MS-10971 - Storage and High Availability with Windows Server

Get hands-on instruction and practice provisioning your storage requirements and meeting your high availability needs with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 in this four-day Microsoft Official Course.

In this course, you will learn about traditional storage topologies such as Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Networks (SANs), and bus technologies such as Fibre Channel and iSCSI. The course also covers newer Windows Server technologies such as Storage Spaces, tiering, thin provisioning and Data Deduplication, and enhanced functionality to the SMB sharing protocol in Windows Server 2012 R2.

The course also teaches high availability and disaster recovery technologies such as live migration, storage migration, and Hyper-V Replica. In addition, it provides in-depth coverage of Failover Clustering, including a detailed implementation of failover clustering of Hyper-V using Scale-Out File Server.

The course also covers System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. You will learn how to manage your storage infrastructure at scale by abstracting the physical storage fabric into manageable units that can be provisioned on-demand with minimal overhead using private clouds. The course describes Microsoft Azure storage solutions and integrating your on-premises storage with cloud-based storage and disaster recovery solutions including StorSimple and Azure Site Recovery. Implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB) and load balancing clusters are also covered.

The detailed hands-on labs and in-depth content will provide you with the knowledge and skills to meet and manage your continually-growing and evolving storage and high availability needs, with reduced overhead and cost.

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

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Before Attending this course, students must have:
  • Knowledge and real world experience working day to day with Windows Server and Windows Client in an Enterprise environment.
  • Knowledge of and experience with basic local storage concepts and technologies.
  • Experience working with Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 (this is beneficial but not essential).

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Fundamental Storage Technologies and Components

Disk and File Systems Changes in Windows Server 2012
Server Storage Topology
Bus Technologies and Protocols
Configuring Sharing in Windows Server
Securing Volumes and Drives

Module 2: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication

Implementing Storage Spaces
Maintaining Storage Spaces
Implementing Data Deduplication

Module 3: High Availability in Windows Server

Understanding High Availability
High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with Hyper-V Virtual Machines
High Availability with Clustering in Windows Server 2012

Module 4: Implementing Failover Clustering

Planning a Failover Cluster
Creating a New Failover Cluster

Module 5: Managing Server Roles and Clustering Resources

Configuring Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
Managing and Maintaining a Failover Cluster
Troubleshooting a Failover Cluster
Implementing Site High Availability with Multisite Failover Clusters

Module 6: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

Overview of Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
Implementing Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
Virtual Machine Storage Options
Managing and Maintaining Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters

Module 7: Storage Infrastructure Management with Virtual Machine Manager

Overview of Virtual Machine Manager
Managing Storage Infrastructure with Virtual Machine Manager
Provisioning Failover Clustering in Virtual Machine Manager

Module 8: Cloud-Based Storage and High Availability

Azure Storage Solutions and Infrastructure
Cloud Integrated Storage with StorSimple
Disaster Recovery with Azure Site Recovery

Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing Clusters

Overview of NLB
Configuring an NLB Cluster
Planning an NLB Implementation