Hyper-V Deployment Tricks - Fast Track Edition - Volume 1
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Hyper-V Deployment Tricks - Fast Track Edition - Volume 1

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The purpose of this short e-book is to showcase what you should not do when setting up your Hyper-V farms. We have travelled around the world and consulted with customers small and large on Hyper-V since before it was even called Hyper-V.  

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Dave Kawula
Dave Kawula

Dave is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. His background includes data communications networks within multi-server environments, and he has led architecture teams for virtualization, System Center, Exchange, Active Directory, and Internet gateways. Very active within the Microsoft technical and consulting teams, Dave has provided deep-dive technical knowledge and subject matter expertise on various System Center and operating system topics.

Dave is well-known in the community as an evangelist for Microsoft, 1E, and Veeam technologies. Locating Dave is easy as he speaks at several conferences and sessions each year, including TechEd, Ignite, MVP Days Community Roadshow, and VeeamOn. 

Recently Dave has been honored to take on the role of Conference Co-Chair of TechMentor with fellow MVP Sami Laiho.  The lineup of speakers and attendees that have been to this conference over the past 20 years is really amazing. Come down to Redmond or Orlando in 2018 and you can meet him in person.

As the founder and Managing Principal Consultant at TriCon Elite Consulting, Dave is a leading technology expert for both local customers and large international enterprises, providing optimal guidance and methodologies to achieve and maintain an efficient infrastructure.

BLOG: www.checkyourlogs.net

Twitter: @DaveKawula

Dave Kawula

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Emile Cabot
Emile Cabot

Émile is a six-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who started in the industry during the mid-90s working at an ISP and designing web sites for celebrities. He has a strong background specializing in datacenter and deployment solutions, and has spent many years performing infrastructure analyses and solution implementations for organizations around the world.

Émile organizes the Calgary Microsoft User Group, blogs on CheckYourLogs.net, and has presented at several conferences, including Ignite, VeeamOn, TechMentor, TechReady, and MVPDays. 

Cary Sun
Cary Sun

Cary Sun has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in data center and deployment solutions. As a Principal Consultant, he likely works closely with clients to help them design, implement, and manage their data center infrastructure and deployment strategies.

With his background in data center solutions, Cary Sun may have experience in server and storage virtualization, network design and optimization, backup and disaster recovery planning, and security and compliance management. He holds CISCO CERTIFIED INTERNETWORK EXPERT (CCIE No.4531) from 1999. Cary is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Microsoft Azure MVP, Veeam Vanguard and Cisco Champion. He is a published author with several titles, including blogs on Checkyourlogs.net, and the author of many books.

Cary is a very active blogger at checkyourlogs.net and is permanently available online for questions from the community. His passion for technology is contagious, improving everyone around him at what they do.

Blog site: https://www.checkyourlogs.net

Web site: https://carysun.com

Blog site: https://gooddealmart.com

Twitter: @SifuSun

in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sifusun/

Amazon Author: https://Amazon.com/author/carysun

John O'Neill Sr.
John O'Neill Sr.

John’s professional IT career began as a teenager, taking him on many wonderful adventures over the past 30 years. John’s IT path started with programming, but branched out quickly. Opportunities from the Help Desk to the Corner Office shape his IT journey. Specializing in Systems and Infrastructure technologies, John’s broad skillset includes Desktop and Server OS, Identity Management, Networking Services, Network Architecture, IP Telephony, and Security.

Passionate about giving back to the IT community, John develops relevant, timely content IT Pros take advantage of immediately. Part of the MVPDays team, he develops both online and in-print content. In addition, John authored material as a contributing editor for the Petri.co.il online community as well as senior contributor to Tom’s IT Pro, Redmond Magazine, Netwrix, and both Thomson-Reuters' Aspatore Books and Exec Blueprints publications.

Helping others succeed and advance in IT drives John to share knowledge. Speaking at conferences worldwide, developing technology training courses for Pluralsight’s online training library, and leading webinars are all regular investments by John in the current and next generation of IT professionals.

John is proud to be honored by industry organizations, leaders, and peers. John is a four-time recipient of Microsoft’s MVP Award. John received NEOSA’s CIO of the Year Award in 2012.

