Microsoft 20246 – Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 R2

In this course you will learn about private cloud infrastructure as well as the technical and business drivers behind the implementation of System Center 2012 and how it can help monitor and operate private cloud infrastructure.

Topics covered in this course include how to configure and optimize a new business unit cloud, pre-packaged applications, System Center Operations Manager and how to create and manage change requests, incidents and release records.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at solutions architects, cloud administrators and anyone whose responsibilities include cloud solutions.

what you will learn

What you will learn
Upon completion you will know how to:

  • Private cloud infrastructure
  • Configure and optimize a private cloud
  • Deploy and monitor cloud services
  • Configure application performance monitoring in a cloud environment
  • Operate and extend service management in a cloud environment
  • Problem management in a cloud environment
  • Automate incident creation, remediation, and change requests in a cloud environment
  • Automate self service provisioning in a cloud environment
  • Operate a self-service multi-tenant cloud
  • Cloud high availability, protection, and recovery in a cloud environment
  • Configure Service Level Agreements (SLAs), dashboards, and widgets
  • Optimize the cloud infrastructure

Students need to have:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Networking experience
  • Experience with previous versions of System Center products
  • Configuration of Microsoft SharePoint
  • Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure
  • Cloud and Data center management processes
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) knowledge
Course outline

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

Certification programs
MCSE: Private Cloud