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This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to design and implement Microsoft Server Virtualization solutions using Hyper-V and System Center.

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Upon completing this course, the student will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Evaluate an organization’s virtualization requirements and plan for server virtualization
  • 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

This course is intended for IT professionals who are responsible for designing, implementing, managing, and maintaining a virtualization infrastructure or are interested in learning about current Microsoft Virtualization technologies. The secondary audience for this course includes IT decision makers who will determine which virtualization product to implement in their data centers.

  • An understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts
  • An understanding of different storage technologies and concepts
  • The ability to work in a team/virtual team
  • An understanding of Windows PowerShell®

Module 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 Environment

Module 2: Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Role

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

Module 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 Virtual Machines for Server Roles and Services

Module 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

Module 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

Module 6: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

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

Module 7: Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Integrating System Center and Server Virtualization
  • Overview of VMM
  • Installing VMM
  • Adding Hosts and Managing Host Groups

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

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

Module 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

Module 10: Configuring and Managing the Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Library and Library Objects

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

Module 11: Managing Clouds in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

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

Module 12: Managing Services in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and App Controller

  • Understanding Services in VMM
  • Creating and Managing Services in VMM
  • Using App Controller

Module 13: Protecting and Monitoring Virtualization Infrastructure

  • Overview of Backup and Restore Options for Virtual Machines
  • Protecting Virtualization Infrastructure by Using DPM
  • Using Operations Manager for Monitoring and Reporting
  • Integrating VMM with Operations Manager