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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

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  • Video Lectures and Expert Instruction
  • Demonstrations
  • PowerPoint Slides and Visuals
  • Student Workbooks


This course will prepare the student for Exam 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure. Students will learn how to create the virtual infrastructure, plan and deploy virtual machines and implement solutions for the virtual administration. They will also learn about monitoring, high availability, updates, PKI, BCP and IDA.

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Topics Covered

Course Introduction - Duration: 3m

Module 01 - Creating the Virtualization Infrastructure - Duration: 2h 30m

Lesson 1: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 Components

  • What is the VMM
  • What is Operations Manager
  • What is Orchestrator
  • What is the App Controller
  • What is Service Manager
  • What is Data Protection Manager
  • What is Configuration Manager
  • System Center Services and Tools

Lesson 2: Using System Center for Virtualization

  • Scaling VMs with the VMM
  • Management with App Controller
  • Monitoring with Operations Manager
  • Using Service Manager
  • Automating Tasks with Orchestrator
  • Using Data Protection Manager to Help Protect a Virtual Deployment
  • Demo - Using the VMM Management Console

Lesson 3: Planning a VMM Deployment

  • Calculating the VMM Deployment Topology
  • Planning a VMM Management Server
  • Creating a VMM Library
  • Creating a VMM Database

Lesson 4: Creating the Virtualization Host

  • Deploying Hyper-V Hosts
  • What are Host Groups
  • Demo - Configuring Host Groups
  • Working with VMM Libraries
  • Demo - Working with Libraries

Lesson 5: Storage Infrastructure

  • Storage Options for Server Virtualization
  • Options for Configuring Virtual Disks
  • Using Fibre Channel Storage
  • Implementing iSCSI Storage
  • Implementing NFS and SMB 3 Storage
  • HA for Storage

Lesson 6: Configuring a Storage Infrastructure for Virtualization

  • iSCSI Configuration Overview
  • Managing Storage in VMM
  • Demo - Configuring Storage in VMM

Lesson 7: Network Infrastructure for Virtualization

  • Networking Requirements
  • Hyper-V Virtual Switch
  • New Features Hyper-V Virtual Switch Server 2012 R2
  • Configuration Options for Virtual Networks
  • Demo - Configuring Virtual Networks
  • Planning Networks for a Hyper-V Deployment
  • Managing Virtual Networks in VMM
  • What Is Network Virtualization
  • Demo - Configuring Virtual Networks in VMM
  • Module 01 Review

Module 02 - Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines - Duration: 1h 19m

Lesson 1: Considerations for Virtual Machine Setup

  • When to Virtualize
  • Virtual Machine Components
  • Microsoft Solution Accelerators
  • VMM Integration with System Center 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 as Gateway With VMM
  • Planning for Virtual Machine Configuration
  • Virtualizing Exchange
  • SQL Server
  • SharePoint Server
  • Planning Virtual Machines for Active Directory Domain Services
  • Virtualized Domain Controllers
  • Cloning Virtual Domain Controllers
  • Process: Cloning Server 2012 VDC
  • DcCloneConfig.xml Syntax
  • DcCloneConfig.xml Parameters
  • Domain Controller Safe Backup and Restore

Lesson 2: Planning Virtual Machine Deployment with VMM

  • Profiles - OS
  • Profiles - Hardware
  • Configuring SQL Server Using SQL Server Profiles
  • Profiles - Applications
  • Service Templates
  • VM Templates
  • Guidelines for VMM Profiles and Templates

Lesson 3: How to Deploy a Virtual Machine

  • Using VMM for Deployment
  • Using VMM for Smart Placement
  • P2V
  • Considerations for Implementing P2V Conversions
  • V2V Machine Conversions
  • Considerations for V2V Conversions
  • Demo - Configuring a Virtual Machine
  • Module 02 Review

Module 03 - Monitoring - Duration: 1h 42m

Lesson 1: Monitoring in Windows Server 2012

  • Introduction to Monitoring Tools in Windows Server 2012
  • Using Server Manager for Monitoring
  • Strategies for Monitoring
  • Monitoring Server Roles
  • Options for Monitoring Virtualization
  • Considerations for Monitoring Virtual Machines
  • Demo - Enabling and Viewing Resource Metering Data

Lesson 2: Introduction to Operations Manager

  • Features of Operations Manager
  • Operations Manager Components
  • Options for Operations Manager Agent Installation
  • Demo - Installing the Operations Manager Agent
  • What is ACS?
  • Deploying Audit Collection Services
  • Considerations for Deploying Operations Manager
  • Demo - Using the Operations Manager Console

Lesson 3: Management Packs

  • Overview of Management Packs
  • Management Pack Authoring
  • Using Management Packs
  • Creating Overrides
  • Planning Monitoring with Operations Manager

