MS 20745-B: Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter

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.

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the various virtualization technologies and the scenarios in which you would apply them.
  • Describe the working of software-defined datacenters and compare them to traditional datacenters
  • List the main benefits of Microsoft Azure and the process of managing Azure.

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure the Hyper-V role.
  • Create and manage virtual hard disks and virtual machines.
  • Create and use Hyper-V virtual switches.
  • Implement 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key features of Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Explain how to install Virtual Machine Manager.

Add virtualization hosts to Virtual Machine Manager, and manage virtualization hosts and host group

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the storage technologies that Virtual Machine Manager utilizes.
  • Deploy and manage storage fabric in Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Manage updates of the Virtual Machine Manager.

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Virtual Machine Manager library and library resources.
  • Prepare Windows for deployment in Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Explain working with profiles.
  • Describe 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the primary networking concepts in Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Implement Software Defined Networking by using Virtual Machine Manager .
  • Describe the core network function virtualization (NFV) components available in Network Controller.

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the various management tasks that you can perform on virtual machines.
  • Create, clone, and convert 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of a cloud and how you can use Virtual Machine Manager to create a cloud.
  • Create and manage cloud services.
  • Create 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the services in Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Create and manage 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Operations Manager architecture and explain how to secure access to Operations Manager data.
  • Use Operations Manager for monitoring and reporting.
  • Integrate 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement and manage Hyper-V Replica.
  • Implement and manage 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the backup and restore options for VMs.
  • Configure and manage Data Protection Manager for protecting a virtualization infrastructure.

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