David Davis' New Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Essentials Video Training

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I'm proud to announce that my new Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Essentials course is now available at TrainSignal. I designed this course for those of you who have Windows administration experience but are new to Hyper-V. This almost four-hours-long course will give you the jump start you need to learn about the most powerful virtualization hypervisor that Microsoft has ever created. By watching the course, you'll learn that:

  • Learning Hyper-V can be inexpensive and it can be easy to build your own lab
  • Implementing Hyper-V for the first time can be done by anyone
  • Hyper-V virtualization is powerful and extremely useful
  • The new Windows 2012 Hyper-V offers many advanced features to make your life easier

Side note: I just love products that make people lives easier (especially the lives of server admins)!

As I said, the ideal viewer for this course is someone who is “all new” to Hyper-V. Because of that, I'm not going to list out all the Hyper-V advanced features that you'll learn about because, if you are new to Hyper-V, features like “live migration,” “storage migration,” and “failover clustering” may not mean a lot today. Once you are done with this course though, you'll know how these types of advanced features can completely change how you run your data center.

Here's a sample from the course:

Now if you have no idea what virtualization is, I recommend that you first watch my totally free Introduction to Virtualization lesson and, from there, move into this Hyper-V Essentials course.

In my opinion, one of the best things you can learn about is how to create your own Hyper-V lab. With a small home or work lab, you can recreate all the configurations that I show you in the course (and no, a lab doesn't have to cost you thousands of dollars).

If you know me then you may be puzzled as to why my name is associated with Microsoft's Hyper-V. Yes I am known as a VMware vExpert and evangelist. However in the last few years, I have been learning about all types of virtualization. Previous versions of Hyper-V were immature compared to VMware vSphere, but Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V is far advanced compared to its predecessor. I've been impressed with the advanced features it offers and want to help others to learn about it as well.

I hope that you enjoy my new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Essentials course, and I welcome your feedback!

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David Davis

David Davis has authored over 50 courses for Pluralsight around enterprise data center technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and (especially) VMware vSphere. He is a partner at ActualTechMedia.com where he creates compelling enterprise technology content, moderates online events, and helps to connect some of the best-known technology companies in the industry with the end user community. With over 20 years in enterprise technology, he has served as an IT Manager, administrator, and instructor. David is an 11x VMWare vExpert, VCP, VCAP, & CCIE# 9369.