Greetings, 

I am pleased to annouce the availability of Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.  The book is available for purchase on Amazon.  Authors Michael Michael and Hector Linares both work on the SCVMM product team and many of you are already familiar with their blogs that offer great advice and tips on using SCVMM.  

We are so pleased that they found the time to colloborate on this  joint venture that will surely help many system administrators plan deployment and master day to day operations using SCVMM.

 

From the Back Cover

The Technical Foundation You Need—from Two Microsoft Insiders!

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

Master Microsoft's System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

Learn Essential Techniques and Best Practices from Microsoft Experts

Implement Advanced, Effective Virtualization Solutions

Manage Hyper-V and Virtual Server as well as VMware's ESX Infrastructure

Reinforce Your Skills with Real-World Examples

 

Have a great day,

 

Carmen M. Summers, Program Manager, SCVMM