MS-10215 - Implementing and Managing Microsoft Server Virtualization

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.

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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.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Evaluating and Planning for Virtualization

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

Module 2: Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role

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

Module 3: Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual

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

Module 4: Integrating System Center Virtual Machine Manager with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Planning for Integration of System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Installing the VMM Server and Administrator Console
Managing Hosts and Host Groups

Module 5: Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

Creating a New Virtual Machine Using VMM 2008 R2
Converting a Physical Server to a Virtual Machine
Converting and Migrating Virtual Machines

Module 6: Managing Virtual Machines Using Virtual Machine Manager 2008

Overview of VMM Management Tasks
Creating and Managing Checkpoints

Module 7: Configuring and Managing the VMM Library

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

Module 8: Configuring User Roles and the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal

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

Module 9: Implementing High Availability for Server Virtualization

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

Module 10: Maintaining Software Updates Using the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

Overview of the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
Configuring WSUS and the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

Module 11: Monitoring and Reporting Virtualization

Monitoring Jobs in VMM 2008 R2
Integrating System Center Operations Manager with VMM 2008 R2
Configuring Performance and Resource Optimization

Module 12: Backup and Restore Strategies for Virtual Machines

Overview of Backup and Restore Options for Virtual Machines and the VMM Database
Implementing Data Protection Manager for Backing Up the VMM Infrastructure

Module 13: Desktop Virtualization Using Remote Desktop Services

Overview of Remote Desktop Services
Implementing the Remote Desktop Session Host
Implementing Remote Desktop Connection Broker
Implementing the Remote Desktop Connection Virtualization Host

Module 14: Extending Remote Desktop Services Outside the Organization

Configuring the Remote Desktop Gateway
Configuring Remote Desktop Web Access