Implementing and Managing Microsoft Server Virtualisation

This five-day instructor-led course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to deploy and manage a server virtualisation environment using Microsoft technologies. The course provides details on how to deploy and manage Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2008 R2. The course also provides details on how to manage a server virtualisation environment by using System Center products such as System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008, SCVMM 2008 R2, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 R2 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2. This course does not require previous server virtualisation experience, but does require that students have significant experience in managing Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe server, desktop and application virtualisation
  • Describe how you use Microsoft System Center is to manage the virtual infrastructure
  • Evaluate a network environment for server virtualisation
  • Plan for the implementation of the Hyper-V server role
  • Install the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Manage Hyper-V settings and virtual networks
  • Create and configure virtual machines
  • Manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Managing and maintaining the Virtual Machine Connection Tool
  • Create and configure virtual machines
  • Manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Managing and maintaining the Virtual Machine Connection Tool
  • Create a new virtual machine using SCVMM 2008 R2
  • Convert a physical server to a virtual machine
  • Convert and migrate virtual machines
  • Clone virtual machines
  • Describe common management tasks and property configuration settings for virtual machines managed by VMM 2008
  • Describe when and how to use virtual machine checkpoints
  • Overview of the VMM Library
  • Manage profiles and templates
  • Design fault tolerance for the VMM library
  • Configure VMM user roles
  • Install and configure the VMM Self-Service Portal
  • Describe the Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster feature
  • Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V and VMM 2008 R2
  • Describe how to use the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool to maintain updates for virtual machines
  • Configure Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and  the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
  • Monitor and manage jobs in VMM 2008 R2s
  • Configure System Center Operations Manager integration
  • Configure Performance and Resource Optimisation (PRO)
  • Describe backup and restore options for virtual machines and the VMM database
  • Implementing Data Protection Manager for backing up the VMM infrastructure
  • Understand the use and role of Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
  • Implement the Remote Desktop Session Host
  • Implement the Remote Desktop Connection Broker
  • Implement the Remote Desktop Virtualisation Host
  • Configure the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Configure Remote Desktop Web Access
  • Configure Remote Desktop Licensing

The primary audience for this course is Microsoft Windows Server 2008 System Administrators who will manage and implement Server Virtualisation technologies within their network.

The students for this course are responsible for virtualising their current servers, or have been requested or directed by their IT management to research and/or implement server virtualisation in the existing environment. They should have a minimum of 1.5 years of experience working with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 as a server administrator. Prior experience with virtualisation is not expected. However, familiarity with virtualisation concepts and management tools is highly recommended.

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Perform server administrator tasks responsible for building and maintaining a virtualisation infrastructure
  • Work or consult for a midsize to enterprise-size organisation
  • Have a basic understanding of server virtualisation concepts related to Microsoft or other third-party virtualisation technologies
  • Support production, development, testing, high availability, business continuity, staging, classroom, or hosting environments based upon Windows Server 2008 technology
  • Understand a Windows-based network, including Active Directory directory service
  • Understand storage technologies, such as Storage Area Network (SAN) including Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), Fiber Channel and Direct Attached Storage (DAS)
  • Understand Windows Server 2008 failover clustering

All our public scheduled training courses offer delegates the following facilities which are all included at no extra cost: 

  • Mini Continental Breakfast, with a choice of Croissants, Pastries, Cereals, Juices, and of course Tea and Coffee
  • Buffet Lunch
  • A Selection of Soft Beverages are available throughout the Training Day
  • Full Course Manual (Official Curriculum Courseware for Technical Courses where Designated)
  • Course Exercise Files on CD\DVD or Online
  • Course Stationery Pack (Pen, Pencil and Paper)
  • Course Certificate (Vendor Accredited where Designated)
  • FREE Internet Access during your visit (Wi-Fi as Available)

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Course Details:

Duration: 5 Days
Delivery: Instructor led
Type: Course
Setting: Classroom
Language: English
Audience: IT Professionals
Code: MS10215
Exam: -
Level: 300

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