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Code 20410
Duration 40 Hours
Vendor
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Overview
The course is part one of a series of three courses that provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the courses, this course primarily covers the initial implementation and configuration of those core services, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), networking services, and Hyper-V configuration.
Prerequisites
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Install and Configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe AD DS infrastructure, and install and configure domain controllers.
  • Manage AD DS objects.
  • Automate AD DS administration.
  • Describe Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) addressing.
  • Describe installing and configuring Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), in addition to managing a DHCP database.
  • Describe name resolution for Windows operating system clients and Windows Server servers.
  • Describe implementing IPv6 addressing.
  • Describe implementing storage configuration options for Windows Server 2012.
  • Enable and configure file and print services in Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe implementing Group Policy.
  • Increase security in a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure by using Group Policy Objects, AppLocker, and Windows Firewall.
  • Describe Microsoft Virtualization technologies, including Hyper-V.
Objectives
Outlines
Module 1: Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
Lessons
  • Windows Server 2012 Overview
  • Overview of Windows Server 2012 Management
  • Installing Windows Server 2012
  • Post-Installation Configuration of Windows Server 2012
  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell
Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain ServicesLessons
  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of Domain Controllers  
  • Installing a Domain Controller
Module 3: Managing Active Directory Domain Services ObjectsLessons
  • Managing User Accounts   
  • Managing Group Accounts   
  • Managing Computer Accounts
  • Delegating Administration   
Module 4: Automating Active Directory Domain Services AdministrationLessons
  • Using Command-line Tools for Administration
  • Using Windows PowerShell for Administration
  • Performing Bulk Operations with Windows PowerShell
Module 5: Implementing IPv4Lessons
  • Overview of TCP/IP
  • Understanding IPv4 Addressing
  • Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv4
Module 6: Implementing DHCPLessons
  • Installing a DHCP Server Role  
  • Configuring DHCP Scopes
  • Managing a DHCP Database
  • Securing and Monitoring DHCP
Module 7: Implementing DNSLessons
  • Name Resolution for Windows Client and Servers
  • Installing and Managing a DNS Server
  • Managing DNS Zones
Module 8: Implementing IPv6Lessons
  • Overview of IPv6 
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Coexistence with IPv6
  • IPv6 Transition Technologies
Module 9: Implementing Local StorageLessons
  • Overview of Storage
  • Managing Disks and Volumes
  • Implementing Storage Spaces
Module 10: Implementing File and Print ServicesLessons
  • Securing Files and Folders
  • Protecting Shared Files and Folders Using Shadow Copies
  • Configuring Network Printing
Module 11: Implementing Group PolicyLessons
  • Overview of Group Policy   
  • Group Policy Processing
  • Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates
Module 12: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy ObjectsLessons
  • Windows Security Overview
  • Configuring Security Settings
  • Restricting Software
  • Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Module 13: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-VLessons
  • Overview of Virtualization Technologies   
  • Implementing Hyper-V
  • Managing Virtual Machine Storage
  • Managing Virtual Networks
 
