Implementing and Managing Microsoft Server Virtualisation


This five-day, instructor-led course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to deploy and manage a server virtualisation environment using Microsoft technologies. The course provides details on how to deploy and manage Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2008 R2. The course also provides details on how to manage a server virtualisation environment by using System Center products such as System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008, SCVMM 2008 R2, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 R2, and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2. This course does not require previous server virtualisation experience, but does require that students have significant experience in managing Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • describe server, desktop, and application virtualisation
  • describe how you use Microsoft System Center is to manage the virtual infrastructure
  • evaluate a network environment for server virtualisation
  • plan for the implementation of the Hyper-V server role
  • install the Hyper-V Server Role
  • manage Hyper-V settings and virtual networks
  • create and configure virtual machines
  • manage virtual machine snapshots
  • managing and maintaining the Virtual Machine Connection Tool
  • create and configure virtual machines
  • manage virtual machine snapshots
  • managing and maintaining the Virtual Machine Connection Tool
  • create a new virtual machine using SCVMM 2008 R2
  • convert a physical server to a virtual machine
  • convert and migrate virtual machines
  • clone virtual machines
  • describe common management tasks and property configuration settings for virtual machines managed by VMM 2008
  • describe when and how to use virtual machine checkpoints
  • overview of the VMM Library
  • manage profiles and templates
  • design fault tolerance for the VMM library
  • configure VMM user roles
  • install and configure the VMM Self-Service Portal
  • describe the Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster feature
  • implement failover clustering with Hyper-V and VMM 2008 R2
  • describe how to use the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool to maintain updates for virtual machines
  • configure Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
  • monitor and manage jobs in VMM 2008 R2s
  • configure System Center Operations Manager integration
  • configure Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO)
  • describe backup and restore options for virtual machines and the VMM database
  • implementing Data Protection Manager for backing up the VMM infrastructure
  • understand the use and role of Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
  • implement the Remote Desktop Session Host
  • implement the Remote Desktop Connection Broker
  • implement the Remote Desktop Virtualisation Host
  • configure the Remote Desktop Gateway
  • configure Remote Desktop Web Access
  • configure Remote Desktop Licensing.

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If you need training for three or more people, ask us about training at your site. You can enjoy the convenience of reduced travel cost and time, as well as a familiar environment for your staff. Additionally, we can customise the course for your business needs.

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