System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

This five-day instructor-led course focuses on 'Hands-On' learning to enhance the skills and knowledge students will need to successfully manage System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 SP1 within an organization. In this course, students will work with clustered and non-clustered hosts, monitor resources using System Center Operations Manger 2012 SP1, use System Center Application Controller 2012 SP1 and gain an in-depth understanding of System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager SP1. Upon course completion, students will be able to architect, deploy and manage System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 environment.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to System Center 2012 and SCVMM 2012 Lessons

  • History and evolution of System Center
  • System Center 2012 Product Suite
  • System Center 2012 Licensing
  • Overview of ITIL and MOF
  • Introduction to what is new in Hyper-V v3
  • Introduction to what is new in Windows Server 2012 related to Virtualization
  • Understanding the role of PowerShell and managing SCVMM
  • System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager SP1

Module 2: Installing System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Lessons

  • Hardware and Software requirements for SCVMM 2012
  • Installing SCVMM Server Components
  • Installing the SCVMM Administrator Console
  • Introduction to System Center Application Controller; replacing SCVMM Self-Service Portal


  • Install SCVMM 2012 Server
  • Install SCVMM 2012 Administrator Console
  • Install SCAC 2012 Server

Module 3: Monitoring and Reporting Lessons

  • Integrating System Center Operations Manager with SCVMM
  • Using Built-in SCVMM Reporting Tools


  • Integrating SCOM with SCVMM
  • Configuring SCOM Management Packs for SCVMM

Module 4: Fabric Resources Lessons

  • Configure host groups and host group settings
  • Configure logical networks and network sites
  • Create IP address pools
  • Configure storage classifications and pools
  • Configure a library server
  • Managing VMWare and Citrix virtual servers and guest OSs

Module 5: Delegating Permissions in SCVMM Lessons

  • Introduction to Administrator, Delegated Administrator and Read-Only Administrator Roles
  • Run-As Accounts
  • Self-Service User Role


  • Setup and configure the Administrator, Delegated Administrator and Read-Only Administrator Roles
  • Setup and configure Run-As Accounts
  • Setup and configure Self-Service User Role

Module 6: Configuring VM Hardware Lessons

  • Configuring SCVMM Settings
  • Configuring Hardware
  • Adding Hosts to SCVMM


  • Configure SCVMM Settings
  • Configuring Hardware
  • Add Hosts to SCVMM

Module 7: Creating Virtual Machines Lessons 

  • Create a virtual machine from a blank disk, an existing VHD[X], an existing virtual machine, or a VM template
  • Install Windows Server 2012
  • Prepare a VHD[X] for addition to the library for additional VMs
  • Create a VM template


  • Creating Virtual Machines and Virtual Machine Templates
  • Creating a VM from a VM Template

Module 8: Converting Physical and Virtual Computers and Migrating Virtual Machines Lessons

  • Converting Physical Computers to Virtual Machines (P to V)
  • Migrating Virtual Machines to Hyper-V (V to V)
  • Live Migration - Virtual Machine
  • Live Migration - Virtual Machine Storage


  • Converting Virtual Machines Using VMM
  • Migrate a Physical Computer to Hyper-V
  • Migrating a VMWare Virtual Machine to Hyper-V
  • Live Migrating a VM between stand-alone Hyper-V servers
  • Live Migrating a VM between cluster servers
  • Live Migrate storage for a VM

Module 9: Deploying a Service with SCVMM 2012 Lessons 

  • Defining Guest OS Profiles
  • Defining Hardware Profiles
  • Defining Application Profiles
  • Defining SQL Profiles


  • Create a Guest OS Profile
  • Create a Hardware Profile

Module 10: Configuring Service Templates Lessons

  • Defining a Service Template
  • The Service Template Designer


  • Configuring and Using Service Templates
  • Configuring Service Templates

Module 11: Deploying Highly Available VMs Lessons

  • Introducing Virtual Machine High Availability
  • Deploying Host Clustering
  • Deploying Guest Clustering


  • Planning for Highly Available Virtual Machines
  • Designing Host Clustering Hardware

Module 12: Troubleshooting SCVMM 2012 Lessons

  • Introduction to tools and techniques used to troubleshoot SCVMM, host and guest operating systems


  • Using Event logs, SCOM

Module 13:  Disaster and Recovery Options for SCVMM Lesson

  • Backup and recovery strategies for virtual hosts, guests and SCVMM


This course is for IT professionals who are upgrading, migrating or new to System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager SP1 and want to learn the skills toward mastering SCVMM 2012.