MCSE: Private Cloud - Boot Camp

Code: MCSE: Private Cloud
Course duration: 10 days

With Windows Server 2008 and System Center 2012, you can build your Microsoft private cloud solution and gain the automation and flexibility you need for your IT infrastructure, now and in the future.Become Private Cloud certified and prove your knowledge and skills in managing and implementing Microsoft private cloud computing technologies.

Note The Private Cloud certification requires candidates to show continued ability to perform in this technology area by completing a recertification exam every three years.

Until January 31, 2013, Exam 70-659 may be taken in place of 70-247 to count towards the Private Cloud certification.

This Microsoft MCSE boot camp training includes 50 hours on intense training lectures, hands on labs, Microsoft Official Courseware, test prep material for the exam, and lunch.

Prerequisites

The person must be a Windows Server 2008 MCSA before he/she could appear for the Exams-247 and Exam-246 which are required to be a MCSA Private Cloud.

For more information on Windows Server 2008 MCSA click here

This bootcamp consists of the following courses :

Training begins every morning at 8:00 AM and ends at 6:00 PM.

Course Outlines:

20246:Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud (5 Days)

About this Course

This course describes how to monitor and operate a cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. This course focuses on how to manage and administer a cloud environment, and it describes how you can monitor key infrastructure elements and applications that run within a cloud. It does not discuss planning and implementation, which is covered in 20247: Configuring and Deploying a Cloud with System Center.

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course includes cloud administrators who are responsible for monitoring and protecting the cloud infrastructure. It is also intended for solution architects who are responsible for designing cloud architectures and extending existing cloud solutions. The primary audience for this course is administrators who create service requests. The secondary audience includes datacenter administrators—who are responsible for providing provisioning for applications to include configuring and deploying—application/service business owners, and administrators who implement service requests. In addition, the secondary audience includes people who need to learn the required material in order to take the Microsoft exam 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Cloud with Microsoft System Center.

At Course Completion

After completing this course students will be able to:
  • Describe the Cloud Model
  • Configure and optimize a private cloud
  • Deploy Cloud Services
  • Monitor Cloud Services
  • Configure application performance monitoring in a cloud environment
  • Operate and extend service management in in a cloud environment
  • Automate incident creation, remediation, and change requests in a cloud environment
  • Perform problem management in a cloud environment
  • Automate Self-Service Provisioning in a cloud environment
  • Operate a self-service multi-tenant cloud
  • Cloud high availability, protection and recovery in a cloud environment
  • Optimize the cloud infrastructure
  • Configure SLAs, dashboards, and widgets in a cloud environment

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to the Cloud ModelThis module explains the key business and technical requirements behind choosing a cloud model and the elements it contains. The module also shows how to use Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 to monitor and operate clouds, ensuring that it is configured correctly and running in a healthy state. Finally, you will use System Center to verify cloud infrastructure for the cloud environment.Lessons

  • Overview of the Cloud Computing Model
  • Requirements for a Private Cloud
  • Requirements for a Public or Hybrid Cloud
  • Operating a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure with System Center
  • Maintaining the Health of a Cloud
  • Integrating System Center Components

Lab : Verifying the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Verify the Infrastructure
  • Verifying System Center Components
After completing this module, students will be able to describe:
  • The features of a cloud computing model.
  • The requirements for a private cloud.
  • The requirements for a public cloud.
  • How you can use System Center to monitor and manage a hybrid cloud.
  • How to maintain the health of a hybrid cloud infrastructure.
  • How to integrate System Center components.

