Windows PowerShell, Hands-On Labs / Ride Along

TH05 Managing Hyper-V with PowerShell (BYOL-RA)

August 14th, 2014

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Level: Intermediate

Jeffery Hicks

PowerShell MVP

Senior Technology Fellow

JDH IT Solutions

It seems you can't walk across the datacenter without tripping over some piece of virtualization software. If you run a Windows shop, more than likely that software is Microsoft Hyper-V. Even better, Windows 8 can run Hyper-V directly, giving you an instant test environment. But it doesn't matter if you need to manage a desktop Hyper-V setup or a set of corporate servers. You can do it all from your desk with Windows PowerShell.

This session led by PowerShell expert Jeff Hicks will have plenty of live demonstrations showing how to manage just about everything in Hyper-V from creating new virtual machines, to managing snapshots to health reporting. If your laptop has Windows 8 or later with Hyper-V you are welcome to follow along but this is not a hand-on lab.

You will learn:

    How to manage Hyper-V virtual machines from the PowerShell prompt

    How to create a new virtual machine

    How to build Hyper-V management reports

This is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) Ride-Along (RA) class. A laptop is not required, and the instructor will not provide specific hands-on labs, but you may wish to follow along with the instructor's examples. Power will be available in the room. Your laptop should have Windows Management Framework v3.0 or later installed (available on Windows 7 and later). The instructor will also make all in-class code available for download after the conference via the TechMentor attendee website.