Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter Training (MOC 20745)

Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter Training

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Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter Training – Course Overview:

Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter Training (MOC 20745) – Hands-on

This five-day Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter Training (MOC 20745) course explains how to implement and manage virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter Training (MOC 20745) course also describes how to monitor the infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager and protect it by using Data Protection Manager.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter Training course:

• 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.

Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter Training course are:

• 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:

• Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (MOC 20740)
• Networking with Windows Server 2016 (MOC 20741)

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this Implementing a Software-Defined Datacenter Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Explain the different virtualization options.
• Install and manage Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016.
• Install and configure System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager.
• Manage storage fabric and fabric updates.
• 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 clouds in 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 Syllabus:

Introduction to server virtualization

Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
Introduction to the software-defined datacenter
Extending virtualization to the cloud
Lab: Evaluating virtualization options
Selecting the appropriate virtualization method
Creating Azure virtual machines

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
Lab: Creating and managing virtual hard disks and virtual machines
Installing and configuring the Hyper-V server role
Creating a Nano Server virtual machine
Configuring virtual machines and virtual hard disks
Lab: Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V
Creating a Hyper-V failover cluster
Managing a Hyper-V failover cluster

Installing and configuring System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager

Overview of System Center 2016 VMM
Installing System Center 2016 VMM
Adding hosts and managing host groups
Lab: Installing and configuring System Center 2016
Installing and configuring System Center 2016
Managing hosts and host groups
Managing an Azure subscription by using VMM

Managing storage fabric and fabric updates

Overview of server virtualization storage technologies
Managing storage fabric
Managing fabric updates
Lab: Managing storage fabric and fabric updates
Implementing a storage infrastructure
Creating a file server cluster and a storage QoS policy
Managing fabric updates

Configuring and managing the Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects

Overview of the VMM library
Preparing Windows for deployment in VMM
Working with profiles
Working with virtual machine templates
Lab: Configuring and managing VMM library and library objects
Configuring and managing a VMM library
Creating a Windows image for the VMM library
Creating and managing profiles and templates

Managing the networking fabric

Networking concepts in VMM
Managing Software-Defined Networking
Understanding network function virtualization
Lab: Creating and configuring the networking fabric
Associating virtual network adapters of Hyper-V hosts
Deploying Network Controller
Lab: Configuring and testing Hyper-V Network Virtualization
Configuring Hyper-V Network Virtualization
Provisioning and testing tenant virtual machine networks

Creating and managing virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager

Virtual machine management tasks
Creating, cloning, and converting virtual machines
Lab: Creating and managing virtual machines by using System Center 2016 VMM
Creating a virtual machine and modifying its properties
Creating and managing checkpoints
Cloning and migrating a virtual machine

Managing clouds in System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager

Introduction to clouds
Creating and managing a cloud
Creating user roles in VMM
Lab: Managing clouds in System Center 2016 VMM
Creating a private cloud
Creating user roles

Managing services in Virtual Machine Manager

Overview of services in VMM
Creating and managing services in VMM
Lab: Managing services in VMM
Creating a service template
Deploying a service and updating service template
Scaling out service and updating the service

Monitoring a virtualization infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager
Operations Manager architecture and security
Using Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting
Integrating Operations Manager with VMM and DPM
Lab: Monitoring a virtualization infrastructure by using Operations Manager
Implementing the Operations Manager agents
Integrating Operations Manager with VMM

Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery

Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica
Implementing and managing Azure Site Recovery
Lab: Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery
Configuring and Managing Hyper-V Replica
Configuring and Managing Azure Site Recovery

Protecting a virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager

Overview of backup and restore options for virtual machines
Configuring and managing DPM for virtualization infrastructure protection
Lab: Protecting virtualization infrastructure by using DPM
Configuring a DPM server and installing DPM protection agents
Creating and configuring protection groups
Recovering VMs and other data
Providing online protection with DPM

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