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MS-20247 - Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud

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.

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

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

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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).

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Planning for the Cloud

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

Module 2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Overview of VMM Architecture and Components
Configuring Advanced Networking in VMM
Installing and Upgrading VMM
Configuring VMM Security and Roles
Understanding Host Groups

Module 3: Extending and Maintaining the Cloud Infrastructure

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

Module 4: Configuring Application Delivery

Dynamic Application Deployment Overview
Web Deployment Packages
Server Application Virtualization Overview
Configuring Server App-V Components
Sequencing and Deploying Virtual Applications

Module 5: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks

Configuring Guest Operating System Profiles
Configuring Hardware Profiles
Configuring SQL Server Using SQL Server Profiles
Configuring Application Profiles
Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
Configuring Service Provider Foundation
Configuring User Roles

Module 6: Deploying and Configuring Access to a Private Cloud

Understanding Private Cloud Resources
Installing and Configuring App Controller
Creating and Managing Service Templates

Module 7: Monitoring a Cloud infrastructure

Operations Manager Architecture and Security
Operations Manager Installation Considerations
Configuring Roles and Notifications
Configuring Management Packs
Configuring Integration with System Center 2012 R2

Module 8: Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Cloud Infrastructure

Configuring System Center Advisor
Configuring the SharePoint Server Portal
Monitoring Templates
Distributed Application Monitoring

Module 9: Implementing Service Management for the Cloud

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

Module 10: Configuring High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Protection for a Cloud

Planning for Azure Site Recovery
Planning DPM Deployment
DPM Architecture and Components
Upgrading DPM
Configuring DPM for the Private Cloud
Configuring Application Protection for a Cloud
Restoring Applications to the Cloud

Module 11: Automating and Standardizing a Cloud

Orchestrator Architecture and Components Overview
Deploying and Configuring Core Components
Managing Runbooks
Configuring Integration Packs

Module 12: Configuring a Self-Service Multi-Tenant Cloud with the Windows Azure Pack

Configuring the Windows Azure Pack