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Windows Server 2008

Implementing and Managing Microsoft Server Virtualization
(Microsoft Training Course: 10215) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to deploy and manage a server virtualization environment using Microsoft technologies. It is intended for system administrators who will manage and implement Server Virtualization technologies within their network.
> Course outline
  1. Evaluating and Planning for Virtualization
  2. Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role
  3. Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual Machines
  4. Integrating System Center Virtual Machine Manager with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
  5. Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
  6. Managing Virtual Machines Using Virtual Machine Manager 2008
  7. Configuring and Managing the VMM Library
  8. Configuring User Roles and the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal
  9. Implementing High Availability for Server Virtualization
  10. Maintaining Software Updates Using the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
  11. Monitoring and Reporting Virtualization
  12. Backup and Restore Strategies for Virtual Machines
  13. Desktop Virtualization Using Remote Desktop Services
  14. Extending Remote Desktop Services Outside the Organization


Module 1: Evaluating and Planning for Virtualization
  • This module describes virtualization as it relates to server, desktop, and application environments.
  • Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
  • Evaluating the Current Environment for Virtualization
  • Lab: Evaluating the Network Environment for Virtualization
Skills
  • Describe virtualization technology.
  • Determine the most appropriate virtualization solution based upon organizational requirements.
  • Describe the components that make up the Microsoft System Center solution and how they are used to manage the virtual environment.
  • Describe the Hyper-V Server Role.
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Module 2: Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role
  • This module describes how to install the Hyper-V server role, and configure host and virtual network settings.
  • Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Configuring Hyper-V Settings and Virtual Networks
  • Lab: Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role
Skills
  • Describe the Hyper-V installation process.
  • Identify the management tools that you can use to manage the Hyper-V server role.
  • Configure Hyper-V user settings.
  • Use Virtual Network Manager to configure virtual networks.
  • Configure Hyper-V to support VLANs.
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Module 3: Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual Machines
  • This module explains how to determine and configure the most appropriate virtual hard disk(s) to use in a virtual machine.
  • Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks
  • Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines
  • Managing Virtual Machine Snapshots
  • Lab: Creating Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual Machines
Skills
  • Configure storage based on Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI).
  • Describe the types of virtual hard disks.
  • Create a new virtual hard disk using the new Virtual Hard Disk Wizard.
  • Create a new virtual machine using the new Virtual Machine Wizard.
  • Configure virtual machine settings.
  • Migrate legacy virtual machines to Hyper-V.
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots.
  • Describe the Virtual Machine Connection Tool.
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Module 4: Integrating System Center Virtual Machine Manager with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
  • This module describes how to plan for, and deploy, System Center Virtual Machine Manager with their Hyper-V solution.
  • Planning for Integration of System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Installing the VMM Server and Administrator Console
  • Managing Hosts and Host Groups
  • Lab: Planning and Deploying VMM 2008 R2
Skills
  • Describe VMM 2008 R2 components.
  • Manage hosts and host groups.
  • Install the VMM Server.
  • Describe the Windows PowerShell.
  • Describe the types of hosts that you can add to VMM 2008.
  • Describe the process for adding hosts in an Active Directory directory service domain.
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Module 5: Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
  • This module explains how to use VMM 2008 R2 to create and deploy virtual machines.
  • Creating a New Virtual Machine Using VMM 2008 R2
  • Converting a Physical Server to a Virtual Machine
  • Converting and Migrating Virtual Machines
  • Lab: Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines
Skills
  • Describe supported operating systems and hardware capabilities for virtual machines.
  • Deploy stored virtual machines from a VMM Library.
  • Perform a physical-to-virtual (P2V) machine conversion.
  • Performing a V2V conversion.
  • Describe the process and decision points for cloning a virtual machine.
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Module 6: Managing Virtual Machines Using Virtual Machine Manager 2008
  • This module explains how to perform various management tasks on virtual machines stored within the VMM infrastructure.
  • Overview of VMM Management Tasks
  • Creating and Managing Checkpoints
  • Lab: Managing Virtual Machines Using VMM 2008 R2
Skills
  • Perform common actions for operating and managing virtual machines.
  • Create and modify a VMM checkpoint.
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Module 7: Configuring and Managing the VMM Library
  • This module explains how to configure and manage resources in the VMM Library.
  • Overview of the VMM Library
  • Managing Profiles and Templates
  • Designing Fault Tolerance for the VMM Library
  • Lab: Configuring and Managing the VMM Library
Skills
  • Describe the VMM Library and the types of resource that are stored within the library.
  • Add a Library Server and assign library groups.
  • Add file-based resources to the library.
  • Create a hardware and guest operating-system profile.
  • Create a virtual machine template.
