1.3 Setting Up Hyper-V Part 3
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So let's get started with the 1st 1 in Charlie. So what exactly is hype of it? Well, hyper V in its simplest form, is a virtualization platform is developed by Microsoft. It is Microsoft
implementation of this technology of virtual ization. In general, many of you might have bean s o. You may may be familiar with other VM where or if you've used Citrix. These companies also have their own virtual ization platforms. The M where is obviously a big one at the moment
again using VM way, that's a big one. You will hear the term hyper visor throughout. Whether you do this just in this course or as a career choice, whatever you might do professional, whatever you may do. But effectively, the term hyper visor is what you would call the system that looks after your virtualization platform effectively
on what this does is it enables administrators to make better use of their hardware. What I mean by that is, if you have two machines to two servers and you have them both set up as a window server, what this does is it allows you to tear down these windows servers put in a hyper v environment.
And not only do you know have to physical servers doing type of the environment,
but you could run quite a number of other virtualized platforms on board. It allows resource is to be shared. It goes from, allows you to share memory graphics processing CPU power, fail over clustering
some of the more advanced stuff as well. But virtualization in general, it just allows you to run a farm or with the resource is that you have.
So how does it compare TSX? I just go. So yes, excite, it's I would say yes, excise, Probably if you're using it. A TTE this fundamental level. Yes, Xie is probably a bit further up in the scale in terms of what you can expect with it. Certainly it's a professional level platform.
If you're doing like working on the Windows client type Piper V, which we're gonna be covering in this as well.
Yes, Xie is probably gonna be overpowered and probably respect for what you're attempting to do. But in terms of using hyper V as a professional talked like on a server compared to us, excite it Can Microsoft in recent years have spent a lot of money, time and effort,
bringing hyper V up to the level towards VM, where everyone knows who I am. Where is the top level
currently within virtualization? Microsoft aren't quite there yet, but I would say they are *** near close. There's a lot of pick up from a lot of companies now using Hi Kavi. I've worked with many companies who have actually compared the M where yes, x I Citrix Juniper on Microsoft together
and they've actually gone and chosen Microsoft after looking at the pros and cons of various things
of which a major one is going to be cost. Microsoft give away a lot of their stuff for free now, especially with Satya Nadella, who is the CEO of Microsoft now, absolutely revolutionizing the way that Microsoft looking in intellectual property on dhe, how they want to penetrate that market effectively.
Eso With this, you can also virtual eyes server operating systems from data center servers all the way down to Windows phone environments on your desk top. So if you need to like sand box of phone because you're you want to test something, it allows you to boot up the windows phone environment tested out. Shut it back down again
on don't even need to have the actual phone on. You could just boot up the wrong war.
The operating system itself s Oh, yeah, it sze very, very smart. And it will do everything in between all the way from servers, right the way down to a phone in your hand effectively.
So it is also a great tool for I t professionals and certification testers that want a safe sandbox to test suffering configurations. If you work in a professional environment where someone said, Look, I need to know how this software reacts when we put it on a system that is similar to ones that we have already in life environment.
You can boot up a sandbox, completely isolate that sandbox,
drop the software into it, see how it reacts. And then if it goes right, you can start to open up ports for it to work on, and you give it a network, see how it reacts then. And if anything goes wrong, it's simply a case of clicking. The power off button on the virtual machine just disappears and you can delete it, reset it back to how it was go back to a previous point in time.
It's very, very powerful tool for testing
in terms of certification. If you guys are doing any kind of Microsoft exams or anything like that, this is a brilliant tool. Tohave you Congar Oh, in screw around with server. Really mess it up, learn what you're doing of the easiest way I learned. I learned my trade is to fail, and virtual ization helps me to do that.
When you make a mistake, you very much learn more from it than actually doing it correctly very often.
So it allows you to test and kind of throw away what you what you don't need effectively and carry on as you were.
Okay, so hyper v background
Hyper V itself debuted in 2008 so we know 70,008. It was basically just when virtualization was starting to poke into the kind of mainstream.
It was kind of the buzzword of the time, effectively at that moment on dhe effectively, not many people knew quite what it waas on. Probably a lot less people could actually figure out why they want to use it. There was a lot of pushback in 2008 when it came to a virtual ization. People like I don't trust all this virtual stuff
it, you know, it's It's It's not, It's flaky, it's unstable. It wasn't.
But that's the kind of how they felt about it having a virtual machine. Like what? What was a virtual? No one could kind of understand the idea of it. At the time, it wasn't very much modern technology. S. O. I think the only thing that is constant in terms of especially in the I T administration on is that
any change is usually looked on by the people who don't work in I t.
As a bad thing. They really don't want it. I had so much pushback when it started to roll out. It was very complicated, difficult to implement and maintain. You have to shut down servers to do various different changes and make a change to the configuration.
You don't have that nowadays, but that's how it started and it was very cumbersome.
If you made a mistake and you forgot to flick a tick box on and you booted the service, you have to wait for the server to go down again and then change that tick box and then boot the whole thing back up again. Very cumbersome, very long winded. Effectively.
A lot has changed in only a little time. If you think about it's only been a decade, virtual ization now is absolutely everywhere. You can even virtualized stuff on your mobile phones. It's kind of how the anti virus works on your mobile phone. It will isolate something running in a virtual environment. Make it trick it.
Trick that program into thinking is in the real system
so that it shows its true self. This is how modern a eyes work in terms of anti virus firewalls. They sandbox something off, and they make it think that it's in the rial real environment and then see how it reacts. And this is kind of one of the implementations of it.
Data centers now are absolutely built around virtualization Sze
I pretty I can't think of. I think I can think of two servers I look after for clients now in my day to day job, which is where I'm actually working on physical servers. Basically, I pretty much depend on virtual ization to do my role. It's the cost. Savings involved are astronomical, even on their own,
and customers use it without even realising
many of the people that I look after. If they're not in the I t. Kind of the I T director roll and then they're asking me to come in, then consult for them. If they're just the staff members logging onto servers and doing their jobs,
a lot of the work that they do, they don't even realize that they were on a virtual environment. They just think they're logging onto servers and off they go, you know, got 16 service on the network, and that's it.
So Microsoft's product, Hyper V, has bean advancing along with that growing interest. So every time there's kind of a push from what soft for the next version of Windows server Hyper V tends to kind of bounce along with the server, which means that very often you're looking at hyper V is kind of the implementation of it, and the
the way new features arrive
tend to synchronize with the Windows server environment itself on. Now it's rapidly gaining on Vienna, where, as I mentioned earlier, when we had that question about Yes, X I S O v m. Where is? I would say they are still the, uh Don't use the word king, but they are at the top off. They've been doing it for far longer than
pretty much anyone
in terms of virtual izing systems on dhe. They do get what it means. I do think that they've grown
a little. They're kind of sat on their hands a little bit very recently. Just kind of gone. Oh, yeah, we're at the top. Will kind of see what everyone else does And myself have just dumped a whole load of resource into hyper V and kind of brought it right back up to the top. It is considered the most popular competing product against hyper V three. Anyway,
s o. The two of them are having a bit of a face off at the moment.
Being was still winning. But Microsoft coming up very quick behind it
on If you've been waiting for the technology to become more accessible and mature, this is the time to do it. Windows 10 on dhe Server 2016 brought a whole world of changes to hyper V on. It's a lot easier and easier than it ever was to get involved in in hyper