manage your enterprise's patch level* Utilize multiple tools and protocols to manage your environmentIn DetailThis book showcases several ways that Windows administrators can use to automate and streamline their job. You'll start with the PowerShell and Windows Server fundamentals, where you'll become well versed with PowerShell and Windows Server features.In the next module, Core Windows Server 2016, you'll implement Nano Server, manage Windows updates, and implement troubleshooting and server inventories. You'll then move on to the Networking module, where you'll manage Windows network services and network shares.The last module covers Azure and DSC, where you will use Azure on PowerShell and DSC to easily maintain Windows servers.Style and approachThis is a practical guide packed with attractive recipes to help you effectively use PowerShell to accelerate your daily administrative tasks with Windows server.
Remain highly competitive in the server and VM market by gaining the practical skills needed to operate Nano Server About This Book The days of the local server are numbered, and this book will make you an ace by giving you the skills needed to administer Nano Server and survive in the brave new server world Learn to quickly automate multiple VMs and support Hyper-V clusters, all through small footprints from a single host Apply up-to-date, real-world examples presented in this book and improve the scalability and efficiency of large-scale VM deployments Who This Book Is For This book opens up new potential for both developers and IT pros alike. The book is primarily for Server administrators and IT Professionals who would like to deploy and administer Nano Server within their organizations, and for developers who are trying to make maximal use of Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers with Nano Servers. What You Will Learn Understand Nano Server Deploy Nano Server Deploy Hyper-V Clusters on Nano Server Deploy Nano Server with SCVMM Manage Nano Server using PowerShell and Remote Server Management Tools Manage Nano Server with third-party tools Run Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers on Nano Server Troubleshoot Nano Server Validate developed applications that run on Nano Server In Detail Nano Server allows developers and operations teams to work closely together and use containers that package applications so that the entire platform works as one. The aim of Nano Server is to help applications run the way they are intended to. It can be used to run and deploy infrastructures (acting as a compute host, storage host, container, or VM guest operating system) without consuming significant resources. Although Nano Server isn't intended to replace Server 2016 or 2012 R2, it will be an attractive choice for developers and IT teams. Want to improve your ability to deploy a new VM and install and deploy container apps within minutes? You have come to the right place! The objective of this book is to get you started with Nano Server successfully. The journey is quite exciting, since we are introducing you to a cutting-edge technology that will revolutionize today's datacenters. We'll cover everything from the basic to advanced topics. You'll discover a lot of added value from using Nano Server, such as hundreds of VM types on a single host through a small footprint, which could be a big plus for you and your company. After reading this book, you will have the necessary skills to start your journey effectively using Nano Server. Style and approach Gauge all the information needed to get up-and-running with the latest Nano Server built by Microsoft using this easy to follow step-by-step guide.
Author: Frederik Vos
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2018-08-31
Learn to efficiently run Linux-based workloads in Azure Key Features Manage and deploy virtual machines in your Azure environment Explore various open source tools to integrate automation and orchestration Leverage Linux features to create, run, and manage containers Book Description Azure’s market share has increased massively and enterprises are adopting it rapidly. Linux is a widely-used operating system and has proven to be one of the most popular workloads on Azure. It has become crucial for Linux administrators and Microsoft professionals to be well versed with the concepts of managing Linux workloads in an Azure environment. Hands-On Linux Administration on Azure starts by introducing you to the fundamentals of Linux and Azure, after which you will explore advanced Linux features and see how they are managed in an Azure environment. Next, with the help of real-world scenarios, you will learn how to deploy virtual machines(VMs) in Azure, along with extending Azure VMs capabilities and managing them efficiently. You will then understand continuous configuration automation and use Ansible, SaltStack and Powershell DSC for orchestration. As you make your way through the chapters, you will understand containers and how they work, along with managing containers and the various tasks you can perform with them. In the concluding chapters, you will cover some Linux troubleshooting techniques on Azure, and you will also be able to monitor Linux in Azure using different open source tools. By the end of this book, you will be able to administer Linux on Azure and make the most of the important tools required for deployment. What you will learn Understand why Azure is the ideal solution for your open source workloads Master essential Linux skills and learn to find your way around the Linux environment Deploy Linux in an Azure environment Use configuration management to manage Linux in Azure Manage containers in an Azure environment Enhance Linux security and use Azure’s identity management systems Automate deployment with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Powershell Employ Ansible to manage Linux instances in an Azure cloud environment Who this book is for Hands-On Linux Administration on Azure is for Linux administrators and Microsoft professionals that need to deploy and manage their workloads in Azure. Prior knowledge of Linux and Azure isn't necessary.
