MOC 10971 - Storage and High Availability with Windows Server

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In this Storage and High Availability with Windows Server training class, you will learn about traditional storage topologies such as Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Networks (SANs), and bus technologies such as Fibre Channel and Internet SCSI (iSCSI). The course will also cover the latest innovations concerning disks, volumes and file systems as well as new technologies such as Storage Spaces, tiering, thin provisioning and Data Deduplication, and enhanced functionality to SMB and NFS sharing protocols in Windows Server 2012 R2.

  1. Learn to manage and secure disks and volumes in Windows Server.
  2. Learn to describe storage technologies and components in Windows Server.
  3. Learn to implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication.
  4. Learn to describe high availability and disaster recovery with Hyper-V virtual machines and high availability with failover clustering in windows Server 2012.
  5. Learn to plan and implement a failover cluster.
  6. Learn to describe managing server roles and clustering resources.
  7. Learn to implement and manage virtual machines by using Hyper-V with failover clustering.
  8. Learn to describe using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager to perform storage infrastructure management.
  9. Learn to describe cloud-based storage and high availability solutions.
  10. Learn to plan and implement a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster.
  1. Disks and Volumes with Windows Server
    1. Managing Disks in Windows Server
    2. Managing Volumes in Windows Server
    3. Securing Volumes and Drives
    4. Lab: Managing Disks and Volumes in Windows Server 2012
      1. Create and Manage Virtual Hard Disks by Using Windows PowerShell
      2. Convert Virtual Hard Disks From a .vhd Format to a .vhdx Format
      3. Resize a Volume
      4. Enable BitLocker to Secure a Drive
    5. Explain how to implement data security by using EFS, a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), and BitLocker.
  2. Fundamental Storage Technologies and Components
    1. Storage Topology Options
    2. Configuring Bus Technologies in Windows Server
    3. Configuring Sharing in Windows Server
    4. Lab: Planning and Configuring Storage Technologies and Components
      1. Plan Storage Requirements
      2. Configuring iSCSI Storage
      3. Configure and Manage Share Infrastructure
  3. Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
    1. Implementing Storage Spaces
    2. Maintaining Storage Spaces
    3. Implementing Data Deduplication
    4. Lab: Implementing Storage Spaces
      1. Create a Storage Space
      2. Enable and Configure Storage Tiering
    5. Lab: Implementing Data Deduplication
      1. Install Data Deduplication
      2. Configure Data Deduplication
  4. High Availability in Windows Server
    1. Defining Levels of Availability
    2. High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with Hyper-V Virtual Machines
    3. High Availability with Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2012
    4. Lab: Planning and Configuring High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions
      1. Determine an Appropriate High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solution
      2. Implement Storage Migration
      3. Implement Hyper-V Replica
  5. Implementing Failover Clustering
    1. Planning a Failover Cluster
    2. Creating a New Failover Cluster
    3. Lab: Creating and Administering a Cluster
      1. Create a failover cluster
      2. Verify Quorum settings and add a node
      3. Evict a node and verify Quorum settings
      4. Configure Quorum from Disk Witness to File Share Witness and Define Node Voting
      5. Add Disk to and Remove Disks From the Cluster
  6. Managing Server Roles and Clustering Resources
    1. Configuring High Availability Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
    2. Managing and Maintaining a Failover Cluster
    3. Troubleshooting a Failover Cluster
    4. Implementing Site High Availability with Multi-site Failover Clustering
    5. Lab: Managing Server Roles and Clustering Resources
      1. Prepare For and Create a Failover Cluster by Using Windows PowerShell
      2. Implement Storage Spaces with Failover Clustering
      3. Add the General File Server Role and Create Data
      4. Verify High Availability Functionality
      5. Securing Cluster Shared Volumes with BitLocker Drive Encryption
      6. Configure Cluster Aware Updating
  7. Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
    1. Overview of Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
    2. Implementing Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
    3. Managing and Maintaining Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
    4. Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering by Using Hyper-V
      1. Create a Hyper-V Application Cluster
      2. Create a SoFS Storage Guest Cluster with Shared Virtual Hard Disk
      3. Migrate virtual Machine Virtual Hard Disks to SoFS Storage Guest Cluster
      4. Validate Storage Guest Cluster Functionality
      5. Perform Live Migration of Guest Clustered Virtual Machines
  8. Storage Infrastructure Management with Virtual Machine Manager
    1. Overview of Virtual Machine Manager
    2. Managing Storage Infrastructure with Virtual Machine Manager
    3. Provisioning Failover Cluster in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
    4. Lab: Storage Infrastructure Management with Virtual Machine Manager
      1. Configure and Provision Storage Infrastructure Components
      2. Add Storage to Virtual Machine Manager
      3. Create SoFS Storage Cluster
  9. Cloud Based Storage and High Availability
    1. Microsoft Azure Storage Solutions and Infrastructure
    2. Cloud Integrated Storage with StorSimple
    3. Disaster Recovery with Hyper-V Recovery Manager
    4. Lab: Cloud Based Storage and High Availability
      1. Asses Options for A. Datum’s Future Storage and Service Needs
      2. Optional Exercise: Configure Azure Storage
      3. Optional Exercise: Configure Azure Virtual Machines
      4. Optional Exercise: Manage Azure Storage and Virtual Machines by Using Windows PowerShell
  10. Implementing Network Load Balancing Clusters
    1. Overview of NLB
    2. Configuring an NLB Cluster
    3. Planning an NLB Implementation
    4. Lab: Implementing a Network Load Balancing Cluster
      1. Implementing an NLB Cluster
      2. Configuring and Managing the NLB Cluster
      3. Validating High Availability for the NLB Cluster
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Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Windows Server class:

  • Knowledge and real world experience working day to day with Windows Server and Windows Client in an Enterprise environment.
  • Knowledge of and experience with basic local storage concepts and technologies.
  • Experience working with Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 (this is beneficial but not essential).
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