Storage and High Availability with Windows Server (10971B)
In this 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 iSCSI. The course also covers newer Windows Server technologies such as Storage Spaces, tiering, thin provisioning and Data Deduplication, and enhanced functionality to the SMB sharing protocol in Windows Server 2012 R2.
The course also teaches high availability and disaster recovery technologies such as live migration, storage migration, and Hyper-V Replica. In addition, it provides in-depth coverage of Failover Clustering, including a detailed implementation of failover clustering of Hyper-V using Scale-Out File Server.
The course also covers System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. 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-demand with minimal overhead using private clouds. The course describes Microsoft Azure storage solutions and integrating your on-premises storage with cloud-based storage and disaster recovery solutions including StorSimple and Azure Site Recovery. Implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB) and load balancing clusters are also covered.
The detailed hands-on labs and in-depth content will provide you with the knowledge and skills to meet and manage your continually-growing and evolving storage and high availability needs, with reduced overhead and cost.
This course is intended for experienced IT Professionals who have the following experience and background:
- IT professionals with real world experience working in an enterprise environment who are involved in storage and high availability management and provisioning, and who want to acquire knowledge and training on the latest technologies in those areas with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
- IT professionals with real-world experience who work in a Windows Server 2008 environment and want to assess 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.
Before Attending this course, students must have:
- Knowledge and real-world experience working day-to-day with Windows Servers in an Enterprise environment.
- Knowledge of and experience with basic local storage concepts and technologies, such as disk, volumes, and file systems.
- Experience working with Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 (this is beneficial but not essential).
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Manage and secure disks and volumes in Windows Server.
- Describe storage technologies and components in Windows Server.
- Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication.
- Describe high availability and disaster recovery with Hyper‑V virtual machines (VMs) and high availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2012.
- Plan and implement a failover cluster.
- Describe managing server roles and clustering resources.
- Implement and manage VMs by using Hyper‑V with failover clustering.
- Describe how to use Virtual Machine Manager to perform storage infrastructure management.
- Describe cloud-based storage and high availability solutions.
- Plan and implement a NLB cluster.
Module 1: Fundamental Storage Technologies and Components
This module introduces various storage hardware and communications technologies. It discusses changes in storage options and new technologies, including virtualization. Also covered in this module are enterprise storage hardware solutions such as storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS), direct-attached storage (DAS), redundant array of independent disks (RAID), bus technologies, storage controllers, communications protocols, and data security.
Module 2: 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, a feature used to find and remove duplicate data while maintaining the integrity of the data.
Module 3: High Availability in Windows Server
In this module, students will learn about high availability and disaster recovery with Hyper‑V virtual machines, and how to implement high availability in virtual environments by using failover clustering in Windows Server 2012.
Module 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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.
Module 7: Storage Infrastructure Management with Virtual Machine Manager
This module provides an overview of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, which is one of the Microsoft virtualization technologies, and explains how students can use it to manage both virtualization and traditional storage infrastructures.
Module 8: 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 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing Clusters
This module introduces students to Network Load Balancing (NLB) and how this technology works. This module also covers the situations for which NLB is appropriate, how to configure and manage NLB clusters, how to perform maintenance tasks on NLB clusters, and how load balancing works in both Virtual Machine Manager and Microsoft Azure.