IT TRAINING

Microsoft 20745A – Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter

Learn how to implement and manage virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager.

Start DateDate StatusDeliveryInstructor
2019-10-07Not GuaranteedBucharest, ClassroomDaniel Stanescu
Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?

IT professionals and administrators who are responsible for designing, implementing, and managing virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager.

what you will learn

What you will learn

 

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the different virtualization options.
  • Install and manage Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016.
  • Install and configure System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Manage storage fabric and fabric updates.
  • Configure and manage the Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects.
  • Manage the networking fabric.
  • Create and manage virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Manage clouds in Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Manage services in Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Monitor a virtualization infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager.
  • Implement and manage Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery.
  • Protect virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager.
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • An understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts
  • An understanding of different storage technologies and concepts
  • Familiarity with different types of virtualizations
  • Familiarity with Windows Server and Windows Server administration
  • An understanding of Windows PowerShell

Students should have the ability to work in a team/virtual team and possess good documentation and communication skills.

Course outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to server virtualization – This module explains the different virtualization solutions. It also describes the concepts of software-defined datacenter and Microsoft Azure.

Lessons

  • Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
  • Introduction to the software-defined datacenter
  • Extending virtualization to the cloud

Lab: Evaluating virtualization options

  • Selecting the appropriate virtualization method
  • Creating Azure virtual machines

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the virtualization options available in Microsoft.
  • Describe the concept of a software-defined datacenter.
  • Describe how to extend a datacenter to the cloud.

 

Module 2: Overview of Hyper-V virtualization – This module explains how to install and manage Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Installing and configuring the Hyper-V role
  • Creating and managing virtual hard disks and virtual machines
  • Creating and using Hyper-V virtual switches
  • Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V

Lab: Creating and managing virtual hard disks and virtual machines

  • Installing and configuring the Hyper-V server role
  • Creating a Nano Server virtual machine
  • Configuring virtual machines and virtual hard disks

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:

  • Install and configure the Hyper-V role.
  • Create and manage virtual hard disks and virtual machines.
  • Create and use Hyper-V virtual switches.
  • Implement failover clustering.

 

Module 3: Installing and configuring System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager – This module explains how to install and configure System Center 2016 VMM for managing a virtualization environment.

Lessons

  • Overview of System Center 2016 VMM
  • Installing System Center 2016 VMM
  • Adding hosts and managing host groups

Lab: Installing and configuring System Center 2016

  • Installing and configuring System Center 2016
  • Managing hosts and host groups
  • Managing an Azure subscription by using VMM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the main features in System Center 2016 VMM.
  • Install System Center 2016 VMM.
  • Add virtualization hosts to VMM and manage host groups.

 

Module 4: Managing storage fabric and fabric updates – This module explains how to manage storage fabric and fabric updates in VMM.

Lessons

  • Overview of server virtualization storage technologies
  • Managing storage fabric
  • Managing fabric updates

Lab: Managing storage fabric and fabric updates

  • Implementing a storage infrastructure
  • Creating a file server cluster and a storage QoS policy
  • Managing fabric updates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the storage technologies that VMM utilizes.
  • Deploy and manage a storage fabric in VMM 2016.
  • Manage updates of the VMM 2016 fabric.

 

Module 5: Configuring and managing the Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects – This module describes how to configure and manage VMM library and library objects. It also describes the differences between profiles and templates and how they are used.

Lessons

  • Overview of the VMM library
  • Preparing Windows for deployment in VMM
  • Working with profiles
  • Working with virtual machine templates

Lab: Configuring and managing VMM library and library objects

  • Configuring and managing a VMM library
  • Creating a Windows image for the VMM library
  • Creating and managing profiles and templates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the VMM library.
  • Prepare Windows for deployment in VMM.
  • Explain working with profiles.
  • Describe working with VM templates.

 

Module 6: Managing the networking fabric – This module explains how to manage networking fabric in VMM.

Lessons

  • Networking concepts in VMM
  • Managing Software-Defined Networking
  • Understanding network function virtualization

Lab: Creating and configuring the networking fabric

  • Associating virtual network adapters of Hyper-V hosts
  • Deploying Network Controller

Lab: Configuring and testing Hyper-V Network Virtualization

  • Configuring Hyper-V Network Virtualization
  • Provisioning and testing tenant virtual machine networks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the primary networking concepts in System Center 2016 VMM.
  • Implement the Software Defined Networking by using System Center 2016 VMM.
  • Describe the core components available in Network Controller.

 

Module 7: Creating and managing virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager – This module explains how to create and manage virtual machines by using VMM.

Lessons

  • Virtual machine management tasks
  • Creating, cloning, and converting virtual machines

Lab: Creating and managing virtual machines by using System Center 2016 VMM

  • Creating a virtual machine and modifying its properties
  • Creating and managing checkpoints
  • Cloning and migrating a virtual machine

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe thee various management tasks that you can perform on virtual machines.
  • Create, clone, and convert virtual machines.

 

Module 8: Managing clouds in System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager – This module explains how to create and manage clouds by using VMM.

Lessons

  • Introduction to clouds
  • Creating and managing a cloud
  • Creating user roles in VMM

Lab: Managing clouds in System Center 2016 VMM

  • Creating a private cloud
  • Creating user roles

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of a cloud and how you can use VMM to create a cloud.
  • Create and manage cloud services.
  • Create user roles in VMM.

 

Module 9: Managing services in Virtual Machine Manager – This module explains how to create and manage services in VMM.

Lessons

  • Overview of services in VMM
  • Creating and managing services in VMM

Lab: Managing services in VMM

  • Creating a service template
  • Deploying a service and updating service template
  • Scaling out service and updating the service

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the services in VMM.
  • Create and manage services in VMM.

 

Module 10: Monitoring a virtualization infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager – This module explains how to use Operations Manager for monitoring virtualization infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Operations Manager architecture and security
  • Using Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting
  • Integrating Operations Manager with VMM and DPM

Lab: Monitoring a virtualization infrastructure by using Operations Manager

  • Implementing the Operations Manager agents
  • Integrating Operations Manager with VMM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Operations Manager architecture and explain how to secure access to Operations Manager data.
  • Use Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting.
  • Integrate Operations Manager with VMM and DPM.

 

Module 11: Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery – This module explains how to implement and manage Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery

Lessons

  • Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica
  • Implementing and managing Azure Site Recovery

Lab: Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery

  • Configuring and Managing Hyper-V Replica
  • Configuring and Managing Azure Site Recovery

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement and manage Hyper-V Replica.
  • Implement and manage Azure Site Recovery.

 

Module 12: Protecting a virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager – This module explains how to use DPM for protecting virtualization infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Overview of backup and restore options for virtual machines
  • Configuring and managing DPM for virtualization infrastructure protection

Lab: Protecting virtualization infrastructure by using DPM

  • Configuring a DPM server and installing DPM protection agents
  • Creating and configuring protection groups
  • Recovering VMs and other data
  • Providing online protection with DPM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the backup and restore options for VMs.
  • Configure and manage DPM for protecting a virtualization infrastructure.

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Start Date Date Status Delivery Instructor
2019-10-07 Not Guaranteed Bucharest, Classroom Daniel Stanescu