Module 2:Configuring a Private Cloud EnvironmentThis module examines how Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) plays a pivotal role in the private cloud. The module first provides an overview of Virtual Machine Manager, and will then show how it is used to manage a virtual environment. Additionally, this module explains how to create private clouds by using Virtual Machine Manager. In the lab, you will create a private cloud and then optimize it so that is ready for production use.Lessons

  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Managing the Virtual Environment with Virtual Machine Manager
  • Creating Clouds

Lab : Configuring and Optimizing a Microsoft Private Cloud

  • Configuring Network Resources
  • Creating a Cloud
  • Create a VM Network using Software Defined Networks Isolation
  • Creating the Contoso Cloud Tenant for StockTrader Production
After completing this module students will be able to:
  • Describe the core components, key features, architecture, and security features of Virtual Machine Manager, and the role that it plays in a cloud environment.
  • Use Virtual Machine Manager to manage cloud infrastructure.
  • Build and configure resources and security for a private cloud.

Module 3:Deploying Cloud ServicesThis module reviews the key elements that form a service in VMM and how the service is deployed to the private cloud.Lessons

  • Overview of Service Templates
  • VMM Profiles
  • Web Deploy Packages
  • Overview of Server App-V
  • Data-Tier Application Packages
  • Deploying Services through App Controller

Lab : Importing and Deploying the StockTrader Application

  • Deploying a Single Tier Service
  • Configuring Prerequisites
  • Preparing the StockTrader Service Template
  • Deploying the Service Template
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create service templates in VMM by using the Service Template Designer.
  • Create VMM machine profiles.
  • create Web Deploy packages.
  • Sequencing applications by using Server App-V.
  • Create data-tier application packages.
  • Deploy services by using App Controller.

Module 4:Monitoring Cloud Based Applications

When you provide services in a cloud, performance and availability of the service must be monitored and maintained. Monitoring of the service should be proactive and should provide detailed information, including alert notifications and reports to let you know when potential issues are about to occur in the environment that the service is running in. When issues do occur, you should have the ability to automatically take action and remediate where appropriate, which helps keep the service available and provides the performance and usability that end users expect.This module shows how Operations Manager is used to monitor the services deployed in a cloud.

Lessons

  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • Agent Deployment in Operations Manager
  • Configuring Custom Monitoring
  • Monitoring the Network Infrastructure
  • Monitoring Distributed Applications

Lab : Monitoring Private Cloud Services

  • Deploying an Agent
  • Configuring Custom Monitoring
  • Creating a Distributed Application Model
  • Detecting and Recovering From a Failure
After completing this module,students will be able to:
  • Describe what Operations Manager is, including the architecture, key features, and security.
  • Deploy Operations Manager agents to application servers.
  • Configure custom monitoring for applications and services in the cloud.
  • Monitor the networking infrastructure that applications and services rely upon.
  • Monitor Distributed Applications.

Module 5:Configuring Application Performance Monitoring

This module explains how to configure APM to monitor the performance and availability of a .NET application. Additionally, it discusses how Operations Manager 2012 R2 detects and reports failure of these monitors with its alerting and diagnostics tools.

Lessons

  • Application Performance Monitoring
  • Advanced Monitoring in APM
  • Viewing Application Performance Data in Operations Manager

Lab : Configuring Application Performance Monitoring

  • Configuring Basic Monitoring in Application Performance Monitoring
  • Customizing the Performance Thresholds
  • Validating Monitoring
  • Creating a Distributed Application Model for the DinnerNow Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the core components in APM and the best practices when implementing them.
  • Implement advanced monitoring features that are available in APM.
  • View application performance in Operations Manager.

Module 6:Operating and Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud

This module covers the core features of Service Manager and the security model that supports it. It also covers how to map critical IT processes to Service Manager, and how to use the features of Service Manager to administer these processes. Additionally, the module describes methods to create and manage change requests, incidents, and release records.

Lessons

  • Overview of Service Manager
  • Configuring Security and User Roles
  • Configuring Work Items
  • Configuring Incident Queues
  • Configuring Service Offerings for a Cloud

Lab : Operating and Extending Service Management in a Cloud

  • Configuring Security Roles
  • Configuring Notifications
  • Publish an Incident Service Offering
  • Raising an Incident
  • Creating a Change Request
  • Creating a Release Record
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Service Manager.
  • Configure security and user roles.
  • Configure work items.
  • Configure incident queues.
  • Configure service offerings.