This book contains more than 25 hands-on recipes that will equip you to build a PKI and roll out remote access capabilities via Microsoft DirectAccess and VPN. This book also contains tips and tricks for increasing the security footprint of your Windows Server infrastructure. Key Features Identify and mitigate security risks in your Windows Server 2016 infrastructure Learn how to build a PKI and use it to issue certificates within your network In-depth information for setting up Microsoft DirectAccess Book Description Windows Server 2016 is an operating system designed to run on today’s highly performant servers, both on-premise and in the cloud. It supports enterprise-level data storage, communications, management, and applications. This book builds off a basic knowledge of the Windows Server operating system, and assists administrators with taking the security of their systems one step further. You will learn tips for configuring proper networking, especially on multi-homed systems, and tricks for locking down access to your servers. Then you will move onto one of the hottest security topics of the year – certificates. You will learn how to build your own PKI, or how to better administer one that you already have. You will publish templates, issue certificates, and even configure autoenrollment in your network. When we say “networking” we don’t only mean inside the LAN. To deal safely with mobile devices, you will learn about the capabilities of Windows Server 2016 for connecting these assets securely back into the corporate network, with information about DirectAccess and VPN. The material in the book has been selected from the content of Packt's Windows Server 2016 Cookbook by Jordan Krause to provide a specific focus on these key Windows Server tasks. What you will learn Implement solid networking and security practices into your Windows Server environment Design your own PKI and start issuing certificates today Connect your remote laptops back to the corporate network using Microsoft's own remote access technologies, including DirectAccess Learn to use commands that will help you with monitoring network traffic. Build and explore your first Server Core instance today! Who this book is for If you are a Windows Server administrator interested in learning the key security and networking functions available in Windows Server 2016, keep this book close at hand. If you are a server administrator setting up certificate services for the first time you will also benefit from the step-by-step instructions on implementation of a PKI.
HANDS-ON MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2016 is the perfect resource for learning Windows Server 2016 from the ground up. Designed to build a foundation in basic server administration, this book requires no previous server experience. It covers all of the critical Windows Server 2016 features, including the advantages unique to this new server operating system. Readers learn how to choose the right server edition for their needs. They also learn to install, configure, customize, manage, and troubleshoot today’s servers most effectively. If the reader is new to server administration, this book provides the background and knowledge needed to manage servers on small to large networks. If the reader is an experienced server administrator, this book provides a fast way to get up to speed on new Windows Server 2016 administration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Harness the power of Hyper-V 2016 by building high-performance infrastructuresAbout This Book* Design and build a reliable and efficient Hyper-V infrastructure.* Fine-tune your Hyper-V performance by adopting network and storage best practices.* Manage, monitor, and protect your workloads with System Center and Microsoft Azure.Who This Book Is ForIf you are working with Hyper-V and want to optimize its performance and effectiveness, this book is for you. This book will help you close the gap between the Hyper-V lab and production environments.What you will learn* Automate and accelerate the deployment of Hyper-V host and nano server* Create high availability solutions using failover clustering* Design redundant solutions with Hyper-V Replica* Protect your workloads by making a backup or learning disaster recovery* Use the best practices of network and storage* Master the performance and scalability of storage virtualization* Migrate your existing virtualization workloads to Hyper-V2016* Manage your Hyper-V stack with System Center and Azure* Bridge the gap between the Hyper-V lab and production environmentIn DetailHyper-V Server and Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V provide best-in-class virtualization capabilities. Hyper-V is a Windows-based, very cost-effective virtualization solution with easy-to-use and well-known administrative consoles.This book will assist you in designing, implementing, and managing highly effective and highly available Hyper-V infrastructures. With an example-oriented approach, this book covers all the different tips and suggestions to configure Hyper-V and provides readers with real-world proven solutions.This book begins by deploying single clusters of High Availability Hyper-V systems including the new Nano Server. This is followed by steps to configure the Hyper-V infrastructure components such as storage and network. It also touches on necessary processes such as backup and disaster recovery for optimal configuration. The book does not only show you what to do and how to plan the different scenarios, but it also provides in-depth configuration options. These scalable and automated configurations are then optimized via performance tuning and central management.