Code 20411
Duration 40 Hours
Vendor
Administering Windows Server 2012
Overview
This 5-day course is part two, of a series of three courses, which provide the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses in total will collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. While there is some cross-over in skillset and tasks across the courses this course will primarily cover the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access and data security
Prerequisites
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Implement a Group Policy infrastructure.
  • Manage user desktops with Group Policy.
  • Manage user and service accounts.
  • Maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Configure and troubleshoot Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Configure and troubleshoot Remote Access.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the Network Policy Server (NPS) role.
  • Implement Network Access Protection (NAP).
  • Optimize file services.
  • Configure encryption and advanced auditing.
  • Deploy and maintain server images.
  • Implement Update Management.
  • Monitor Windows Server 2012.
Objectives
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Knowledge and skills concerning the initial implementation and configuration of core Windows Server services including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Networking Services and Microsoft Hyper-V.
Outlines
Course OutlineModule 1: Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
This module explains how to configure and troubleshoot DNS, including DNS replication and caching.
Lessons
  • Configuring the DNS Server Role
  • Configuring DNS Zones
  • Configuring DNS Zone Transfers
  • Managing and Troubleshooting DNS
Lab : Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS
  • Configuring DNS Resource Records
  • Configuring DNS Conditional Forwarding
  • Installing and Configuring DNS Zones
  • Troubleshooting DNS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Install and configure the DNS server role.
  • Create and configure DNS zones.
  • Configure DNS zone transfers.
  • Manage and troubleshoot DNS.
Module 2: Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
This module explains how to implement virtualized domain controllers and read-only domain controller (RODCs). It also explains how to perform common AD DS administrative tasks
and manage the AD DS Database.
Lessons
  • Overview of AD DS
  • Implementing Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Implementing RODCs
  • Administering AD DS
  • Managing the AD DS Database
Lab : Maintaining AD DS
  • Installing and Configuring a RODC
  • Configuring AD DS Snapshots
  • Configuring the Active Directory Recycle Bin
  • Optional Exercise- Cloning a domain controller
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Implement virtualized domain controllers.
  • Implement RODCs.
  • Administer AD DS.
  • Manage the AD DS database
Module 3: Managing User and Service Accounts
This module explains how to create, configure and automate the creation of user accounts. It also explains how to configure account-related properties of user objects. It further explains how to create and administer Managed Service Accounts.
Lessons
  • Configuring Password Policy and User Account Lockout Settings
  • Configuring Managed Service Accounts
Lab : Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Configuring Password Policy and Account Lockout Settings
  • Creating and Associating a Managed Service Account
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure password policy and user account lockout settings.
  • Configure managed service accounts.
Module 4: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
This module explains how to implement a GPO infrastructure. This also teaches how to perform common GPO management tasks, and manage GPOs by using Windows PowerShell. It also focuses on troubleshooting the application of GPOs.
Lessons
  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Implementing and Administering GPOs
  • Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs
Lab : Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Creating and Configuring Group Policy Objects
  • Managing GPO Scope
  • Verify GPO Application
  • Managing GPOs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain what Group Policy is.
  • Implement and administer Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
  • Manage Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing.
  • Troubleshoot the application of GPOs.
Module 5: Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
This module explains how you can use Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to implement desktop environments across your organization by using Administrative Templates, Folder Redirection, Group Policy preferences, and where applicable, use software deployment to install and update application programs. It is important to know how to use these various GPO features so that you can configure your users’ computer settings properly.
Lessons
  • Implementing Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Software with Group Policy   
Lab : Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Implement Settings by Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Managing Office 2013 by using Administrative Templates
  • Deploying Software by using Group Policy
  • Configuring Folder Redirection
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure folder redirection and scripts by using GPOs.
  • Describe and implement Administrative Templates.
  • Configure GPO preferences.
  • Deploy software by using GPOs.
Module 6: Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
This module explains how to install and configure NPS, RADIUS Clients and servers. It also describes NPS authentication methods. It describe NPS authentication methods and how to
monitor and troubleshoot NPS.
Lessons
  • Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring RADIUS Clients and Servers
  • NPS Authentication Methods
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting a Network Policy Server
Lab : Installing and Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Installing and Configuring NPS to Support RADIUS
  • Configuring and Testing a RADIUS Client
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Install and configure a Network Policy Server (NPS).
  • Configure clients and servers with the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) protocol.
  • Explain NPS authentication methods.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot NPS.
Module 7: Implementing Network Access Protection
This module explains how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot NAP. It also explains how NAP can help to protect your network and the various NAP enforcement processes.
Lessons
  • Overview of Network Access Protection
  • Overview of NAP Enforcement Processes
  • Configuring NAP
  • Configuring IPSec Enforcement for NAP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting NAP
Lab : Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Configuring NAP Components
  • Configuring Virtual Private Network Access
  • Configuring the Client Settings to Support NAP
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how NAP can help to protect your network.
  • Describe the various NAP enforcement processes.
  • Configure NAP.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot NAP.
Module 8: Implementing Remote Access
In this module, you will learn how to implement and manage remote access in Windows Server 2012. You will also learn how to implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started wizard, implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess infrastructure, and implement VPN.
Lessons
  • Overview of Remote Access
  • Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Implementing and Managing an Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Implementing VPN
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
Lab : Implementing DirectAccess by Using the Getting Started Wizard
  • Verifying Readiness for a DirectAccess Deployment
  • Configuring DirectAccess
  • Validating the DirectAccess Deployment
Lab : Deploying an Advanced DirectAccess Solution
  • Preparing the Environment for DirectAccess
  • Implementing the Advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure
  • Validating the DirectAccess Deployment
Lab : Implementing VPN
  • Implementing VPN
  • Validating the VPN Deployment
Lab : Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Implementing Web Application Proxy
  • Validating the Web Application Proxy Deployment
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Install and manage the Remote Access role in Windows Server 2012 operating system.
  • Implement DirectAccess by using the Getting Started Wizard.
  • Implement and manage an advanced DirectAccess Infrastructure.
  • Implement VPN access.
  • Implement Web Application Proxy.
Module 9: Optimizing File Services
This module describes FSRM, configure quotas, file screening, and storage reports and implement classification management and file management tasks. It describes the components of the DFS. I also explains how to configure DFS namespaces and DFS replication.
Lessons
  • Overview of FSRM
  • Using FSRM to Manage Quotas, File Screens, and Storage Reports
  • Implementing Classification and File Management Tasks
  • Overview of DFS
  • Configuring DFS Namespaces
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication
Lab : Configuring Quotas and File Screening Using File Server Resource Manager
  • Configuring File Server Resource Manager Quotas
  • Configuring File Screening and Storage Reports
Lab : Implementing Distributed File System
  • Installing the DFS role service
  • Configuring a DFS Namespace
  • Configuring DFS Replication
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) in the Windows Server 2012 operating system.
  • Use FSRM to manage quotas, file screens, and storage reports.
  • Implement classification and file management tasks.
  • Describe Distributed File System (DFS).
  • Configure DFS namespaces.
  • Configure and troubleshoot DFS Replication.
Module 10: Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
This module explains how to encrypt files using EFS and configure advanced auditing features.
Lessons
  • Encrypting Drives by Using BitLocker
  • Encrypting Files by Using EFS
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing
Lab : Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption to Secure Data Drives
  • Encrypting and Recovering Files
  • Configuring Advanced Auditing
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Secure data by using BitLocker Drive Encryption.
  • Encrypt files by using Encrypting File System (EFS).
  • Configure advanced auditing.
Module 11: Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
This module explains how to create and manage server images by using Windows Deployment Services
Lessons
  • Overview of Windows Deployment Services
  • Managing Images
  • Implementing Deployment with Windows Deployment Services
  • Administering Windows Deployment Services
Lab : Using Windows Deployment Services to Deploy Windows Server 2012
  • Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services
  • Creating Operating System Images with Windows Deployment Services
  • Configuring Custom Computer Naming
  • Deploying Images with Windows Deployment Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the important features and functionality of Windows Deployment Services (Windows DS).
  • Manage images by using Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) Tools.
  • Configure Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2012.
  • Perform deployments with Windows Deployment Services.
Module 12: Implementing Update Management
This module explains how to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to Windows servers and clients.
Lessons
  • Overview of WSUS
  • Deploying Updates with WSUS
Lab : Implementing Update Management
  • Implementing the WSUS Server Role
  • Configuring Update Settings
  • Approving and Deploying an Update by using WSUS
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the role of WSUS.
  • Describe the WSUS update management process.
  • Deploy updates with WSUS.
Module 13: Monitoring Windows Server 2012
This module explains the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2012. it also explains how to use Performance Monitor and monitor events.
Lessons
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs
Lab : Monitoring Windows Server 2012
  • Establishing a Performance Baseline
  • Identifying the Source of a Performance Problem
  • Viewing and Configuring Centralized Event Logs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the monitoring tools for the Windows Server 2012 operating system.
  • Use Performance Monitor to view and analyze performance statistics of programs that are running on their servers.
  • Monitor event logs to view and interpret the recorded events.
 
