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Infrastructure Provisioning with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (M10981)

Learn to manage enterprise datacenter resources with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.

GK# 3180 Vendor# M10981

Course Overview


In this advanced-level course, you will cover implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Server 2012 R2 environment using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). You will explore enterprise-level technologies and solutions available through Microsoft virtualization, networking and storage like how to configure high availability for Hyper-V and VMM, as well as how to use VMM to configure cloud resources.


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What You'll Learn

  • Update the VMM environment and underlying Fabric infrastructure including considerations for other System Center components.
  • Configure advanced networking features in VMM such as Uplink Port Profiles and Virtual Port Profiles.
  • Configure Storage in VMM
  • Configure and manage the Library in VMM
  • Prepare the Windows operating system for deployment in VMM
  • Configure and use Virtual Machine Templates and Service Templates in VMM
  • How VMM integrates with other System Center components such as Operations Manager and Orchestrator
  • How to configure Azure Site Recovery to replicate and recover virtual machines.


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Overview of Hyper-V and VMM

2. Configuring High Availability for VMM and Hyper-V

  • Clustering Requirements for VMM
  • Configuring SQL AlwaysOn for the VMM Database
  • Hyper-V Host Clustering

3. Updating VMM and Fabric Servers

  • Understanding the Servicing Order for System Center
  • Performing the Manual Update Process in VMM
  • Patching the VMM Fabric with Windows Server Update Services

4. Configuring Networking in VMM

  • Overview of Networking in VMM
  • Logical Networks
  • Uplink and Virtual Port Profiles
  • Logical Switches
  • Virtual Machine Networks

5. Configuring Storage in VMM

  • Storage Options Available in Hyper-V and VMM
  • Understanding Storage in VMM
  • What Storage Will Be Managed?
  • Configuring and Managing Storage in VMM

6. Managing Clouds in VMM

  • Introduction to Clouds
  • Creating and Managing a Private Cloud in VMM
  • Working with User Roles in VMM

7. Configuring and Managing the VMM Library and Library Objects

  • Overview of the VMM Library
  • Managing Libraries

8. Preparing the Windows Operating System for Deployment in VMM

  • Preparing a Windows Operating System
  • Virtual Machine Architecture
  • Preparations Required for Bare Metal Deployments of Hyper-V and Scale-out File Servers

9. Virtual Machine and Service Templates

  • Overview of Virtual Machine Templates
  • Overview of Service Template Templates

10. System Center Integration

  • Monitoring the VMM Environment with Operations Manager
  • Automation with Orchestrator

11. Windows Azure Pack

  • Deploying Windows Azure Pack
  • Configuring Windows Azure Pack
  • Windows Azure Pack Tenant Experience

12. Azure Site Recovery

  • Overview of Azure Site Recovery
  • Configuring and Using Azure Site Recovery


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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Completing the Fabric for the VMM Environment

Lab 2: Implementing High Availability for VMM

Lab 3: Updating the VMM Environment

Lab 4: Configuring Networking in VMM

Lab 5: Provisioning and Configuring Storage in VMM

Lab 6: Managing Clouds in VMM

Lab 7: Configuring and Managing the VMM Library

Lab 8: Preparing the Windows Operating System

Lab 9: Deploying Virtual Machines and Services

Lab 10: Responding to Alerts Using Orchestrator

Lab 11: Deploying Windows Azure Pack and Provisioning Infrastructure Services


  • An understanding of virtualization concepts and working knowledge of Microsoft Hyper-V
  • An understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts and working knowledge of Microsoft networking
  • An understanding of different storage technologies and concepts and working knowledge of Microsoft storage technologies and solutions
  • Working knowledge of Windows PowerShell

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced IT professionals who support medium to large enterprises who are responsible for designing, implementing, managing, and maintaining a virtualization infrastructure
  • Those who will determine which virtualization product to implement in their data centers
Training Exclusives

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

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

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

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