Module 7:Automating Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests

This module describes Orchestrator, reviews the integration features that are available through the installation of the System Center Integration Packs, and explains the processes to follow in setting up automation between Operations Manager and Service Manager.

Lessons

  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
  • Integrating Orchestrator with Operations Manager and Service Manager

Lab : Automating Incident Creation, Remediation and Change Requests

  • Configuring the Incident Template
  • Configuring Incidents that affect the StockTrader Service
  • Automatic Incident remediation and Change Requests
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Orchestrator components and the available Integration Packs.
  • Integrate Orchestrator with Operations Manager and Service Manager.

Module 8:Problem Management in the Private CloudThis module explains how a defined set of processes can help reduce the time to resolve problems. It also reviews how incidents and problems are managed within Service Manager. Additionally, this module explains how the integration of Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, and System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager can provide an automated method of generating problem records in Service Manager.Lessons

  • Overview of Problem Management
  • Creating Custom Rules

Lab : Automating Problem Management in the Private Cloud

  • Manually Creating a Problem Record
  • Creating a Custom Event Rule in Operations Manager
  • Configuring Automated Problem Record Creation
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe problem management.
  • Create custom rules in Operations Manager.

Module 9:Automating Self-Service Provisioning

The process of managing public or private clouds involves many processes, activities, and functions. To provide services through a public or private cloud, you should perform many data center activities, such as provisioning the virtual machines, network, and storage. Once the service is deployed, you need to manage and maintain it, which involves a different set of processes and activities. This module introduces the Microsoft System Center 2012 Cloud Services Process Pack that delivers many of the functions and processes that are required to deliver services to a private cloud.
Additionally, this module explains how to install and configure the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack, including integrating it with other System Center 2012 R2 components.

Lessons

  • Installing and Configuring the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Cloud Services Configuration Items
  • Cloud Services Request Items

Lab : Automating Self-Service Provisioning

  • Completing the Prerequisites for the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Installing the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Configuring the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Deploying a Virtual Machine for StockTrader by Using the Cloud Services Process Pack
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Install and configure the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack.
  • Describe the various Cloud Services configuration items that make up the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack.
  • Describe the various Cloud Services request items that are included in the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack.

Module 10:Operating a Self-Service, Multi-tenant Cloud with Windows Azure PackIn this module you will learn how the Windows Azure Pack can be used to provide a self-service portal for tenants and administrators, and a multi-tenant framework for onboarding users. You will also learn how to provision web site, virtual machine and service bus clouds as well as looking at providing database services and automation.Lessons

  • Windows Azure Pack Key Concepts
  • Administer Windows Azure Pack
  • Windows Azure Pack Providers
After completing this module students will be able to:
  • Describe the core components, key features, architecture and security features of Windows Azure Pack.
  • Describe the Windows Azure Pack concepts.
  • Provision and Configure services in the Windows Azure Pack.

Module 11:High Availability, Protection, and Recovery for the Cloud

This module explains how to manage a highly available cloud Infrastructure using SQL Server 2012 Always-On, Hyper-V Replica and Azure Cloud Recovery. This module also details how to use Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Data Protection Manager (DPM) to provide data protection for a cloud.

Lessons

  • High Availability for a Cloud
  • Protecting Data in the Private Cloud
  • Recovering Data in the Private Cloud

Lab : Cloud Protection and Recovery

  • Configuring Manual Protection and Recovery of Key Service Data
  • Configuring Automatic Protection and Recovery of Key Service Data
  • Monitoring Protection Status
After completing this module, students will be able to configure:
  • High availability for a cloud.
  • Data protection for a cloud.
  • Data recovery for a cloud.

