Course description

  • What’s the focus of this course?

    Learn how to install and configure Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and manage enterprise datacenter resources with this five-day course. This course is part two in a series of two courses that provides 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.

  • What are the course objectives?

    After completing this course, you will be able to:
    1. Perform initial configuration tasks in Virtual Machine Manager including:
    • Review and prepare the Hyper-V environment for Virtual Machine Manager
    • Add Hyper-V Hosts to Virtual Machine Manager
    • Configuring Host Groups
    • Use Virtual Machine Manager PowerShell Cmdlets
    1. Configure High Availability for Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager including:
    • Reviewing Distributed Key Management
    • Configuring SQL AlwaysOn
    • Clustering Hyper-V Hosts
    • Configuring High Availability for the management Virtual Machines
    1. Update the Virtual Machine Manager environment including:
    • How to update Virtual Machine Manager
    • Configuring and using Baselines to update the Virtual Machine Manager infrastructure
    1. Configure advanced networking in Virtual Machine Manager including:
    • Creating Logical Networks
    • Creating Uplink and Virtual Port Profiles
    • Creating and deploying Logical Switches
    • Creating VM Networks
    1. Configure Storage in Virtual Machine Manager including:
    • Discovering, classifying, creating and allocating storage
    1. Configure the Virtual Machine Manager Library and Library objects including:
    • Creating Library Servers
    • Enabling de-duplication
    • Adding Library Servers to VMM
    • Synchronizing Libraries
    1. Prepare a Windows Server Operating system for deployment including:
    • Using Sysprep
    • Using an Unattent.xml file
    • Converting a WIM to VHDx
    • Configuring bare-metal deployments of Hyper-V and Scale-out file servers
    1. Configure Virtual Machine and Service Templates including:
    • Creating Hardware Profiles
    • Creating Guest OS Profiles
    • Importing and configuring Service Templates
    1. Configure System Center Integration including:
    • Configuring integration with Operations Manager
    • Configuring integration with Orchestrator
    • Using Operations Manager to troubleshoot problems detected in Virtual Machine Manager
    1. Perform an express deployment of Windows Azure Pack including:
    • Configuring a VM Cloud
    • Configuring User Accounts
    • Configuring Plans
    • Deploying a Virtual Machine
    1. Configure Azure Site Recovery including:
    • Configuring replication to Azure
    • Recovering a virtual machine from Azure

  • Who should take this course?

    Before attending this course, you must have the following technical knowledge:
    • Recommended: MCSA: Windows Server 2012
    • Recommended: Course 20409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server and System Center
    • 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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    • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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