Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud

This course describes how to monitor and operate a cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. This course focuses on how to manage and administer a cloud environment, and it describes how you can monitor key infrastructure elements and applications that run within a cloud. It does not discuss planning and implementation, which is covered in 20247: Configuring and Deploying a Cloud with System Center.

Course Outline

1. Introduction to the Cloud



  • Cloud Computing Model

  • Requirements for a Private Cloud

  • Requirements for a Public or Hybrid Cloud

  • Operating a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure with System Center

  • Maintaining the Health of a Cloud

  • Integrating System Center Components


2. Configuring a Private Cloud Environment



  • System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Managing a Virtual Environment with Virtual Machine Manager

  • Creating Clouds


3. Deploying Cloud Services



  • Service Templates

  • VMM Profiles

  • Web Deploy Packages

  • Server App-V

  • Data-Tier Application Packages

  • Deploy Services through App Controller


4. Monitoring Cloud Based Applications



  • System Center2012 R2 Operations Manager

  • Agent Deployment in Operations Manager

  • Configuring Custom Monitoring

  • Monitoring the Network Infrastructure

  • Monitoring Distributed Applications


5. Configuring Application Performance Monitoring



  • Application Performance Monitoring

  • Advanced Monitoring in Application Performance Monitoring

  • Viewing Application Performance Data in Operations Manager


6. Operating and Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud



  • Service Manager

  • Configuring Security and User Roles

  • Configuring Work Items

  • Configuring Incident Queues

  • Configuring Service Offerings for a Cloud


7. Automating Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests



  • System Center Orchestrator 2012 R2

  • Integrating Orchestrator with Operations Manager and Service Manager


8. Problem Management in the Private Cloud



  • Problem Management

  • Creating Custom Rules


9. Operating a Self-Service, Multi-tenant Cloud with Windows Azure Pack



  • Windows Azure Pack Key Concept

  • Administer Windows Azure Pack

  • Windows Azure Pack Providers


10. High Availability, Protection, and Recovery for the Cloud



  • High Availability for a Cloud

  • Protecting and Recovering Data in the Private Cloud


11. Optimizing Your Cloud Infrastructure



  • Keep the Cloud Infrastructure up-to-date using Virtual Machine Manager and Configuration Manager

  • Optimize Cloud Infrastructure using System Center Advisor and Pro-Tips


12. Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets



  • Service Level Tracking

  • Configuring and Deploying Widgets and Dashboards

  • Publishing Real-Time State with Microsoft Visio Snap-in

  • System Center Analytics

  • Using Excel and SSRS to View Data

  • Configure Service Reporting



Labs


Lab 1: Verify the Private Cloud Infrastructure



  • Verify the Infrastructure

  • Verify System Center Components


Lab 2: Configure and Optimize a Microsoft Private Cloud



  • Configure Network Resources

  • Create a Cloud

  • Create a VM Network using Software Defined Networks Isolation

  • Create Contoso Cloud Tenant for StockTrader Production


Lab 3: Import and Deploy the StockTrader Application



  • Deploy a Single Tier Service

  • Configure Prerequisites

  • Prepare the StockTrader Service Template

  • Deploy the Service Template


Lab 4: Monitor Private Cloud Services



  • Agent Deployment

  • Configure Custom Monitoring

  • Create a Distributed Application Model

  • Detect and Recover From a Failure


Lab 5: Configure Application Performance Monitoring



  • Configure Basic Monitoring in Application Performance Monitoring

  • Customize the Performance Thresholds

  • Validate Monitoring

  • Create a Distributed Application Model for the DinnerNow Application


Lab 6: Operate and Extend Service Management in a Cloud



  • Configure Security Roles

  • Configure Notifications

  • Publish an Incident Service Offering

  • Raise an Incident

  • Create and Approve a Change Request

  • Create and Assign a Release Record


Lab 7: Automate Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests



  • Configure the Incident Template

  • Configure Incidents that Affect the StockTrader Service

  • Automate Incident Remediation and Change Requests


Lab 8: Automate Problem Management in the Private Cloud



  • Manually Create a Problem Record

  • Create a Custom Event Rule in Operations Manager

  • Configure Automated Problem Record Creation


Lab 9: Automate Self Service Provisioning



  • Configure and Install the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack

  • Deploy a Virtual Machine for StockTrader using the Cloud Services Process Pack


Lab 10: Cloud Protection and Recovery



  • Configure Manual Protection and Recovery of Key Service Data

  • Configure Automatic Protection and Recovery of Key Service Data

  • Monitor Protection Status


Lab 11: Optimize Your Cloud Infrastructure



  • Configure Update Baselines and Pro-Tips


Lab 12: Configure SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets



  • Configure Service Level Tracking

  • Configure Service Level Management for a cloud

  • Configure Microsoft Excel Analytics

Audience


  • IT Professionals and cloud administrators who are responsible for monitoring and protecting the cloud infrastructure

  • Individuals and datacenter administrators providing and provisioning applications and/or those that must create and/or implement service requests

  • Solution Architects responsible for designing cloud architectures and extending existing cloud solutions

Available Course Dates

07/31/2017 9:00 am - 08/04/2017 5:00 pm
10/02/2017 9:00 am - 10/06/2017 5:00 pm
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