Lesson 4: Notifications and Reporting

  • Overview of Notifications
  • Configuring Notifications
  • Overview of Reporting
  • Configuring Reports and Reporting
  • Implementing Notifications and Reports

Lesson 5: Integration with VMM

  • Operations Manager Integration with VMM
  • Configuring Operations Manager and VMM Integration
  • What is PRO?
  • Comparing PRO and Advanced Placement Options in VMM
  • Considerations for Implementing PRO
  • Configuring Advanced Monitoring for Virtualization Components
  • Module 03 Review

Module 04 - Solution for the Virtualization Administration - Duration: 53m

Lesson 1: System Center 2012 Administration

  • Overview of Run As Accounts in System Center 2012
  • Administration Delegation for VMM
  • Administration Delegation for App Controller
  • Administration Delegation for Service Manager
  • Administration Delegation for Operations Manager
  • Administration Delegation for Orchestrator
  • Administration Delegation Plans for System Center
  • Demo - Delegated Administration
  • Using Self-Service Options in VMM
  • Using Self-Service Options in Service Manager
  • Using Self-Service Options in Orchestrator
  • Using Self-Service Options in System Center 2012

Lesson 2: Automation with System Center 2012

  • Options for Automating Virtualization Management in Service Manager
  • Options for Automating Virtualization Management in Orchestrator
  • Options for Automating Virtualization Management in Operations Manager
  • Implementing Process Automation in System Center 2012
  • Demo - VMM Private Clouds
  • Module 04 Review

Module 05 - High Availability - Duration: 2h 34m

Lesson 1: Storage Spaces

  • Describing Storage Spaces
  • Storage Space Configurations
  • Clustered Storage Space
  • How to Configure Storage Spaces
  • Storage Space Configuration
  • Storage Space Needs
  • Demo - RAID
  • DFS Components
  • Scenarios for Using DFS
  • DFS Namespace
  • Referrals
  • DFS Namespaces
  • Best Practices
  • Designing DFS Replication

Lesson 2: NLB

  • Scenarios
  • NLB
  • Port Rules
  • Data Storage for NLB Clusters
  • Managing NLB with VMM
  • VMM Control of NLB

Lesson 3: The Infrastructure for Failover Clustering

  • What is Failover Clustering
  • Considerations for Server Workloads on Failover Clusters
  • Cluster Nodes Hardware
  • Network Components
  • Storage Components
  • Cluster Quorum
  • Application Considerations

Lesson 4: Defining Failover Clustering

  • Configuring a Failover Cluster
  • New Features to Failover Clustering Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Improved Features for Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • What Server Roles are Used
  • Settings for a Failover Cluster
  • Application and Resource Settings
  • The Scale-Out File Server for Server 2012

Lesson 5: Integrating Failover Clustering with Server Virtualization

  • Options for Making Virtual Machine Workloads Highly Available
  • How Does a Failover Cluster Work with Hyper-V?
  • Infrastructure Requirements for Implementing Failover Clustering for Hyper-V
  • Implementing Storage Migration
  • Implementing Live Migration
  • Implementing Hyper-V Replica
  • Implementing Virtual Machine Availability

Lesson 6: Multisite Planning a Multisite Failover Cluster

  • Multisite Challenges for Planning Multisite Clusters
  • Multisite Planning Data Replication in a Multisite Failover Cluster
  • Network Infrastructure Considerations
  • Quorum Mode Considerations
  • Multisite General Guidelines for Planning Multisite Clusters
  • Module 05 Review

Module 06 - PKI - Duration: 1h 12m

Lesson 1: The Certificate Authority

  • Certification Authorities
  • CA Hierarchy
  • Internal and Public CAs
  • Planning a CA Hierarchy
  • When to Use Standalone and Enterprise CAs
  • Deploying a Root CA
  • Designing a CA Hierarchy
  • CA Recovery
  • Migrating and Upgrading Certification Authorities

Lesson 2: Certificate Templates

  • Describing the CA
  • Template Versions
  • Modifying Certificate Templates
  • Certificate Template Security
  • Designing Certificate Templates
  • Demo - Overview of Certificate Services

Lesson 3: CRL

  • Enrollments
  • Auto Enrollment
  • Choosing an Enrollment Method
  • Certificate Revocation
  • Designing Certificate Revocation
  • Delegating CA and Certificate Management

Lesson 4: Key Archival

  • Scenarios for Private Key Recovery
  • Options for Configuring Key Archival
  • Options for Configuring Key Recovery
  • Managing Key Archival and Recovery
  • Module 06 Review

