10215: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Server Virtualization

Length: 5 days | Audience: IT Professionals | Level: 300

This five-day, instructor-led course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to deploy and manage a server virtualization environment using Microsoft technologies. The course provides details on how to deploy and manage Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2008 R2. The course also provides details on how to manage a server virtualization environment by using System Center products such as System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008, SCVMM 2008 R2, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 R2, and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2.  This course does not require previous server virtualization experience, but does require that students have significant experience in managing Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

The primary audience for this course is Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 system administrators who will manage and implement Server Virtualization technologies within their network.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe server, desktop, and application virtualization.
  • Describe how you use Microsoft System Center is to manage the virtual infrastructure.
  • Evaluate a network environment for server virtualization.
  • Plan for the implementation of the Hyper-V ™ server role.
  • Install the Hyper-V Server Role.
  • Manage Hyper-V settings and virtual networks.
  • Create and configure virtual machines.
  • Manage virtual machine snapshots.
  • Managing and maintaining the Virtual Machine Connection Tool.
  • Create and configure virtual machines.
  • Manage virtual machine snapshots.
  • Managing and maintaining the Virtual Machine Connection Tool.
  • Create a new virtual machine using SCVMM 2008 R2.
  • Convert a physical server to a virtual machine.
  • Convert and migrate virtual machines.
  • Clone virtual machines.
  • Describe common management tasks and property configuration settings for virtual machines managed by VMM 2008.
  • Describe when and how to use virtual machine checkpoints.
  • Overview of the VMM Library.
  • Manage profiles and templates.
  • Design fault tolerance for the VMM library.
  • Configure VMM user roles.
  • Install and configure the VMM Self-Service Portal.
  • Describe the Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster feature.
  • Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V and VMM 2008 R2.
  • Describe how to use the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool to maintain updates for virtual machines.
  • Configure Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool.
  • Monitor and manage jobs in VMM 2008 R2s.
  • Configure System Center Operations Manager integration.
  • Configure Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO).
  • Describe backup and restore options for virtual machines and the VMM database.
  • Implementing Data Protection Manager for backing up the VMM infrastructure.
  • Understand the use and role of Remote Desktop Services (RDS).
  • Implement the Remote Desktop Session Host.
  • Implement the Remote Desktop Connection Broker.
  • Implement the Remote Desktop Virtualization Host.
  • Configure the Remote Desktop Gateway.
  • Configure Remote Desktop Web Access.
  • Configure Remote Desktop Licensing.

Module 1: Evaluating and Planning for Virtualization
Describe virtualization as it relates to server, desktop, and application environments. Students also will learn how to plan for critical decision points related to hardware requirements, storage, availability, and security.

Lessons 

  • Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
  • Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
  • Evaluating the Current Environment for Virtualization
  • Evaluating the Current Environment for Virtualization

Module 2: Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role
After completing this module, you will be able to install the Hyper-V server role, and configure host and virtual network settings.

Lessons 

  • Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Configuring Hyper-V Settings and Virtual Networks

Module 3: Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual Machines
After completing this module, you will be able to determine and configure the most appropriate virtual hard disk(s) to use in a virtual machine. Students also will be able to create and configure virtual machines.
Lessons 

  • Planning for Integration of System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Installing the VMM Server and Administrator Console
  • Managing Hosts and Host Groups

Module 4: Integrating System Center Virtual Machine Manager with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

After completing this module, students will be able to plan for, and deploy, System Center Virtual Machine Manager with their Hyper-V solution.

Lessons  

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

Module 5: Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

After completing this module, students will be able to use VMM 2008 R2 to create and deploy virtual machines.

Lessons   

  • Creating a New Virtual Machine Using VMM 2008 R2
  • Converting a Physical Server to a Virtual Machine
  • Converting and Migrating Virtual Machines

Module 6: Managing Virtual Machines Using Virtual Machine Manager 2008

This module explains how to perform various management tasks on virtual machines stored within the VMM infrastructure.

Lessons  

  • Overview of VMM Management Tasks
  • Creating and Managing Checkpoints

Module 7: Configuring and Managing the VMM Library

This module explains how to configure and manage resources in the VMM Library.

Lessons  

  • Overview of the VMM Library
  • Managing Profiles and Templates
  • Designing Fault Tolerance for the VMM Library

Module 8: Configuring User Roles and the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal

This module explains how to configure and manage user roles and the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal.

Lessons  

  • Configuring User Roles
  • Installing and Configuring the VMM Self-Service Portal

Module 9: Implementing High Availability for Server Virtualization
This module explains how to configure high availability for server virtualization.

Lessons  

  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Implementing High Availability with VMM 2008 R2

Module 10: Maintaining Software Updates Using the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

This module explains how to maintain software updates using the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool.

Lessons  

  • Overview of the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
  • Configuring WSUS and the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

Module 11: Monitoring and Reporting Virtualization

This module explains how to use the monitoring tools included with VMM 2008 and integrate System Center Operations Manager to provide extended monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting capabilities.

Lessons  

  • Monitoring Jobs in VMM 2008 R2
  • Integrating System Center Operations Manager with VMM 2008 R2
  • Configuring Performance and Resource Optimization

Module 12: Backup and Restore Strategies for Virtual Machines

This module explains how to configure and manage resources in the VMM Library.

Lessons  

  • Overview of Backup and Restore Options for Virtual Machines and the VMM Database
  • Implementing Data Protection Manager for Backing Up the VMM Infrastructure

Module 13: Desktop Virtualization Using Remote Desktop Services

This module explains how to describe and implement the core role services included in the Remote Desktop Services server Role.

Lessons  

  • Overview of Remote Desktop Services
  • Implementing the Remote Desktop Session Host
  • Implementing Remote Desktop Connection Broker
  • Implementing the Remote Desktop Connection Virtualization Host

Module 14: Extending Remote Desktop Services Outside the Organization

This module explains how to implement and configure the Remote Desktop Gateway and Remote Desktop Web Access.

Lessons  

  • Configuring the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Configuring Remote Desktop Web Access

 

Before attending this course, students must:

  • Perform server administrator tasks responsible for building and maintaining a virtualization infrastructure.
  • Work or consult for a midsize to enterprise-size organization.
  • Have a basic understanding of server virtualization concepts related to Microsoft or other third-party virtualization technologies.
  • Support production, development, testing, high availability, business continuity, staging, classroom, or hosting environments based upon Windows Server 2008 technology.
  • Understand a Windows-based network, including Active Directory® directory service.
  • Understand storage technologies, such as Storage Area Network (SAN) including Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI), Fiber Channel, and Direct Attached Storage (DAS).
  • Understand Windows Server 2008 failover clustering.