About the Course
This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to deploy and manage a server virtualization 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 virtualization environment by using System Center products such as System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008, VMM 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 virtualization experience, but does require that candidates have significant experience in managing Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
Topics Covered1. 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
Who should attendThe primary audience for this course is Microsoft Windows Server 2008 system administrators who will manage and implement server virtualization technologies within their network. Candidates should have a Minimum of 1.5 years of experience working with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 as a server administrator. Prior experience with virtualization is not expected. However, familiarity with virtualization concepts and management tools is highly recommended.
Pre-requisites*Performed server administrator tasks responsible for building and maintaining a virtualization infrastructure.
*Work or consult for a midsize to enterprise-size organization.
*Basic understanding of server virtualization concepts related to Microsoft or other third-party virtualization 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,Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI), Fiber Channel, and Direct Attached Storage (DAS).
*Understand Windows Server 2008 failover clustering.
What you need to bringLaptop
Key TakeawaysAt the end of Windows Server Virtualization training course, participants will be able to:
*Describe how virtualization as it relates to server, desktop, and application environments.
*Describe how to install the Hyper-V Server Role and configure host and virtual network settings.
*Describe how to plan for and deploy virtual hard disk(s) and virtual machines.
*Describe Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 and shows how this product integrates with Hyper-V environment, and how to manage hosts and host groups in Virtual Machine Manager.
*Describe how to create and deploy virtual machine on a host, and how to perform a physical-to-virtual (P2V) and virtual-to-virtual (V2V) conversions, virtual machine migrations, and cloning.