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Overview

This Private Cloud with System Center 2012 training describes private cloud configuration and deployment with Microsoft System Center 2012.

The course is intended for Data center administrators responsible for designing, installing and configuring a private cloud infrastructure.

Goals
  1. Learn to produce a high-level design that accounts for requirements for the private cloud environment.
  2. Learn to configure and deploy the application fabric.
  3. Learn to configure a PXE server, an update server, and a software update baseline
  4. Learn to configure Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (App-V) so that it can be used to sequence and deploy an application virtually.
  5. Learn to build the core components necessary for delivering services on the fabric.
  6. Learn to allocate resources to the private cloud and grant access to the private cloud.
  7. Understand how to monitor the private cloud using Operations Manager.
  8. Understand the tools necessary to extend and customize Operations Manager for a private cloud environment.
  9. Learn to set up, configure, and integrate the core components of Service Manager into the private cloud fabric.
  10. Learn to configure a service catalog, and then publish it to the Self-Service Portal.
  11. Gain the knowledge necessary to deploy and configure DPM in a private cloud.
  12. Learn to deploy and configure Microsoft System Center 2012 - Orchestrator in a private cloud, and then integrate it with other System Center 2012 components.
Outline
  1. Planning for the Private Cloud
    1. Understanding the Private Cloud
    2. Requirements for Deploying a Private Cloud
    3. Designing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
    4. Overview of System Center 2012 Components
    5. Deploying Hyper-V Clustering with VMM
    6. Lab: Planning for the Private Cloud
      1. Deploying the Virtual Machine Manager Agent
      2. Creating a Hyper-V Host Cluster Using VMM
  2. Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with System Center 2012 -Virtual Machine Manager
    1. Overview of VMM Architecture and Components
    2. Installing and Upgrading VMM
    3. Configuring VMM Security and Roles
    4. Understanding Host Groups
    5. Lab: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
      1. Reviewing and Configuring Hosts
      2. Configuring Host Groups
      3. Configuring User Roles and Run As Accounts
      4. Configuring the Library
      5. Preparing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
      6. Deploying a New Virtual Machine
  3. Extending and Maintaining the Private Cloud Infrastructure
    1. Overview of the PXE and Update Server Roles
    2. Deploying Bare-Metal Hyper-V Host Servers
    3. Configuring the Update Server Role
    4. Creating and Using an Update Baseline
    5. Lab: Maintaining the Private Cloud Infrastructure
      1. Configuring a PXE Server in VMM
      2. Configuring a Host Profile
      3. Configuring an Update Server Role in VMM
      4. Configuring a Software Update Baseline in VMM
  4. Configuring Application Delivery
    1. Dynamic Application Deployment Overview
    2. Web Deployment Packages
    3. Server Application Virtualization Overview
    4. Configuring Server App-V Components
    5. Sequencing and Deploying Virtual Applications
    6. Lab: Configuring Virtual Application Delivery
      1. Configuring the Server App-V Sequencer
      2. Configuring the Server App-V Agent
      3. Sequencing an Application
      4. Testing the Server App-V Package Deployment
  5. Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
    1. Configuring Guest Operating System Profiles
    2. Configuring Hardware Profiles
    3. Configuring SQL Server Using SQL Server Profiles
    4. Configuring Application Profiles
    5. Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
    6. Configuring the Self-Service User Role
    7. Lab: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
      1. Configuring Profiles
      2. Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
      3. Configuring a Service Template
      4. Configuring a User Role
      5. Deploying the StockTrader Application Service
  6. Deploying and Accessing a Private Cloud
    1. Understanding Private Cloud Computing
    2. Installing and Configuring App Controller
    3. Creating and Managing Services and Service Templates
    4. Lab: Deploying and Accessing a Private Cloud
      1. Creating and Configuring a Private Cloud
      2. Configuring App Controller
      3. Creating, Deploying and Managing Services
  7. Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure
    1. Operations Manager Architecture and Security
    2. Upgrading Operations Manager 2007 R2
    3. Configuring Notifications
    4. Configuring Management Packs
    5. Configuring Integration with System Center 2012
    6. Lab: Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure
      1. Deploying Agents
      2. Deploying and Configuring Monitoring Management Packs
      3. Configuring Notifications
      4. Configuring VMM Integration
      5. Configuring DPM Integration
  8. Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Private Cloud Infrastructure
    1. Configuring the SharePoint Server Portal
    2. Monitoring Templates
    3. Distributed Application Monitoring
    4. Lab: Extending and Customizing Monitoring
      1. Creating Custom Monitoring
      2. Creating a Distributed Application
      3. Configuring Service Level Management
      4. Creating Views for Private Cloud Infrastructure
      5. Configuring SharePoint Integration
  9. Implementing Service Management for the Private Cloud
    1. Service Manager Architecture Overview
    2. Upgrading to System Center 2012 - Service Manager
    3. Understanding Service Manager Work Items
    4. Configuring Service Manager Connectors
    5. Configuring Service Manager Notifications
    6. Lab: Implementing Service Management for the Private Cloud
      1. Configuring Service Manager Basic Settings
      2. Configuring Service Manager Connectors
      3. Configuring the Self-Service Portal
      4. Configuring Notifications
  10. Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure
    1. Planning DPM Deployment
    2. DPM Architecture and Components
    3. Upgrading DPM
    4. Configuring DPM for the Private Cloud
    5. Configuring Application Protection for the Private Cloud
    6. Restoring Applications to the Private Cloud
    7. Lab: Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure
      1. Configuring the Storage Pool
      2. Deploying DPM Protection Agents
      3. Creating and Configuring Protection Groups
      4. Configuring SQL Server Self-Service Recovery
      5. Restoring Data from a SQL Server Protection Group
      6. Performing Self-Service Recovery to Recover SQL Server Data
  11. Automating and Standardizing the Private Cloud
    1. Orchestrator Architecture and Components Overview
    2. Deploying and Configuring Core Components
    3. Managing Runbooks
    4. Configuring Integration Packs
    5. Lab: Automating the Private Cloud
      1. Creating a Runbook Server and Configuring Integration Packs
      2. Configuring a Template to Deploy Agents on a New Virtual Machine
      3. Creating a Runbook to Protect All Resources on a Virtual Machine
  12. Configuring the Cloud Services Process Pack
    1. Implementing the Cloud Services Process Pack
    2. Service Level Management
    3. Lab: Configuring the Cloud Service Process Pack
      1. Installing the Cloud Service Process Pack
      2. Configuring User Roles and Settings
      3. Configuring Service Offerings
      4. Creating an Incident Request
      5. Configuring Service Level Management
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Microsoft System Center class:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
  • Networking and storage experience
  • Familiarity with data center management processes
  • Previous work with IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Previous work with Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)
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