Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V: Insider’s Guide to Microsoft’s Hypervisor is a book written by the Microsoft team behind the Hyper-V product. The book shows readers how to perform key virtualization scenarios, such as server consolidation, software test and development, and a dynamic data center and demonstrates how Hyper-V can be used to reduce cost and eliminate the complexity of a server infrastructure by consolidating workloads to a small number of machines. In addition, the material addresses using DPM, and SCOM with VMM in order to maintain and manage Hyper-V environments, and comes with practical guide focuses on the essentials of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V.

From the Back Cover

Get up to speed and down to business with Hyper-V

Leveraging server virtualization has never been easier. Not only does Hyper-V come in the box withMicrosoft Windows Server 2008, now you can get up and running in no time with expert guidance from three team members at Microsoft who worked with the product.

This insiders guide takes you through Hyper-V essentials. You’ll test new systems and new software. You’ll discover how to use virtualization for disaster recovery and quick migrations. And you’ll learn to manage virtual machines with System Center tools. The book provides pages of explanations and tips—and encourages you to work hands-on on your own virtual system, as you learn.

  • Install, configure, and get productive on Hyper-V as quickly as possible
  • Migrate from hardware to virtual machines and set up backup/recovery systems
  • Learn scripting, command lines, and how to automate common tasks
  • Manage enterprise virtualization environments with Microsoft System Center
  • Use Hyper-V to keep mission-critical infrastructures up and running
  • Explore each System Center product individually: Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and Data Protection Manager

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V: Insiders Guide to Microsoft’s Hypervisor (aff) costs more than $30 to purchase at Amazon.

NetApp is giving away the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V: Insider’s Guide to Microsoft’s Hypervisor physical book (not eBook or e-Book in PDF or other digital format) to everybody who registers, provided that registration is done by November 20, 2009. Best of all, not only the book is free, there is no shipping, delivery or handling charge or cost too.

To receive the free Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V: Insider’s Guide to Microsoft’s Hypervisor, go to the following web page to register:

The promotional offer is limit to one book per person (a value of US$49.99). Book is not for resale and cannot be redeemed for cash. Shipments limited to U.S. only. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. All books will be mailed on or before November 30, 2009. Once registered, you’ll immediately receive Chapter 9 of the book, which can be access here: hyper-v-ch09-netapp.pdf