Code 20412
Duration 40 Hours
Vendor
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
Overview
This course is part three, in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses will collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these three courses, this course primarily covers advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery.
Prerequisites
 
  • Implement advanced network services.
  • Implement advanced file services.
  • Implement Dynamic Access Control.
  • Implement distributed Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) deployments.
  • Implement AD DS sites and replication.
  • Implement Active Directory Certification Services (AD CS).
  • Implement Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). 
  • Implement network load balancing (NLB).
  • Implement failover clustering.
  • Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V.
  • Implement disaster recovery.
Objectives
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Good hands-on experience working in a Windows Server 2008, Windows server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 enterprise environment.
  • Real-world experience implementing, managing, and configuring AD DS and networking infrastructure in an enterprise environment.
  • Knowledge equivalent to courses: 20410B: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, and 20411B: Administering Windows Server 2012.
Outlines
Course OutlineModule 1: Implementing Advanced Network ServicesThis module describes how to configure advanced features in the Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) with Windows Server 2012, and it covers IP Address Management (IPAM).Lessons
  • Configuring Advanced DHCP Features
  • Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
  • Implementing IPAM
Lab : Implementing Advanced Network Services
  • Configuring Advanced DHCP Settings
  • Configuring Advanced DNS Settings
  • Configuring IPAM
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure advanced DNS services.
  • Configure advanced DHCP services.
  • Implement IPAM.
Module 2: Implementing Advanced File ServicesThis module describes how to configure and manage iSCSI and BranchCache, and how to implement Windows 2012 features that optimize storage utilization, such as File Server Resource Manager, file classification, and data duplication.Lessons
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring BranchCache
  • Optimizing Storage Usage   
Lab : Implementing Advanced File Services
  • Configuring iSCSI Storage
  • Configuring the File Classification Infrastructure
Lab : Implementing BranchCache
  • Configuring the Main Office Servers for BranchCache
  • Configuring the Branch Office Servers for BranchCache
  • Configuring Client Computers for BranchCache
  • Monitoring BranchCache
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure iSCSI storage.
  • Configure BranchCache.
  • Optimize storage usage.
Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access ControlThis module describes how to plan and implement Dynamic Access Control.Lessons
  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning for Dynamic Access Control
  • Deploying Dynamic Access Control
Lab : Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Planning the Dynamic Access Control Implementation
  • Configuring User and Device Claims
  • Configuring Resource Property Definitions
  • Configuring Central Access Rules and Central Access Policies
  • Validating and Remediating Dynamic Access Control
  • Implementing New Resource Policies
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan for Dynamic Access Control.
  • Deploy Dynamic Access Control.
Module 4: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services DeploymentsThis module describes the components of a highly complex AD DS deployment, which includes implementing a distributed AD DS deployment and configuring AD DS forest trusts.Lessons
  • Overview of Distributed AD DS Deployments
  • Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts
Lab : Implementing Complex AD DS Deployments
  • Implementing Child Domains in AD DS
  • Implementing Forest Trusts   
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Describe and understand distributed AD DS deployments.
  • Implement a distributed AD DS deployment.
  • Configure AD DS trusts.
 
Module 5: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and ReplicationThis module describes how replication works in a Windows Server 2012 AD DS environment, including how to configure AD DS sites so that you can optimize AD DS network traffic and how to configure and monitor AD DS replication.Lessons
  • Overview of AD DS Replication
  • Configuring AD DS Sites
  • Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication
Lab : Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication
  • Modifying the Default Site
  • Creating Additional Sites and Subnets
  • Configuring AD DS Replication
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Describe AD DS replication.
  • Configure AD DS sites.
  • Configure and monitor AD DS replication.
 
Module 6: Implementing Active Directory Certificate ServicesThis module describes the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components and concepts. It covers implementing a certification authority infrastructure, planning and implementing a certificate template deployment using an AD CS certification authority, and planning and implementing certificate distribution and revocation.Lessons
  • PKI Overview
  • Deploying CAs
  • Deploying and Configuring CA Hierarchy
  • Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates
  • Implementing Certificate Distribution and Revocation
  • Managing Certificate Recovery
Lab : Deploying and Managing Certificates
  • Configuring Certificate Templates
  • Configuring Certificate Enrollment
  • Configuring Certificate Revocation
  • Configuring Key Recovery
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Describe the PKI.
  • Deploy certification authorities.
  • Deploy and configure the CA hierarchy.
  • Deploy and manage certificate templates.
  • Implement certificate distribution and revocation.
  • Manage certificate recovery.
 
Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management ServicesThis module describes the AD RMS features and functionality. It explains how to use AD RMS to configure content protection, and deploy and manage an AD RMS infrastructure.Lessons
  • AD RMS Overview
  • Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS Content Protection
  • Configuring External Access to AD RMS
Lab : Implementing AD RMS
  • Installing and Configuring AD RMS
  • Configuring AD RMS Templates
  • Implementing the AD RMS Trust Policies
  • Verifying the AD RMS Deployment
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Describe AD RMS.
  • Deploy and manage an AD RMS infrastructure.
  • Configure AD RMS content protection.
  • Configure external access to AD RMS.
 
