It is difficult not to have a great deal of sympathy for either a test candidate facing Microsoft Certification or taking on Microsoft’s Hyper-V understanding.
In the case of either type of person there is an astoundingly small amount of good documentation. This may be because Dell virtualization is a relatively new topic, or it may be because it is a complex topic.
While there are no shortages of solutions for virtualization, only the basics remain the same among all the offerings. Hyper-V seems to be particularly daunting for several reasons.
The reality is VMware was first out the gate with virtualization software. It proved so cost-effective Intel changed the design of their CPUs to better accommodate virtualization.
Microsoft ‘caught on to’ this hot topic and released Hyper-V. In classic Microsoft fashion, version 1 was, let me put it kindly, sub optimal. That is diplomatic speak for saying: it sucked.
That was then, and this is now. Redmond has put in considerable effort in making Hyper-V a more than respectable powerhouse. And, for their next rope trick they’re going to make it ambiguous.
Hyper-V is a core component in every version of Windows 8. Given this, one does not have to be a rocket scientist to realize Hyper-V is going to be everywhere.
I’m only aware of trainsignal.com as a solution to providing an in-depth look at Hyper-V training in a video format.
MCT instructor Benjamin Culbertson lead you through almost a full day of instruction covering 13 lessons.
If you have been studying for Microsoft certifications and found the material is mute on “R2” stuff, you need to look no further.
I’m happy to report the instructor is a very high-energy style that keeps you engaged.