Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud - 20247 Course Outline
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:
Produce a high-level design that accounts for requirements for cloud environments.
Configure and deploy the cloud fabric.
Configure a PXE server, an update server, and a software update baseline.
Configure Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (App-V) so that it can be used to sequence and deploy an application virtually.
Build the core components necessary for delivering services on the fabric.
Allocate resources to a cloud and grant access to a cloud.
Understand how to monitor clouds using Operations Manager.
Understand the tools necessary to extend and customize Operations Manager for cloud environments.
Set up, configure, and integrate the core components of Service Manager into a cloud fabric.
Configure a service catalog, and then publish it to the Self-Service Portal.
Gain the knowledge necessary to deploy and configure Data Protection Manager in a cloud.
Deploy and configure Orchestrator in a cloud, and then integrate it with other System Center components.
This course is intended for cloud administrators who will be responsible for designing, installing and configuring a cloud infrastructure. The secondary audience includes datacenter administrators who are responsible for designing, installing and configuring the infrastructure for an on premise, Microsoft Private Cloud. In addition, the secondary audience includes people who need to learn the required material in order to take the Microsoft exam 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Cloud with Microsoft System Center.
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:
Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system.
Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
Working knowledge of previous versions of System Center products.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V.
Microsoft Windows Azure.
Microsoft Windows Azure Pack.
Networking and storage experience.
Familiarity with cloud management processes.
Previous work with IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
Previous work with Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF).
At Course Completion
After completing this course students will be able to:
Plan for a hybrid cloud.
Configure and deploy a private cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.
Extend and maintain the cloud infrastructure.
Configure application delivery for a cloud.
Create private cloud building blocks.
Deploy and access private clouds.
Monitor the cloud infrastructure.
Extend and customize monitoring of the cloud infrastructure.
Implement service management for the cloud.
Configure high availability, disaster recovery and protection for a cloud.
Automate and standardize the cloud.
Configure a multi-tenant cloud.
Module 1: Planning for the Cloud
Planning a hybrid cloud involves understanding these tools and technologies so that you can use them to create an internal infrastructure that will support cloud computing within your organization. In this module, you will learn the basics about Microsofts private and public cloud offerings, and about Microsoft cloud services.
Understanding Cloud Models
Benefits of Deploying a Private Cloud
Designing a Private Cloud Infrastructure
Overview of Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
Overview of System Center 2012 R2 components
Deploying Hyper-V Clustering with VMM
Lab : Preparing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Deploying the Virtual Machine Manager Agent
Creating a Hyper-V Host Cluster Using VMM
Module 2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
Creating a private cloud infrastructure is an important part of the cloud computing concept. Private cloud infrastructure is a collection of various components such as hardware, software, configurations, profiles, instances, and connectivity that together run within your own or a service provider data center. In order to build a private cloud infrastructure, you will need to learn about the software and technologies that are available to help you achieve this goal. In this module, you will learn how to build a private cloud infrastructure by using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
Overview of VMM Architecture and Components
Configuring Advanced Networking in VMM
Installing and Upgrading VMM
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 the Library
Preparing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Deploying a New Virtual Machine
Module 3: Extending and Maintaining the Cloud Infrastructure
Maintaining the infrastructure in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) includes tasks such as adding new Windows Server Hyper-V host servers, and ensuring that the infrastructure components contain the latest approved software updates. VMM provides support for converting a physical server without an operating system into a fully managed Hyper-V host. VMM also integrates functionality provided by the Windows Server 2008 R2 feature Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), to ensure that all servers are compliant with the latest update baseline requirements.
In this module, you will learn about integrating features provided by Windows Deployment Services (Windows DS) and WSUS to help extend and manage the VMM private cloud infrastructure.
Overview of the PXE and Update Server Roles
Deploying Bare-Metal Hyper-V Host Servers
Configuring the Update Server Role
Creating and Using an Update Baseline
Lab : Maintaining the Cloud Infrastructure
Configuring a PXE Server in VMM
Configuring a Host Profile
Configuring an Update Server Role in VMM
Configuring a Software Update Baseline in VMM
Module 4: Configuring Application Delivery
Private clouds benefit from using virtual resources that make new workload deployments easier. Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) allows you to use web deployment packages, Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V), and other methods to simplify the process for deploying services and applications to your private cloud. These methods enable you to deploy, resize, and update many of the applications deployed to your private cloud. In this module, you will learn how to use the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool and Server App-V to dynamically deploy applications in your 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
In this module you will learn about the profile configurations that you can use as a foundation for virtual machine deployment templates and service templates. You will also learn how to configure user self-service in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), which allows you to delegate virtual machine management tasks.
Configuring Templates and Profiles
Configuring Networks and Sites
Configuring Service Provider Foundation
Configuring User Roles
Lab : Creating the Private Cloud building blocks
Configuring Virtual Machine Profiles
Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
Installing and Configuring the Service Provider Foundation
Configuring User Roles
Module 6: Deploying and Configuring Access to a Private Cloud
A private cloud is one of the main concepts in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). By defining a private cloud, you define a set of resources and technologies that are available to users. To create and manage private clouds, you need to understand the private cloud concept, in addition to its properties and components. You also need a clear understanding of how private cloud services and technologies in VMM provide end users with private cloud accessibility. In this module, you will learn about private clouds, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - App Controller, and private cloud services.
