Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

Duration:

5 Days

Audience:

Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

Course Description:

Obtain the skills you need to deploy and manage a Microsoft Server Virtualization infrastructure in an enterprise environment. You will learn how to configure, manage, and maintain Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager including networking and storage services. You will learn how to configure key Microsoft Server Virtualization features such as Generation 2 Virtual Machines, Replication Extension, Online Export, Cross-Version Live Migration, Online VHDX Resizing, Live Migration Performance tuning as well as Dynamic Virtual Switch Load Balancing and virtual Receive Side Scaling (vRSS).

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center and it can assist you in your preparation for Exam 74-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center.

Certification:

This course can assist you in your preparation for Exam 74-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center.

What You’ll Learn

  • Install and configure the Hyper-V server role
  • Create virtual machines, create and manage virtual hard disks and work with snapshots
  • Create and configure virtual machine networks in a Hyper-V environment
  • Implement virtual machine movement and Hyper-V Replica
  • Provide high availability for Hyper-V environment by implementing failover clustering
  • Manage virtual environment by using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Manage networking and storage infrastructure in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Configure and manage Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects
  • Create and manage virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager
  • Create and manage clouds by using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Create and manage services in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Protect virtualization infrastructure by using Windows Server Backup and Data Protection Manager

Who Needs to Attend

  • Experienced IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises who are responsible for designing, implementing, managing, and maintaining a virtualization infrastructure
  • Those who will determine which virtualization product to implement in their data centers

Prerequisites

  • IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises and have experience administering Windows Server 2012
  • Familiarity with virtualization concepts and management tools is highly recommended, though experience with virtualization is not expected
  • Ability to perform server administrator tasks to build and maintain a virtualization infrastructure
  • Must have an understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts and different storage technologies and concepts
  • Must An understanding of Windows PowerShell
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (M20410) or equivalent knowledge
  • Administering Windows Server 2012 (M20411) or equivalent knowledge
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (M20410)

Course Outline

1. Evaluating the Environment for Virtualization

  • Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Components
  • Evaluating Current Environment for Virtualization
  • Extending Virtualization to the Cloud

2. Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role

  • Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Managing Hyper-V
  • Configuring Hyper-V Settings
  • Hyper-V Host Storage and Networking

3. Creating and Managing Virtual Hard Disks, Virtual Machines, and Checkpoints

  • Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks
  • Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines
  • Installing and Importing Virtual Machines
  • Managing Virtual Machine Checkpoints
  • Monitoring Hyper-V
  • Designing and Managing Virtual Machines

4. Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Networks

  • Creating and Using Hyper-V Virtual Switches
  • Advanced Hyper-V Networking Features
  • Configuring and Using Hyper-V Network Virtualization

5. Virtual Machine Movement and Hyper-V Replica

  • Providing High Availability and Redundancy for Virtualization
  • Implementing Virtual Machine Movement
  • Implementing and Managing Hyper-V Replica

6. Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Configuring and Using Shared Storage
  • Implementing and Managing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

7. Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Integrating System Center and Server Virtualization
  • Overview of System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Installing System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Adding Hosts and Managing Host Groups

8. Managing the Networking and Storage Infrastructure in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Managing Networking Infrastructure
  • Managing Storage Infrastructure
  • Managing Infrastructure Updates

9. Creating and Managing Virtual Machines by Using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Virtual Machine Management Tasks in VMM
  • Creating, Cloning, and Converting Virtual Machines
  • Overview of Virtual Machine Updating

10. Configuring and Managing the System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine

  • Overview of the Virtual Machine Manager Library
  • Working With Profiles and Templates

11. Managing Clouds in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Introduction to Clouds
  • Creating and Managing a Cloud
  • Working With User Roles in Virtual Machine Manager

12. Managing Services in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and App Controller

  • Understanding Services in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Creating and Managing Services in VMM
  • Using System Center 2012 R2 App Controller

13. Protecting and Monitoring Virtualization Infrastructure

  • Overview of Backup and Restore Options for Virtual Machines
  • Protecting Virtualization Infrastructure by Using Data Protection Manager
  • Using System Center Operations Manager for Monitoring and Reporting
  • Integrating Virtual Machine Manager with Operations Manager

Labs

NOTE: Labs are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview and System Center 2012 R2 Preview.

Lab 1: Evaluating the Environment for Virtualization

  • Select the Appropriate Virtualization Method
  • Access the Environment by Using MAP

Lab 2: Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role

  • Install the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Configure Hyper-V Settings
  • Access and Manage Hyper-V Remotely

Lab 3: Creating and Managing Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual Machines

  • Create and Manage Virtual Hard Disks
  • Create and Manage Virtual Machines

Lab 4: Creating and Managing Checkpoints, and Monitoring Hyper-V

  • Import Virtual Machines and Work with Checkpoints
  • Monitor Hyper-V

Lab 5: Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Networks

  • Create and Use Hyper-V Virtual Switches
  • Configure and Use Advanced Virtual Switch Features
  • Configure Hyper-V Network Virtualization

Lab 6: Virtual Machine Movement and Hyper-V Replica

  • Move Hyper-V Storage and Virtual Machines
  • Configure and Manage Hyper-V Replica

Lab 7: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

  • Create Hyper-V Failover Cluster
  • Manage Hyper-V Failover Cluster

Lab 8: Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 VMM SP1
  • Managing Hosts and Host Groups

Lab 9: Managing the Networking and Storage Infrastructure in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Implement a Network Infrastructure
  • Implement a Storage Infrastructure
  • Manage Infrastructure Updates

Lab 10: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines by Using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Create a Virtual Machine and Modify Its Properties
  • Clone a Virtual Machine

Lab 11: Configuring and Managing the System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager SP1 Library and Library Objects

  • Configure and Manage the Virtual Machine Manager Library
  • Create and Manage Profiles and Templates

Lab 12: Working With User Roles in Virtual Machine Manager

  • Create a Cloud
  • Work With User Roles
  • Deploy Virtual Machines to a Cloud

Lab 13: Managing Services in System Center 2012 R2 VMM and App Controller

  • Create a Service Template
  • Deploy a Service and Updating Service Template
  • Configure an App Controller
  • Deploy Virtual Machine in App Controller

Lab 14: Monitoring and Reporting Virtualization Infrastructure

  • Implement System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Agent
  • Configure Operations Manager Monitoring Components
  • Configure Operations Manager Integration with Virtual Machine Manager