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eBook: Windows Server Virtualization – Virtual Storage

This is the “chapter 4” of my eBook on Windows Server Virtualization. Okay, now if you have started searching for the remaining three chapters, they are not written yet. I wanted to go on with the easier ones first and then look at the chapters that require lot of theory.

You can find the table of contents of this eBook over here. What I am really trying to do is create these chapters one by one and then consolidate everything in to a eBook. To re-iterate, the focus of this eBook is Hyper-V R2. So, you will find content that applies to both Hyper-V and Hyper-V R2 unless otherwise noted in the book.

In this release — Chapter 4: Virtual Storage — I wrote quite a bit on what all is supported under Hyper-V and  talked about some best practices when using various types of virtual storage. This chapter focuses on how to create and manage virtual storage using various methods available. These methods include Hyper-V MMC, Diskpart.exe, Diskmgmt.msc and Hyper-V WMI interfaces. I have tested all the scripts on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system with Hyper-V role.

This download includes a PDF of chapter 4 and the scripts used at the end of the chapter. Please read through this and let me know your thoughts.

I am looking for some feedback on what you think about the overall structure of this chapter, content and the sample scripts. Feel free to leave a comment — thoughts or rants or compliments — here or in an email. Your feedback will certainly improve the quality of next release.


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Ravikanth is a principal engineer and the lead architect for Microsoft and VMware virtualized and hybrid cloud solutions within the Infrastructure Solutions Group at Dell EMC. He is a multi-year recipient of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in Windows PowerShell (CDM) and Microsoft Azure. Ravikanth is the author of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed (Apress) and leads Bangalore PowerShell and Bangalore IT Pro user groups. He can be seen speaking regularly at local user group events and conferences in India and abroad.