This five-day, instructor-led course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to deploy and manage a server virtualization environment using Microsoft technologies. The course provides details on how to deploy and manage Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2008 R2. The course also provides details on how to manage a server virtualization environment by using System Center products such as System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008, VMM 2008 R2, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 R2, and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2. This course does not require previous server virtualization experience, but does require that candidates have significant experience in managing Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
- Performed server administrator tasks responsible for building and maintaining a virtualization infrastructure.
- Work or consult for a midsize to enterprise-size organization.
- Basic understanding of server virtualization concepts related to Microsoft or other third-party virtualization technologies.
- Support production, development, testing, high availability, business continuity, staging, classroom, or hosting environments based upon Windows Server 2008 technology.
- Understand a Windows-based network, including Active Directory directory service.
- Understand storage technologies, such as Storage Area Network,Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI), Fiber Channel, and Direct Attached Storage (DAS).
- Understand Windows Server 2008 failover clustering.
Module 1: Evaluating and Planning for Virtualization
- Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
- Evaluating the Current Environment for Virtualization
Module 2: Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role
- Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
- Configuring Hyper-V Settings and Virtual Networks
Module 3: Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual Machines
- Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks
- Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines
- Managing Virtual Machine Snapshots
- Working with the Virtual Machine Connection Application
Module 4: Integrating System Center Virtual Machine Manager with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
- Planning for Integration of System Center Virtual Machine Manager
- Installing the VMM Server and Administrator Console
- Managing Hosts and Host Groups
Module 5: Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
- Creating a New Virtual Machine Using VMM 2008 R2
- Converting a Physical Server to a Virtual Machine
- Converting and Migrating Virtual Machines
Module 6: Managing Virtual Machines Using Virtual Machine Manager 2008
- Overview of VMM Management Tasks
- Creating and Managing Checkpoints
Module 7: Configuring and Managing the VMM Library
- Overview of the VMM Library
- Managing Profiles and Templates
- Designing Fault Tolerance for the VMM Library
Module 8: Configuring User Roles and the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal
- Configuring User Roles
- Installing and Configuring the VMM Self-Service Portal
Module 9: Implementing High Availability for Server Virtualization
- Overview of Failover Clustering
- Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
- Implementing High Availability with VMM 2008 R2
Module 10: Maintaining Software Updates Using the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
- Overview of the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
- Configuring WSUS and the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
Module 11: Monitoring and Reporting Virtualization
- Monitoring Jobs in VMM 2008 R2
- Integrating System Center Operations Manager with VMM 2008 R2
- Configuring Performance and Resource Optimization
Module 12: Backup and Restore Strategies for Virtual Machines
- Overview of Backup and Restore Options for Virtual Machines and the VMM Database
- Implementing Data Protection Manager for Backing Up the VMM Infrastructure
Module 13: Desktop Virtualization Using Remote Desktop Services
- Overview of Remote Desktop Services
- Implementing the Remote Desktop Session Host
- Implementing Remote Desktop Connection Broker
- Implementing the Remote Desktop Connection Virtualization Host
Module 14: Extending Remote Desktop Services Outside the Organization
- Configuring the Remote Desktop Gateway
- Configuring Remote Desktop Web Access
- Describe how virtualization as it relates to server, desktop, and application environments.
- Describe how to install the Hyper-V Server Role and configure host and virtual network settings.
- Describe how to plan for and deploy virtual hard disk(s) and virtual machines.
- Describe Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 and shows how this product integrates with Hyper-V environment, and how to manage hosts and host groups in Virtual Machine Manager.
- Describe how to create and deploy virtual machine on a host, and how to perform a physical-to-virtual (P2V) and virtual-to-virtual (V2V) conversions, virtual machine migrations, and cloning.
The primary audience for this course is Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 system administrators who will manage and implement server virtualization technologies within their network. Candidates should have a Minimum of 1.5 years of experience working with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 as a server administrator. Prior experience with virtualization is not expected. However, familiarity with virtualization concepts and management tools is highly recommended.
- This course helps prepare candidates for Exam 70-659.
- When you pass Exam 70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
- Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization.
- Exam 70-659 counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
- Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator
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