Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (20745B)

This five-day course explains how to implement and manage virtualization infrastructure in a software-defined datacenter by using Microsoft System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. The course also describes how to monitor the infrastructure by using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and protect it by using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager.

Audience Profile

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.
This course is also intended for IT decision makers who want to determine which virtualization product to implement in their software-defined datacenters and who want to become familiar with the System Center 2016 solution for managing virtualization infrastructure.

Prerequisites
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • 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
‚ÄčStudents 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:

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

Objectives
After completing this course, students 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.
  • 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 Microsoft Hyper-V Replica and Microsoft Azure Site Recovery.
  • Protect virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager.
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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.
Lessons
  • Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
  • Introducing the software-defined datacenter
  • 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.
Lessons
  • 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

Module 3: Installing and configuring Virtual Machine Manager
This module explains how to install and configure Virtual Machine Manager for managing a virtualization environment.
Lessons
  • Overview of Virtual Machine Manager
  • Installing Virtual Machine Manager
  • 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 Virtual Machine Manager.
Lessons
  • Overview of server virtualization storage technologies
  • Managing storage fabric
  • Managing fabric updates

Module 5: Configuring and managing the Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects
This module describes how to configure and manage the Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects. It also describes the differences between profiles and templates and how they are used.
Lessons
  • Overview of the Virtual Machine Manager library
  • Preparing Windows for deployment in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Working with profiles
  • Working with VM templates

Module 6: Managing the networking fabric
This module explains how to manage networking fabric in Virtual Machine Manager.
Lessons
  • Networking concepts in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Managing Software Defined Networking
  • 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 Virtual Machine Manager.
Lessons
  • VM management tasks
  • Creating, cloning, and converting VMs

Module 8: Managing clouds in Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager
This module explains how to create and manage clouds by using Virtual Machine Manager.
Lessons
  • Introduction to clouds
  • Creating and managing a cloud
  • Creating user roles in Virtual Machine Manager

Module 9: Managing services in Virtual Machine Manager
This module explains how to create and manage services in Virtual Machine Manager.
Lessons
  • Overview of services in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Creating and managing services in Virtual Machine Manager

Module 10: Monitoring a virtualization infrastructure by using System Center Operations Manager
This module explains how to use Operations Manager for monitoring virtualization infrastructure.
Lessons
  • Operations Manager architecture and security
  • Using Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting
  • Integrating Operations Manager with Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager

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.
Lessons
  • Implementing and managing Hyper-V Replica
  • Implementing and managing Azure Site Recovery

Module 12: Protecting a virtualization infrastructure by using Data Protection Manager
This module explains how to use Data Protection Manager for protecting virtualization infrastructure.
Lessons
  • Overview of backup and restore options for VMs
  • Configuring and managing Data Protection Manager for virtualization infrastructure protection