55021: Configuring and Administering Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012

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About this Course
This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and administer Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012. Students will learn the history of Virtualization as it pertains to Microsoft technologies. Students will learn the new features of Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012. After completing this course students will be able to install, configure, and administer Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012. Students will also be able to describe the High Availability features built into Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012.

Prerequisites

  • Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Deep understanding of Virtualization technologies
  • Prior experience with Hyper-V or other virtualization technologies
  • Previous storage configuration experience
  • Previous networking configuration experience

Audience Profile
This course is intended for Network Administrators who are responsible for virtualization in their environment specifically Hyper-V.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe Microsoft’s virtualization technologies.
  • Implement Hyper-V.
  • Design and Manage virtual machine storage solutions.
  • Design and Manage virtual networks.
  • Design the Hyper-V host architecture.
  • Design the virtual machine architecture.
  • Design a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtualization Infrastructure.
  • Describe and manage Hyper-V Snapshots
  • Describe Hyper-V host and virtual machine high availability.
  • Describe storage options for Virtual Machines.
  • Describe the different types of virtual hard disks.
  • Describe the Hyper-V integration services.
  • Describe Live Migration.
  • Understand Storage Migration.
  • Understand Virtual Machine Import.

Course Outline

Module 1: Planning for Virtualization
After completing this module students will be able to describe virtualization as it relates to server environments. Students will be able to plan for hardware requirements, storage, availability, and security.

Lessons
Overview of Microsoft Virtualization
Assessment of Virtualization Candidates
Planning for Virtualization

Lab: Assessing the Environment for Virtualization
Planning for the Hyper-V Server Role
Assess the environment by using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit

After Completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe virtualization.
Describe the options available for server virtualization.
Describe requirements for Hyper-V sever role.
Design solutions using Hyper-V disks and storage.
Design solutions using high availability for Hyper-V.
Assess and environment using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit.

Module 2: Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
This module describes how to install and configure Hyper-V virtual machines, configuring virtual storage, and configuring virtual networks. Students will be able to design their Hyper-V environment and storage networks.

Lessons
Implementing Hyper-V
Managing Virtual Machine Storage
Managing Virtual Networks

Lab: Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V Server Role
Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
Plan for Virtual Switch Configuration
Configuring Virtual Networking

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the Hyper-V integration services.
Install Hyper-V Server Role.
Manage virtual machine storage.
Manage virtual networks.
Describe Hyper-V Extensible Switch.
Describe Data Center Bridging (DCB).
Describe Resource Metering in Hyper-V.

Module 3: Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual Machines
After completing this module students will be able to determine and configure the most appropriate virtual hard disk(s) format to use in their environment. Students also will be able to create and configure virtual machines.

Lessons
Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks
Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines
Managing Virtual Machine Snapshots
Virtual Machine Import

Lab : Creating Virtual Hard Disks and Virtual Machines
Creating Virtual Hard Disks
Creating New Virtual Machines
Modifying Virtual Machine Settings
Creating and Modifying Virtual Machine Snapshots
Import Virtual Machines into Hyper-V

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe storage options for virtual machines.
Describe the new vhdx format.
Attach physical disks to a virtual machine.
Describe pass-through disks.
Create a new virtual hard disk using the new Virtual Hard Disk Wizard.
Describe considerations for creating new virtual machines.
Create a new virtual machine.
Configure virtual machine settings.
Creating and managing virtual machine snapshots.
Describe Virtual Fibre Channel HBAs.
Describe Multipath I/O (MPIO) functionality for Fibre Channel storage
Describe the new Virtual Machine import features in Windows Server 2012
Describe the P2V process
Import Virtual machines without exports
Plan for importing Virtual Machine from Windows Server 2008 R2
Describe the virtual machine compatibility report
Describe the PowerShell commands for importing Virtual Machines

Module 4: Configure Networking in Hyper-V
This module describes all of the new network features available in Hyper-V. Students will be able to describe Hyper-V Network Virtualization along with the Hyper-V Extensible Switch. Students will also be able to plan how to implement the new networking features available with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.

Lessons
Advanced features of Virtual Network Adapters
Hyper-V Network Virtualization
Hyper-V Extensible Switch
Lab : Configuring Network Settings
Configure NIC Teaming
Configure Advanced Network Settings

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe Hyper-V Extensible Switch.
Describe Hyper-V Network Virtualization.
Implement NIC Teaming.
Describe VLAN Tagging.
Understand MAC and ARP spoofing protections.
Describe SR-IOV networking
Implement Network QoS
Implement Network metering
Describe Network monitor modes
Describe IPsec task offload
Describe VM Trunk Mode

Module 5: Scale-up Virtual Machines
This module explains how Windows Server 2012 can be used to scale-up your virtual machines. Students will learn the details around non-uniform memory access (NUMA) and the other scale-up options in Windows Server 2012. It also compares the scale-up options in Windows Server 2012 with the options that were available in previous versions of Windows Server.

Lessons
Overview of Scale-up options in Windows Server 2012
Non-uniform memory access (NUMA)
Hyper-v Scale Comparison
Lab : Configuring NUMA
Planning for Hyper-V Scale
Configuring NUMA

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the scale-up options in Windows Server 2012
Describe Scaling in Hyper-V
Plan for NUMA
Plan for Hyper-V Scaling
Describe how SQL Server supports NUMA
Describe Dynamic Memory. Startup memory, and minimum memory
Describe Hyper-V smart paging

Module 6: Hyper-V Replica and Disaster Recovery
This module describes disaster recovery options for Hyper-V, including Hyper-V Replica and backup/restore options for Hyper-V. Students will learn how to plan and prepare for Hyper-V Replica, learn how to configure and enable replication, perform planned failovers, and how to respond to unplanned failovers. They will also learn how to backup and restore Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines.

Lessons
Overview of Hyper-V Replica
Configuring Hyper-V Replica
Hyper-V Replica Failover Operations
Hyper-V Backup

Lab : Configuring Hyper-V Replica and Backups
Configure Hyper-V Replica
Configure Hyper-V Backup and Recovery

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe Hyper-V Replica.
Describe Hyper-V Replica Security.
Describe Hyper-V clustering enhancements.
Design High-Availability Hyper-V Solutions.
Understand unplanned failover.
Understand planned failovers.
Design backup solutions for Hyper-V hosts.
Design backup solutions for virtual machines.
Restore Hyper-V hosts from backup.
Restore virtual machines from backup.

Module 7: Hyper-V Migration
This module describes the Hyper-V virtual machine (VM) mobility technologies. Students will learn changes to Live Migration that are introduced with Windows Server 2012. Students will also learn best practices for securing Live Migrations.

Lessons
Live Migration Overview
Storage Migration Overview
Live Migration Security
Live Migration using SMB
Lab : Implementing Migration in Hyper-V
Configure a Failover Cluster for Hyper-V
Configure a Highly Available Virtual Machine
Configure Live Migration using SMB

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe Storage Migration
Design Storage Migration
Describe the PowerShell commands for importing Virtual Machines
Configure live migration without shared storage
Describe Guest Fibre Channel
Describe secure offloaded data transfer
Implement Live Migration
Describe mobility and protection technologies
Describe “shared nothing” migration
Describe Live Migration without Infrastructure
Describe Live Migration using SMB
Describe Live Migration between clusters
Describe Live Migration Security

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