Greetings folks!

As you're all busy getting ready for the holiday season, I'd like to introduce you another Christmas gift idea for a "VMM geek". :-)

My colleagues, Michael Michael and Hector Linares, just finished writing a new book "Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2", and it's available for order now at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Virtual-Machine-Manager-2008/dp/0470463325/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260507554&sr=8-1-catcorr#noop. I also helped write one of the chapters in the book. :-) Michael and Hector put a lot of time in writing the book, and they spent time in putting in tons of tips, best practices, and samples to make sure the book be a useful tool for every VMM administrator. So, I highly recommend giving it a read, if you are an VMM user or planning to deploy VMM.

Here are the words quoted directly from the publisher:

"This book shows you how to use Microsoft's System Center Virtual Machine Manager to effectively manage both the virtual and physical assets of your enterprise. Learn from two virtualization insiders at Microsoft how to install, configure, deploy, monitor, and troubleshoot VMM; handle backup and recovery; and much more. Going well beyond the basics, this book provides the technical know-how, best practices, and actual code you'll need to tailor a VMM deployment and keep things running smoothly.

Coverage includes:

  • Understanding the big picture, including Hyper-VTM 2.0 and Operations Manager 2007
  • Thoroughly examining all features, capabilities, and architecture you'll need for a successful deployment
  • Interacting with VMware's vCenterTM for management of ESXTM hosts
  • Deploying virtual machines to Hyper-V hosts
  • Building rich automation through Windows PowerShellTM and extending the capability of your VMM
  • Using the Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) infrastructure to create new PRO packs and dynamic IT
  • Backing up and planning for recovery of the VMM server; also backup and recovery of Hyper-V hosts using Hyper-V VSS Writer "

 

Thanks for reading and happy holidays!

Cheng