Private Cloud Configuration and Deployment with System Center 2012 - 10751 Course Outline
This course teaches students how to design, install and configure a private cloud, including how to configure and deploy the application infrastructure as well as the key components of System Center 2012 that are necessary for delivering services on the private cloud infrastructure.
This course provides direction on producing a high-level design that accounts for requirements for the private cloud environment. Students will learn how to configure and deploy the application infrastructure, how to configure a preboot execution environment (PXE) server, an update server, and a software update baseline. Students will learn how to sequence and deploy an application virtually, and how to build the core components that are necessary for delivering services in the infrastructure. They will also allocate resources and grant access to the private cloud.
Additionally, students will learn how to monitor the private cloud, and setup, configure, and integrate the core System Center 2012 - Service Manager components into the private cloud infrastructure. Students will learn how to configure a service catalog and publish this catalog to the self-service portal. They will also gain the knowledge required to deploy and configure System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager (DPM) and Orchestrator in a private cloud, and integrate these products with other System Center 2012 components.
The beta version of this course (10751AB) utilizes pre-release software in the virtual machine for the labs.
This course is intended for data center administrators who will be responsible for designing, installing, and configuring a private cloud infrastructure. The secondary audience for this course are data center administrators who will be responsible for monitoring and protecting the private cloud infrastructure.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
•Plan for the private cloud.
•Configure and deploy the private cloud infrastructure.
•Extend and maintain the private cloud infrastructure.
•Configure virtual application delivery.
•Create the private cloud building blocks.
•Deploy and access the first business unit private cloud.
•Monitor the private cloud infrastructure.
•Extend and customize monitoring of the private cloud infrastructure.
•Implement service management for the private cloud.
•Configure a private cloud service catalog.
•Protect the private cloud infrastructure.
•Automate and standardize the private cloud
Before attending this course, students must already have the following technical knowledge:
•Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system.
•Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
•Working knowledge of previous versions of System Center products.
•Microsoft SharePoint configuration.
•Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V.
•Familiarity with data center management processes.
•Storage area networks (SANs).
Module 1: Planning for the Private Cloud
This module describes the core components of a private cloud and the prerequisites for deploying a private cloud.
•Understanding the Private Cloud
•Requirements for Deploying a Private Cloud
•Designing the Private Cloud Components
•Deploying a Private Cloud Infrastructure with System Center 2012
•Deploying Hyper-V Clustering with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
Lab : Creating a Hyper-V Cluster with Virtual Machine Manager
•Creating a Hyper-V Cluster using VMM
Module 2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
This module describes how to configure infrastructure components by using System Center 2012 -Virtual Machine Manager.
•Virtual Machine Manager Architecture and Components Overview
•Installing and Upgrading Virtual Machine Manager
•Configuring VMM Security and Roles
•Understanding Host Groups
Lab : Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
•Reviewing and Configuring Hosts
•Configuring Host Groups
•Configuring User Roles and Run As Accounts
•Configuring Library Servers
•Preparing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
•Deploying a New Virtual Machine
Module 3: Extending and Maintaining the Private Cloud Infrastructure
This module describes how to integrate features provided by Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to help extend and manage the VMM private cloud infrastructure resources.
•Overview of the PXE and Update Server Roles
•Deploying Bare-Metal Hyper-V Host Servers
•Configuring the Update Server Role
•Creating and Remediating an Update Baseline
Lab : Maintaining the Private Cloud Infrastructure
•Configuring a PXE Server in VMM
•Configuring an Update Server Role in VMM
•Configuring a Software Update Baseline in VMM
Module 4: Configuring Virtual Application Delivery
This module explains how to use the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool and Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V) to dynamically deploy applications in the private cloud.
•Dynamic Application Deployment Overview
•Web Deployment Packages
•Server Application Virtualization Overview
•Configuring Server App-V Components
•Sequencing and Deploying Virtual Applications
Lab : Configuring Virtual Application Delivery
•Configuring the Server App-V Sequencer
•Configuring the Server App-V Agent
•Sequencing an Application
•Testing the Server App-V Package Deployment
Module 5: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
This module explains how to prepare and deploy the underlying infrastructure components that are used as building blocks for delivering private cloud services.
