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Infrastructure Provisioning with System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Learn how to install and configure Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and manage enterprise datacenter resources with this five-day course. This course is part two in a series of two courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement an enterprise virtualization solution. This course will cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. This course primarily covers the advanced and enterprise-level technologies and solutions available through Microsoft virtualization, networking and storage.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for IT Professionals who are responsible for designing, implementing, managing and maintaining a virtualization infrastructure or are interested in learning about current Microsoft Virtualization technologies for enterprise datacenter environments. This course is also intended for IT Decision Makers who will be determining which virtualization and infrastructure management products to implement in their datacenters.

Participant Prerequisites

  • Recommended: MCSA: Windows Server 2012/2016
  • Recommended: Course 20409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server and System Center.
  • 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.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Perform initial configuration tasks in Virtual Machine Manager including:
  • Review and prepare the Hyper-V environment for Virtual Machine Manager
  • Add Hyper-V Hosts to Virtual Machine Manager
  • Configuring Host Groups
  • Use Virtual Machine Manager PowerShell Cmdlets
  • Configure High Availability for Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager including:
  • Reviewing Distributed Key Management
  • Configuring SQL AlwaysOn
  • Clustering Hyper-V Hosts
  • Configuring High Availability for the management Virtual Machines
  • Update the Virtual Machine Manager environment including:
  • How to update Virtual Machine Manager
  • Configuring and using Baselines to update the Virtual Machine Manager infrastructure
  • Configure advanced networking in Virtual Machine Manager including:
  • Creating Logical Networks
  • Creating Uplink and Virtual Port Profiles
  • Creating and deploying Logical Switches
  • Creating VM Networks
  • Configure Storage in Virtual Machine Manager including:
  • Discovering, classifying, creating and allocating storage
  • Configure the Virtual Machine Manager Library and Library objects including:
  • Creating Library Servers
  • Enabling de-duplication
  • Adding Library Servers to VMM
  • Synchronizing Librarie
  • Prepare a Windows Server Operating system for deployment including
  • Using Sysprep
  • Using an Unattent.xml file
  • Converting a WIM to VHDx
  • Configuring bare-metal deployments of Hyper-V and Scale-out file servers
  • Configure Virtual Machine and Service Templates including:
  • Creating Hardware Profiles
  • Creating Guest OS Profiles
  • Importing and configuring Service Templates • Configure System Center Integration including:
  • Configuring integration with Operations Manager
  • Configuring integration with Orchestrator
  • Using Operations Manager to troubleshoot problems detected in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Perform an express deployment of Windows Azure Pack including:
  • Configuring a VM Cloud
  • Configuring User Accounts
  • Configuring Plans
  • Deploying a Virtual Machine
  • Configure Azure Site Recovery including:
  • Configuring replication to Azure
  • Recovering a virtual machine from Azure

Course Outline

The following items describe the outline of the course:

Module 1: Overview of Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager
Module 2: Configuring High Availability for Virtual Machine Manager and Hyper-V
Module 3: Updating Virtual Machine Manager and Fabric Servers
Module 4: Configuring Networking in Virtual Machine Manager
Module 5: Configuring Storage in Virtual Machine Manager
Module 6: Managing Clouds in Virtual Machine Manager
Module 7: Configuring and Managing the Virtual Machine Manager Library and Library Objects
Module 8: Preparing the Windows Operating System for deployment in Virtual Machine Manager
Module 9: Virtual Machine and Service Templates
Module 10: System Center Integration
Module 11: Windows Azure Pack
Module 12: Azure Site Recovery

Course Materials

The following materials are included as part of the course:

  • Microsoft Official digital Curriculum (MOC)

MS 10981 - Infrastructure Provisioning with System Center Virtual Machine Manager

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