44CO134 – Server Virtualisation Competency Fast Track: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and SCVMM
This course combines the syllabus of Microsoft courses 6422 and 6331 providing delegates with the knowledge to take Exams 70-652 and 70-403 which can lead to the new Server Virtualisation Competency.
This combined four day course teaches students how to implement and manage Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. It also teaches students how to manage Hyper-V with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and with PowerShell. The course then goes on to teach students how to implement a Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager V2 solution in an organization. The course also discusses how to install, configure, and deploy VMM.
Windows Server 2000/2003 System Administration
Basic understanding of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) (optional)
Server Virtualization using Virtual Server 2005, Virtual PC, or VMWare
Operating knowledge of System Center Operations Manager 2007
Delegates will learn how to
Install and configure Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V.
Understand Hyper-V Virtual Networking.
Understand the types of Virtual Hard Drives and their benefits.
Create and manage Virtual Machines on the Hyper-V server.
Understand how to configure the Hyper-V server to ensure high availability.
Monitor the performance of the Hyper-V server.
Understand how to use existing virtual machines in the Hyper-V server.
Understand the issues with migrating existing Virtual Machines to Hyper-V.
Understand how System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) can be used to manage Hyper-V servers throughout the enterprise.
Use PowerShell to manage the Hyper-V server and the virtual machines hosted on the Hyper-V server.
Implement a disaster recovery plan for Virtual Machines on Hyper-V.
Identify installation prerequisites and requirements for VMM, select secure settings for VMM installations; and install VMM management packs.
Describe prerequisites for installing the Administrator Console; configure the Windows Firewall for the VMM Administrator Console; and configure managed hosts.
Describe prerequisites for the VMM Self-Service Portal; configure IIS to support the Self-Service Portal; and install the Self-Service Portal.
Configure host server hardware to support VMs.
Add VM hosts to VMM; install the VMM agent; add VMWare servers to VMM; and create filters.
Configure delegated administration; set host or group permissions; and configure VMM settings to support a test environment.
Configure access to the VMM Self-Service Portal; configure quotas on the VMM Self-Service Portal; and self-provision VMs using the VMM Self-Service Portal.
Add a VMM library including library shares and library servers and manage the contents of VMM library shares.
Deploy VMs using multiple methods; and use Intelligent Placement to deploy VMs.
Identify considerations for SAN VM migrations; perform a Quick Migration; and use Intelligent Placement to move a VM.
Convert a physical computer to a VM.
Convert other VM formats to Hyper-V VMs using VMM.
Describe considerations for configuring host clustering and describe procedures for configuring host clustering.
Describe considerations for configuring guest clustering and describe procedures for configuring guest clustering.
Identify scenarios where VMM Checkpoints may be used to meet operational requirements and create a VM Checkpoint.
Describe considerations for patch management using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and deploy patches using WSUS.
Describe and configure SCOM reporting.
Use SCOM to select potential virtualization targets based on workload and performance characteristics.
Describe considerations for monitoring host server utilization; measure and analyze host server utilization; and identify important considerations in growth planning.
Monitor and manage the progress of VMM jobs.
Locate failed jobs and recover failed jobs.
Module 1: Introduction to Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
This module introduces the concepts related to and the history of server virtualization. Through this module, the student will understand the business need for virtualization and how virtualization fits into their existing environment. Selecting the required hardware and basic installation and configuration are also covered.
Introducing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
Configure Hyper-V to Be Highly Available
Lab : Install Hyper-V and Perform Initial Configuration (Install Hyper-V; Explore the Hyper-V Management Console)
Module 2: Configure Hyper-V Settings and Virtual Networks
This module provides information on the configuration options available on the Hyper-V server and the Hyper-V Virtual Networks.
Configuring Hyper-V Options
Configuring the Virtual Network
Lab : Configuring Hyper-V and Virtual Networks (Configure Hyper-V Server Settings; Configure Hyper-V Virtual Networks)
Module 3: Hyper-V Remote Administration
This module explores the requirements for remote management of the Hyper-V Server and the tools available for remote management.
Configuring Hyper-V Remote Administration
Connecting to Hyper-V Remotely
Lab : Accessing and Managing Hyper-V Remotely (Configure the Windows Firewall; Install the Hyper-V Manager on Windows Vista; Connect to the Hyper-V Server Remotely)
Module 4: Creation of Virtual Hard Drives and Virtual Machines
This module explores the creation of the Hyper-V Virtual Machines and their associated Virtual Hard Drives. The options available for the Virtual Machines and the types of Virtual Hard Drives will be covered. This module also covers the importance of Hyper-V Integration Services and Hypervisor.
Creating Virtual Hard Drives
Creating Virtual Machines
Lab : Creating Virtual Hard Drives and Virtual Machines (Creating New Virtual Hard Disks; Creating New Virtual Machines)
Module 5: Virtual Machine Settings, Snapshots, and High Availability
This module explores the settings available on each Virtual Machines hosted on the Hyper-V server and how to use and manage Virtual Machine snapshots. The module will also cover configuring Hyper-V for high availability and performance monitoring on the Hyper-V server.
