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:
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:
This course is intended for cloud administrators who will be responsible for designing, installing and configuring a cloud infrastructure.
At course completion
After completing this course students will be able to:
Module 1: Planning for the Cloud
Students learn how to plan for a hybrid cloud. This includes the various cloud models, understanding the requirements for a private and public cloud and designing a private cloud infrastructure. They are also provided with an overview of the System Center 2012 R2 components.
Module 2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
Students learn how to configure and deploy a private cloud using Virtual Machine Manager. This includes an overview of the various Virtual Machine Manager components including Security Roles and host groups.
Module 3: Extending and Maintaining Cloud Infrastructure
Students learn how to extend and maintain the private cloud infrastructure. This includes how VMM integrates with WDS and WSUS and how to deploy bare-metal Hyper-V host servers. They also learn how to configure software updates for the private cloud fabric using VMM.
Module 4: Configuring Application Delivery
Students learn how to configure application delivery for the private cloud using VMM. This includes configuring dynamic application deployment and sequencing applications using Server App-V.
Module 5: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
Students learn about the private cloud building blocks which include configuring virtual machine templates and profiles in VMM. They also learn how to configure the Service Provider Foundation and networking in VMM.
Module 6: Deploying and Configuring Access to a Private Cloud
Students learn how to deploy and access a private cloud. This includes configuring private cloud resources and private cloud capacity. They also learn how to install and configure App Controller and how to manage services and service templates.
Module 7: Monitoring Cloud Infrastructure
Students learn how to monitor the hybrid cloud infrastructure with Operations Manager. This includes installing and configuring Operations Manager and integrating Operations Manager with other System Center 2012 R2 components.
Module 8: Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Cloud Infrastructure
Students learn how to extend and customize the monitoring of the hybrid cloud infrastructure. This includes configuring System Center Advisor to assess the hybrid cloud infrastructure configuration, integrating Operations Manager with SharePoint and how monitoring templates are used in Operations Manager. They also learn how to implement distributed application monitoring in Operations Manager.
Module 9: Implementing Service Management for the Cloud
Students learn how to implement service management for the private cloud using Service Manager. This includes an overview of Service Manager including the architecture, understanding work items and configuring connectors in Service Manager. They also learn how to configure notifications in Service Manager.
Module 10: Configuring High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Protection for a Cloud
Students learn how to configure protection and disaster recovery for the private cloud. This includes configuring Hyper-V Recovery Manager. Students are also provided with an overview of Data protection Manager (DPM) and learn how to configure data protection and recovery in DPM.
Module 11: Automating and Standardizing a Cloud
Students learn how to automate and standardize the private cloud using System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator. This includes an overview of Orchestrator including its architecture and components. They also learn how to configure Integration Packs and Runbooks in Orchestrator and how these can be used to automate processes in the private cloud.
Module 12: Configuring a Self-Service Multi-Tenant Cloud with the Windows Azure Pack
Students learn how to configure a multi-tenant private cloud by Windows Azure Pack including how to configure virtual machine clouds, website clouds and SQL clouds.
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