All posts tagged: Book

Azure CLI 2.0 Cookbook

As I moved into the PowerShell space and started focusing only on Microsoft platform, I lost touch with the Unix and Linux world. However, when I started using Azure CLI 2.0, I just fell in love. It re-introduced me to shell scripting world which I loved a lot. While working my way towards mastering Azure CLI 2.0, I wrote quite a few shell scripts for managing various Azure Services. This triggered the thought that I can easily make them as recipes and write a cookbook to show how to use those recipes while explaining the concepts of Azure CLI and shell scripting. I sat on this for a while but I, finally, had the time to complete an outline and start working towards publishing the content. I will be self-publishing this on leanpub.com and I have not decided on a price yet. There is a landing page that you can visit and indicate your interest and propose a price point as well. I will make the pricing public once I have at least 3 to 4 chapters …

Book: Windows Server Virtualization

Here is the high level outline of the book I am planning. I have not decided on a title yet. Yeah, it is less important than the content so, let us keep it to the end. Chapter 1 Introduction to Virtualization – What is virtualization? – Historical overview – Microsoft Vitualization Solutions Chapter 2 Hyper-V: An architectural & feature overview Chapter 3 Hyper-V: Installation and configuration Chapter 4 Hyper-V: Virtual Storage Chapter 5 Hyper-V: Virtual Networks Chapter 6 Hyper-V: Advanced virtual networking concepts – Virtual Machine Queues – Virtual Machine Chimney Chapter 7 Hyper-V: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines Chapter 8 Hyper-V: Virtual Machine snapshots Chapter 9 Hyper-V: Quick Migration Chapter 10 Hyper-V: Live Migration Chapter 11 Hyper-V: Backup and restore Chapter 12 Hyper-V: Management using SCVMM 2008 R2 Chapter 13 Hyper-V: Tools and references I would like to focus only on Hyper-V v2 and SCVMM 2008 R2. I will, however, provide a note wherever the explained feature set does not apply to Hyper-V v1. This will help me avoid an update to the book …

writing a book..!

Yes, you read that right. I got this weird thought of writing my own book on Hyper-V configuration and management, purely from a IT Pro point-of-view. I was looking for a good book for MCTS: Windows Server Virtualization, configuring exam and did not find a Microsoft Press book. Of course, there are couple of e-learning offerrings. There is just one book which is a study guide for this exam. However, this is not available as an Indian edition. I have to shell out a few thousands to get the US copy. At the same time, looking at the exam objectives, I felt that this is something I do day-in and day-out. I have fair amount of knowledge to take the exam right away. However, I would still like to work on the whole subject a bit once again and then take the exam. In this same regard, I am thinking of putting together a book — only an online edition. BTW, anyone interested in printing this?!? :). This effort may help others in learning Hyper-V management concepts and at the …