Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook has been published by Packt Publishing. The Author is MVP Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso. You can get the book from the publishers page: http://link.packtpub.com/POCsIQ
Table of content:
Chapter 1: VMM 2012 Architecture
Chapter 2: Installing SCVMM 2012
Chapter 3: Installing the VMM Management Server
Chapter 4: Configuring Fabric Resources in VMM
Chapter 5: Deploying Virtual Machines and Services
Chapter 6: Upgrading from SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1
Chapter 7: Scripting in Virtual Machine Manager
Chapter 8: Managing VMware ESXi and Citrix XenServer Hosts
Chapter 9: Managing Hybrid Clouds, Fabric Updates, Creating Clusters, and New Features of SP1
This book is a cookbook that covers architecture design, planning and is full of deployment tips, techniques and solutions designed to show users how to improve VMM 2012 in a real world scenario. It will guide you to create, deploy and manage your own Private Cloud with a mix of Hypervisors : Hyper-V, Vmware ESXi and Citrix XenServer
It is great to see everything is done step by step, where needed there is a reference to microsoft blog post or technet articles. After doing al the basic stuff you can start with Chapter 4 this is the part where you create the networks and this is done in detail and most important easy to read, the next step is creating all the VMM templates.
And If you already have vmm 2008 this is also an excellent guide for you there is a whole chapter on upgrading the VMM server. After all this configuration and connecting to the other Vmware ESXi and Citrix XenServer servers it is time to use the product with the book you have a great start and ready to build your cloud.
But my favorite part is chapter 9 , new features and deploying Clusters ! and there is a lot more stuff in the book that is really cool. After reading this book You can configure and create VM’s no Mather if they are running on non hyper-v and all from one central point Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Sp1
One tip If you want to start with VMM make sure you start with SP1 For the book it is the same but It saves you time, can’t wait to see the next VMM book like in-depth Building templates and Azure hybrid clouds this is also possible with VMM 2012 it is a great product
The author of this book is Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso. He is a regular speaker at technical conferences, blogger and MVP in Virtualization.
His blog can be found here: http://virtualisationandmanagement.wordpress.com
Or give him a tweet @edvaldocardoso
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