20409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

Length: 5 days | Audience: IT Professionals | Level: 200

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

Digital Courseware: In most cases, this course uses Skillpipe, the digital courseware from Microsoft. Your course manual is accessed from your unique Microsoft Learning bookcase. It can be viewed online or downloaded to an activated device for off line reading. Skillpipe brings a number of benefits including automatic updates to the material and the option to see comments from others, including the trainer. You can also make notes and highlight your own digital manual, choosing to share your comments or keep them private. Skillpipe is an environmentally friendly approach to learning as no paper based manual is provided.

Module 1: Evaluating the Environment for Virtualization
This module provides an overview of Microsoft virtualization technologies and the various components of System Center 2012 R2. The module also explains how to evaluate the current environment for virtualization and extend virtualization to the cloud.
Lessons 

  • Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Components
  • Evaluating Current Environment for Virtualization
  • Extending Virtualization to the Cloud

Lab : Evaluating the Environment for Virtualization

  • Selecting the Appropriate Virtualization Method
  • Accessing the Environment by Using MAP

Module 2: Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Roler

This module describes how to install and manage the Hyper-V server role. The module also explains how to configure Hyper-V settings, storage, and networking.

Lessons  

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

Lab : Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role  

  • Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Configuring Hyper-V Settings
  • Accessing and Managing Hyper-V Remotely

Module 3: Creating and Managing Virtual Hard Disks, Virtual Machines, and Checkpoints

This module explains how to create and configure virtual hard disks and virtual machines. The module then describes how to install, import, monitor, and manage virtual machines.   

Lessons  

  • Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks
  • Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines
  • Installing and Importing Virtual Machines
  • Managing Virtual Machine Checkpoints
  • Monitoring Hyper-V
  • Designing and Managing Virtual Machines

Lab : Creating and Managing Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual Machines  

  • Creating and Managing Virtual Hard Disks
  • Creating and Managing Virtual Machines

Lab : Creating and Managing Checkpoints, and Monitoring Hyper-V  

  • Importing Virtual Machines and Working with Checkpoints
  • Monitoring Hyper-V

Module 4: Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Networks

This module explains how to create and use Hyper-V virtual switches and Hyper-V networking features. The module also describes how to configure and implement Hyper-V network virtualization.

Lessons  

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

Lab : Creating and Using Hyper-V Virtual Switches  

  • Creating and Using Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Virtual Switches

Lab : Creating and Using Advanced Virtual Switch Features  

  • Configuring and Using Advanced Virtual Switch Features

Lab : Configuring and Testing Hyper-V Network Virtualization  

  • Configuring Hyper-V Network Virtualization

Module 5: Virtual Machine Movement and Hyper-V Replica

This module describes how to provide high availability and redundancy for virtualization. The module also explains how to implement virtual machine movement and Hyper-V Replica.

Lessons  

  • Providing High Availability and Redundancy for Virtualization
  • Implementing Virtual Machine Movement
  • Implementing and Managing Hyper-V Replica

Lab : Moving Virtual Machine and Configuring Constrained Delegation  

  • Moving Hyper-V Storage and Virtual Machines

Lab : Configuring and Using Hyper-V Replica  

  • Configuring and Managing Hyper-V Replica

Module 6: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

This module provides an overview of failover clustering. The module also describes how configure shared storage, and how to implement failover clustering with Hyper-V.

Lessons  

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

Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V  

  • Creating Hyper-V Failover Cluster
  • Managing Hyper-V Failover Cluster

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

This module describes how to integrate System Center and server virtualization. The module also describes how to install System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, add hosts, and manage host groups.

Lessons  

  • Integrating System Center and Server Virtualization
  • Overview of System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Installing System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Adding Hosts and Managing Host Groups

Lab : Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager  

  • Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 VMM SP1
  • Managing Hosts and Host Groups

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

This module describes how to manage networking infrastructure, storage infrastructure, and infrastructure updates.

Lessons  

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

Lab : Network Infrastructure Management  

  • Implementing a Network Infrastructure

Lab : Managing Infrastructure Storage  

  • Implementing a Storage Infrastructure

Lab : Infrastructure Updates Management  

  • Managing Infrastructure Updates

Module 9: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines by Using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to create, clone, and convert virtual machines. The module also provides an overview of virtual machine updating.

Lessons  

  • Virtual Machine Management Tasks in VMM
  • Creating, Cloning, and Converting Virtual Machines
  • Overview of Virtual Machine Updating

Lab : Creating and Managing Virtual Machines by Using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager  

  • Creating a Virtual Machine and Modifying Its Properties
  • Cloning a Virtual Machine

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

This module provides an overview of the Virtual Machine Library. The module also describes how to work with profiles and templates.

Lessons  

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

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

  • Configuring and Managing the Virtual Machine Manager Library
  • Creating and Managing Profiles and Templates

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

This module provides an introduction to clouds and describes how to create and manage a cloud. The module also describes how to work with user roles in VMM.

Lessons  

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

Lab : Working With User Roles in Virtual Machine Manager  

  • Creating a Cloud
  • Working With User Roles
  • Deploying Virtual Machines to a Private Cloud

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

This module provides an overview of services in System Center 2012 R2 VMM. The module also describes how to create and manage services in VMM and how to use System Center 2012 R2 App Controller.

Lessons  

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

Lab : Managing Services in System Center 2012 R2 VMM and App Controller  

  • Creating a Service Template
  • Deploying a Service and Updating Service Template
  • Configuring an App Controller
  • Deploying Virtual Machine in App Controller

Module 13: Protecting and Monitoring Virtualization Infrastructure

This module provides an overview of backup and restore options for virtual machines. The module describes how to use DPM and System Center Operations Manager for protection, monitoring, and reporting.

Lessons  

  • 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

Lab : Monitoring and Reporting Virtualization Infrastructure  

  •  Implementing System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Agent
  • Configuring Operations Manager Monitoring Components
  • Configuring Operations Manager Integration with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 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