Storage and High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Training (M10971)

Storage and High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Training

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Storage and High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Training (M10971) Course Description

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 Storage and High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Training 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 Internet SCSI (iSCSI). The course will also cover the latest innovations concerning disks, volumes and file systems as well as new technologies such as Storage Spaces, tiering, thin provisioning and Data Deduplication, and enhanced functionality to SMB and NFS sharing protocols in Windows Server 2012 R2.

The Storage and High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Training course will also cover high availability and disaster recovery technologies such as live migration, storage migration and Hyper-V Replica, as well as providing in-depth coverage of failover clustering including a detailed implementation of failover clustering of Hyper-V using Scale-Out File Server (SoFS).

The Storage and High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Training course also covers System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and 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 an on-demand basis with minimal overhead by using private clouds. The course describes Microsoft Azure storage solutions and integrating your on-premise storage with cloud-based storage and disaster recovery solutions including StorSimple and Azure Site Recovery. The course covers implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB) and load balancing clusters.

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

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Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Storage and High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Training course:

• IT professionals with real-world experience who work in an enterprise environment, are involved in storage and high availability management and provisioning, and who are looking to gain knowledge and training on the latest technologies in those areas in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
• IT professionals with real-world experience in a Windows Server 2008 environment and want to learn the latest storage and technologies that are available in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
• IT professionals who work in small-to-medium enterprises who manage storage and high availability requirements for their organization.
• IT professionals who have skills in other areas, such as general system administration, who are looking for knowledge and skills for career development in Windows Server storage and high availability.

Related Courses:

Networking with Windows Server 2012 Training (M10970)
Active Directory Services with Windows Server 2012 Training (M10969)

Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Storage and High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Training course are as follows:

• 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 (experience with Windows Server 2012 R2 is beneficial but not essential).

Storage and High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Training – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Disks and Volumes with Windows Server

This module introduces you to different storage technologies. It discusses how to implement the storage solutions in Windows Server 2012, and how to use EFS (Encrypting File System) and BitLocker Drive Encryption, which enable you to secure data at rest.

Module 2: Fundamental Storage Technologies and Components

This module introduces you to different storage hardware and communications technologies. It discusses enterprise storage hardware such as storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) solutions, direct-attached storage (DAS), bus technologies, storage controllers, and communications protocols.

Module 3: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication

This module discusses how to manage, maintain, and recover Storage Spaces, how to configure storage pools and virtual hard disks, and how to implement Data Deduplication.
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Module 4: High Availability in Windows Server

This module covers how to achieve high availability on several levels of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. Students will learn how to implement high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 virtual machines with technologies such as live migration, storage migration, and Hyper-V Replica. Also covered is implementing high availability in virtual environments by using failover clustering technology.

Module 5: Implementing Failover Clustering

In this module, students will learn how to plan Failover Clustering implementation and how to create and configure new failover clusters.

Module 6: Managing Server Roles and Clustering Resources

This module describes how to configure roles and services for high availability on a failover cluster. Students will learn about configuring, managing, maintaining, and troubleshooting failover clusters, in addition to implementing site high availability with multisite failover clustering.

Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

In this module, students will learn how to implement failover clustering in a Hyper-V scenario to achieve high availability for a virtual environment. This includes an overview of Hyper-V and failover clustering integration, how to implement Hyper-V failover Clustering with Scale-Out File Server (SoFS), and how to manage and maintain Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters.

Module 8: Storage Infrastructure Management with Virtual Machine Manager

This module provides an overview of Virtual Machine Manager, which is one of the Microsoft virtualization technologies, and explains how you can use it to manage both virtualization and traditional storage infrastructures.

Module 9: Cloud-Based Storage and High Availability

This module discusses cloud-based storage and high availability solutions, including Azure, StorSimple, and disaster recovery with Azure Site Recovery.

Module 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing Clusters

This module introduces Network Load Balancing(NLB). It covers how this technology works, and the situations for which NLB is appropriate. Students will learn how to configure and manage NLB clusters, how to perform maintenance tasks on NLB clusters, and how load balancing works in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 – Virtual Machine Manager and Microsoft Azure.

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