Understanding Hyper-V in WIndows Server 2012The last few months have been interesting, to say the least. We’ve seen Windows Server 2012 released in September, and along with the popular operating system comes the much-anticipated new release of Hyper-V. Now that it has been out there a bit and people are getting some exposure to the new server operating system and virtualization platform, we should make sure you know about a great new free resource to help you in the transition. Microsoft MVP Brien Posey has been working on his newest publication, “Hands-on Guide: Understanding Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012”. Additional chapters have contributions from Pete Zerger (also a Microsoft MVP) and Chris Henley from Veeam.
This is a great time for this resource and we’re happy to have it available for download on veeam.com. This is also a good time to see what everyone’s plans are for the new platform: both as an operating system and as part of your virtualized infrastructure. To do this, we are creating a quick poll here on the Veeam blog. Mark your votes below!

Regardless of where you are with Windows Server technologies, this is an important release! Windows Server 2012 promises to be an incredible platform to run applications, as well as a powerful virtualization environment for virtual machines.

This is also a big priority for Veeam. Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 supports VMs running on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, as well as VMs running Windows Server 2012 (whether on Hyper-V or VMware vSphere). This is a big deal! In particular this also includes VMs running from SMB 3.0 shares on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. Stay tuned at veeam.com or Veeam on Twitter for news on Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5.
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  • Bryan

    This is a great resource!!! I learned a lot of this via trial and error and Microsoft Virtual Academy ( since server 2012 beta). This is splendid! It would have saved me a lot of time 🙂
    When are chapters 6-12 coming out?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rick-Vanover/100000762051069 Rick Vanover

    Hi Bryan – great to hear. it is a great resource, let us know if you have any questions.

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  • Bryan

    I just downloaded the updated PDF!! I hope to look it over soon. A quick blurb for those who might read this document. Storage spaces and Windows Server 2012 allow us robust lab environments with commodity disks. I am serving up JOBD via ISCSI to HyperV and VMware clusters. What does that mean? I can basically create NAS from within VMware Professional on a Server 2012 VM over a second NIC/Switch (consumer grade). These iscsi LUNs are running VMs from several internal disks and two Esata raid 10 enclosures. I am using VMware Fusion and VMware pro to server up Nested Hypervisors (HyperV). My intent is to take this pseudo real world knowledge and apply it in the work force. Some of which is a focus on interoperability between the two environments. As time permits I plan to demo some Veeam products on bother platforms and look at System Center interoperability. Once again thanks for taking the time to write this document. I am seeing more Vendor Documentation from Microsfoft, VMware, and it is good to have a partner of both technologies fill in some of the gaps.

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