20745: Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter

$2,895.00
$2,895.00
$2,895.00
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June 05, 2017 09:00 (EST) 5 $2,895.00 Register
August 14, 2017 09:00 (EST) 5 $2,895.00 Register
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About this course

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.

 

Prerequisites

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

 

Audience profile

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. 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.

 

 

At course completion

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 the 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 a 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 Outline

 

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 virtualization options

Selecting the appropriate virtualization method

Creating Azure virtual machines

 

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: Creating and managing virtual hard disks and virtual machines

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 VMM for managing a virtualization environment.

 

Lessons

Overview of System Center 2016 VMM

Installing System Center 2016 VMM

Adding hosts and managing host groups

 

Lab: Installing and configuring System Center 2016

Installing and configuring System Center 2016

Managing hosts and host groups

Managing an Azure subscription by using VMM

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the main features in System Center 2016 VMM.

Install System Center 2016 VMM.

Add virtualization hosts to VMM and manage host groups.

 

Module 4: Managing storage fabric and fabric updates

This module explains how to manage storage fabric and fabric updates in VMM.

 

Lessons

Overview of server virtualization storage technologies

Managing storage fabric

Managing fabric updates

 

Lab: Managing storage fabric and fabric updates

Implementing a storage infrastructure

Creating a file server cluster and a storage QoS policy

Managing fabric updates

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the storage technologies that VMM utilizes.

Deploy and manage a storage fabric in VMM 2016.

Manage updates of the VMM 2016 fabric.

 

Module 5: Configuring and managing the Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects

This module describes how to configure and manage VMM library and library objects. It also describes the differences between profiles and templates and how they are used.

 

Lessons

Overview of the VMM library

Preparing Windows for deployment in VMM

Working with profiles

Working with virtual machine templates

 

Lab: Configuring and managing VMM library and library objects

Configuring and managing a VMM library

Creating a Windows image for the VMM library

Creating and managing profiles and templates

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the VMM library.

Prepare Windows for deployment in VMM.

Explain working with profiles.

Describe working with VM templates.

 

Module 6: Managing the networking fabric

This module explains how to manage networking fabric in VMM.

 

Lessons

Networking concepts in VMM

Managing Software-Defined Networking

Understanding network function virtualization

 

Lab: Creating and configuring the networking fabric

Associating virtual network adapters of Hyper-V hosts

Deploying Network Controller

Lab: Configuring and testing Hyper-V Network Virtualization

Configuring Hyper-V Network Virtualization

Provisioning and testing tenant virtual machine networks

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain the primary networking concepts in System Center 2016 VMM.

Implement the Software Defined Networking by using System Center 2016  VMM.

Describe the core components available in Network Controller.

 

Module 7: Creating and managing virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to create and manage virtual machines by using VMM.

 

Lessons

Virtual machine management tasks

Creating, cloning, and converting virtual machines

 

Lab: Creating and managing virtual machines by using System Center 2016 VMM

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:

Describe thee various management tasks that you can perform on virtual machines.

Create, clone, and convert virtual machines.

 

Module 8: Managing clouds in System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to create and manage clouds by using VMM.

 

Lessons

Introduction to clouds

Creating and managing a cloud

Creating user roles in VMM

 

Lab: Managing clouds in System Center 2016 VMM

Creating a private cloud

Creating user roles

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain the concept of a cloud and how you can use VMM to create a cloud.

Create and manage cloud services.

Create user roles in VMM.

 

Module 9: Managing services in Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to create and manage services in VMM.

 

Lessons

Overview of services in VMM

Creating and managing services in VMM

 

Lab: Managing services in VMM

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 services in VMM.
Create and manage services in VMM.

 

Module 10: Monitoring a 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 VMM and DPM

 

Lab: Monitoring a virtualization infrastructure by using Operations Manager

Implementing the Operations Manager agents

Integrating Operations Manager with VMM

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the Operations Manager architecture and explain how to secure access to Operations Manager data.

Use Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting.

Integrate Operations Manager with VMM and DPM.

 

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 a virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager

This module explains how to use DPM for protecting virtualization infrastructure.

 

Lessons

Overview of backup and restore options for virtual machines

Configuring and managing DPM for virtualization infrastructure protection

 

Lab: Protecting virtualization infrastructure by using DPM

Configuring a DPM server and installing DPM protection agents

Creating and configuring protection groups

Recovering VMs and other data

Providing online protection with DPM

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the backup and restore options for VMs.

Configure and manage DPM for protecting a virtualization infrastructure.