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Storage and High Availability with Windows Server (M10971)

Practice provisioning your storage requirements and meeting your high availability needs.

GK# 1418 Vendor# M10971

Course Overview


In this course, you will learn about traditional storage topologies such as direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS), storage area networks (SANs), and bus technologies such as Fibre Channel and iSCSI. The course also covers newer Windows Server technologies such as storage spaces, tiering, thin provisioning and data deduplication, and enhanced functionality to the Server Message Block (SMB) sharing protocol in Windows Server 2012 R2.

You will learn high availability and disaster recovery technologies such as live migration, storage migration, and Hyper-V Replica. In addition, it provides in-depth coverage of failover clustering, including a detailed implementation of failover clustering of Hyper-V using Scale-Out File Server.


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What You'll Learn

  • Manage and secure disks and volumes in Windows Server
  • Storage technologies and components in Windows Server
  • Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
  • High availability and disaster recovery with Hyper‑V virtual machines (VMs) and high availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2012
  • Plan and implement a failover cluster
  • Manage server roles and clustering resources
  • Implement and manage VMs by using Hyper‑V with failover clustering
  • How to use Virtual Machine Manager to perform storage infrastructure management
  • Cloud-based storage and high availability solutions
  • Plan and implement a NLB cluster


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1. Fundamental Storage Technologies and Components

  • Disk and File Systems Changes in Windows Server 2012
  • Server Storage Topology
  • Bus Technologies and Protocols
  • Configuring Sharing in Windows Server
  • Securing Volumes and Drives

2. Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication

  • Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Maintaining Storage Spaces
  • Implementing Data Deduplication

3. High Availability in Windows Server

  • Understanding High Availability
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with Hyper-V Virtual Machines
  • High Availability with Clustering in Windows Server 2012

4. Implementing Failover Clustering

  • Planning a Failover Cluster
  • Creating a New Failover Cluster

5. Managing Server Roles and Clustering Resources

  • Configuring Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Managing and Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Troubleshooting a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing Site High Availability with Multisite Failover Clusters

6. Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

  • Overview of Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Virtual Machine Storage Options
  • Managing and Maintaining Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters

7. Storage Infrastructure Management with Virtual Machine Manager

  • Overview of Virtual Machine Manager
  • Managing Storage Infrastructure with Virtual Machine Manager
  • Provisioning Failover Clustering in Virtual Machine Manager

8. Cloud-Based Storage and High Availability

  • Azure Storage Solutions and Infrastructure
  • Cloud Integrated Storage with StorSimple
  • Disaster Recovery with Azure Site Recovery

9. Implementing Network Load Balancing Clusters

  • Overview of NLB
  • Configuring an NLB Cluster
  • Planning an NLB Implementation


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Lab 1: Planning and Configuring Storage Technologies and Components

  • Planning Storage Requirements
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Enabling BitLocker Drive Encryption to Secure a Drive

Lab 2: Implementing Storage Spaces

  • Creating a Storage Space
  • Enabling and Configuring Storage Tiering

Lab 3: Implementing Data Deduplication

  • Installing Data Deduplication
  • Configuring Data Deduplication

Lab 4: Planning and Configuring High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions

  • Determining an Appropriate High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solution
  • Implementing Storage Migration
  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica

Lab 5: Creating and Administering a Cluster

  • Validating and Configuring Servers for Failover Clustering
  • Creating a Cluster and Configuring a Highly Available Application
  • Verifying Quorum Settings and Managing Nodes in the Cluster
  • Configuring a Quorum from a Disk Witness to a File Share Witness and then Defining Node Voting

Lab 6: Implementing Server Roles and Clustering Resources

  • Preparing for and Creating a Failover Cluster by Using Windows PowerShell
  • Implementing Storage Spaces by Using Failover Clustering
  • Configuring the File Server Cluster and Creating Data
  • Verifying the File Server Role High Availability

Lab 7: Managing Server Roles and Clustering Resources

  • Securing CSVs by Using BitLocker
  • Configuring CAU on the Failover Cluster

Lab 8: Implementing Failover Clustering by Using Hyper-V

  • Creating a Hyper-V Application Failover Cluster
  • Creating a Scale-Out File Server Cluster
  • Configuring Hyper-V to Use File Server and then Verifying Availability
  • Configuring a Shared Virtual Hard Disk

Lab 9: Managing Storage Infrastructure

  • Configuring and Provisioning Storage Infrastructure Components
  • Adding iSCSI Storage to Virtual Machine Manager
  • Creating a Scale-Out File Server Storage Cluster

Lab 10: Managing Cloud-Based Storage and High Availability

  • Assessing Options for A. Datum's Future Storage and Service Needs
  • Configuring Azure Storage
  • Configuring Azure Virtual Machines
  • Managing Azure Storage and Virtual Machines by Using Windows PowerShell

Lab 11: Implementing Network Load Balancing Clusters

  • Implementing an NLB Cluster
  • Configuring and Managing the NLB Cluster
  • Validating High Availability for the NLB Cluster

Who Should Attend

  • IT professionals with experience working in an enterprise environment who are involved in storage and high availability management and provisioning, and who want to acquire knowledge and training on the latest technologies in those areas with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • IT professionals with experience working in a Windows Server 2008 environment who want to assess the latest storage and technologies that are available in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • IT professionals who work in small-to-medium enterprises who manage storage and high availability requirements for their organization
  • IT professionals who have skills in other areas, such as general system administration, who are looking for knowledge and skills for career development in Windows Server storage and high availability
Training Exclusives

This course comes with 12 months access to the following benefits:

  • Practice Labs
  • 24x7 Mentoring
  • Indexed Class Recordings
  • Unlimited Retakes
  • Digital Courseware
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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

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Duration: 4 day

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