  • Describe options for providing fault tolerance for the VMM Library.
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Module 8: Configuring User Roles and the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal
  • This module explains how to configure and manage user roles and the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal.
  • Configuring User Roles
  • Installing and Configuring the VMM Self-Service Portal
  • Lab: Configuring the VMM Self-Service Portal
Skills
  • Describe the role types that are available in VMM 2008 R2.
  • Create user roles in VMM 2008 R2.
  • Determine the most appropriate role-based security configuration based upon organizational requirements.
  • Configure user access to the SCVMM Self-Service Portal.
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Module 9: Implementing High Availability for Server Virtualization
  • This module explains how to configure high availability for server virtualization.
  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Implementing High Availability with VMM 2008 R2
  • Lab: Implementing High Availability for Server Virtualization
Skills
  • Describe options for providing high availability for virtualization.
  • Determine appropriate Quorum configurations for Failover Clusters.
  • Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V.
  • Perform Live Migration using Hyper-V.
  • Implement high availability with SCVMM 2008 R2.
  • Configure host clusters to support high availability.
  • Implement clustering using VMM 2008.
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Module 10: Maintaining Software Updates Using the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
  • This module explains how to maintain software updates using the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool.
  • Overview of the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
  • Configuring WSUS and the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
  • Lab: Maintaining Software Updates Using the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
Skills
  • Describe ways of maintaining software updates.
  • Configure WSUS to support virtual machine servicing.
  • Install and configure the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool.
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Module 11: Monitoring and Reporting Virtualization
  • This module explains how to use the monitoring tools included with VMM 2008 and integrate System Center Operations Manager to provide extended capabilities.
  • Monitoring Jobs in VMM 2008 R2
  • Integrating System Center Operations Manager with VMM 2008 R2
  • Configuring Performance and Resource Optimization
  • Lab: Integrating System Center Operations Manager with VMM 2008
Skills
  • Describe the VMM jobs feature.
  • Perform management tasks related to job status in VMM.
  • Identify reporting needs for specific virtual environment scenarios.
  • Describe features provided by integrating System Center Operations Manager.
  • Enable reporting in VMM 2008 R2.
  • Enable Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) integration.
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Module 12: Backup and Restore Strategies for Virtual Machines
  • This module explains how to manage backup and restoration strategies in a Virtual environment.
  • Overview of Backup and Restore Options for Virtual Machines and the VMM Database
  • Implementing Data Protection Manager for Backing Up the VMM Infrastructure
  • Lab: Using Data Protection Manager to Back Up the VMM 2008 Infrastructure
Skills
  • Describe options for backing up virtual machines.
  • Use the SCVMM Administrator console to back up the VMM database.
  • Configure backup processes for SCVMM 2008 and Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1.
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Module 13: Desktop Virtualization Using Remote Desktop Services
  • This module explains how to describe and implement the core role services included in the Remote Desktop Services server Role.
  • Overview of Remote Desktop Services
  • Implementing the Remote Desktop Session Host
  • Implementing Remote Desktop Connection Broker
  • Implementing the Remote Desktop Connection Virtualization Host
  • Lab: Implementing Remote Desktop Services
Skills
  • Describe the benefits of Remote Desktop Services.
  • Describe the RDS Broker Role.
  • Deploy RemoteApp to a Windows 7 Client Start menu.
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Module 14: Extending Remote Desktop Services Outside the Organization
  • This module explains how to implement and configure the Remote Desktop Gateway and Remote Desktop Web Access.
  • Configuring the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Configuring Remote Desktop Web Access
  • Lab: Integrating Remote Desktop Web Access into the Desktop Virtualization Infrastructure
Skills
  • Configure the Remote Desktop Gateway.
  • Use network access protocol (NAP) remediation with Remote Desktop Gateway.
  • Implement RemoteApp and Desktop connection with RD Web Access.
  • Secure Remote Desktop Web Access.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Be able to perform server administrator tasks responsible for building and maintaining a virtualization infrastructure.
  • A basic understanding of server virtualization concepts.
  • Understand a Windows-based network.
  • Understand storage technologies.
  • Understand Windows Server 2008 failover clustering.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe server, desktop, and application virtualization; evaluate a network environment for server virtualization; create and configure virtual machines with Hyper-V; create a new virtual machine using SCVMM 2008 R2; convert a physical server to a virtual machine; manage and maintain the Virtual Machine Connection Tool; manage profiles and templates in the VMM Library; implement failover clustering with Hyper-V and VMM 2008 R2; monitor and manage jobs in VMM 2008 R2; use the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool to maintain updates for virtual machines ; describe backup and restore options for virtual machines and the VMM database; implement and configure remote services using Remote Desktop Services (RDS).