Test Drive the Microsoft Private Cloud, 1st Edition

  • Ron Carswell San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas, Professor Emeritus
  • ISBN-10: 1285874455  |  ISBN-13: 9781285874456
  • 416 Pages
  • © 2015 | Published
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TEST DRIVE THE MICROSOFT PRIVATE CLOUD instructs future network administrators how to effectively implement and maintain the Microsoft Private Cloud with a balance of conceptual expertise and hands-on skills. The book prepares readers to implement cloud computing solutions within their own network environments. TEST DRIVE THE MICROSOFT PRIVATE CLOUD begins with a conceptual foundation and by the last chapter, readers will have learned to put in place a high-availability cluster to support a Microsoft Private Cloud. Clear learning objectives, case projects, and hands-on exercises further reinforce readers’ understanding of private cloud computing. Successive chapters help refine key skills readers need to implement private cloud stations using Microsoft technologies, including Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V virtualization, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, and System Center 2012 R2 Application Manger. Readers learn to use the Virtual Machine manager to work with library resources, to implement virtual networks, to configure storage, to create private clouds, and to deploy virtual machines. With the Application Manager, readers learn to deploy and access virtual machines in the private cloud. With PowerShell scripts, readers learn to manage the private cloud. TEST DRIVE THE MICROSOFT PRIVATE CLOUD teaches readers the private cloud computing skills they will need now and in the future.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes introductory material on the advent and growth of private cloud computing.
  • Covers how to create and manage virtual machines.
  • Covers using the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Private Cloud.
2. Creating and Managing Virtual Machines.
3. Configuring the Hyper-V Environment.
4. Installing and Using Virtual Machine Manager.
5. Working with Virtual Machines.
6. Installing and Using the Self-Service Portal.
7. Using the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
8. Implementing High Availability in the Private Cloud.
9. Managing High-Availability Clusters.
10. Managing the Private Cloud with PowerShell.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ron Carswell

Mr. Ron Carswell has more than 20 years of computer experience with both small and large organizations. Mr. Carswell holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in business administration from Baylor University. He has received A+, Network+, CTT+, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, and MCDST, MCITP, and MS:Server Virtualization with System Center certifications. He is currently a professor emeritus at San Antonio College, where he teaches MCSA, and MS:Server Virtualization certification courses. Mr. Carswell has written numerous textbooks for Course Technology and Cengage Learning. In addition, Mr. Carswell authored TEST DRIVE THE MICROSOFT PRIVATE CLOUD for Cengage PTR.