M20247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud
Credit toward certification:
This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam. View video tutorials about the variety of question types on Microsoft exams.
Who should take this exam?
Candidates for this exam have Windows Server, System Center 2012, security, high-availability, fault tolerance, and networking experience in an enterprise environment. Candidates should also have basic Microsoft SQL Server, Windows PowerShell knowledge, and application configuration experience.
This exam includes:
- Design and deploy System Center (15–20%)
- Design a scalable System Center architecture. Planning for capacity, high availability, scalability, business continuity, delegation, and disaster recovery; assess the current datacenter environment; identify the appropriate System Center components for the private cloud implementation;
- Install the System Center Infrastructure. Install prerequisites required for System Center; install System Center components;
- Upgrade System Center components. In-place upgrade, side-by-side migration.
- Configure System Center infrastructure (20–25%)
- Configure System Center components. Configure Data Protection Manager (DPM) storage pools; configure DPM site-to-site replication; configure System Center agents; configure System Center Management Groups; configure System Center data retention; configure Orchestrator watcher nodes; configure Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for System Center; configure user roles, Run-As accounts, Run-As profiles; configure Service Manager database; configure Operations Manager Gateway;
- Configure portals and dashboards. App Controller portal; Service Manager self-service portal; Operations Manager dashboards including Application Monitoring dashboards.
- Configure the fabric (25–30%)
- Configure the storage fabric. Classification and pools; providers; arrays; File server cluster; storage pools; file shares;
- Configure the network fabric. Logical networks; VM networks; IP/MAC resource pools; VIP templates; load balancing; logical switches; network isolation, including network virtualization with Windows Server Gateway; private VLANs and VLANs;
- Configure and manage the deployment and update servers. Integrate a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server into the Virtual Machine Manager fabric; configure and manage a library server; integrate Windows Deployment Services (WDS)/PXE into the Virtual Machine Manager fabric, including virtualization hosts deployment using Windows Deployment Services (WDS);
- Configure clouds and virtualization hosts. Clouds and host groups; configure and deploy virtualization hosts.
- Configure System Center integration (15–20%)
- Configure private cloud integration. Configure Operations Manager connectors; Orchestrator integration packs; Service Manager connectors; SharePoint integration; Configure IP Address Management (IPAM) server integration, configure AppController;
- Configure integration of private and public clouds. Configure Service Provider Framework (SPF), configure Microsoft Azure Pack for Windows Server.