20740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

$2,895.00
$2,895.00
$2,895.00
$2,895.00
Start Date Time Days Price GTR Availability
June 05, 2017 09:00 (EST) 5 $2,895.00 Register
August 14, 2017 09:00 (EST) 5 $2,895.00 Register
October 16, 2017 09:00 (EST) 5 $2,895.00 Register
December 11, 2017 09:00 (EST) 5 $2,895.00 Register

 

About this course

This five-day course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

 

Audience profile

This course is intended for IT professionals who have some experiencing working with Windows Server, and who are looking for a single five-day course that covers storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016. This course will help them update their knowledge and skills related to storage and compute for Windows Server 2016.

 

Candidates suitable for this course would be:

  • Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies, and who want to learn more about the storage and compute features in Windows Server 2016.
  • IT professionals with general IT knowledge, who are looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server, especially around storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016.

 

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 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.

 

The secondary audience for this course are IT professionals looking to take the Microsoft 70-740 certification exam, Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016. At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

 

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.

 

Course Outline

 

Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads

This module describes the new features of Windows Server 2016, and explains how to prepare for and install Nano Server and Server Core. This module also describes how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy, and explains how to perform a migration of server roles and workloads within and across domains. Finally, this module explains how to choose an activation model based on your environment characteristics.

 

Lessons

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

Installing Nano Server

Completing post-installation tasks on Nano Server

Performing remote management

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the new features of Windows Server 2016.

Prepare for and install Nano Server and Server Core.

Plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.

Perform a migration of server roles and workloads within a domain and across domains.

Choose an activation model.

 

Module 2: Configuring local storage

This module explains how to manage disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016.

 

Lessons

Managing disks in Windows Server

Managing volumes in Windows Server

 

Lab : Configuring local storage

Creating and managing volumes

Resizing volumes

Managing virtual hard disks

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Manage disks in Windows Server.

Manage volumes in Windows Server.

 

Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions

About this Course

This module discusses direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS), and storage area networks (SANs). It also explains the purpose of Microsoft Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) Server, data center bridging (DCB), and Multipath I/O (MPIO). Additionally, this module compares Fibre Channel, Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and describes how to configure sharing in Windows Server 2016.

 

Lessons

Overview of DAS, NAS, and SANs

Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Understanding iSNS, DCB, 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

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe DAS, NAS, and SANs.

Compare Fibre Channel iSCSI, and FCoE.

Explain the use of iSNS, DCB, and MPIO.

Configure sharing in Windows Server.

 

Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication

This module explains how to implement and manage Storage Spaces. This module also explains how to implement Data Deduplication.

 

Lessons

Implementing Storage Spaces

Managing Storage Spaces

Implementing Data Deduplication

 

Lab: Implementing Storage Spaces

Creating a Storage Space

Lab: Implementing Data Deduplication

Installing Data Deduplication

Configuring Data Deduplication

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe and implement the Storage Spaces feature in the context of enterprise storage needs.

Manage and maintain Storage Spaces.

Describe and implement Data Deduplication.

 

Module 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines

This module provides an overview of Hyper-V and virtualization. It explains how to install Hyper-V, and how to configure storage and networking on Hyper-V host servers. Additionally, it explains how to configure and manage Hyper-V virtual machines.

 

Lessons

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 virtual machines

 

Lab: Installing and configuring Hyper-V

Verify installattion of the Hyper-V server role

Configuring Hyper-V networks

Creating and configuring a virtual machines

Enable nested virtualization for a virtual machine

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe Hyper-V and virtualization.

Install Hyper-V.

Configure storage on Hyper-V host servers.

Configure networking on Hyper-V host servers.

Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.

Manage Hyper-V virtual machines.

 

Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows and Hyper-V containers

This module provides and overview of containers in Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this module explains how to deploy Windows Server and Hyper-V containers. It also explains how to install, configure, and manage containers by using Docker.

 

Lessons

Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016

Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers

Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe containers in Windows Server 2016.

Explain how to deploy containers.

Explain how to install, configure, and manage containers using Docker.

 

Module 7: Overview of high availability and disaster recovery

This module provides an overview of high availability and high availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016. It further explains how to plan high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines. Additionally, this module explains how to back up and restore the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server Backup.

 

Lessons

Defining levels of availability

Planning high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines

Backing up and restoring by using Windows Server Backup

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

Configuring Hyper-V replicas

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe levels of availability.

Plan for high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines.

Back up and restore data by using Windows Server Backup.

Describe high availability with failover clustering in Window Server 2016.

 

Module 8: Implementing failover clustering

This module explains how to plan for failover clustering. It also explains how to create, manage, and troubleshoot a failover cluster.

 

Lessons

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 clustering

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

Verifying high availability

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Plan for a failover-clustering implementation.

Create and configure a failover cluster.

Maintain a failover cluster.

Troubleshoot a failover cluster.

Implement high availability and stretch clustering for a site.

 

Module 9: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Servver 2016 Hyper-V

This module describes how Hyper-V integrates with failover clustering. It also explains how to implement Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) in failover clusters.

 

Lessons

Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering

Implementing Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters

Key features for VMs in a clustered environment

 

Lab: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

Configure iSCSI storage

Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V

Configuring a highly available VM

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe how Hyper-V integrates with failover clustering.

Implement Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters.

Describe the key features for VMs in a clustered environment.

 

Module 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing

This module provides an overview of NLB clusters. It also explains how to plan and configure an NLB cluster implementation.

 

Lessons

Overview of NLB

Configuring an NLB cluster

Planning an NLB implementation

 

Lab: Implementing NLB

Implementing a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster

Configuring and managing the NLB cluster

Validating high availability for the NLB cluster

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe NLB.

Configure an NLB cluster.

Explain how to plan an NLB implementation.

 

Module 11: Creating and managing deployment images

This module provides an overview of the Windows Server 2016 image deployment process. It also explains how to create and manage deployment images by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Additionally, it describes different workloads in the virtual machine environment.

 

Lessons

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

Configuring MDT

Creating and deploying an image

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the Windows Server 2016 image deployment process.

Create and manage deployment images by using MDT.

Describe the different workloads in the virtual machine environment.

 

Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations

This module provides an overview on Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the requirements to implement WSUS. It explains how to manage the update process with WSUS. Additionally, this module provides an overview of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools. Finally, this module describes how to use Performance Monitor, and how to manage event logs.

 

Lessons

WSUS overview and deployment options

Update management process with WSUS

Overview of Windows 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

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the purpose of WSUS and the requirements to implement WSUS.

Manage the update process with WSUS.

Describe the purpose and benefits of Windows PowerShell DSC.

Describe the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2016.

Use Performance Monitor.

Manage event logs.