Mike & Maria’s Show: How to get started with Hyper-V

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First, the good news. You do not need to be Satya Nadella to build your first Hyper-V environment. All you need is a distributive file of Windows Server 2008 or later and a couple of free hours to prepare for the Hyper-V installation process.

Now, the bad news. Hyper-V helps keep things simple, but you still need to learn some things. Being able to handle the basics of Hyper-V installation – pre-requisites, selecting the proper Windows Server edition (Standard vs. Datacenter vs. Hyper-V Server) and corresponding management approach (PowerShell, Command Line, etc.), and so forth – has become a critical skill in Modern Data Centers.

Watch this 1-minute video where Maria Levkina from Veeam talks about what’s necessary to get started with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V.


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Mike Resseler is a Product Strategy Specialist for Veeam. Mike is focused on technologies around Hyper-V and System Center. With years of experience in the field he presents on many occasions on large events such as MMS, TechEd and TechDays. Mike has been an awarded the MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management since 2010. His major hobby is discussing and developing solid Disaster Recovery scenarios. Additionally, he has enterprise-class experience in Private Cloud architecture, deployment with marked focus on protection from the bottom to the top. He holds certifications in many Microsoft Technologies such as MCITP.
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