Module 8: Implementing Active Directory Federation ServicesThis module provides identity federation business scenarios, and it describes how to use AD FS to address such scenarios. It explains how to configure AD FS prerequisites, deploy AD FS services, enable single sign-on (SSO) for an organization, and enable SSO between federated business partners.Lessons
  • Overview of AD FS
  • Deploying AD FS
  • Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Deploying AD FS in a B2B Federation Scenario
Lab : Implementing AD FS
  • Configuring AD FS Prerequisites
  • Installing and Configuring AD FS
  • Configuring AD FS for a Single Organization
  • Configuring AD FS for Federated Business Partners
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Describe AD FS.
  • Deploy AD FS.
  • Implement AD FS for a single organization.
  • Deploy AD FS in a business-to-business federation scenario.
 
Module 9: Implementing Network Load BalancingThis module describes how to plan and implement NLB. It will cover managing and configuring an NLB cluster and validating high availability for an NLB cluster.Lessons
  • Overview of NLB
  • Configuring an NLB Cluster
  • Planning an NLB Implementation
Lab : Implementing Network Load Balancing
  • Implementing a Network Load Balancing Cluster
  • Configuring and Managing the NLB Cluster
  • Validating High Availability for the NLB Cluster
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Configure an NLB cluster.
  • Plan an NLB implementation.
 
Module 10: Implementing Failover Clustering
This module describes the failover clustering features in Windows Server 2012. It explains how to implement a failover cluster, configure highly available applications and services on a failover cluster, maintain a failover cluster, and use new maintenance features such as Cluster Aware Updating (CAU). It will also cover how to implement multi-site failover clustering.
Lessons
  • Overview of Failover Clustering
  • Implementing a Failover Cluster
  • Configuring Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing a Multi-Site Failover Cluster
Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Configuring a Failover Cluster
  • Deploying and Configuring a Highly Available File Server
  • Validating the Deployment of the Highly Available File Server
  • Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating on the Failover Cluster
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Implement a failover cluster.
  • Configure highly available applications and services on a failover cluster.
  • Maintain a failover cluster.
  • Implement a multi-site failover cluster.
 
Module 11: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
This module describes the options for making virtual machines highly available. It explains
how to implement virtual machines in a failover cluster that was deployed on a host and how you can move a virtual machine or its storage. In addition, it provides a high-level overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012.
Lessons
  • Overview of Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Implementing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Movement
  • Managing Hyper-V Virtual Environments by Using VMM
Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Configuring Hyper-V Replicas
  • Configuring a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
  • Configuring a Highly Available Virtual Machine
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Describe Hyper-V integration with failover clustering.
  • Implement Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters.
  • Implement Hyper-V virtual machine movement.
  • Manage Hyper-V virtual environments by using VMM.
 
Module 12: Implementing Disaster RecoveryThis module describes considerations for implementing a disaster recovery solution, and how to plan and implement a backup solution for Windows Server 2012. In addition, it explains how to plan and implement server and data recovery using Windows Server backup and Microsoft Online backup.Lessons
  • Overview of Disaster Recovery
  • Implementing Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Server and Data Recovery
Lab : Implementing Windows Server Backup and Restore
  • Backing Up Data on a Windows Server 2012 Server
  • Restoring Files Using Windows Server Backup
  • Implementing Microsoft Online Backup and Restore
After completing this module, students will be able to:
 
  • Describe disaster recovery.
  • Implement Windows Server backup using Windows Server backup and Microsoft Online backup.
  • Implement server and data recovery.
 
