Learn about configuring and managing Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) in Windows Server.
Contoso, Ltd. is a financial services company in Seattle with major offices located throughout the world. Most of its compute environment runs on-premises on Windows Server. This includes virtualized workloads on Windows Server 2016 hosts.
Contoso IT staff are migrating Contoso on-premises servers to Windows Server 2022. As part of the migration, Contoso plans to expand into additional sites and use virtualization to help expedite bringing a new site online. Contoso plans to increase the use of virtualization in general across their organization to optimize their computing environment because many physical servers are underutilized.
As a Hyper-V administrator, you need to determine what VM features and functionality are available in Hyper-V on Windows Server, so you can help ensure workloads are optimized and stable, and then also determine what Hyper-V storage options are available and how they can be utilized. After completing this module, you’ll understand how to accomplish these tasks.
After completing this module, you'll be able to:
- Describe settings, configuration, and generation versions available for VMs in Windows Server.
- Identify virtual hard disk (VHD) formats and types.
- Create and configure a VM.
- Determine storage options for VMs.
- Describe shared VHDs and VHD Sets.
- Describe host and guest clustering with shared VHDs.
To get the best learning experience from this module, you should have knowledge and experience of:
- Windows Server.
- Working with virtualization technologies.
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