Module 12:Optimizing Your Cloud InfrastructureIt is important that your cloud infrastructure is managed and maintained at all times to ensure it is operating at optimum levels. To facilitate this you should ensure that the cloud infrastructure is kept current with the most recent security and application updates. Virtual Machines hosted in the cloud infrastructure should also be kept up to date. In this module you will learn how Virtual Machine Manager can be used to keep your cloud infrastructure up to date.Lessons

  • Using Virtual Machine Manager to Keep the Cloud infrastructure Up-To-Date
  • Using Configuration Manager to Keep Virtual Machines Up-To-Date
  • Using System Center Advisor to Optimize Cloud infrastructure
  • Using Pro-Tips to Optimize Cloud infrastructure

Lab : Optimizing Your Cloud Infrastructure

  • Configuring Update Baselines
  • Configuring Pro-Tips
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Apply securityupdates tothe host infrastructure with Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Apply security updates to the host and guest infrastructure with Configuration Manager.
  • Optimize your platform with System Center Advisor.
  • Optimize your virtual machine workloads with Pro-Tips.

Module 13:Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and WidgetsAs an IT operations toolset, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 produces and collects a vast array of data. The challenge for IT organizations as a whole is to gather this information and present it in a meaningful way to the relevant stakeholders. This module explains the various available methodologies within System Center to collect, measure, and scorecard the performance and availability of the private cloud infrastructure.Lessons

  • Service Level Tracking
  • Configuring and Deploying Widgets and Dashboards
  • Publishing Real-Time State with Microsoft Visio Snap-in
  • System Center Analytics
  • Using Excel and SSRS to View Data
  • Configuring Service Reporting

Lab : Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets

  • Configuring Service Level Tracking
  • Configuring Service Level Management for a cloud
  • Configuring Microsoft Excel Analytics
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe Service Level Tracking in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Operations Manager.
  • Configure and deploy widgets and dashboards.
  • Describe publishing in real-time state with Microsoft Visio.
  • Describe using System Center analytics.
  • View data with Microsoft Office Excel and Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).
  • Install, configure and use Service Reporting to create chargeback reports.

20247-Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud (5 Days)

About this Course

This course equips students with the skills they require to configure and deploy a cloud using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. Using hands-on labs, students learn the following:

  • Produce a high-level design that accounts for requirements for cloud environments.
  • Configure and deploy the cloud fabric.
  • Configure a PXE server, an update server, and a software update baseline.
  • Configure Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (App-V) so that it can be used to sequence and deploy an application virtually.
  • Build the core components necessary for delivering services on the fabric.
  • Allocate resources to a cloud and grant access to a cloud.
  • Understand how to monitor clouds using Operations Manager.
  • Understand the tools necessary to extend and customize Operations Manager for cloud environments.
  • Set up, configure, and integrate the core components of Service Manager into a cloud fabric.
  • Configure a service catalog, and then publish it to the Self-Service Portal.
  • Gain the knowledge necessary to deploy and configure Data Protection Manager in a cloud.
  • Deploy and configure Orchestrator in a cloud, and then integrate it with other System Center components.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for cloud administrators who will be responsible for designing, installing and configuring a cloud infrastructure. The secondary audience includes datacenter administrators who are responsible for designing, installing and configuring the infrastructure for an on premise, Microsoft Private Cloud. In addition, the secondary audience includes people who need to learn the required material in order to take the Microsoft exam 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Cloud with Microsoft System Center.

At Course Completion

After completing this course students will be able to:

Course Details

Course OutlineModule 1: Planning for the Cloud

Planning a hybrid cloud involves understanding these tools and technologies so that you can use them to create an internal infrastructure that will support cloud computing within your organization. In this module, you will learn the basics about Microsoft’s private and public cloud offerings, and about Microsoft cloud services.

