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White Paper
April 24, 2017
Author: Brien Posey, Microsoft MVP

Microsoft has made it clear that PowerShell is the preferred management tool for Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V. However, PowerShell management for Hyper-V tends to be non-intuitive and can be intimidating to beginners.

These whitepaper explain the basics of managing Hyper-V with PowerShell. You will learn:

  • What has changed since Hyper-V 2008 R2
  • How to create a virtual machine from the command line
  • How to start and stop virtual machines through PowerShell
  • Techniques for allocating resources such as CPU cores and memory to virtual machines
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White Paper
April 24, 2017
Author: Greg Shields, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert, independent author, speaker and IT consultant

There are many approaches to disaster recovery, with varying tradeoffs between risk and cost. Virtualization has rebalanced the equation and, with the right solution, even small businesses can achieve disaster protection that used to be relegated to the world’s most critical business networks.

This whitepaper and video discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each approach and will guide you toward a solution that:

  • Unifies file, VM and datacenter recovery with a single solution
  • Automates recovery to a few clicks for less stress during disaster events
  • Improves recovery point and recovery time objectives using direct replication
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Author: Ricky El-Qasem, vExpert and startup warrior

This document highlights some necessary steps required to setup a successful Veeam Backup and CA Arcserve 12.x for tape integration, may help understand low level technology and make right choices when implementing a backup strategy.

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Author: Scott Lowe, Partner and Co-founder, ActualTech Media

There are many who think that VMware vSphere can only be monitored with a vSphere-specific monitoring tool. The truth is that the same tool most organizations already have, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr), can monitor VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and other infrastructure solutions.

Read this white paper written by vExpert Scott Lowe to learn how the Veeam® Management Pack™ for System Center enables Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping you monitor and manage your vSphere infrastructure –– all from System Center 2012 OpsMgr. By simply adding this program, enterprises can gain insight into:

  • vSphere performance
  • vSphere capacity
  • vSphere alerts
  • vSphere overprovisioning
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Author: Hani El-Qasem, Solution Architect at SimpliVity

Did you know there’s an exponential increase in cost when you increase application uptime from 99.99% to 99.999%? Implementing SAN (Storage Area Network) replication for disaster recovery (DR) in virtual environments can be a complex, expensive and high-risk strategy.
This white paper reviews SAN technologies and examines asynchronous replication of virtual infrastructures for DR, pointing out differences between SAN-level and VM-level strategies.

Download this white paper now to learn about five of the common challenges in SAN-based replication:

  • Hardware dependency
  • Application consistency
  • Bandwidth constraints for your SAN
  • Failover and failback management
  • Replication of corrupt data

Find out how you can meet these challenges with a single solution!

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Author: Greg Shields, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert, independent author, speaker and IT consultant

Your stakeholders rely on you to keep their virtualized workloads running smoothly. With proper visibility and the right tools, you can easily meet their service requirements.

In Volume 3 of this Hyper-V series, you′ll learn about the importance of:

  • At-a-glance health and performance assessments
  • Alerting for round-the-clock notification of problems
  • Monitoring and reporting from a business perspective
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Author: Greg Shields, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert, independent author, speaker and IT consultant

You′ve deployed Hyper-V, and now you′re ready to begin virtualizing your organization′s workloads. Make sure you′re successful by knowing how to monitor the events and performance metrics that are key to the performance and availability of your Hyper-V environment.

Download Volume 1 of this series to learn about:

  • Balancing the supply and demand for resources
  • Identifying and resolving performance issues
  • Leveraging automation to save time and effort
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Author: Brien Posey, Microsoft MVP

As Hyper-V continues to grow and mature, many companies are starting to deploy it alongside their existing VMware infrastructure. Regardless of whether hypervisor coexistence is short term or permanent, experts agree that one of the biggest challenges they face is how to efficiently monitor and manage the complexities.Download these FREE whitepaper and learn how to:
  • Achieve end-to-end visibility from one console in System Center 2012, whether your virtual infrastructure is built on Hyper-V, VMware, or both
  • Add Hyper-V and VMware monitoring capabilities to SC2012OM
  • Eliminate the need for separate virtualization monitoring tools
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Author: Eric Siebert, VMware vExpert

Your virtual environment’s performance and availability are critical, and how and what you monitor can determine your ability to deliver the great service your stakeholders expect.

In this whitepaper you’ll learn about:
  • Do’s and Don’ts for monitoring VMs
  • Making sense of performance metrics
  • Understanding interdependencies in virtual environments
  • Getting the most out of storage resources
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