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Windows Server 2008

Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
(Microsoft Training Course: 6422) - 3 days - £1150 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course teaches students how to implement and manage Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V with Solution Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and with PowerShell. It is intended for Windows Server 2003/2008 System Administrators who manage and implement Server Virtualization technologies within their network.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
  2. Configure Hyper-V Settings and Virtual Networks
  3. Hyper-V Remote Administration
  4. Creation of Virtual Machines and Virtual Hard Drives
  5. Virtual Machine Settings, Snapshots, and High Availability
  6. Migration of Virtual Machines to Hyper-V
  7. Introduction to System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  8. Managing the SCVMM Virtual Machine Image Library and Checkpoints
  9. PowerShell and Disaster Recovery


Module 1: Introduction to Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
  • This module introduces the concepts related to and the history of server virtualization. The student will understand the business need for virtualization and how virtualization fits into their existing environment.
  • Introducing Windows Server Hyper-V
  • Hyper-V Requirements
  • Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
  • Configure Hyper-V to be Highly Available
  • Lab: Install Hyper-V and Perform Initial Configuration
Skills
  • Explain the need for virtualization and list the benefits of Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008.
  • List the hardware requirements for Hyper-V.
  • Install the Hyper-V server role.
  • Recognize the key areas of the Hyper-V management console.
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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
Skills
  • Understand the configurable settings available in the management console.
  • Understand Hyper-V Virtual Networking.
  • Understand the configurable options for the Virtual Network.
  • How to either isolate the virtual machine from the enterprise network or ensure access to the server on the network.
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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
  • Using Scripting for Hyper-V Administration
  • Lab: Accessing and Managing Hyper-V Remotely
Skills
  • Understand how configure the Hyper-V server to allow remote administration.
  • Use Scripting for Hyper-V Administration.
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Module 4: Creation of Virtual Machines and Virtual Hard Drives
  • This module explores the creation of the Hyper-V Virtual Machines and their associated Virtual Hard Drives.
  • Creating Virtual Hard Drives
  • Creating Virtual Machines
  • Lab: Creating Virtual Machines and Virtual Hard Drives
Skills
  • Understand the types of Virtual Hard Drives and their benefits.
  • Create and manage Virtual Machines on the Hyper-V server.
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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.
  • Managing Virtual Machine Settings
  • Using Virtual Machine Snapshots
  • Configuring Hyper-V for High Availability
  • Monitoring Hyper-V Performance
  • Lab: Managing Virtual Machine Settings
Skills
  • Configure the settings on the Virtual Machine.
  • Use and manage Hyper-V virtual machine snapshots.
  • Configure the Hyper-V server to ensure high availability.
  • Monitor the performance of the Hyper-V server, understand the factors that may affect server performance, and troubleshoot performance issues.
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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
Skills
  • Understand how to use existing virtual machines in the Hyper-V server.
  • Understand the issues with migrating existing Virtual Machines to Hyper-V.
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Module 7: Introduction to System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • This module introduces System Center Virtual Machine Manager and shows how it can be used to manage Hyper-V servers throughout an enterprise.
  • Introducing System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Managing Virtual Machines with SCVMM
  • Lab: Using SCVMM to Manage Hyper-V
Skills
  • Understand how System Center Virtual Machine Manager can be used to manage Hyper-V servers throughout the enterprise.
  • Understand how to manage Hyper-V Virtual Machines using SCVMM.
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Module 8: Managing the SCVMM Virtual Machine Image Library and Checkpoints
  • This module explores the Virtual Machine image library and checkpoints available in System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Using the SCVMM Library
  • Managing the Image Library in SCVMM
  • Managing Checkpoints
  • Lab: Managing VM Templates and the Image Library
Skills
  • Use of Virtual Machine Image Library.
  • Manage and provide access to the Image Library in SCVMM.
  • Use of the Hyper-V Image Library.
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Module 9: PowerShell and Disaster Recovery
  • This module explores how to use PowerShell to manage the Hyper-V server and explores how to backup virtual machines in Hyper-V.
  • Using PowerShell to Manage Hyper-V
  • Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
  • Lab: Using PowerShell and Disaster Recovery
Skills
  • 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.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Experience in a System Administrator role.
  • Technical knowledge of Windows Server 2000/2003 System Administration.
  • Technical knowledge of Server Virtualization using Virtual Server 2005 or Virtual PC.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able 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 (SCVMM) 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.