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Implementing a Software Defined Datacenter

  • Course Code M20745
  • Duration 5 days
  • Version B

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  • Virtual Learning

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Course Overview

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This five-day course explains how to implement and manage virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. The course also describes how to monitor the infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager and protect it by using Data Protection Manager.


The main focus of this course is on managing Hyper-V virtualization infrastructure in Windows Server 2016, although the course also covers other virtualization platforms that can be managed by using Virtual Machine Manager 2016.

Course Schedule

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    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 30 September-04 October, 2019
    • Location: Virtual

    £2,345.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 27 April-01 May, 2020
    • Location: Virtual

    £2,345.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 23-27 November, 2020
    • Location: Virtual

    £2,345.00

Target Audience

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This course is intended for 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.


This course is also intended for IT decision makers who want to determine which virtualization product to implement in their software-defined datacenters and who want to become familiar with the System Center 2016 solution for managing virtualization infrastructure.

Course Objectives

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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 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 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.

Course Content

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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 the virtualization options
Selecting the appropriate virtualization method
Activating Azure subscription and managing Azure
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 : Installing Hyper-V and working with Hyper-V virtualization
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 Virtual Machine Manager for managing a virtualization environment.
Lessons
Overview of System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager
Installing System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager
Adding hosts and managing host groups
Lab : Installing and configuring System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager
Installing and configuring System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager
Managing hosts and host groups
Managing Azure subscription by using Virtual Machine Manager
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the main features in System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager.
Install System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager.
Add virtualization hosts and manage host groups.
Module 4: Managing storage fabric and fabric updates
This module explains how to manage storage fabric and fabric updates in Virtual Machine Manager.
Lessons
Overview of server virtualization storage technologies
Managing storage fabric
Managing fabric updates
Lab : Managing storage fabric and fabric updates
Implementing a storage infrastructure
Create a File Server cluster and a storage QoS policy
Managing fabric updates
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe storage technologies used with server virtualization.
Manage a storage fabric in Virtual Machine Manager.
Manage fabric updates in Virtual Machine Manager.
Module 5: Configuring and managing Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects
This module describes how to configure and manage Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects. It also describes the differences between profiles and templates and how they are used.
Lessons
Overview of the Virtual Machine Manager library
Preparing Windows for deployment in Virtual Machine Manager
Working with profiles
Working with VM templates
Lab : Configuring and managing Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects
Configuring and managing the Virtual Machine Manager library
Creating Windows image for the Virtual Machine Manager library
Creating and managing profiles and templates
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe how to use the Virtual Machine Manager library.
Prepare Windows for deployment in Virtual Machine Manager.
Work with profiles in Virtual Machine Manager.
Create and work with VM templates in Virtual Machine Manage.
Module 6: Managing the networking fabric
This module explains how to manage networking fabric in Virtual Machine Manager.
Lessons
Networking concepts in Virtual Machine Manager
Managing software-defined networking
Configuring network virtualization
Lab : Managing the networking fabric
Configuring networking fabric
Implementing and testing network virtualization
Deploying network controller
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe Virtual Machine Manager networking concepts.
Configure software-defined networking in Virtual Machine Manager.
Configure network isolation in Virtual Machine Manager.
Module 7: Creating and managing virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager
This module explains how to create and manage virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager.
Lessons
Virtual machine management tasks
Creating, cloning, and converting virtual machines
Lab : Creating and managing virtual machines by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager
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:
Manage virtual machines in Virtual Machine Manager.
Create virtual machines by using different options.
Module 8: Managing clouds in Virtual Machine Manager
This module explains how to create and manage clouds by using Virtual Machine Manager.
Lessons
Introduction to clouds
Creating and managing a cloud
Creating user roles in Virtual Machine Manager
Lab : Managing clouds in Virtual Machine Manager
Creating a cloud
Creating user roles
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe how to use Virtual Machine Manager to create a cloud.
Create and manage a cloud.
Create user roles in Virtual Machine Manager.
Module 9: Managing services in Virtual Machine Manager
This module explains how to create and manage services in Virtual Machine Manager.
Lessons
Overview of services in Virtual Machine Manager
Creating and managing services in Virtual Machine Manager
Lab : Managing services in Virtual Machine Manager
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 common scenarios for using services.
Create and manage services in Virtual Machine Manager.
Module 10: Monitoring 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 Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager
Lab : Monitoring virtualization infrastructure by using Operations Manager
Implementing the System Center 2016 Operations Manager agent
Configuring the Operations Manager monitoring components
Configuring the integration of Operations Manager integration with Virtual Machine Manager
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the Operations Manager architecture and security.
Describe how to use Operations Manager to monitor physical and virtual servers.
Integrate Operations Manager with Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager.
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 virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager
This module explains how to use Data Protection Manager for protecting virtualization infrastructure.
Lessons
Overview of backup and restore options for virtual machines
Configuring and managing Data Protection Manager for virtualization infrastructure protection
Lab : Protecting virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager
Deploying DPM protection agents
Creating and configuring protection groups
Backing up and restoring virtual machines
Integrating DPM with Microsoft Azure
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Use backup and restore options provided in Windows Server 2016 and Virtual Machine Manager.
Use DPM for protecting virtualization infrastructure.

Course Prerequisites

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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.


Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:

  • 20740 - Storage & Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • 20741 - Networking with Windows Server 2016

 

 

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