Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V



Vendor: Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solutions (CPLS) - Microsoft Virtualization
Course # 10215
Course Starts On: Call for Details
Length of the Course: 5 Days
Price: $2,625 – Click Here to Pre Register

Course Description

This five-day, instructor-led course will provide you 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, 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 virtualization experience, but does require that students have significant experience in managing Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe server, desktop, and application virtualization.
Describe how you use Microsoft System Center is to manage the virtual infrastructure.
Evaluate a network environment for server virtualization.
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 Optimization (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 Virtualization Host.
Configure the Remote Desktop Gateway.
Configure Remote Desktop Web Access.
Configure Remote Desktop Licensing.

Course Audience:

 

 

 

The primary audience for this course is Microsoft Windows Server 2008 system administrators who will manage and implement Server Virtualization technologies within their network.
The students for this course are responsible for virtualizing their current servers, or have been requested or directed by their information technology (IT) management to research and/or implement server virtualization 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 virtualization is not expected. However, familiarity with virtualization concepts and management tools is highly recommended.
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Course PreRequisites:

Before attending this course, students must:
Perform server administrator tasks responsible for building and maintaining a virtualization infrastructure.
Work or consult for a midsize to enterprise-size organization.
Have a 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 (SAN) including Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI), Fiber Channel, and Direct Attached Storage (DAS).
Understand Windows Server 2008 failover clustering.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Evaluating and Planning for Virtualization
Describe virtualization as it relates to server, desktop, and application environments. Students also will learn how to plan for critical decision points related to hardware requirements, storage, availability, and security.

Lessons
Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
Evaluating the Current Environment for Virtualization
Evaluating the Current Environment for Virtualization

Lab : Evaluating the Network Environment for Virtualization
Planning for the Hyper-V Server Role
Assessing the Computing Environment by Using the MAP Toolkit

Module 2: Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role
After completing this module, you will be able to install the Hyper-V server role, and configure host and virtual network settings.

Lessons
Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
Configuring Hyper-V Settings and Virtual Networks

Lab : Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role
Installing the Hyper-V Role
Determining Virtual Network Configuration Settings Based On Organizational Requirements
Configuring Virtual Network Settings Using Virtual Network ManagerIn this exercise, you will: Configure virtual networks based on the design in

Exercise 2
Installing Remote Management Tools

Module 3: Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual Machines
After completing this module, you will be able to determine and configure the most appropriate virtual hard disk(s) to use in a virtual machine. Students also will be able to create and configure virtual machines.

Lessons
Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks
Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines
Managing Virtual Machine Snapshots
Working with the Virtual Machine Connection Application

Lab : Creating Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual Machines
Creating Appropriate Virtual Hard Disks, Based On Organizational Requirements
Creating New Virtual Machines Using the Virtual Machine Wizard
Modifying Virtual Machine Settings
Creating and Modifying Virtual Machine Snapshots

Module 4: Integrating System Center Virtual Machine Manager with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
After completing this module, students will be able to plan for, and deploy, System Center Virtual Machine Manager with their Hyper-V solution.

Lessons
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
Planning for the Implementation of SCVMM 2008 R2, Based Upon Organizational Requirements
Installing and Configuring SCVMM Server and Administration Console Components

Module 5: Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
After completing this module, students will be able to use VMM 2008 R2 to create and deploy virtual machines.

Lessons
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
Creating a New Virtual Machine
Deploying a New Virtual Machine from the VMM Library
Converting a VMware-Based Virtual Machine to a Hyper-V Based Virtual Machine

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.

Lessons
Overview of VMM Management Tasks
Creating and Managing Checkpoints

Lab : Managing Virtual Machines Using VMM 2008 R2
Modifying Virtual Machine Properties
Managing Virtual Machine Checkpoints

Module 7: Configuring and Managing the VMM Library
This module explains how to configure and manage resources in the VMM Library.

Lessons
Overview of the VMM Library
Managing Profiles and Templates
Designing Fault Tolerance for the VMM Library

Lab : Configuring and Managing the VMM Library
Adding a Library Server and Library Resources
Creating a Hardware Profile
Creating a Guest Operating-System Profile
Creating a Virtual Machine Template
Configuring highly available file servers for Virtual Machine Library Using DFS

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.

Lessons
Configuring User Roles
Installing and Configuring the VMM Self-Service Portal

Lab : Configuring the VMM Self-Service Portal
Preparing the Host Group and User Role Requirements
Implementing the Self-Service Portal

Module 9: Implementing High Availability for Server Virtualization
This module explains how to configure high availability for server virtualization.

Lessons
Overview of Failover Clustering
Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
Implementing High Availability with VMM 2008 R2

Lab : Implementing High Availability for Server Virtualization
Installing and Configuring the Failover Clustering Feature
Configuring Live Migration
Integrating Failover Clustering with VMM 2008 R2

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.

Lessons
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
Configuring Infrastructure Prerequisites to Support the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
Installing and Configuring the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

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 monitoring, reporting, and troubleshooting capabilities.

Lessons
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
Configuring System Center Operations Manager for VMM 2008 Integration
Configuring PRO

Module 12: Backup and Restore Strategies for Virtual Machines
This module explains how to configure and manage resources in the VMM Library.

Lessons
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

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.

Lessons
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
Installing the Remote Desktop Session Host
Installing and configuring the Remote Desktop Session Host
Installing the Remote Desktop Connection Broker
Configuring the Remote Desktop Connection Broker
Installing and Configuring the Remote Desktop Virtualization Host
Deploying an Application Using RemoteApp

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.

Lessons
Configuring the Remote Desktop Gateway
Configuring Remote Desktop Web Access

Lab : Integrating Remote Desktop Web Access into the Desktop Virtualization Infrastructure
Installing Remote Desktop Gateway
Installing Remote Desktop Web Access
Configuring Remote Desktop Web Access
Integrating RemoteApp and Desktop Connection with Remote Desktop Web Access