Implementing a Hyper-V Virtualization Infrastructure

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Virtualization is a hot topic today and for good reason. Using virtualization technologies organizations can reduce costs while increasing service provision and technical capabilities. Hyper-V, Microsoft’s latest offering in the virtualization market, presents a whole new virtual machine technology in the Microsoft product line. Comparable to VMware’s ESX server solution, Hyper-V comes out-of-the-box with Windows 2008 Server systems and can integrate with other Microsoft management tools such as System Center and group policies.

In this webinar, we will introduce you to the features and benefits of Hyper-V and you will gain important knowledge including:

· Hardware requirements of Hyper-V
· Benefits of Hyper-V over Virtual Server 2005
· Management options for large-scale implementations
· Deployment planning
· Keys to performance within virtual machines

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Implementing a Hyper-V Virtualization Infrastructure

  1. 1. Implementing a Hyper-V Infrastructure with Tom Carpenter
  2. 2. Agenda • Introducing Hyper-V • System Requirements • Architecture • Management Options • Performance Factors • Deployment Planning • Hyper-V in Production
  3. 3. Introducing Hyper-V • Hypervisor-based virtualization • Only available in 64-bit installations • Improvements over Virtual Server include – Improved performance – Better support for SANs – Running on Server Core installations – Improved virtual machine management
  4. 4. Hardware Requirements • Must be run on a 64-bit system • Hardware-based virtualization enhancements are required – Intel VT – AMD Virtualization • 2 GHz or faster processor • 1 GB minimum RAM
  5. 5. Hyper-V Server 2008 • Two implementations exist – Hyper-V Server 2008 • Free • Supports up to 4 processors and 32 GB RAM – Hyper-V running on Windows Server 2008 • Free after you purchase Windows Server 2008 • Supports up to 24 logical processors and 2 TB RAM with Enterprise or Datacenter editions
  6. 6. Hyper-V Architecture Parent Virtual Virtual Virtual Partition Machine Machine Machine Hypervisor Hardware
  7. 7. Installation Options • Server Core – Slimmed version of Windows Server 2008 – Reduced attack surface – Increased performance • Full Windows Server 2008 install – Hyper-V may run alongside other services – Full GUI management on the local server • Hyper-V Server 2008 – Basically Server Core without additional services
  8. 8. Installation Procedures • Pre-Installation – Name the server appropriately – Set the Administrator password and join a domain, if necessary – Assign proper static IP addresses • With the GUI 1. In Server Manager, use the Add Roles wizard • With Server Core – Type ocsetup Microsoft-Hyper-V at the command line and press ENTER – Click “Yes” to restart after installation (that’s right the “non-GUI” Server Core often uses the GUI to notify you of things ?@#!$)
  9. 9. Management Options • Direct management – Command line – Hyper-V management console • System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) – SCVMM Workgroup Edition supports five physical hosts – VMware VirtualCenter is required to manage VMware assets
  10. 10. VM Performance Factors • Memory • Storage • CPU • Network
  11. 11. Planning Hyper-V Deployments • Four key questions must be answered – How will virtual machine hosts and guests be managed? – What is your budget? – What guest operating systems must be supported and how many? – What services must run on the guest installs? • With these questions answered, you can estimate hardware and software resources
  12. 12. Calculating the Cost
  13. 13. Virtualization Assessment • Locate devices and applications that can be virtualized • Calculate cost savings • Discover security problems • Generate Excel and Word reports • Links to important documentation at Microsoft.com
  14. 14. Hyper-V in Production • Technet.Microsoft.com – 100% Hyper-V – More than 1 million hits per day • MSDN.Microsoft.com – 100% Hyper-V – More than 3 million hits per day • Microsoft.com – More than 50% Hyper-V – More than 1 billion hits per month
  15. 15. Thank You! We will begin the Q&A session momentarily

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