Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 5 Day

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.

Prerequisites

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

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended for IT professionals and administrators who are responsible for designing, implementing, and managing virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine 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.

This course is also intended for IT decision makers who want to determine which virtualization product to implement in their software-defined datacenters and who want to become familiar with the System Center 2016 solution for managing virtualization infrastructure.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Introduction to server virtualization

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
  • Lesson 2: Introducing the software-defined datacenter
  • Lesson 3: Extending virtualization to the cloud

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the various virtualization technologies and the scenarios in which you would apply them
  • Describe the working of software-defined datacenters and compare them to traditional datacenters
  • List the main benefits of Microsoft Azure and the process of managing Azure

Module 2: Overview of Hyper-V virtualization

  • Lesson 1: Installing and configuring the Hyper-V role
  • Lesson 2: Creating and managing virtual hard disks and virtual machines
  • Lesson 3: Creating and using Hyper-V virtual switches
  • Lesson 4: Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure the Hyper-V role
  • Create and manage virtual hard disks and virtual machines
  • Create and use Hyper-V virtual switches.
  • Implement failover clustering with Hyper-V

Module 3: Installing and configuring Virtual Machine Manager

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Virtual Machine Manager
  • Lesson 2: Installing Virtual Machine Manager
  • Lesson 3: Adding hosts and managing host groups

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key features of Virtual Machine Manager
  • Explain how to install Virtual Machine Manager

Module 4: Managing storage fabric and fabric updates

  • Lesson 1: Overview of server virtualization storage technologies
  • Lesson 2: Managing storage fabric
  • Lesson 3: Managing fabric updates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the storage technologies that Virtual Machine Manager utilizes
  • Deploy and manage storage fabric in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Manage updates of the Virtual Machine Manager

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

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Virtual Machine Manager library
  • Lesson 2: Preparing Windows for deployment in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Lesson 3: Working with profiles
  • Lesson 4: Working with VM templates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Virtual Machine Manager library and library resources
  • Prepare Windows for deployment in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Explain working with profiles
  • Describe working with VM templates

Module 6: Managing the networking fabric

  • Lesson 1: Networking concepts in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Lesson 2: Managing Software-Defined Networking
  • Lesson 3: Understanding network function virtualization

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the primary networking concepts in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Implement Software Defined Networking by using Virtual Machine Manager
  • Describe the core network function virtualization (NFV) components available in Network Controller

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

  • Lesson 1: VM management tasks
  • Lesson 2: Creating, cloning, and converting VMs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the various management tasks that you can perform on virtual machines
  • Create, clone, and convert VMs

Module 8: Managing Clouds in Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to clouds
  • Lesson 2: Creating and managing a cloud
  • Lesson 3: Creating user roles in Virtual Machine Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of a cloud and how you can use Virtual Machine Manager to create a cloud
  • Create and manage cloud services
  • Create user roles in Virtual Machine Manager

Module 9: Managing services in Virtual Machine Manager

  • Lesson 1: Overview of services in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Lesson 2: Creating and managing services in Virtual Machine Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the services in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Create and manage services in Virtual Machine Manager

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

  • Lesson 1: Operations Manager architecture and security
  • Lesson 2: Using Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting
  • Lesson 3: Integrating Operations Manager with Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Operations Manager architecture and explain how to secure access to Operations Manager data
  • Use Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting
  • Integrate Operations Manager with Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager

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

  • Lesson 1: Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica
  • Lesson 2: Implementing and managing Azure Site Recovery

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement and manage Hyper-V Replica
  • Implement and manage Azure Site Recovery

Module 12: Protecting virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager

  • Lesson 1: Overview of backup and restore options for VMs
  • Lesson 2: Configuring and managing Data Protection Manager for virtualization infrastructure protection

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the backup and restore options for VMs
  • Configure and manage Data Protection Manager for protecting a virtualization infrastructure

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Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager

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