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System Center 2012

Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Centre 2012
(Microsoft Training Course: 10751) - 5 days - £2095 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course teaches students how to design, install and configure a private cloud, including how to configure and deploy the application infrastructure as well as the key components of System Center 2012 that are necessary for delivering services on the private cloud infrastructure.
It is intended for data center administrators who will be responsible for designing, installing, and configuring a private cloud infrastructure.
> Course outline
  1. Planning for the Private Cloud
  2. Private Cloud Configuration and Deployment with System Center VMM
  3. Extending & Maintaining the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  4. Configuring Virtual Application Delivery
  5. Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
  6. Deploying and Accessing the First Business Unit Cloud
  7. Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  8. Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  9. Implementing Service Management for the Private Cloud
  10. Configuring a Private Cloud Service Catalog
  11. Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  12. Automating and Standardizing the Private Cloud


Module 1: Planning for the Private Cloud
  • Understanding the Private Cloud
  • Requirements for Deploying a Private Cloud
  • Designing the Private Cloud Infrastructure Components
  • Overview of System Center 2012 Components
  • Deploying Hyper-V Clustering with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
  • Lab: Planning for the Private Cloud
  • Deploying the Virtual Machine Manager Agent
  • Creating a Hyper-V Host Cluster Using VMM
Skills
  • Describe the private cloud and the requirements for deploying a private cloud
  • Design private cloud components
  • Deploy a private cloud infrastructure with System Center 2012
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Module 2: Private Cloud Configuration and Deployment with System Center VMM
  • VMM Architecture and Components Overview
  • Installing and Upgrading VMM
  • Configuring VMM Security and Roles
  • Understanding Host Groups
  • Lab: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Reviewing and Configuring Hosts
  • Configuring Host Groups, User Roles and Run As Accounts, and configuring the Library
  • Preparing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Deploying a New Virtual Machine
Skills
  • Describe VMM architecture and components
  • Install and upgrade VMM
  • Configure VMM security and roles
  • Understand host groups
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Module 3: Extending & Maintaining the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Overview of the PXE and Update Server Roles
  • Deploying Bare-Metal Hyper-V Host Servers
  • Configuring the Update Server Role
  • Creating and Remediating an Update Baseline
  • Lab: Maintaining the Application Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Configuring a PXE Server in VMM
  • Configuring an Update Server Role in VMM
  • Configuring a Software Update Baseline in VMM
Skills
  • Describe how VMM integrates with WDS and WSUS to provide PXE and Update server roles.
  • Describe how to deploy bare-metal Hyper-V host servers and maintain updates within the VMM fabric
  • Configure the Update server role
  • Create and remediate a software update compliance baseline
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Module 4: Configuring Virtual Application Delivery
  • Dynamic Application Deployment Overview
  • Web Deployment Packages
  • Server Application Virtualization Overview
  • Configuring Server App-V Components
  • Sequencing and Deploying Virtual Applications
  • Lab: Configuring Virtual Application Delivery
  • Configuring the Server App-V Sequencer
  • Configuring the Server App-V Agent
  • Sequencing an Application
  • Testing the Server App-V Package Deployment
Skills
  • Describe dynamic application deployment
  • Create web deployment packages by using the Web Deployment Tool
  • Configure the Server App-V agent and sequencer
  • Sequence and then test a Server App-V virtualized application
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Module 5: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
  • Configuring Guest Operating System Profiles
  • Configuring Hardware Profiles
  • Configuring SQL Server Using SQL Server Profiles
  • Configuring Application Profiles
  • Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
  • Configuring Self-Service Portal Users
  • Lab: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
  • Configuring Profiles
  • Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
  • Configuring a Service Template & a User Role
  • Deploying the StockTrader Application Service
Skills
  • Configure guest operating system profiles
  • Configure hardware profiles
  • Deploy SQL Server using SQL Server profiles
  • Configure application profiles for a deployment
  • Configure virtual machine templates
  • Configure self-service portal users
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Module 6: Deploying and Accessing the First Business Unit Cloud
  • Understanding Private Cloud Computing
  • Installing and Configuring App Controller
  • Creating and Managing Services and Service Templates
  • Lab: Deploying and Accessing the First Business Unit Cloud
  • Creating and Configuring a Private Cloud
  • Configuring App Controller
  • Creating, Deploying and Managing Services
Skills
  • Describe a business unit private cloud
  • Install and configure App Controller
  • Create and manage services and service templates
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Module 7: Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Operations Manager Architecture and Security
  • Upgrading Operations Manager 2007 R2