Author: William Panek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Understanding Backups -- Overview of the Windows Server 2016 Backup Utility -- Setting Up an Active Directory Backup -- Restoring Active Directory -- Active Directory Recycle Bin -- Understanding the ntdsutil Utility -- Wbadmin Command-Line Utility -- Backing Up Virtual Machines -- PowerShell Commands -- Summary -- Video Resources -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Chapter 9 Understanding Monitoring -- Overview of Windows Server 2016 Performance Monitoring -- Using Windows Server 2016 Performance Tools -- Introducing Performance Monitor -- Using Other Monitoring Tools -- Summary -- Video Resources -- Exam Essentials -- Review Questions -- Appendix Answers to the Review Questions -- Chapter 1: Installing Windows Server 2016 -- Chapter 2: Installing in the Enterprise -- Chapter 3: Configuring Storage and Replication -- Chapter 4: Understanding Hyper-V -- Chapter 5: Configuring High Availability -- Chapter 6: Understanding Clustering -- Chapter 7: Configuring Windows Containers -- Chapter 8: Maintaining Windows Server -- Chapter 9: Understanding Monitoring -- Index -- Advert -- EULA
Author: William Panek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-09-25
Ultimate coverage and hands-on practice for the second MCSA Windows Server 2016 exam MCSA Windows Server 2016 Study Guide: Exam 70-741 offers complete preparation for the second exam in the MCSA series. With comprehensive coverage of all exam objectives led by a four-time Microsoft MVP winner, this book is your ideal companion for thorough preparation. Optimize your study time with hundreds of practice questions that pinpoint your weak spots, and try your hand at real-world application with exercises that reflect the MCSA skill set. Access to the Sybex interactive online practice test environment provides electronic flashcards, a glossary, practice exams and more, so you can study anywhere, any time; this invaluable study guide goes beyond mere review to help you enter the exam with full confidence in your abilities. The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate certification puts your skills in demand—but first you must pass a series of three exams; exam 70-741 is the second step, testing your Windows 2016 networking knowledge and skills. This book covers everything you need to know, giving you the exam-day advantage of comprehensive prep. Master 100 percent of the exam objective domains Learn how these skills are applied in real-world scenarios Solidify your understanding with hands-on exercises Access electronic flashcards, practice exams, and more! How well do you deploy, manage, and maintain a server? Can you expertly configure file and print servers, network access and services, and network policy server infrastructure? Have you configured and managed Active Directory and Group Policy? Don't leave anything to chance—MCSA Windows Server 2016 Study Guide: Exam 70-741 tells you all you need to know to pass with flying colors.
In this book Master Storage Spaces Direct you will learn about the following topics which will help you complete your very own Microsoft HyperConverged Platform. Chapter 1 - Introduces the core concepts of HyperConverged Infrastructure Chapter 2 - Walks through a deep dive on Storage Spaces Direct and all of it's components Chapter 3 - Is a primer on Windows Server 2016 Clustering. This chapter is especially important as the Window Failover Clustering Services are what provide the high available for Storage Spaces Direct. Chapter 4 - Networking is the key backbone to any infrastructure and in this chapter we will dive into the new technologies added in Windows Server 2016 that are relevant to Storage Spaces Direct. Chapter 5 - In this chapter we will build and configure a 2-node Storage Spaces Direct Cluster using physical hardware. Chapter 6 - Stress testing is an important step required to validate any environment. In this chapter, we will learn about VMFleet from Microsoft and how it can be used perform these stress tests. Chapter 7 - Now that we have built out a physical Storage Spaces Direct cluster it is time to do it in a Nested Hyper-V environment. We have included as a bonus to this book a script that will deploy your lab with a 16 node Storage Spaces Direct Cluster. Chapter 8 - So you have completed your lab and want to start over. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to perform a factory like reset in your lab? Well now you can! It has been brought to you by MVPDays Publishing whom specialize in helping speakers at the MVPDays Community Roadshow expand on their content delivery.
Understand, troubleshoot and repair issues with local Windows installations, automating the OS deployment and configuring updates via WSUS and Windows Intune. When tasked with deploying Windows operating systems, there can seem to be an overwhelming amount of tools and techniques to learn to master this process. Whether you are installing a new Windows operating system locally, or looking to deploy a customized build to 1000s of devices in your network, you will need to understand how to do this successfully and reliably. This book steps up through local installations and upgrades through to Lite Touch deployments using WDS and MDT, and then to Zero Touch installations using Microsoft System Center. Management of updates to Windows is also covered, using both on-premises technologies and cloud-based services. In this book you’ll learn how to decide between local installation types, perform upgrades, use automation techniques to deploy images and how to maintain Windows throughout the operational phase of the lifecycle. What You'll Learn Install Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 locally Perform upgrades locally on a Windows PC, including migrating data and user profiles Deploy operating systems using Lite Touch techniques Deploy operating systems using Zero Touch technologies Maintain on-premises and devices not connected to the company network by using WSUS and Windows Intune Who This Book Is For IT pros including IT support personnel and system administrators. This book will also be of interest to Windows experts and power users.
This book explores the many facets of building and operating an SAP infrastructure exploiting Cloud technologies, describing and discussing the latest challenges and suitable solutions, and outlining future trends. Includes practice-oriented case studies.