Managing Virtual Machine Settings
Using Virtual Machine Snapshots
Configuring Hyper-V for High Availability
Monitoring Hyper-V Performance
Lab : Managing Virtual Machine Settings (Configure Virtual Machine Settings; Monitor Hyper-V Performance)
Module 6: Migration of Virtual Machines to Hyper-V
This module provides instruction on how to migrate virtual machines hosted on earlier virtualization technologies to the Hyper-V server.
Migrating Legacy Virtual Machines
Understanding the Impact of Migrated VMs
Lab : Migrating Legacy Virtual Machines to Hyper-V (Migrate Existing Virtual Machines to Hyper-V; Troubleshoot Issues on the Migrated VMs)
Module 1: Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Module 1 describes the installation prerequisites for VMM and describes the procedure for installing VMM. In addition, Module 1 describes the procedure to install the VMM Administrator Console and the VMM Self-Service Portal.
Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager Server Components
Installing the VMM Administrator Console
Installing the VMM Self-Service Portal
Lab : Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (Installing VMM Server; Installing the VMM Administrator Console; Installing the VMM Self-Service Portal and Configuring a DNS Record)
Module 2: Configuring VM Hardware, Hosts, and User Roles
Module 2 describes host server hardware configuration considerations. In addition, Module 2 describes general host server configuration procedures including security configuration procedures.
Adding Hosts to VMM
Configuring VMM Settings
Managing VMM Security
Lab : Configuring VM Hardware, Hosts, and User Roles (Configuring Hosts; Configuring VM Hardware; Configuring User Roles)
Module 3: Configuring the VMM Self-Service Portal and Library
Module 3 describes considerations and procedures for configuring the VMM Self-Service Portal and Library. This includes enabling user- or group-level access to the Self-Service Portal, configuring quotas, and using the Self-Service Portal to self-provision VMs. In addition, Module 3 describes procedures for maintaining VMM library servers and shares and the contents of library shares.
Configuring the VMM Self-Service Portal
Maintaining a VMM Library
Managing Library Files
Lab : Configuring the VMM Self-Service Portal and Library (Configuring the VMM Self-Service Portal; Maintaining a VMM Library)
Module 4: Deploying and Managing VMs
Module 4 describes VM deployment and management tasks. This includes using VMM Intelligent Placement, VM Templates, and other automated VM deployment tools. In addition, Module 4 describes using VMM to move VMs between available hosts.
Moving VMs Between Hosts
Lab : Deploying and Managing VMs (Deploying VMs; Using Intelligent Placement)
Module 5: Converting from Physical or Virtual Platforms
Module 5 describes important considerations for converting physical and virtual computers to Microsoft VMs. This includes procedures for using deployment agents to execute conversions to Microsoft VMs as well as converting from third-party formats.
Converting Physical Computers to Virtual Machines
Migrating Virtual Machines to Hyper-V
Lab : Converting Virtual Machines Using VMM (Converting a Microsoft Virtual Server VM; Converting a VMWare Virtual Machine)
Module 6: Deploying Highly Available VMs
Module 6 describes considerations and procedures for deploying clustered VMs.
Introducing Virtual Machine High Availability
Deploying Host Clustering
Deploying Guest Clustering
Lab : Planning for Highly Available Virtual Machines (Designing Host Clustering Hardware; Selecting Guest Clustering Type)
Module 7: Managing Virtual Machine Checkpoints and Updates
Module 7 describes procedures for managing VMs using checkpoints and updates. This includes identifying scenarios for using VMM VM Checkpoints and procedures for creating VM Checkpoints. In addition, Module 7 describes update deployment using WSUS and SCCM tools.
Managing Virtual Machine Checkpoints
Managing Virtual Machine Updates
Lab : Managing Virtual Machine Checkpoints and Updates (Managing Virtual Machine Checkpoints; Managing Virtual Machine Updates)
Module 8: Implementing Monitoring and Reporting
Module 8 describes procedures for integrating System Center Operations Manager with VMM to extend the capabilities of VMM. This includes using SCOM reporting with VMM. In addition, Module 8 describes using SCOM to select potential virtualization targets and to monitor and plan host server utilization.
Integrating System Center Operations Manager
Performance and Resource Optimization
Planning and Managing Hyper-V
Lab : Configuring VMM and Operations Manager for Reporting (Setting Up VMM for Reporting and PRO; Enabling PRO; Viewing Reports)
Module 9: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Jobs
Module 9 describes procedures for monitoring and troubleshooting VMM jobs. This includes monitoring and verifying multiple job types as well as recovering from failed jobs.
Troubleshooting and Repairing Jobs
Lab : Troubleshooting Jobs (Using PowerShell to View Jobs; Running PowerShell Script to Generate Jobs; Managing Jobs; Troubleshooting Failed Jobs)