Storage and Compute with Windows Server
- Course Code M20740
- Duration 5 days
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- Prepare and install Nano Server, a Server Core installation, and plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.
- Describe the various storage options, including partition table formats, basic and dynamic disks, file systems, virtual hard disks, and drive hardware, and explain how to manage disks and volumes.
- Describe enterprise storage solutions, and select the appropriate solution for a given situation.
- Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication.
- Install and configure Microsoft Hyper-V.
- Deploy, configure, and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers.
- Describe the high availability and disaster recovery technologies in Windows Server 2016.
- Plan, create, and manage a failover cluster.
- Implement failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines.
- Configure a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster, and plan for an NLB implementation.
- Create and manage deployment images.
- Manage, monitor, and maintain virtual machine installations.
Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads
- Introducing Windows Server 2016
- Preparing and installing Nano Server and Server Core
- Preparing for upgrades and migrations
- Migrating server roles and workloads
- Windows Server activation models
Lab : Installing and configuring Nano Server
- Implementing Nano Server
- Completing post-installation tasks on the Nano Server
- Performing remote management
Module 2: Configuring local storage
- Managing disks in Windows Server 2016
- Managing volumes in Windows Server 2016
Lab : Managing disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016
- Creating and Managing virtual hard disks by using Windows PowerShell
- Converting virtual hard disks from .vhd to .vhdx
- Resizing a volume
Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions
- Overview of direct-attached storage, network-attached storage, and storage area networks
- Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and FCoE
- Understanding iSNS, data centre bridging, and MPIO
- Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016
Lab : Planning and configuring storage technologies and components
- Planning storage requirements
- Configuring iSCSI storage
- Configuring and managing the share infrastructure
Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
- Implementing Storage Spaces
- Managing Storage Spaces
- Implementing Data Deduplication
Lab : Implementing Storage Spaces
- Creating a storage space
- Enabling and configuring storage tiering
Lab : Implementing Data Deduplication
- Installing Data Deduplication
- Configuring Data Deduplication
Module 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines
- Overview of Hyper-V
- Installing Hyper-V
- Configuring storage on Hyper-V host servers
- Configuring networking on Hyper-V host servers
- Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines
- Managing Hyper-V virtual machines
Lab : Installing and configuring Hyper-V
- Installing the Hyper-V server role
- Configuring Hyper-V settings
- Creating and configuring a virtual machine
- Managing a virtual machine by using PowerShell Direct
Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
- Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
- Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
- Installing, configuring, and managing containers
Lab : Installing and configuring containers
- Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Windows PowerShell
- Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Docker
Module 7: Overview of high availability and disaster recovery
- Defining levels of availability
- Planning high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines
- Backing up and restoring the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server B
- High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016
Lab : Planning and implementing a high availability and disaster recovery solution
- Determining the appropriate high availability and disaster recovery solution
- Implementing storage migration
- Implementing Hyper-V Replica
Module 8: Implementing and managing failover clustering
- Planning a failover cluster
- Creating and configuring a new failover cluster
- Maintaining a failover cluster
- Troubleshooting a failover cluster
- Implementing site high availability with stretch clustering
Lab : Implementing a failover cluster
- Creating a failover cluster
- Verifying quorum settings and adding a node
Lab : Managing a failover cluster
- Evicting a node and verifying quorum settings
- Changing the quorum from Disk Witness to File Share Witness, and defining node voting
- Adding and removing disks from the cluster
Module 9: Implementing failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines
- Overview of integrating Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 with failover clustering
- Implementing and maintaining Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters
- Key features for virtual machines in a clustered environment
Lab : Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V
- Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V
- Configuring a highly available virtual machine
Module 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing
- Overview of NLB clusters
- Configuring an NLB cluster
- Planning an NLB implementation
Lab : Implementing an NLB cluster
- Implementing an NLB cluster
- Configuring and managing the NLB cluster
- Validating high availability for the NLB cluster
Module 11: Creating and managing deployment images
- Introduction to deployment images
- Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT
- Virtual machine environments for different workloads
Lab : Using MDT to deploy Windows Server 2016
- Installing and configuring MDT
- Creating and deploying an image
Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations
- WSUS overview and deployment options
- Update management process with WSUS
- Overview of PowerShell DSC
- Overview of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools
- Using Performance Monitor
- Monitoring Event Logs
Lab : Implementing WSUS and deploying updates
- Implementing WSUS
- Configuring update settings
- Approving and deploying an update by using WSUS
Lab : Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2016
- Establishing a performance baseline
- Identifying the source of a performance problem
- Viewing and configuring centralized event logs
- A basic understanding of networking fundamentals.
- An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
- An understanding of basic AD DS concepts.
- Basic knowledge of server hardware.
- Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8 or Windows 10.
- Additionally, students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience, such as experience as a Windows Server systems administrator.