Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Learn how to manage virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined data center

Course Code : 5086

Overview

During this five day course, participants learn how to implement and manage virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter using the Microsoft System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. The course also discusses about monitoring the infrastructure using the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. It also covers how participants can protect the infrastructure using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager.

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Live Classroom
Duration: 5 days

Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 5 days

What You'll learn

  • Explain different virtualization options
  • Install and manage Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016
  • Install and configure System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Manage storage fabric and fabric updates
  • Configure and manage the Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects
  • Manage the networking fabric
  • Create and manage virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager
  • Manage clouds in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Manage services in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Monitor virtualization infrastructure using System Center Operations Manager
  • Implement and manage Microsoft Hyper-V Replica and Microsoft Azure Site Recovery
  • Protect virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager

Outline

  • Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
  • Introducing the software-defined datacenter
  • Extending virtualization to the cloud
  • Lab: Evaluating virtualization options
    • Selecting the appropriate virtualization method
    • Creating Azure virtual machines
  • Installing and configuring the Hyper-V role
  • Creating and managing virtual hard disks and virtual machines
  • Creating and using Hyper-V virtual switches
  • Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V
  • Lab: Creating and managing virtual hard disks and virtual machines
    • Installing and configuring the Hyper-V server role
    • Configuring virtual machines and virtual hard disks
  • Lab: Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V
    • Creating a Hyper-V failover cluster
    • Managing a Hyper-V failover cluster
  • Overview of Virtual Machine Manager
  • Installing Virtual Machine Manager
  • Adding hosts and managing host groups
  • Lab: Installing and configuring Virtual Machine Manager
    • Installing and configuring Virtual Machine Manager
    • Managing hosts and host groups
    • Managing an Azure subscription by using Virtual Machine Manager
  • Overview of server virtualization storage technologies
  • Managing storage fabric
  • Managing fabric updates
  • Lab: Managing storage fabric and fabric updates
    • Implementing a storage infrastructure
    • Creating a file server cluster and a storage QoS policy
    • Managing fabric updates
  • Overview of the Virtual Machine Manager library
  • Preparing Windows for deployment in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Working with profiles
  • Working with VM templates
  • Lab: Configuring and managing the Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects
    • Configuring and managing a Virtual Machine Manager library
    • Creating a Windows image for the Virtual Machine Manager library
    • Creating and managing profiles and templates
  • Networking concepts in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Managing Software Defined Networking
  • Understanding network function virtualization
  • Lab: Creating and configuring the networking fabric
    • Associating virtual network adapters of Hyper-V hosts with the management logical network
    • Deploying Network Controller
  • Lab: Configuring and testing Hyper-V Network Virtualization
    • Configuring Hyper-V Network Virtualization
    • Provisioning and testing tenant VM networks
  • VM management tasks
  • Creating, cloning, and converting VMs
  • Lab: Creating and managing VMs by using System Center VM Manager
    • Creating a VM and modifying its properties
    • Creating and managing checkpoints
    • Cloning and migrating a VM
  • Introduction to clouds
  • Creating and managing a cloud
  • Creating user roles in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Lab: Managing clouds in Virtual Machine Manager
    • Creating a private cloud
    • Creating user roles
  • Overview of services in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Creating and managing services in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Lab: Managing services in Virtual Machine Manager
    • Creating a service template
    • Deploying a service and updating service template
    • Scaling out a service and updating the service
  • Operations Manager architecture and security
  • Using Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting
  • Integrating Operations Manager with Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager
  • Lab: Monitoring a virtualization infrastructure by using Operations Manager
    • Implementing Operations Manager agents
    • Integrating Operations Manager with Virtual Machine Manager
  • Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica
  • Implementing and managing Azure Site Recovery
  • Lab: Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery
    • Configuring and managing Hyper-V Replica
    • Configuring and managing Azure Site Recovery
  • Overview of backup and restore options for VMs
  • Configuring and managing Data Protection Manager for virtualization infrastructure protection
  • Lab: Protecting virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager
    • Configuring a DPM server and installing DPM protection agents
    • Creating and configuring protection groups
    • Recovering VMs and other data
    • Providing online protection with DPM
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Prerequisites

Apart from their professional experience, participants for this course need to have an understanding of TCP/IP, networking concepts, different storage technologies and concepts. They also need to be familiar with different types of virtualizations, Windows Server and Windows Server administration. Apart from these, they also need to have an understanding of Windows PowerShell.

Who Should Attend

The course is highly recommended for –

  • Technical systems professionals
  • Technology operations delivery professionals
  • Operations support professionals
  • Virtual machine backup support professionals

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