Lessons

  • Understanding Cloud Models
  • Benefits of Deploying a Private Cloud
  • Designing a Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Overview of Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 components
  • Deploying Hyper-V Clustering with VMM

Lab : Preparing the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Deploying the Virtual Machine Manager Agent
  • Creating a Hyper-V Host Cluster Using VMM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the cloud models.
  • Describe the benefits for deploying a private cloud.
  • Design the hybrid cloud infrastructure.
  • Describe Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • Describe the Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 components.
  • Deploy Hyper-V host clustering with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

Module 2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Creating a private cloud infrastructure is an important part of the cloud computing concept. Private cloud infrastructure is a collection of various components such as hardware, software, configurations, profiles, instances, and connectivity that together run within your own or a service provider data center. In order to build a private cloud infrastructure, you will need to learn about the software and technologies that are available to help you achieve this goal. In this module, you will learn how to build a private cloud infrastructure by using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

Lessons

  • Overview of VMM Architecture and Components
  • Configuring Advanced Networking in VMM
  • Installing and Upgrading VMM
  • Configuring VMM Security and Roles
  • Understanding Host Groups

Lab : Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Reviewing and Configuring Hosts
  • Configuring Host Groups
  • Configuring User Roles and Run As Accounts
  • Configuring the Library
  • Preparing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Deploying a New Virtual Machine

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe VMM architecture and components.
  • Configure advanced networking in VMM.
  • Install and upgrade VMM.
  • Configure VMM security and roles.
  • Understand host groups.

Module 3: Extending and Maintaining the Cloud Infrastructure

Maintaining the infrastructure in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) includes tasks such as adding new Windows Server Hyper-V host servers, and ensuring that the infrastructure components contain the latest approved software updates. VMM provides support for converting a physical server without an operating system into a fully managed Hyper-V host. VMM also integrates functionality provided by the Windows Server 2008 R2 feature Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), to ensure that all servers are compliant with the latest update baseline requirements.

In this module, you will learn about integrating features provided by Windows Deployment Services (Windows DS) and WSUS to help extend and manage the VMM private cloud infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Overview of the PXE and Update Server Roles
  • Deploying Bare-Metal Hyper-V Host Servers
  • Configuring the Update Server Role
  • Creating and Using an Update Baseline

Lab : Maintaining the Cloud Infrastructure

  • Configuring a PXE Server in VMM
  • Configuring a Host Profile
  • Configuring an Update Server Role in VMM
  • Configuring a Software Update Baseline in VMM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how VMM integrates with WDS and WSUS to provide Pre-Boot eXecution environment (PXE) Server role and Update Server roles.
  • Deploy bare-metal Hyper-V host servers.
  • Configure the Update Server role.
  • Create and remediate a software update compliance baseline.

Module 4: Configuring Application Delivery

Private clouds benefit from using virtual resources that make new workload deployments easier. Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) allows you to use web deployment packages, Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V), and other methods to simplify the process for deploying services and applications to your private cloud. These methods enable you to deploy, resize, and update many of the applications deployed to your private cloud. In this module, you will learn how to use the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool and Server App-V to dynamically deploy applications in your private cloud.

Lessons

  • Dynamic Application Deployment Overview
  • Web Deployment Packages
  • Server Application Virtualization Overview
  • Configuring Server App-V Components
  • Sequencing and Deploying Virtual Applications

Lab : Configuring Virtual Application Delivery

  • Configuring the Server App-V Sequencer
  • Configuring the Server App-V Agent
  • Sequencing an application
  • Testing the Server App-V package deployment

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe dynamic application deployment.
  • Create web deployment packages by using the Web Deployment Tool.
  • Describe Server App-V.
  • Configure Server App-V.
  • Sequence and then deploy a Server App-V virtualized application.

Module 5: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks

In this module you will learn about the profile configurations that you can use as a foundation for virtual machine deployment templates and service templates. You will also learn how to configure user self-service in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), which allows you to delegate virtual machine management tasks.

