After my last book review about DirectAccess technology I am back to another System Center component. Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook is written by MVP Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso. Let me first start the the book is based on VMM 2012 SP1 release. Virtual Machine Manager is the component that was changed the most in SC 2012 and 2012 SP1. These changes are not so much in terms of the architecture but in features. The main reason for these changes is probably that the component was heavily falling behind its competitors. The book is well structured and begins by introducing you of the SCVMM 2012 Architecture. Than it continues with a guide of how to install this SC 2012 component. Initial setup by configuring SCVMM fabric resources is also present. Basic administration in the form of deploying virtual machines and services and PowerShell scripting is also included in the book. Those who want to upgrade from SCVMM 2008 SP1 will find their upgrade paths in the book. The last two chapters in the book represent more advanced topics like managing VMware ESXi. Citrix XenServer, Hybrid Clouds and Fabric Updates. There are even several pages about System Center 2012 App Controller SP1. This book is the perfect solution to take your baby steps into System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager SP1.
I recommend this book engineers who are just starting with SCVMM 2012 SP1, administrators who are operating with product and for IT Managers that have indirect contact with it.
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