•Configuring Guest Operating System Profiles
•Configuring Hardware Profiles
•Deploying SQL Server Using SQL Server Profiles
•Configuring Application Profiles for a Deployment
•Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
•Configuring Self-Service Portal Users
Lab : Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
•Configuring a Guest Operating System Profile
•Configuring a Hardware Profile
•Configuring a SQL Server Profile
•Configuring an Application Profile
•Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
•Configuring Security and Server Roles for the Web Console
Module 6: Deploying and Accessing the First Business Unit Private Cloud
This module explains private clouds, System Center 2012 - App Controller, and private cloud services.
•Understanding Private Clouds
•Installing and Configuring Application Controller
•Creating and Managing Services and Service Templates
Lab : Deploying and Accessing the First Business Unit Private Cloud
•Creating and Configuring a Private Cloud
•Configuring App Controller
•Creating, Deploying, and Managing Services
Module 7: Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure
This module explains how to monitor the private cloud infrastructure by using System Center 2012 - Operations Manager.
•Operations Manager Architecture and Security
•Upgrading Operations Manager
•Configuring Management Packs
•Configuring Integration with System Center 2012
Lab : Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure
•Deploying and Configuring Monitoring Management Packs
•Configuring VMM Integration
•Configuring DPM Integration
Module 8: Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Private Cloud Infrastructure
This module explains how to use Operations Manager templates to monitor various applications and implement distributed application monitoring.
•Configuring a SharePoint Portal
•Using the Monitoring Templates
•Understanding Distributed Application Monitoring
Lab : Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Private Cloud Infrastructure
•Configuring the SharePoint Console
•Creating Custom Monitoring
•Configuring a Distributed Application Model
•Configuring Service Level Monitoring
•Delivering Monitoring Views
Module 9: Implementing Service Management for the Private Cloud
This module explains how to setup, configure, and integrate the core components of System Center 2012 - Service Manager into the private cloud infrastructure.
•System Center Service Manager Architecture Overview
•Upgrading Service Manager
•Understanding Service Manager Work Items
•Configuring System Center Service Manager Connectors
•Understanding Incident and Problem Management
Lab : Implementing Service Management for the Private Cloud
•Configuring the Service Catalog
•Configuring Basic Settings
•Configuring Incident and Problem Management Settings
Module 10: Configuring a Private Cloud Service Catalog
This module explains how to configure a service catalog and publish the service catalog to the self-service portal.
•What Is a Service Catalog?
•Cloud Service Process Management Pack Overview
•Configuring Service Request Fulfillment
•Configuring Service Offerings
•Service Level Management
Lab : Configuring a Private Cloud Service Catalog
•Installing the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
•Configuring Services Roles and Settings
•Creating a Private Cloud Request Offering
•Creating an Incident Request and Adding it to the Private Cloud Offering
•Configuring Service Level Management
Module 11: Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure
This module describes how to deploy and configure Data Protection Manager in a private cloud.
•Data Protection Manager Architecture and Security
•Upgrading Data Protection Manager
•Configuring Data Protection Manager for Protection of the Private Cloud
•Configuring Application Protection for the Private Cloud
•Restoring Applications to the Private Cloud
Lab : Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure
•Creating a Storage Pool
•Deploying Protection Agents Automatically
•Deploying Protection Agents Manually
•Creating and Configuring a Hyper-V Protection Group
•Creating and Configuring a SQL Protection Group
•Configuring SQL Self-Service Recovery
•Restoring Data from a SQL Protection Group.
•Using SQL Self-Service Recovery to Restore a Database
Module 12: Automating and Standardizing the Private Cloud
This module explains how to deploy and configure System Center Orchestrator in a private cloud and integrate it with other System Center 2012 components.
•System Center Orchestrator Overview
•Deploying and Configuring Core Components
•Configuring Integration Packs
•Executing a Runbook from Service Manager
Lab : Automating the Private Cloud
•Creating a Runbook Server and Configuring Integration Packs
•Configuring a Template to Deploy the SCOM and DPM Agents
•Configuring Runbook to Protect All Resources on a Server
•Configuring Runbook to Deploy Users
•Creating a Virtual Machine Request Template
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