Lessons

  • Configuring Templates and Profiles
  • Configuring Networks and Sites
  • Configuring Service Provider Foundation
  • Configuring User Roles

Lab : Creating the Private Cloud building blocks

  • Configuring Virtual Machine Profiles
  • Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
  • Installing and Configuring the Service Provider Foundation
  • Configuring User Roles

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure Templates & Profiles.
  • Configure Networks and Sites.
  • Configure the Service Provider Foundation.
  • Configure User Roles.

Module 6: Deploying and Configuring Access to a Private Cloud

A private cloud is one of the main concepts in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). By defining a private cloud, you define a set of resources and technologies that are available to users. To create and manage private clouds, you need to understand the private cloud concept, in addition to its properties and components. You also need a clear understanding of how private cloud services and technologies in VMM provide end users with private cloud accessibility. In this module, you will learn about private clouds, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - App Controller, and private cloud services.

Lessons

  • Understanding Private Cloud Resources
  • Installing and Configuring App Controller
  • Creating and Managing Service Templates

Lab : Deploying and configuring access to a Hybrid Cloud

  • Creating and configuring a Private Cloud
  • Configuring App Controller
  • Creating, deploying and managing Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure Cloud resources in VMM.
  • Install and configure App Controller.
  • Create and manage services and service templates.

Module 7: Monitoring a Cloud infrastructure

You can use Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager to monitor your cloud infrastructure. By using Operations Manager, you can gather performance information and receive notifications when problems occur. This module explains how you can provide end-to-end monitoring and visibility of your hybrid cloud environment.

Lessons

  • Operations Manager Architecture and Security
  • Operations Manager Installation Considerations
  • Configuring Roles and Notifications
  • Configuring Management Packs
  • Configuring Integration with System Center 2012 R2

Lab : Monitoring the Cloud infrastructure

  • Deploying Agents
  • Deploying and configuring Management Packs
  • Configuring Roles and Notifications
  • Configuring VMM integration
  • Configuring DPM integration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Operations Manager architecture and security considerations.
  • Operations Manager Installation Considerations.
  • Describe the user roles notification options that are available in Operations Manager.
  • Install, configure, and upgrade management packs.
  • Configure Operations Manager integration with System Center 2012 R2 for a Cloud.

Module 8: Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Cloud InfrastructureThe standard management packs for platforms, such as Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and Windows Azure, allow you to monitor the individual components of your hybrid cloud. However, your monitoring needs are likely to extend beyond the base set of monitoring that comes with standard management packs. If you want to monitor applications for which there is no specific management pack, such as an in house written application, then you need to create your own management pack. To simplify monitoring of custom applications, Operations Manager includes templates for monitoring various application components or functions. This module explains how you can extend and customize the monitoring of the cloud infrastructure with Operations Manager.Lessons

  • Configuring System Center Advisor
  • Configuring the SharePoint Server Portal
  • Monitoring Templates
  • Distributed Application Monitoring

Lab : Extending and Customizing Monitoring

  • Configuring custom monitoring
  • Configuring a Distributed Application Diagram
  • Configuring Service Level Management
  • Creating views for Cloud infrastructure
  • Configuring SharePoint integration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure System Center Advisor.
  • Integrate Operations Manager data with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
  • Use monitoring templates in Operations Manager.
  • Implement distributed application monitoring.

Module 9: Implementing Service Management for the Cloud

To implement service management in a cloud environment and provide business process automation you should understand how to install and configure Service Manager. Service Manager provides an integrated platform for automating and adapting your organization’s IT service management best practices, such as those found in Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Service Manager provides built-in processes for incident and problem resolution, change control, and asset life cycle management. In this module, you will learn about the Service Manager architecture, upgrade options, work items, connectors, and notifications.

