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MS-20740 - Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

This five-day course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and usage of storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

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Prerequisites


Before attending this course, students must have:
  • A basic understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
  • An understanding of basic AD DS concepts.
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware.
  • Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8 or Windows 10.

Additionally, students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience, such as experience as a Windows Server systems administrator.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads


Introducing Windows Server 2016
Preparing and installing Nano Server and Server Core
Preparing for upgrades and migrations
Migrating server roles and workloads
Windows Server activation models

Module 2: Configuring local storage


Managing disks in Windows Server
Managing volumes in Windows Server

Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions


Overview of DAS, NAS, and SANs
Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Understanding iSNS, DCB, and MPIO
Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016

Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication


Implementing Storage Spaces
Managing Storage Spaces
Implementing Data Deduplication

Module 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines


Overview of Hyper-V
Installing Hyper-V
Configuring storage on Hyper-V host servers
Configuring networking on Hyper-V host servers
Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines
Managing virtual machines

Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows and Hyper-V containers


Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker

Module 7: Overview of high availability and disaster recovery


Defining levels of availability
Planning high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines
Backing up and restoring by using Windows Server Backup
High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016

Module 8: Implementing failover clustering


Planning a failover cluster
Creating and configuring a new failover cluster
Maintaining a failover cluster
Troubleshooting a failover cluster
Implementing site high availability with stretch clustering

Module 9: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V


Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering
Implementing Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters
Key features for VMs in a clustered environment

Module 11: Creating and managing deployment images


Introduction to deployment images
Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT
Virtual machine environments for different workloads

Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations


WSUS overview and deployment options
Update management process with WSUS
Overview of Windows PowerShell DSC
Overview of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools
Using Performance Monitor
Monitoring event logs