Unbeatable advice and expert tips for evaluating, designing, and deploying virtualization solutions If you're an IT professional, you know that virtualization is essential in today's computer infrastructures. This valuable reference is your key to all things Microsoft virtualization.
Unbeatable advice and expert tips for evaluating, designing, and deploying virtualization solutions If you're an IT professional, you know that virtualization is essential in today's computer infrastructures. This valuable reference is your key to all things Microsoft virtualization. Written by a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), it breaks down all the various technologies, what they mean to your organization in terms of saving money and solving problems, and how to design and deploy various solutions effectively. You'll find invaluable tips and information on such topics as Hyper-V, the changes that Windows 8 brings, private cloud scenarios, and more. * Written by well-known 11-time Microsoft MVP, Windows expert, and Microsoft insider, John Savill * Provides practical advice and expert insights on understanding, evaluating, designing, and deploying virtualization solutions * Keeps you up to date with how Windows 8 and Windows Server 8 affect your virtualization processes * Covers virtualization in all its forms--machine, application, and user * Explores the private cloud and public cloud and what they mean to your organization * Focuses on Microsoft solutions such as Hyper-V, but also delves into Citrix, Quest software, AppSense, and other Microsoft partner solutions * Discusses bringing your own device requirements through VDI and session virtualization and which one is right * Features video demonstrations and walkthroughs of some processes Microsoft Virtualization Secrets is like having a built-in Microsoft expert on hand to help you avoid mistakes and save time!
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John Savill is a technical specialist and an 11-time Microsoft MVP. He writes for Windows IT Pro magazine and is Senior Contributing Author for Windows IT Pro. He writes content for www.ntfaq.com and creates technical videos on www.savilltech.com. John also presents custom webinars, hosts eLearning events, and speaks at Tech Ed and Virtualization Pro.
Table of Contents
Introduction xiii Chapter 1 Understanding Virtualization 1 What Is Virtualization? 2 Understanding the Types of Cloud and Cloud Services 12 Shifting Technological Paradigms 15 Embracing the Return of the Dumb Terminal 17 Summary 19 Chapter 2 Understanding Windows 7 and 8 Client OS Key Technologies 21 Tracing the Evolution of the Windows Client Operating System 22 Key Features Introduced in Windows Vista and Windows 7 29 Exploring the New Features in Windows 8 45 Summary 63 Chapter 3 Virtualizing Client Operating Systems 65 Virtualizing an Operating System: The "Hello World" of Virtualization 66 Examining the Benefits of Virtualizing Locally 69 Tracing the Evolution of Client OS Virtualization from Virtual PC to Client Hyper-V 72 Introducing Windows Virtual PC 76 Using Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) 81 Client Hyper-V in Windows 8 86 Summary 93 Chapter 4 Virtualizing Desktop Applications 95 Looking at the Application Installation Process 96 How Virtualizing Desktop Applications Works 99 Understanding the App-V Infrastructure 131 Using App-V in Your Organization 151 Summary 159 Chapter 5 Virtualizing User Data 161 Understanding Data Virtualization Technologies at Home 162 Understanding Data Virtualization Technologies at Work 167 Managing Centralized Data Storage 175 Leveraging SharePoint and Office Technologies 183 Summary 184 Chapter 6 Virtualizing User Profiles and Settings 185 Understanding the Fundamentals of User Profiles 186 Using Roaming Profiles for Virtualization 188 Understanding Windows Live Integration in Windows 8 193 Third-Party User Profile Virtualization Solutions 195 User Experience Virtualization: The Evolution of User Virtualization with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 198 Summary 204 Chapter 7 Using Session Virtualization 207 Embracing Retro Virtualization: Why an Old Form of Virtualization Is Still One of the Best 208 Utilizing the Capabilities of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 215 Using Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 8 218 Using RDS with Other Virtualization Technologies 235 Third-Party Presentation Solutions for Remote Desktop Virtualization 236 Summary 238 Chapter 8 Working with Hyper-V 239 Virtualizing the Datacenter OS 240 Understanding the Types of Hypervisor 241 Using Hyper-V with Windows Server 2008 R2 249 Using Hyper-V with Windows Server 2012 281 Deciding What and How to Virtualize 303 Comparing Hyper-V with VMware's vSphere and Citrix XenServer 306 Summary 307 Chapter 9 Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 309 A Brief History of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 310 Managing the Fabric 324 Creating Virtual Machine Templates and Service Templates 356 Summary 369 Chapter 10 Implementing a Private Cloud 371 What Is a Private Cloud? 372 Understanding the Capabilities Needed to Offer a True Private Cloud 378 Designing a Private Cloud with Hyper-V and System Center 2012 386 Working with System Center App Controller 2012 399 System Center 2012 Moving Beyond the Virtual Machine Manager and the App Controller 401 Summary 406 Chapter 11 Architecting a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 407 Understanding Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) 408 Architecting a Microsoft VDI Solution 411 Enhancing Your VDI with RemoteFX 423 Exploring Third-Party VDI Solutions 428 Summary 428 Chapter 12 Accessing the Desktop and Datacenter from Anywhere and Anything 429 Understanding a Changing Workforce Everyone Is Mobile 430 Providing E mail Access 430 Providing Remote Services 433 Ensuring Security and Client Health with Network Access Protection 440 Summary 442 Chapter 13 Optimizing the Desktop and Datacenter Infrastructure 443 Designing the Best User Environment 444 Leveraging the Latest Technologies to Design the Optimal Datacenter 455 Summary 464 Chapter 14 Virtualizing with the Microsoft Public Cloud 467 Tracing Microsoft s History as a Public Cloud Provider 468 Using Platform as a Service with Windows Azure 468 Using Software as a Service with Microsoft Solutions 482 Summary 489 Chapter 15 The Best of the Rest of Windows Server 2012 491 The Power of Many Servers, the Simplicity of One the New Tao of Windows Server Management 492 Exploring the Core Infrastructure Service Enhancements 501 Summary 516 Index 517
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