Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter

Introduction

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.

Audience

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.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, participants should have:
 

  • 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

At course completion

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
 

  • Explain the different virtualization options
  • Install and manage Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016
  • Install and configure System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Configure and manage the Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects
  • Manage the networking fabric
  • Create and manage virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager
  • Manage services in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Monitor a virtualization infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager
  • Implement and manage Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery
  • Protect virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager

Course outline

Module 1: Introduction to server virtualization

This module explains the different virtualization solutions. It also describes the concepts of software-defined datacenter and Microsoft Azure.

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

Module 2: Overview of Hyper-V virtualization

This module explains how to install and manage Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016.

  • 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

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

This module explains how to install and configure System Center 2016 VMM for managing a virtualization environment.

  • Lesson 1: Overview of System Center 2016 VMM
  • Lesson 2: Installing System Center 2016 VMM
  • Lesson 3: Adding hosts and managing host groups

Module 4: Managing storage fabric and fabric updates

This module explains how to manage storage fabric and fabric updates in VMM.

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

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

This module describes how to configure and manage VMM library and library objects. It also describes the differences between profiles and templates and how they are used.

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the VMM library
  • Lesson 2: Preparing Windows for deployment in VMM
  • Lesson 3: Working with profiles
  • Lesson 4: Working with virtual machine templates

Module 6: Managing the networking fabric

This module explains how to manage networking fabric in VMM.

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

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

This module explains how to create and manage virtual machines by using VMM.

  • Lesson 1: Virtual machine management tasks
  • Lesson 2: Creating, cloning, and converting virtual machines

 Module 8: Managing clouds in System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to create and manage clouds by using VMM.

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

Module 9: Managing services in Virtual Machine Manager

This module explains how to create and manage services in VMM.

  • Lesson 1: Overview of services in VMM
  • Lesson 2: Creating and managing services in VMM

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

This module explains how to use Operations Manager for monitoring virtualization infrastructure.

  • Lesson 1: Operations Manager architecture and security
  • Lesson 2: Using Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting
  • Lesson 3: Integrating Operations Manager with VMM and DPM

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

This module explains how to implement and manage Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery

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

Module 12: Protecting a virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager

This module explains how to use DPM for protecting virtualization infrastructure.

  • Lesson 1: Overview of backup and restore options for virtual machines
  • Lesson 2: Configuring and managing DPM for virtualization infrastructure protection

Documentation

Official Microsoft courseware

Lab

  • Lab 1: Evaluating virtualization options
  • Lab 2: Creating and managing virtual hard disks and virtual machines
  • Lab 3: Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V
  • Lab 4: Installing and configuring System Center 2016
  • Lab 5: Managing storage fabric and fabric updates
  • Lab 6: Configuring and managing VMM library and library objects
  • Lab 7: Creating and configuring the networking fabric
  • Lab 8: Configuring and testing Hyper-V Network Virtualization
  • Lab 9: Creating and managing virtual machines by using System Center 2016 VMM
  • Lab 10: Managing clouds in System Center 2016 VMM
  • Lab 11: Managing services in VMM
  • Lab 12: Monitoring a virtualization infrastructure by using Operations Manager
  • Lab 13: Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery
  • Lab 14: Protecting virtualization infrastructure by using DPM

Formations complémentaires

  • 20740 - Storage & Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • 20741 - Networking with Windows Server 2016