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MS-10981 - 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 virtualization 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. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course primarily covers the advanced and enterprise-level technologies and solutions available through Microsoft virtualization, 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 manage clouds in Virtual Machine Manager including configuring cloud resources and provisioning access to a cloud.
•How to configure and manage the Library in Virtual Machine Manager including Library synchronization and equivalence objects.
•How to prepare the Windows Operating System for deployment in Virtual Machine Manager including how to use Sysprep, 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.

*This course utilizes higher hosting resources for online labs and therefore, post-class access is limited to 30 days.


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Prerequisites


Before attending this course, students must have the following technical knowledge:
  • Recommended: MCSA: Windows Server 2012.
  • Recommended: Course 20409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server and System Center.
  • An understanding of virtualization concepts and working knowledge of Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • An understanding of 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.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Overview of Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager


Overview of Hyper-V
Overview of Virtual Machine Manager

Module 2: Configuring High Availability for Virtual Machine Manager and Hyper-V


Clustering requirements for Virtual Machine Manager
Configuring SQL AlwaysOn for the Virtual Machine Manager database
Clustering the Hyper-V Hosts

Module 3: Updating Virtual Machine Manager and Fabric Servers


Understanding the Servicing Order for System Center
Performing the manual update process in Virtual Machine Manager
Patching the Virtual Machine Manager Fabric with Windows Server Update Services

Module 4: Configuring Networking in Virtual Machine Manager


Overview of Networking in Virtual Machine Manager
Logical Networks
Uplink and Virtual Port Profiles
Logical Switches
Virtual Machine Networks
Software Defined Networking (optional)

Module 5: Configuring Storage in Virtual Machine Manager


Storage options available in Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager
Understanding Storage in Virtual Machine Manager
What Storage will be managed?
Configuring and Managing Storage in Virtual Machine Manager

Module 6: Managing Clouds in Virtual Machine Manager


Introduction to Clouds
Creating and Managing a Private Cloud in Virtual Machine Manager
Working with User Roles in Virtual Machine Manager

Module 7: Configuring and Managing the Virtual Machine Manager Library and Library Objects


Overview of the Virtual Machine Manager Library
Managing Libraries

Module 8: Preparing the Windows Operating System for deployment in Virtual Machine Manager


Preparing a Windows Operating System
Virtual Machine Architecture
Preparations required for Bare Metal deployments of Hyper-V and Scale-out File Servers

Module 9: Virtual Machine and Service Templates


Overview of Virtual Machine Templates
Overview of Service Templates

Module 10: System Center Integration


Monitoring the Virtual Machine Manager environment with Operations Manager
Automation with Orchestrator

Module 11: Windows Azure Pack


Overview of Windows Azure Pack
Deploying Windows Azure Pack
Configuring Windows Azure Pack

Module 12: Azure Site Recovery


Overview of Azure Site Recovery
Configuring and using Azure Site Recovery