Code 20246
Duration 40 Hours
Vendor
Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
Overview
This course describes how to monitor and operate a cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. This course focuses on how to manage and administer a cloud environment, and it describes how you can monitor key infrastructure elements and applications that run within a cloud. It does not discuss planning and implementation, which is covered in 20247: Configuring and Deploying a Cloud with System Center.
Prerequisites
At Course Completion
After completing this course students will be able to:
  • Describe the Cloud Model
  • Configure and optimize a private cloud
  • Deploy Cloud Services
  • Monitor Cloud Services
  • Configure application performance monitoring in a cloud environment
  • Operate and extend service management in in a cloud environment
  • Automate incident creation, remediation, and change requests in a cloud environment
  • Perform problem management in a cloud environment
  • Automate Self-Service Provisioning in a cloud environment
  • Operate a self-service multi-tenant cloud
  • Cloud high availability, protection and recovery in a cloud environment
  • Optimize the cloud infrastructure
  • Configure SLAs, dashboards, and widgets in a cloud environment
Objectives
This course describes how to monitor and operate a cloud with System Center 2012 R2. Because this is an extensive technical domain that includes several individual products and technologies, it is strongly recommended administrators have prerequisite knowledge in the following areas:
  • Windows Server 2012 experience
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) knowledge
  • Networking experience
  • Working knowledge of previous versions of System Center products
  • Knowledge of configuration of Microsoft SharePoint
  • Hyper-V knowledge
  • Microsoft Windows Azure
  • Knowledge of cloud and data center management processes
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) Knowledge
Outlines
Course OutlineModule 1: Introduction to the Cloud ModelThis module explains the key business and technical requirements behind choosing a cloud model and the elements it contains. The module also shows how to use Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 to monitor and operate clouds, ensuring that it is configured correctly and running in a healthy state. Finally, you will use System Center to verify cloud infrastructure for the cloud environment.Lessons
  • Overview of the Cloud Computing Model
  • Requirements for a Private Cloud
  • Requirements for a Public or Hybrid Cloud
  • Operating a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure with System Center
  • Maintaining the Health of a Cloud
  • Integrating System Center Components
Lab : Verifying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Verify the Infrastructure
  • Verifying System Center Components
After completing this module, students will be able to describe:
  • The features of a cloud computing model.
  • The requirements for a private cloud.
  • The requirements for a public cloud.
  • How you can use System Center to monitor and manage a hybrid cloud.
  • How to maintain the health of a hybrid cloud infrastructure.
  • How to integrate System Center components.
Module 2: Configuring a Private Cloud EnvironmentThis module examines how Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) plays a pivotal role in the private cloud. The module first provides an overview of Virtual Machine Manager, and will then show how it is used to manage a virtual environment. Additionally, this module explains how to create private clouds by using Virtual Machine Manager. In the lab, you will create a private cloud and then optimize it so that is ready for production use.Lessons
  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Managing the Virtual Environment with Virtual Machine Manager
  • Creating Clouds
Lab : Configuring and Optimizing a Microsoft Private Cloud
  • Configuring Network Resources
  • Creating a Cloud
  • Create a VM Network using Software Defined Networks Isolation
  • Creating the Contoso Cloud Tenant for StockTrader Production
After completing this module students will be able to:
  • Describe the core components, key features, architecture, and security features of Virtual Machine Manager, and the role that it plays in a cloud environment.
  • Use Virtual Machine Manager to manage cloud infrastructure.
  • Build and configure resources and security for a private cloud.
Module 3: Deploying Cloud ServicesThis module reviews the key elements that form a service in VMM and how the service is deployed to the private cloud.Lessons
  • Overview of Service Templates
  • VMM Profiles
  • Web Deploy Packages
  • Overview of Server App-V
  • Data-Tier Application Packages
  • Deploying Services through App Controller
Lab : Importing and Deploying the StockTrader Application
  • Deploying a Single Tier Service
  • Configuring Prerequisites
  • Preparing the StockTrader Service Template
  • Deploying the Service Template
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create service templates in VMM by using the Service Template Designer.
  • Create VMM machine profiles.
  • create Web Deploy packages.
  • Sequencing applications by using Server App-V.
  • Create data-tier application packages.
  • Deploy services by using App Controller.
Module 4: Monitoring Cloud Based Applications
When you provide services in a cloud, performance and availability of the service must be monitored and maintained. Monitoring of the service should be proactive and should provide detailed information, including alert notifications and reports to let you know when potential issues are about to occur in the environment that the service is running in. When issues do occur, you should have the ability to automatically take action and remediate where appropriate, which helps keep the service available and provides the performance and usability that end users expect. This module shows how Operations Manager is used to monitor the services deployed in a cloud.
Lessons
  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • Agent Deployment in Operations Manager
  • Configuring Custom Monitoring
  • Monitoring the Network Infrastructure
  • Monitoring Distributed Applications
Lab : Monitoring Private Cloud Services
  • Deploying an Agent
  • Configuring Custom Monitoring
  • Creating a Distributed Application Model
  • Detecting and Recovering From a Failure
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe what Operations Manager is, including the architecture, key features, and security.
  • Deploy Operations Manager agents to application servers.
  • Configure custom monitoring for applications and services in the cloud.
  • Monitor the networking infrastructure that applications and services rely upon.
  • Monitor Distributed Applications.
Module 5: Configuring Application Performance Monitoring
This module explains how to configure APM to monitor the performance and availability of a .NET application. Additionally, it discusses how Operations Manager 2012 R2 detects and reports failure of these monitors with its alerting and diagnostics tools.
Lessons
  • Application Performance Monitoring
  • Advanced Monitoring in APM
  • Viewing Application Performance Data in Operations Manager
Lab : Configuring Application Performance Monitoring
  • Configuring Basic Monitoring in Application Performance Monitoring
  • Customizing the Performance Thresholds
  • Validating Monitoring
  • Creating a Distributed Application Model for the DinnerNow Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the core components in APM and the best practices when implementing them.
  • Implement advanced monitoring features that are available in APM.
  • View application performance in Operations Manager.
Module 6: Operating and Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud
This module covers the core features of Service Manager and the security model that supports it. It also covers how to map critical IT processes to Service Manager, and how to use the features of Service Manager to administer these processes. Additionally, the module describes methods to create and manage change requests, incidents, and release records.
Lessons
  • Overview of Service Manager
  • Configuring Security and User Roles
  • Configuring Work Items
  • Configuring Incident Queues
  • Configuring Service Offerings for a Cloud
Lab : Operating and Extending Service Management in a Cloud
  • Configuring Security Roles
  • Configuring Notifications
  • Publish an Incident Service Offering
  • Raising an Incident
  • Creating a Change Request
  • Creating a Release Record
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Service Manager.
  • Configure security and user roles.
  • Configure work items.
  • Configure incident queues.
  • Configure service offerings.
Module 7: Automating Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests
This module describes Orchestrator, reviews the integration features that are available through the installation of the System Center Integration Packs, and explains the processes to follow in setting up automation between Operations Manager and Service Manager.
Lessons
  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
  • Integrating Orchestrator with Operations Manager and Service Manager
Lab : Automating Incident Creation, Remediation and Change Requests
  • Configuring the Incident Template
  • Configuring Incidents that affect the StockTrader Service
  • Automatic Incident remediation and Change Requests
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Orchestrator components and the available Integration Packs.
  • Integrate Orchestrator with Operations Manager and Service Manager.
Module 8: Problem Management in the Private CloudThis module explains how a defined set of processes can help reduce the time to resolve problems. It also reviews how incidents and problems are managed within Service Manager. Additionally, this module explains how the integration of Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, and System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager can provide an automated method of generating problem records in Service Manager.Lessons
  • Overview of Problem Management
  • Creating Custom Rules
Lab : Automating Problem Management in the Private Cloud
  • Manually Creating a Problem Record
  • Creating a Custom Event Rule in Operations Manager
  • Configuring Automated Problem Record Creation
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe problem management.
  • Create custom rules in Operations Manager.
Module 9: Automating Self-Service Provisioning
The process of managing public or private clouds involves many processes, activities, and functions. To provide services through a public or private cloud, you should perform many data center activities, such as provisioning the virtual machines, network, and storage. Once the service is deployed, you need to manage and maintain it, which involves a different set of processes and activities. This module introduces the Microsoft System Center 2012 Cloud Services Process Pack that delivers many of the functions and processes that are required to deliver services to a private cloud.
 