Lessons

  • Service Manager Architecture Overview
  • Upgrading to System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager
  • Understanding Service Manager Work Items
  • Configuring Service Manager Connectors
  • Configuring Service Manager Notifications

Lab : Implementing Service Management for a Cloud

  • Configuring Service Manager Basic settings
  • Configuring Service Manager Connectors
  • Configuring the Self-Service Portal
  • Configuring Notifications

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Service Manager architecture.
  • Upgrade to System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager.
  • Understand Service Manager work items.
  • Configure Service Manager connectors.
  • Configure Service Manager notifications.

Module 10: Configuring High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Protection for a Cloud

It is recommended that your cloud infrastructure is designed to be highly available and resilient.Hyper-V replica provides the ability to replicate a virtual machine from one host to the other in real time.Microsoft Hyper-V Recovery Manager builds on Hyper-V Replica by providing orchestration in failover scenarios. Data Protection Manager provides protection and recovery for your cloud infrastructure and virtual machines running within it. This module explains how you can configure high-availability, disaster recovery and protection for a cloud.

Lessons

  • Planning for Hyper-V Recovery Manager
  • Planning DPM deployment
  • DPM Architecture and Components
  • Upgrading DPM
  • Configuring DPM for a Private Cloud
  • Configuring Application Protection for a Cloud
  • Restoring Applications to a Cloud

Lab : Protecting the Private Cloud infrastructure

  • Configuring the Storage Pool
  • Deploying DPM Protection Agents
  • Creating and configuring Protection Groups
  • Configuring SQL Server Self-Service recovery
  • Restoring data from a SQL Server Protection Group
  • Performing Self-Service recovery to recovery SQL Server data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan for Hyper-V Recovery Manager.
  • Plan DPM deployment.
  • Describe DPM architecture and components.
  • Upgrade DPM.
  • Configure DPM for the private cloud.
  • Configure application protection for the cloud.
  • Restore applications to the cloud.

Module 11: Automating and Standardizing a Cloud

A cloud is more than just a virtualized platform; it must offer self-service administration and flexible deployment options. To facilitate this, you must use automation to streamline activities and provide additional control to the administrators. Automation can improve the speed and accuracy of administrative tasks while reducing the overall cost. This modules explains how to automate and standardize a cloud with System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator.

Lessons

  • Orchestrator Architecture and Components Overview
  • Deploying and Configuring Core Components
  • Managing Runbooks
  • Configuring Integration Packs

Lab : Automating the a Private Cloud

  • Deploying a Runbook Server and configuring Integration Packs
  • Configuring a template to deploy agents to a new Virtual Machine
  • Creating a Runbook to protect all resources on a Virtual Machine

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Orchestrator architecture and components.
  • Deploy and configure Orchestrator components.
  • Create and execute run books.
  • Configure integration packs.

Module 12: Configuring a Self-Service and Multi-tenant Private CloudMicrosoft System Center 2012 R2 provides the infrastructure to create a private cloud. Once you have that infrastructure in place, you can enhance the user experience by automating the private cloud provisioning and management. This final module explains how you can configure a self-service and multi-tenant private cloud by using the Cloud Services Process Pack and Windows Azure Pack.Lessons

  • Implementing the Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Configuring the Windows Azure Pack

Lab : Configuring the Cloud Services Process Pack

  • Installing the Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Configuring User Roles and settings
  • Configuring Service Offerings
  • Creating an Incident Request

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement the Cloud Services Process Pack.
  • Configure the Windows Azure Pack.

Prerequisites

This course describes cloud configuration and deployment with System Center 2012 R2. Because this is an extensive technical domain that includes several individual products and technologies, it is strongly recommended administrators have prerequisite knowledge in the following areas:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system.
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Working knowledge of previous versions of System Center products.
  • Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V.
  • Microsoft Windows Azure.
  • Microsoft Windows Azure Pack.
  • Networking and storage experience.
  • Familiarity with cloud management processes.
  • Previous work with IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
  • Previous work with Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF).

Guaranteed to Run

2018-03-20 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)
2018-03-19 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Secaucus, New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2018-03-01 09:00 to 2018-03-02 17:00
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)

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