All You Need to Know About Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Virtualization

April 24, 2017
by Clint Wyckoff
All You Need to Know About Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Virtualization

This eBook will discuss Windows Server 2016 Virtualization, also known as Hyper-V 2016. Many Hyper-V components have evolved with each Microsoft release, and knowing this information is key to understanding the increased functionality and usability.

Many of the new features require the basic usage of PowerShell. You’ll find them documented throughout this eBook as examples of features that allow IT Professionals to leverage Hyper-V PowerShell scripts in their own environments.

We will dive deeper into Containers technology which takes the foundation that server virtualization provides to the next level by allowing the kernel of the operating system to create multiple isolated user-space application instances, instead of one. We’ll discuss the difference between Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers, the way they are deployed, managed and function. And we will not miss the relationship of Microsoft Windows Server Containers and Docker, because you already know that Docker and Microsoft are working together to provide the same consistent experience across both the Linux and Windows ecosystem.

The goal of this eBook is to provide the necessary tools to successfully test, and eventually manage, a Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V environment.Take first steps towards:

• History and Evolution of Windows Server Virtualization
• What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Virtualization
• Nano Server
• Windows Server Containers, Docker and more

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About the author

Clint Wyckoff is an Evangelist at Veeam with a focus on all things Microsoft. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Cloud and Datacenter Management as well as a VMware vExpert for 2015. Clint is also a Veeam Certified Engineer (VCME) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). Follow Clint on Twitter @ClintWyckoff or @Veeam.