Additionally, this module explains how to install and configure the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack, including integrating it with other System Center 2012 R2 components.
Lessons
  • Installing and Configuring the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Cloud Services Configuration Items
  • Cloud Services Request Items
Lab : Automating Self-Service Provisioning
  • Completing the Prerequisites for the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Installing the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Configuring the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Deploying a Virtual Machine for StockTrader by Using the Cloud Services Process Pack
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Install and configure the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack.
  • Describe the various Cloud Services configuration items that make up the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack.
  • Describe the various Cloud Services request items that are included in the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack.
Module 10: Operating a Self-Service, Multi-tenant Cloud with Windows Azure PackIn this module you will learn how the Windows Azure Pack can be used to provide a self-service portal for tenants and administrators, and a multi-tenant framework for onboarding users. You will also learn how to provision web site, virtual machine and service bus clouds as well as looking at providing database services and automation.Lessons
  • Windows Azure Pack Key Concepts
  • Administer Windows Azure Pack
  • Windows Azure Pack Providers
After completing this module students will be able to:
  • Describe the core components, key features, architecture and security features of Windows Azure Pack.
  • Describe the Windows Azure Pack concepts.
  • Provision and Configure services in the Windows Azure Pack.
Module 11: High Availability, Protection, and Recovery for the Cloud
This module explains how to manage a highly available cloud Infrastructure using SQL Server 2012 Always-On, Hyper-V Replica and Azure Cloud Recovery. This module also details how to use Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Data Protection Manager (DPM) to provide data protection for a cloud.
Lessons
  • High Availability for a Cloud
  • Protecting Data in the Private Cloud
  • Recovering Data in the Private Cloud
Lab : Cloud Protection and Recovery
  • Configuring Manual Protection and Recovery of Key Service Data
  • Configuring Automatic Protection and Recovery of Key Service Data
  • Monitoring Protection Status
After completing this module, students will be able to configure:
  • High availability for a cloud.
  • Data protection for a cloud.
  • Data recovery for a cloud.
Module 12: Optimizing Your Cloud InfrastructureIt is important that your cloud infrastructure is managed and maintained at all times to ensure it is operating at optimum levels. To facilitate this you should ensure that the cloud infrastructure is kept current with the most recent security and application updates. Virtual Machines hosted in the cloud infrastructure should also be kept up to date. In this module you will learn how Virtual Machine Manager can be used to keep your cloud infrastructure up to date.Lessons
  • Using Virtual Machine Manager to Keep the Cloud infrastructure Up-To-Date
  • Using Configuration Manager to Keep Virtual Machines Up-To-Date
  • Using System Center Advisor to Optimize Cloud infrastructure
  • Using Pro-Tips to Optimize Cloud infrastructure
Lab : Optimizing Your Cloud Infrastructure
  • Configuring Update Baselines
  • Configuring Pro-Tips
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Apply security updates to the host infrastructure with Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Apply security updates to the host and guest infrastructure with Configuration Manager.
  • Optimize your platform with System Center Advisor.
  • Optimize your virtual machine workloads with Pro-Tips.
Module 13: Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and WidgetsAs an IT operations toolset, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 produces and collects a vast array of data. The challenge for IT organizations as a whole is to gather this information and present it in a meaningful way to the relevant stakeholders. This module explains the various available methodologies within System Center to collect, measure, and scorecard the performance and availability of the private cloud infrastructure.Lessons
  • Service Level Tracking
  • Configuring and Deploying Widgets and Dashboards
  • Publishing Real-Time State with Microsoft Visio Snap-in
  • System Center Analytics
  • Using Excel and SSRS to View Data
  • Configuring Service Reporting
Lab : Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets
  • Configuring Service Level Tracking
  • Configuring Service Level Management for a cloud
  • Configuring Microsoft Excel Analytics
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Service Level Tracking in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Operations Manager.
  • Configure and deploy widgets and dashboards.
  • Describe publishing in real-time state with Microsoft Visio.
  • Describe using System Center analytics.
  • View data with Microsoft Office Excel and Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).
  • Install, configure and use Service Reporting to create chargeback reports.
 