Cristal Kawula
Cristal Kawula

Cristal Kawula is the co-founder of MVPDays Community Roadshow and #MVPHour live Twitter Chat.   She is the President of TriCon Elite Consulting where she manages the day to day operations of the field consulting and sales teams.

Cristal is also only the 2nd Woman in the world to receive the prestigious Veeam Vanguard Community excellence award.  In July of 2017 she was awarded the designation of Microsoft MVP.  

Early in her career Cristal worked as a consultant with Microsoft authoring content for internal SMSGR and GTR teams.   This content was used to train internal support engineers and global escalation engineering teams.  

Cristal can be found speaking at Microsoft Ignite, MVPDays, and other local user groups.   She is extremely active in the community and has recently helped publish a book for other Women MVP’s called Voices from the Data Platform.  


BLOG: http://www.checkyourlogs.net

Twitter: @supercristal1

Table of Contents

Foreword by iii Acknowledgments iii From Dave iii About the Authors iv Dave Kawula – Microsoft MVP iv Cristal Kawula – Microsoft MVP v Emile Cabot – Microsoft MVP vi Cary Sun – Microsoft MVP vii John O’Neill Sr – Re-Connect Microsoft MVP viii Contents x Introduction 1 Hyper-V a Brief History Lesson 1 Structure of the Book 3 Sample Files 3 Additional Resources 3 Chapter 1 4 Common Hyper-V Host Deployment Mistakes 4 What not to install on your Hyper-V Host Server? 4 Don’t leave your Hyper-V in a General Server or Workstation OU 5 Don’t Operate Hyper-V insecurely 6 Secure the Host OS 6 Secure your Networks 6 Use Secure Storage Migration Networks 7 Think about Device Security 7 Use Drive Encryption 7 Lock down the and Harden the Host OS 7 Use a Most Restrictive Permission Model 7 Don't mount unknown VHDs 7 Security inside the Guests Virtual Machines 7 Secure the Guest VMs 8 Patch Patch Patch 8 Secure the Guest Virtual Networks 8 Secure the Virtual Devices Attached 8 Configure antivirus, firewall, and intrusion detection software 8 Summary 9 Chapter 2 10 Don’t Span NUMA Nodes? 10 What exactly is NUMA anyways? 10 Hyper-V and NUMA 11 Virtual NUMA 12 NUMA Spanning 12 Calculating NUMA for VM Placement and Sizing 13 Summary 18 Chapter 3 20 Don’t Misconfigure Your Anti-Virus 20 Types of I/O Storms 20 Boot I/O Storms 20 Disaster Recovery Site I/O Storms 21 Inventory I/O Storms 21 Anti-Virus I/O Storms 21 VM Corruption 21 Anti-Virus Exclusion Lists 22 Windows Defender Automatic Exclusions 22 What to exclude on Microsoft Windows Server 2016? 22 General Files 22 Group Policy files: 23 File Replication Service (FRS) exclusions: 23 The Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) 24 Process exclusions 24 Hyper-V exclusions: 24 SYSVOL Exclusions: 25 Active Directory exclusions 26 DHCP Server exclusions 26 DNS Server exclusions 27 File and Storage Services exclusions 27 Print Server exclusions 28 Web Server exclusions 28 Windows Server Update Services exclusions 29 Summary 29 Chapter 4 30 Watch your Checkpoints 30 What is a Hyper-V Checkpoint (Snapshot) 30 Checkpoints are NOT Backups 31 Active Directory 31 SQL Server 32 Exchange Server 32 Backing up Active Directory, SQL, Exchange 32 Backups and Checkpoints in Windows 2012 R2 33 Hyper-V Backups and Checkpoints in Windows 2012 R2 34 Hyper-V Production Checkpoints 35 Production Checkpoints vs. Standard Checkpoints 35 Using Production Checkpoints 35 Summary 36 Find our Experts 37 Join us at MVPDays and meet great MVP’s like this in person 37 Live Presentations 37 Video Training 37 Live Instructor-led Classes 37 Consulting Services 38 Twitter 39 References 40 Websites 40

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