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Overview

In this training class, students will learn how to install and configure Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and manage enterprise datacenter resources. This course is part two in a series of two courses (part one is MOC20409) that provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement an enterprise virtualization solution. This course will cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. This course primarily covers the advanced and enterprise-level technologies and solutions available through Microsoft virtualization, networking and storage.

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 for enterprise datacenter environments. This course is also intended for IT Decision Makers who will be determining which virtualization and infrastructure management products to implement in their datacenters.

Goals
  1. Learn about new features and capabilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.
  2. Learn how to configure High Availability for Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager.
  3. Learn how to update the Virtual Machine Manager environment and underlying Fabric infrastructure including considerations for other System Center components.
  4. Learn how to configure advanced networking features in Virtual Machine Manager such as Uplink Port Profiles and Virtual Port Profiles.
  5. Learn how to configure Storage in Virtual Machine Manager including the advantages and disadvantages between different storage types.
  6. Learn how to use Virtual Machine Manager to configure cloud resources and provision access to a cloud.
  7. Learn how to configure and manage the Library in Virtual Machine Manager including Library synchronization and equivalence objects.
  8. Learn how to prepare the Windows Operating System for deployment in Virtual Machine Manager including how to use Sysprep, WIM and an unattend.xml file.
  9. Learn how to configure and use Virtual Machine Templates and Service Templates in Virtual Machine Manager including how Service Templates are used in a real-world scenario.
  10. Learn how Virtual Machine Manager integrates with other System Center components such as Operations Manager and Orchestrator including how Operations Manager monitors the Virtual Machine Manager environment.
  11. Gain an overview of Windows Azure Pack including how to complete an express deployment and how to configure VM Clouds.
  12. Learn how to configure Azure Site Recovery to replicate and recover virtual machines.
Outline
  1. Overview of Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager
    1. Overview of Hyper-V
    2. Overview of Virtual Machine Manager
    3. Lab: Completing the Fabric for the VMM environment
      1. Reviewing the Hyper-V environment
      2. Adding Hyper-V Hosts to Virtual Machine Manager
  2. Configuring High Availability for Virtual Machine Manager and Hyper-V
    1. Clustering requirements for Virtual Machine Manager
    2. Configuring SQL AlwaysOn for the Virtual Machine Manager Database
    3. Hyper-V Host Clustering
    4. Lab: Implementing High Availability for Virtual Machine Manager
      1. Reviewing Distributed Key Management
      2. Configuring the SQL AlwaysOn Availability Group for the VMM Database
      3. Clustering the Hyper-V Hosts
      4. Making the Management VMs highly available
  3. Updating Virtual Machine Manager and Fabric Servers
    1. Understanding the Servicing Order for System Center
    2. Performing the manual update process in Virtual Machine Manager
    3. Patching the Virtual Machine Manager Fabric with Windows Server Update Services
    4. Lab: Updating the Virtual Machine Manager environment
      1. Updating Virtual Machine Manager
      2. Patching the Virtual Machine Manager Fabric Servers
  4. Configuring Networking in Virtual Machine Manager
    1. Overview of Networking in Virtual Machine Manager
    2. Logical Networks
    3. Uplink and Virtual Port Profiles
    4. Logical Switches
    5. Virtual Machine Networks
    6. Software Defined Networking (optional)
    7. Lab: Configuring Networking in VMM
      1. Creating Logical Networks
      2. Updating Uplink Port Profiles and Creating Virtual Port Profiles
      3. Creating VM Networks
      4. Updating Logical Switches
      5. Creating a Hyper-V Network Virtualization Provider Network and Tenant VM Network (optional)
  5. Configuring Storage in Virtual Machine Manager
    1. Storage options available in Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager
    2. Understanding Storage in Virtual Machine Manager
    3. What Storage will be managed?
    4. Configuring and Managing Storage in Virtual Machine Manager
    5. Lab: Provisioning and configuring Storage in Virtual Machine Manager
      1. Creating the iSCSI Target LUN
      2. Discovering Storage in Virtual Machine Manager
      3. Allocating Storage in Virtual Machine Manager
      4. Classifying Storage in Virtual Machine Manager
  6. Managing Clouds in Virtual Machine Manager
    1. Introduction to Clouds
    2. Creating and Managing a Private Cloud in Virtual Machine Manager
    3. Working with User Roles in Virtual Machine Manager
    4. Lab: Managing Clouds in Virtual Machine Manager
      1. Creating Private Clouds using the Virtual Machine Manager Console
      2. Creating Private Clouds using PowerShell
      3. Creating User Roles
      4. Assigning Permissions to Users
  7. Configuring and Managing the Virtual Machine Manager Library and Library Objects
    1. Overview of the Virtual Machine Manager Library
    2. Managing Libraries
    3. Lab: Configuring and Managing the Virtual Machine Manager Library
      1. Adding Library Shares to VMM and enabling Data Deduplication
      2. Adding an additional Library Server to VMM and configuring synchronization
  8. Preparing the Windows Operating System for deployment in Virtual Machine Manager
    1. Preparing a Windows Operating System
    2. Virtual Machine Architecture
    3. Preparations required for Bare Metal deployments of Hyper-V and Scale-out File Servers
    4. Lab: Preparing the Windows Operating System
      1. Using Sysprep
      2. Using WIM
  9. Virtual Machine and Service Templates
    1. Overview of Virtual Machine Templates
    2. Overview of Service Template Templates
    3. Lab: Deploying Virtual Machines and Services
      1. Creating Profiles
      2. Creating a Virtual Machine Template
      3. Creating a Service Template
      4. Importing, configuring and deploying a Service Template
  10. System Center Integration
    1. Monitoring the Virtual Machine Manager environment with Operations Manager
    2. Automation with Orchestrator
    3. Lab: Responding to Alerts using Orchestrator
      1. Using Operations Manager to detect memory utilization issues
      2. Changing the Alert Resolution State in Operations Manager and confirming that Orchestrator has increased available memory on the Virtual Machine
  11. Windows Azure Pack
    1. Overview of Windows Azure Pack
    2. Deploying Windows Azure Pack
    3. Configuring Windows Azure Pack
    4. Windows Azure Pack Tenant Experience
    5. Lab: Deploying Windows Azure Pack and provisioning infrastructure services
      1. Initial WAP Configuration
      2. Configuring Windows Azure Pack
      3. Configuring a Virtual Machine Cloud
      4. Configuring User Accounts
      5. Configuring Plans and Resources
      6. Deploying a Virtual Machine
  12. Azure Site Recovery
    1. Overview of Azure Site Recovery
    2. Configuring and using Azure Site Recovery
    3. Lab: Configuring Azure Site Recovery
      1. Preparing for Azure Site Recovery (video)
      2. Protecting Virtual Machines with Azure Site Recovery (video)
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:

  • Recommended: MCSA: Windows Server 2012.
  • An understanding of virtualization concepts and working knowledge of Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • An understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts and working knowledge of Microsoft networking.
  • An understanding of different storage technologies and concepts and working knowledge of Microsoft storage technologies and solutions.
  • Working knowledge of Windows PowerShell.
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