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 virtualisation 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 virtualisation, networking and storage. Using hand-on labs, students will learn the following:

  • New features and capabilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • How to configure High Availability for Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager
  • How to update the Virtual Machine Manager environment and underlying Fabric infrastructure including considerations for other System Center components
  • How to configure advanced networking features in Virtual Machine Manager such as Uplink Port Profiles and Virtual Port Profiles
  • How to configure Storage in Virtual Machine Manager including the advantages and disadvantages between different storage types
  • How to use Virtual Machine Manager to configure cloud resources and provision access to a cloud
  • How to configure and manage the Library in Virtual Machine Manager including Library synchronisation and equivalence objects
  • How to prepare the Windows Operating System for deployment in Virtual Machine Manager including how to use Sysprep, Windows Imaging Format (WIM) and an unattend.xml file
  • How to configure and use Virtual Machine Templates and Service Templates in Virtual Machine Manager including how Service Templates are used in a real-world scenario
  • How Virtual Machine Manager integrates with other System Center components such as Operations Manager and Orchestrator including how Operations Manager monitors the Virtual Machine Manager environment
  • An overview of Windows Azure Pack including how to complete an express deployment and how to configure VM Clouds
  • How to configure Azure Site Recovery to replicate and recover virtual machines

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 Virtual Machine 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 Virtual Machine Manager
    • Synchronising Libraries
  • 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 Operating System 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 Virtual Machine 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

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

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Recommended MCSA: Windows Server 2012
  • Recommended Course MS20409: Server Virtualisation with Windows Server and System Center
  • An understanding of virtualisation concepts and working knowledge of Microsoft Hyper-V
  • An understanding of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (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

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: MS10981
Exam: -
Level: 400

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