MS-20745 - Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter

This five-day course explains how to implement and manage virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. The course also describes how to monitor the infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager and protect it by using Data Protection Manager.

The main focus of this course is on managing Hyper-V virtualization infrastructure in Windows Server 2016, although the course also covers other virtualization platforms that can be managed by using Virtual Machine Manager 2016.

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In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
  • An understanding of TCP/IP and networking concepts
  • An understanding of different storage technologies and concepts
  • Familiarity with different types of virtualizations
  • Familiarity with Windows Server and Windows Server administration
  • An understanding of Windows PowerShell

Students should have the ability to work in a team/virtual team and possess good documentation and communication skills.
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
  • 20740 - Storage & Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • 20741 - Networking with Windows Server 2016

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to server virtualization

Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
Introduction to the Software-Defined Datacenter
Extending virtualization to the cloud

Module 2: Overview of Hyper-V virtualization

Installing and configuring the Hyper-V role
Creating and managing virtual hard disks and virtual machines
Creating and using Hyper-V virtual switches
Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V

Module 3: Installing and configuring System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager

Overview of System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager
Installing System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager
Adding hosts and managing host groups

Module 4: Managing storage fabric and fabric updates

Overview of server virtualization storage technologies
Managing storage fabric
Managing fabric updates

Module 5: Configuring and managing Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects

Overview of the Virtual Machine Manager library
Preparing Windows for deployment in Virtual Machine Manager
Working with profiles
Working with VM templates

Module 6: Managing the networking fabric

Networking concepts in Virtual Machine Manager
Managing software-defined networking
Configuring network virtualization

Module 7: Creating and managing virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager

Virtual machine management tasks
Creating, cloning, and converting virtual machines

Module 8: Managing clouds in Virtual Machine Manager

Introduction to clouds
Creating and managing a cloud
Creating user roles in Virtual Machine Manager

Module 9: Managing services in Virtual Machine Manager

Overview of services in Virtual Machine Manager
Creating and managing services in Virtual Machine Manager

Module 10: Monitoring virtualization infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager

Operations Manager architecture and security
Using Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting
Integrating Operations Manager with Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager

Module 11: Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery

Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica
Implementing and managing Azure Site Recovery

Module 12: Protecting virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager

Overview of backup and restore options for virtual machines
Configuring and managing Data Protection Manager for virtualization infrastructure protection