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Duration 40 Hours
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Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
Overview
This course equips students with the skills they require to configure and deploy a cloud using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. Using hands-on labs, students learn the following: Produce a high-level design that accounts for requirements for cloud environments. Configure and deploy the cloud fabric. Configure a PXE server, an update server, and a software update baseline. Configure Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (App-V) so that it can be used to sequence and deploy an application virtually. Build the core components necessary for delivering services on the fabric. Allocate resources to a cloud and grant access to a cloud. Understand how to monitor clouds using Operations Manager. Understand the tools necessary to extend and customize Operations Manager for cloud environments. Set up, configure, and integrate the core components of Service Manager into a cloud fabric. Configure a service catalog, and then publish it to the Self-Service Portal. Gain the knowledge necessary to deploy and configure Data Protection Manager in a cloud. Deploy and configure Orchestrator in a cloud, and then integrate it with other System Center components.
Prerequisites
At Course Completion
After completing this course students will be able to:
  • Plan for a hybrid cloud.
  • Configure and deploy a private cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Extend and maintain the cloud infrastructure.
  • Configure application delivery for a cloud.
  • Create private cloud building blocks.
  • Deploy and access private clouds.
  • Monitor the cloud infrastructure.
  • Extend and customize monitoring of the cloud infrastructure.
  • Implement service management for the cloud.
  • Configure high availability, disaster recovery and protection for a cloud.
  • Automate and standardize the cloud.
  • Configure a multi-tenant cloud.
Objectives
This course describes cloud configuration and deployment with System Center 2012 R2. Because this is an extensive technical domain that includes several individual products and technologies, it is strongly recommended administrators have prerequisite knowledge in the following areas:
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system.
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Working knowledge of previous versions of System Center products.
  • Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V.
  • Microsoft Windows Azure.
  • Microsoft Windows Azure Pack.
  • Networking and storage experience.
  • Familiarity with cloud management processes.
  • Previous work with IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
  • Previous work with Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF). 
Outlines
Course OutlineModule 1: Planning for the Cloud
Planning a hybrid cloud involves understanding these tools and technologies so that you can use them to create an internal infrastructure that will support cloud computing within your organization. In this module, you will learn the basics about Microsoft’s private and public cloud offerings, and about Microsoft cloud services.
Lessons
  • Understanding Cloud Models
  • Benefits of Deploying a Private Cloud
  • Designing a Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Overview of Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 components
  • Deploying Hyper-V Clustering with VMM
Lab : Preparing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Deploying the Virtual Machine Manager Agent
  • Creating a Hyper-V Host Cluster Using VMM
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the cloud models.
  • Describe the benefits for deploying a private cloud.
  • Design the hybrid cloud infrastructure.
  • Describe Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • Describe the Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 components.
  • Deploy Hyper-V host clustering with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
Module 2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
Creating a private cloud infrastructure is an important part of the cloud computing concept. Private cloud infrastructure is a collection of various components such as hardware, software, configurations, profiles, instances, and connectivity that together run within your own or a service provider data center. In order to build a private cloud infrastructure, you will need to learn about the software and technologies that are available to help you achieve this goal. In this module, you will learn how to build a private cloud infrastructure by using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
Lessons
  • Overview of VMM Architecture and Components
  • Configuring Advanced Networking in VMM
  • Installing and Upgrading VMM
  • Configuring VMM Security and Roles
  • Understanding Host Groups
Lab : Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Reviewing and Configuring Hosts
  • Configuring Host Groups
  • Configuring User Roles and Run As Accounts
  • Configuring the Library
  • Preparing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Deploying a New Virtual Machine
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe VMM architecture and components.
  • Configure advanced networking in VMM.
  • Install and upgrade VMM.
  • Configure VMM security and roles.
  • Understand host groups.
Module 3: Extending and Maintaining the Cloud Infrastructure
Maintaining the infrastructure in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) includes tasks such as adding new Windows Server Hyper-V host servers, and ensuring that the infrastructure components contain the latest approved software updates. VMM provides support for converting a physical server without an operating system into a fully managed Hyper-V host. VMM also integrates functionality provided by the Windows Server 2008 R2 feature Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), to ensure that all servers are compliant with the latest update baseline requirements.
In this module, you will learn about integrating features provided by Windows Deployment Services (Windows DS) and WSUS to help extend and manage the VMM private cloud infrastructure.
Lessons
  • Overview of the PXE and Update Server Roles
  • Deploying Bare-Metal Hyper-V Host Servers
  • Configuring the Update Server Role
  • Creating and Using an Update Baseline
Lab : Maintaining the Cloud Infrastructure
  • Configuring a PXE Server in VMM
  • Configuring a Host Profile
  • Configuring an Update Server Role in VMM
  • Configuring a Software Update Baseline in VMM
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how VMM integrates with WDS and WSUS to provide Pre-Boot eXecution environment (PXE) Server role and Update Server roles.
  • Deploy bare-metal Hyper-V host servers.
  • Configure the Update Server role.
  • Create and remediate a software update compliance baseline.
Module 4: Configuring Application Delivery
Private clouds benefit from using virtual resources that make new workload deployments easier. Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) allows you to use web deployment packages, Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V), and other methods to simplify the process for deploying services and applications to your private cloud. These methods enable you to deploy, resize, and update many of the applications deployed to your private cloud. In this module, you will learn how to use the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool and Server App-V to dynamically deploy applications in your private cloud.
Lessons
  • Dynamic Application Deployment Overview
  • Web Deployment Packages
  • Server Application Virtualization Overview
  • Configuring Server App-V Components
  • Sequencing and Deploying Virtual Applications
Lab : Configuring Virtual Application Delivery
  • Configuring the Server App-V Sequencer
  • Configuring the Server App-V Agent
  • Sequencing an application
  • Testing the Server App-V package deployment
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe dynamic application deployment.
  • Create web deployment packages by using the Web Deployment Tool.
  • Describe Server App-V.
  • Configure Server App-V.
  • Sequence and then deploy a Server App-V virtualized application.
Module 5: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
In this module you will learn about the profile configurations that you can use as a foundation for virtual machine deployment templates and service templates. You will also learn how to configure user self-service in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), which allows you to delegate virtual machine management tasks.
Lessons
  • Configuring Templates and Profiles
  • Configuring Networks and Sites
  • Configuring Service Provider Foundation
  • Configuring User Roles
Lab : Creating the Private Cloud building blocks
  • Configuring Virtual Machine Profiles
  • Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
  • Installing and Configuring the Service Provider Foundation
  • Configuring User Roles