Module 07 - Updates - Duration: 57m

Lesson 1: WSUS Deployment

  • WSUS Topology
  • Designing a WSUS Infrastructure
  • Configuring WSUS Replicas
  • WSUS on Isolated Networks
  • WSUS Database
  • Update Storage Location
  • WSUS Management
  • Considerations for Managing Update Deployment
  • Demo - WSUS

Lesson 2: Using Configuration Manager 2012

  • Introducing Software Updates Feature in Configuration Manager
  • Implementing the Software Updates Feature
  • Software Updates Feature
  • Working with Software Updates Feature
  • The Software Update Point
  • Software Update Deployments
  • Selecting an Update Management Technology

Lesson 3: Updating Virtualization

  • Cluster-Aware Updating
  • Considerations for Configuring CAU
  • Update Management in VMM
  • Update Baseline
  • Considerations for integrating WSUS and VMM
  • Module 07 Review

Module 08 - BCP - Duration: 1h 8m

Lesson 1: BCP

  • Requirements for BCP
  • Strategies for BCP
  • SLAs
  • Components of a Backup Strategy
  • Components of a Restore Strategy
  • Using Windows Server Backup
  • Using System Center 2012 DPM
  • Considerations for Using Windows Azure Online Backup

Lesson 2: Backups

  • Planning Server Backups
  • AD DS Backup
  • Backing Up Windows Server 2012 Roles
  • Backing Up File Storage
  • Performing Windows Server Backups with DPM
  • Planning a Backup Strategy
  • Demo - Windows Backup Utility

Lesson 3: Recovery

  • Planning Server Recovery
  • AD DS Restore
  • Restoring Windows Server 2012 Roles
  • Restoring Files and Data
  • Restoring Windows Servers
  • Performing Windows Server Restores with DPM
  • Recovery Strategy
  • Disaster Recovery Site

Lesson 4: Backup and Recovery of VMs

  • Options for Implementing Backups for Virtual Machines
  • Using DPM
  • Configuring DPM
  • Backing Up VMs
  • Restoring VMs
  • Configuring Hyper-V Replica
  • Planning for Implementing Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
  • Module 08 Review

Module 09 - IDA - Duration: 1h 19m

Lesson 1: Planning and Implementing an AD FS Server Infrastructure

  • What is AD FS?
  • Overview of AD FS Components
  • AD FS Operational Flow
  • Overview of AD FS Deployment Scenarios
  • Options for Implementing the AD FS Server Role
  • Configuring Certificates
  • Choosing an AD FS Deployment Scenario
  • Configuring High Availability for AD FS Services
  • Integrating AD FS with Online Services

Lesson 2: Planning and Implementing AD FS Claims Providers and Relying Parties

  • Overview of Claims Provider and Relying Party Roles
  • Overview of AD FS Compatible Applications
  • Options for Implementing Attribute Stores
  • Overview of Claims Provider Trust Components
  • Overview of Relying Party-Trust Components
  • Configuring Claims Provider Trusts
  • Configuring Relying Party Trusts

Lesson 3: Planning and Implementing AD FS Claims and Claim Rules

  • Claims
  • Options for Configuring Claim Rules on a Federation Trust
  • Creating Claim Rules by Using the Claims Rule Language
  • Designing AD FS Claims
  • Options for Interoperation with Previous Versions of AD FS

Lesson 4: Planning and Implementing an AD RMS Cluster

  • What is IRM?
  • How AD RMS Works
  • AD RMS Deployment Scenarios
  • AD RMS Components
  • Options for Configuring AD RMS Clusters
  • Guidelines for Designing AD RMS Clusters
  • Configuring High Availability for AD RMS Services
  • Planning AD RMS Management
  • Implementing an AD RMS Backup and Recovery Strategy
  • Decommissioning and Removing AD RMS
  • Demo - Installing an AD RMS Cluster

Lesson 5: Planning and Implementing AD RMS Templates and Policies

  • Options for Configuring AD RMS Rights Policy Templates
  • Planning for AD RMS Template Distribution
  • Options for Configuring AD RMS Exclusion Policies
  • Planning the AD RMS Super Users Group
  • Planning for AD RMS Client Applications

Lesson 6: Planning and Implementing External Access to AD RMS Services

  • Options for Enabling External Users to Access AD RMS
  • Options for Enabling Application Access for AD RMS Clients
  • Planning Trusted User Domains
  • Planning Trusted Publishing Domains
  • Integrating AD RMS with Microsoft Federation Gateway Support
  • Integrating AD RMS with Windows Live ID
  • Integrating AD RMS with AD FS
  • Considerations for Enabling External User Access to AD RMS

Lesson 7: Planning and Implementing AD RMS Integration with DAC

  • What is DAC?
  • Overview of Dynamic Access Control Configuration Process
  • Integrating AD RMS and DAC
  • How AD RMS Integrates with DAC
  • Module 09 Review
  • Course Closure

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