Understanding Private Cloud Resources
Installing and Configuring App Controller
Creating and Managing Service Templates
Lab : Deploying and configuring access to a Hybrid Cloud
Creating and configuring a Private Cloud
Configuring App Controller
Creating, deploying and managing Services
Module 7: Monitoring a Cloud infrastructure
You can use Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager to monitor your cloud infrastructure. By using Operations Manager, you can gather performance information and receive notifications when problems occur. This module explains how you can provide end-to-end monitoring and visibility of your hybrid cloud environment.
Operations Manager Architecture and Security
Operations Manager Installation Considerations
Configuring Roles and Notifications
Configuring Management Packs
Configuring Integration with System Center 2012 R2
Lab : Monitoring the Cloud infrastructure
Deploying and configuring Management Packs
Configuring Roles and Notifications
Configuring VMM integration
Configuring DPM integration
Module 8: Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Cloud Infrastructure
The standard management packs for platforms, such as Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and Windows Azure, allow you to monitor the individual components of your hybrid cloud. However, your monitoring needs are likely to extend beyond the base set of monitoring that comes with standard management packs. If you want to monitor applications for which there is no specific management pack, such as an in house written application, then you need to create your own management pack. To simplify monitoring of custom applications, Operations Manager includes templates for monitoring various application components or functions. This module explains how you can extend and customize the monitoring of the cloud infrastructure with Operations Manager.
Configuring System Center Advisor
Configuring the SharePoint Server Portal
Distributed Application Monitoring
Lab : Extending and Customizing Monitoring
Configuring custom monitoring
Configuring a Distributed Application Diagram
Configuring Service Level Management
Creating views for Cloud infrastructure
Configuring SharePoint integration
Module 9: Implementing Service Management for the Cloud
To implement service management in a cloud environment and provide business process automation you should understand how to install and configure Service Manager. Service Manager provides an integrated platform for automating and adapting your organizations IT service management best practices, such as those found in Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Service Manager provides built-in processes for incident and problem resolution, change control, and asset life cycle management. In this module, you will learn about the Service Manager architecture, upgrade options, work items, connectors, and notifications.
Service Manager Architecture Overview
Upgrading to System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager
Understanding Service Manager Work Items
Configuring Service Manager Connectors
Configuring Service Manager Notifications
Lab : Implementing Service Management for a Cloud
Configuring Service Manager Basic settings
Configuring Service Manager Connectors
Configuring the Self-Service Portal
Module 10: Configuring High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Protection for a Cloud
It is recommended that your cloud infrastructure is designed to be highly available and resilient. Hyper-V replica provides the ability to replicate a virtual machine from one host to the other in real time. Microsoft Hyper-V Recovery Manager builds on Hyper-V Replica by providing orchestration in failover scenarios. Data Protection Manager provides protection and recovery for your cloud infrastructure and virtual machines running within it. This module explains how you can configure high-availability, disaster recovery and protection for a cloud.
Planning for Hyper-V Recovery Manager
Planning DPM deployment
DPM Architecture and Components
Configuring DPM for a Private Cloud
Configuring Application Protection for a Cloud
Restoring Applications to a Cloud
Lab : Protecting the Private Cloud infrastructure
Configuring the Storage Pool
Deploying DPM Protection Agents
Creating and configuring Protection Groups
Configuring SQL Server Self-Service recovery
Restoring data from a SQL Server Protection Group
Performing Self-Service recovery to recovery SQL Server data
Module 11: Automating and Standardizing a Cloud
A cloud is more than just a virtualized platform; it must offer self-service administration and flexible deployment options. To facilitate this, you must use automation to streamline activities and provide additional control to the administrators. Automation can improve the speed and accuracy of administrative tasks while reducing the overall cost. This modules explains how to automate and standardize a cloud with System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator.
Orchestrator Architecture and Components Overview
Deploying and Configuring Core Components
Configuring Integration Packs
Lab : Automating the a Private Cloud
Deploying a Runbook Server and configuring Integration Packs
Configuring a template to deploy agents to a new Virtual Machine
Creating a Runbook to protect all resources on a Virtual Machine
Module 12: Configuring a Self-Service and Multi-tenant Private Cloud
Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 provides the infrastructure to create a private cloud. Once you have that infrastructure in place, you can enhance the user experience by automating the private cloud provisioning and management. This final module explains how you can configure a self-service and multi-tenant private cloud by using the Cloud Services Process Pack and Windows Azure Pack.
Implementing the Cloud Services Process Pack
Configuring the Windows Azure Pack
Lab : Configuring the Cloud Services Process Pack
Installing the Cloud Services Process Pack
Configuring User Roles and settings
Configuring Service Offerings
Creating an Incident Request
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