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure Templates & Profiles.
  • Configure Networks and Sites.
  • Configure the Service Provider Foundation.
  • Configure User Roles.
Module 6: Deploying and Configuring Access to a Private Cloud
A private cloud is one of the main concepts in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). By defining a private cloud, you define a set of resources and technologies that are available to users. To create and manage private clouds, you need to understand the private cloud concept, in addition to its properties and components. You also need a clear understanding of how private cloud services and technologies in VMM provide end users with private cloud accessibility. In this module, you will learn about private clouds, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - App Controller, and private cloud services.
Lessons
  • Understanding Private Cloud Resources
  • Installing and Configuring App Controller
  • Creating and Managing Service Templates
Lab : Deploying and configuring access to a Hybrid Cloud
  • Creating and configuring a Private Cloud
  • Configuring App Controller
  • Creating, deploying and managing Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure Cloud resources in VMM.
  • Install and configure App Controller.
  • Create and manage services and service templates.
Module 7: Monitoring a Cloud infrastructure
You can use Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager to monitor your cloud infrastructure. By using Operations Manager, you can gather performance information and receive notifications when problems occur. This module explains how you can provide end-to-end monitoring and visibility of your hybrid cloud environment.
Lessons
  • Operations Manager Architecture and Security
  • Operations Manager Installation Considerations
  • Configuring Roles and Notifications
  • Configuring Management Packs
  • Configuring Integration with System Center 2012 R2
Lab : Monitoring the Cloud infrastructure
  • Deploying Agents
  • Deploying and configuring Management Packs
  • Configuring Roles and Notifications
  • Configuring VMM integration
  • Configuring DPM integration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Operations Manager architecture and security considerations.
  • Operations Manager Installation Considerations.
  • Describe the user roles notification options that are available in Operations Manager.
  • Install, configure, and upgrade management packs.
  • Configure Operations Manager integration with System Center 2012 R2 for a Cloud.
Module 8: Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Cloud InfrastructureThe standard management packs for platforms, such as Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and Windows Azure, allow you to monitor the individual components of your hybrid cloud. However, your monitoring needs are likely to extend beyond the base set of monitoring that comes with standard management packs. If you want to monitor applications for which there is no specific management pack, such as an in house written application, then you need to create your own management pack. To simplify monitoring of custom applications, Operations Manager includes templates for monitoring various application components or functions. This module explains how you can extend and customize the monitoring of the cloud infrastructure with Operations Manager.Lessons
  • Configuring System Center Advisor
  • Configuring the SharePoint Server Portal
  • Monitoring Templates
  • Distributed Application Monitoring
Lab : Extending and Customizing Monitoring
  • Configuring custom monitoring
  • Configuring a Distributed Application Diagram
  • Configuring Service Level Management
  • Creating views for Cloud infrastructure
  • Configuring SharePoint integration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Configure System Center Advisor.
  • Integrate Operations Manager data with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
  • Use monitoring templates in Operations Manager.
  • Implement distributed application monitoring.
Module 9: Implementing Service Management for the Cloud
To implement service management in a cloud environment and provide business process automation you should understand how to install and configure Service Manager. Service Manager provides an integrated platform for automating and adapting your organization’s IT service management best practices, such as those found in Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Service Manager provides built-in processes for incident and problem resolution, change control, and asset life cycle management. In this module, you will learn about the Service Manager architecture, upgrade options, work items, connectors, and notifications.
Lessons
  • Service Manager Architecture Overview
  • Upgrading to System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager
  • Understanding Service Manager Work Items
  • Configuring Service Manager Connectors
  • Configuring Service Manager Notifications
Lab : Implementing Service Management for a Cloud
  • Configuring Service Manager Basic settings
  • Configuring Service Manager Connectors
  • Configuring the Self-Service Portal
  • Configuring Notifications
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Service Manager architecture.
  • Upgrade to System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager.
  • Understand Service Manager work items.
  • Configure Service Manager connectors.
  • Configure Service Manager notifications.
Module 10: Configuring High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Protection for a Cloud
It is recommended that your cloud infrastructure is designed to be highly available and resilient. Hyper-V replica provides the ability to replicate a virtual machine from one host to the other in real time. Microsoft Hyper-V Recovery Manager builds on Hyper-V Replica by providing orchestration in failover scenarios. Data Protection Manager provides protection and recovery for your cloud infrastructure and virtual machines running within it. This module explains how you can configure high-availability, disaster recovery and protection for a cloud.
Lessons
  • Planning for Hyper-V Recovery Manager
  • Planning DPM deployment
  • DPM Architecture and Components
  • Upgrading DPM
  • Configuring DPM for a Private Cloud
  • Configuring Application Protection for a Cloud
  • Restoring Applications to a Cloud
Lab : Protecting the Private Cloud infrastructure
  • Configuring the Storage Pool
  • Deploying DPM Protection Agents
  • Creating and configuring Protection Groups
  • Configuring SQL Server Self-Service recovery
  • Restoring data from a SQL Server Protection Group
  • Performing Self-Service recovery to recovery SQL Server data
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan for Hyper-V Recovery Manager.
  • Plan DPM deployment.
  • Describe DPM architecture and components.
  • Upgrade DPM.
  • Configure DPM for the private cloud.
  • Configure application protection for the cloud.
  • Restore applications to the cloud.
Module 11: Automating and Standardizing a Cloud
A cloud is more than just a virtualized platform; it must offer self-service administration and flexible deployment options. To facilitate this, you must use automation to streamline activities and provide additional control to the administrators. Automation can improve the speed and accuracy of administrative tasks while reducing the overall cost. This modules explains how to automate and standardize a cloud with System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator.
Lessons
  • Orchestrator Architecture and Components Overview
  • Deploying and Configuring Core Components
  • Managing Runbooks
  • Configuring Integration Packs
Lab : Automating the a Private Cloud
  • Deploying a Runbook Server and configuring Integration Packs
  • Configuring a template to deploy agents to a new Virtual Machine
  • Creating a Runbook to protect all resources on a Virtual Machine
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Orchestrator architecture and components.
  • Deploy and configure Orchestrator components.
  • Create and execute run books.
  • Configure integration packs.
Module 12: Configuring a Self-Service and Multi-tenant Private CloudMicrosoft System Center 2012 R2 provides the infrastructure to create a private cloud. Once you have that infrastructure in place, you can enhance the user experience by automating the private cloud provisioning and management. This final module explains how you can configure a self-service and multi-tenant private cloud by using the Cloud Services Process Pack and Windows Azure Pack.Lessons
  • Implementing the Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Configuring the Windows Azure Pack
Lab : Configuring the Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Installing the Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Configuring User Roles and settings
  • Configuring Service Offerings
  • Creating an Incident Request
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Implement the Cloud Services Process Pack.
  • Configure the Windows Azure Pack.

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