Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

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.

Course Outline

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 Environment

Lab: Evaluating the Environment for Virtualization
Selecting the Appropriate Virtualization Method
Assessing the Environment by Using MAP

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the various virtualization technologies and the scenarios where you would apply each technology.
Describe the different System Center 2012 R2 components and explain how they can be used to manage both traditional and modern infrastructure solutions.
Evaluate an organization’s virtualization requirements and plan for server virtualization.
Explain the concept of a public cloud and how to extend virtualization to the cloud.

Module 2: Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Role
This module describes how to install and manage the Hyper-V role. The module also explains how to configure Hyper-V settings, storage, and networking.

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

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Install the Hyper-V role.
Manage Hyper-V.
Configure Hyper-V settings.
Describe Hyper-V host storage and networking.

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 Virtual Machines for Server Roles and Services

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create and configure virtual hard disks.
Create and configure virtual machines.
Install and import virtual machines.
Manage virtual machine checkpoints.
Monitor Hyper-V.
Design and manage virtual machines for server roles and services.

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create and use Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V virtual switches.
Describe advanced Hyper-V networking features.
Configure and use 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the importance of providing high availability and redundancy for virtualization.
Implement virtual machine movement.
Implement and manage the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V feature, 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 a Hyper-V Failover Cluster
Managing a Hyper-V Failover Cluster

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe failover clustering.
Configure and use shared storage.
Implement and manage failover clustering with Hyper-V.

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 VMM
Installing VMM
Adding Hosts and Managing Host Groups

Lab: Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 R2 VMM
Managing Hosts and Host Groups

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain how to use different System Center 2012 components for managing a virtual environment.
Describe the key features of VMM.
Explain how to install VMM.
Add virtualization hosts to VMM, and manage virtualization 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Manage the networking infrastructure in VMM.
Manage the storage infrastructure in VMM.
Manage infrastructure updates by creating update baselines, and by scanning and remediating non-compliant servers.

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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain virtual machine management tasks in VMM.
Explain how to create, clone, and convert virtual machines.
Describe methods and tools for updating virtual machines.

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the Virtual Machine Manager library and library resources.
Manage hardware profiles and virtual machine templates.

Module 11: Managing Clouds in Microsoft 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: Managing Clouds in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
Creating a Cloud
Working With User Roles
Deploying Virtual Machines to a Private Cloud

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the concept of a cloud, and describe how you can use Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) for creating a cloud.
Create and manage cloud services.
Create and use user roles in VMM.

Module 12: Managing Services in Microsoft 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 a Service Template
Configuring App Controller
Deploying a Virtual Machine in App Controller

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the purpose and functionality of a service.
Create and manage services in VMM.
Describe how to use 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 Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Agents
Configuring Operations Manager Monitoring Components
Configuring Operations Manager Integration with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the backup and restore options that are available for virtual machines.
Plan a protection strategy for the virtualization infrastructure by using DPM.
Describe how to use Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting.
Integrate System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and Operations Manager.

 

Audience

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. The secondary audience for this course includes IT decision makers who will determine which virtualization product to implement in their data centers.