Higher Education

Guide to Supporting Microsoft® Private Clouds, 1st Edition

  • Ron Carswell San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas, Professor Emeritus
  • ISBN-10: 1133703666  |  ISBN-13: 9781133703662
  • 640 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $99.25
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GUIDE TO SUPPORTING MICROSOFT PRIVATE CLOUDS instructs future network administrators how to effectively implement and maintain Microsoft® private clouds with a balance of conceptual expertise and hands-on skills. Ideal for your server administration course, this text prepares students to work with large providers, such as Amazon, Microsoft®, and Google, as well as implement smaller scale cloud computing solutions within their own network environments. GUIDE TO SUPPORTING MICROSOFT PRIVATE CLOUDS begins with a conceptual foundation and by the last chapter, students have completed over 75 lab activities as they learn to put in place a high-availability cluster to support a Microsoft® private cloud. Clear learning objectives, review questions, case projects, and complete instructor support further reinforce student understanding of cloud computing. Successive chapters help refine key skills students need to implement private cloud stations using Microsoft® technologies, including Windows® Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V virtualization, Virtual Machine Manager, Self-Service Portal, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Storage Server, Failover Cluster Manager, and Windows® PowerShell. To encourage teamwork, lab activities are designed for three-member teams who share private cloud stations consisting of three networked servers. Rely on GUIDE TO SUPPORTING MICROSOFT PRIVATE CLOUDS to teach your students the private cloud computing skills they will need now and in the future.

Features and Benefits

  • Prepares your students to support today's and tomorrow's Microsoft® server technologies for the implementation and maintenance of private clouds.
  • Comprehensive approach helps students master Microsoft® technologies and technical skills to implement a private cloud.
  • More than 75 lab activities provide critical hands-on practice.
  • Lab activities, are designed for three-member student teamsto encourage teamwork as student teams share private cloud stations that consist of three networked servers.
  • Proven learning features ensure students master necessary skills and gain a thorough, practical understanding.

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.

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.