  • Configuring Notifications
  • Configuring Management Packs
  • Configuring Integration with System Center 2012
  • Lab: Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Deploying Agents
  • Deploying and Configuring Monitoring Management Packs
  • Configuring Notifications
  • Configuring VMM & DPM Integration
Skills
  • Describe Operations Manager architecture and security considerations
  • Upgrade from Operations Manager 2007 R2 to System Center 2012 – Operations Manager
  • Describe the notification options available in Operations Manager
  • Install, configure, and upgrade management packs
  • Install and configure Operations Manager integration with VMM and DPM
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Module 8: Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Configuring the SharePoint Portal
  • Monitoring Templates
  • Distributed Application Monitoring
  • Lab: Extending and Customizing Monitoring
  • Creating Custom Monitoring
  • Creating a Distributed Application
  • Configuring Service Level Management
  • Creating Views for Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Configuring SharePoint Integration
Skills
  • Integrate Operations Manager data into a SharePoint portal
  • Describe how to use monitoring templates
  • Implement distributed application monitoring
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Module 9: Implementing Service Management for the Private Cloud
  • Service Manager Architecture Overview
  • Upgrading to System Center 2012 - Service Manager
  • Understanding Service Manager Work Items
  • Configuring Service Manager Connectors
  • Configuring Service Manager Notifications
  • Lab: Implementing Service Management for the Private Cloud
  • Configuring Service Manager Basic Settings
  • Configuring Service Manager Connectors
  • Configuring the Self-Service Portal
  • Configuring Notifications
Skills
  • Setup and configure the core components of Service Manager
  • Plan an upgrade from Service Manager 2010 R2 to System Center 2012 - Service Manager
  • Describe the various work items and their relationships with each other
  • Configure the Service Manager connectors
  • Configure notifications
  • Understand incident and problem management
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Module 10: Configuring a Private Cloud Service Catalog
  • Implementing a Private Cloud Service Catalog
  • Service Level Management
  • Lab: Configuring a Private Cloud Service Catalog
  • Installing the Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Configuring Services Roles and Settings
  • Creating a Private Cloud Request Offering
  • Creating an Incident Request
  • Configuring Service Level Management
Skills
  • Describe the service catalog and how it is implemented in Service Manager
  • Configure the Cloud Services Process Management Pack
  • Configure service request fulfillment
  • Configure service offerings
  • Use service level management
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Module 11: Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Planning DPM Deployment
  • DPM Architecture and Components
  • Upgrading DPM
  • Configuring DPM for the Private Cloud
  • Configuring Application Protection for the Private Cloud
  • Restoring Applications to the Private Cloud
  • Lab: Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Configuring the Storage Pool
  • Deploying DPM Protection Agents
  • Creating and Configuring Protection Groups
  • Configuring SQL Server Self-Service Recovery
  • Restoring Data from a SQL Server Protection Group
  • Performing Self-Service Recovery to Recover SQL Server Data
Skills
  • Describe Data Protection Manager architecture and security considerations
  • Plan an upgrade from Data Protection Manager 2010 R2 to System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager
  • Configure the components required to provide protection for the private cloud infrastructure
  • Configure protection of key applications within the private cloud infrastructure
  • Restore key applications within the private cloud infrastructure
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Module 12: Automating and Standardizing the Private Cloud
  • Orchestrator Architecture and Components Overview
  • Deploying and Configuring Core Orchestrator Components
  • Managing Runbooks
  • Configuring Integration Packs
  • Lab: Automating the Private Cloud
  • Creating a Runbook Server and Importing Integration Packs
  • Configuring a Template to Deploy DPM and Operations Manager Agents
  • Configuring Runbook to Protect All Resources on a Server
Skills
  • Describe key components of System Center Orchestrator
  • Describe how to deploy and configure key Orchestrator components in a private cloud
  • Configure the System Center integration packs in Orchestrator
  • Create runbooks
  • Configure Service Manager to execute runbooks
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following technical knowledge:
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system.
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Networking experience.
  • Working knowledge of previous versions of System Center products.
  • Microsoft SharePoint configuration.
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V.
  • Familiarity with data center management processes.
  • Storage area networks (SANs).
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to plan for the private cloud; configure and deploy the private cloud infrastructure; extend and maintain the private cloud infrastructure; configure virtual application delivery; create the private cloud building blocks; deploy and access the first business unit private cloud; monitor the private cloud infrastructure; extend and customize monitoring of the private cloud infrastructure; implement service management for the private cloud; configure a private cloud service catalog; protect the private cloud infrastructure; automate and standardize the private cloud.