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Overview

About this Course
This course describes private cloud configuration and deployment with Microsoft System Center 2012.
Audience Profile
Data center administrators responsible for designing, installing and configuring a private cloud infrastructure.
At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Produce a high-level design that accounts for requirements for the private cloud environment.
  • Configure and deploy the application 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 the private cloud and grant access to the private cloud.
  • Understand how to monitor the private cloud using Operations Manager.
  • Understand the tools necessary to extend and customize Operations Manager for a private cloud environment.
  • Set up, configure, and integrate the core components of Service Manager into the private cloud fabric.
  • Configure a service catalog, and then publish it to the Self-Service Portal.
  • Gain the knowledge necessary to deploy and configure DPM in a private cloud.
  • Deploy and configure Microsoft System Center 2012 - Orchestrator in a private cloud, and then integrate it with other System Center 2012 components.
  • Prerequisites

    This course describes private cloud configuration and deployment with System Center 2012. 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 2008 R2 operating system
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
  • Networking and storage experience
  • Familiarity with data center management processes
  • Previous work with IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Previous work with Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)
  • Course Details

    Course Outline

    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.

    Lessons

  • Understanding the Private Cloud
  • Requirements for Deploying a Private Cloud
  • Designing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Overview of System Center 2012 Components
  • Deploying Hyper-V Clustering with VMM
  • Module 2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with System Center 2012 -Virtual Machine Manager

    This module describes how to configure infrastructure components by using System Center 2012 -Virtual Machine Manager

    Lessons

  • Overview of VMM Architecture and Components
  • Installing and Upgrading VMM
  • Configuring VMM Security and Roles
  • Understanding Host Groups
  • 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.

    Lessons

  • 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
  • Module 4: Configuring Application Delivery

    This module explains how to use the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool and Server App-V to dynamically deploy applications in the private cloud.

    Lessons

  • Dynamic Application Deployment Overview
  • Web Deployment Packages
  • Server Application Virtualization Overview
  • Configuring Server App-V Components
  • Sequencing and Deploying Virtual Applications
  • 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.

    Lessons

  • Configuring Guest Operating System Profiles
  • Configuring Hardware Profiles
  • Configuring SQL Server Using SQL Server Profiles
  • Configuring Application Profiles
  • Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
  • Configuring the Self-Service User Role
  • Module 6: Deploying and Accessing a Private Cloud

    This module explains private clouds, System Center 2012 - App Controller, and private cloud services.

    Lessons

  • Understanding Private Cloud Computing
  • Installing and Configuring App Controller
  • Creating and Managing Services and Service Templates
  • Module 7: Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure

    This module explains how to monitor the private cloud infrastructure by using System Center 2012 - Operations Manager.

    Lessons

  • Operations Manager Architecture and Security
  • Upgrading Operations Manager 2007 R2
  • Configuring Notifications
  • Configuring Management Packs
  • Configuring Integration with System Center 2012
  • 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.

    Lessons

  • Configuring the SharePoint Server Portal
  • Monitoring Templates
  • Distributed Application Monitoring
  • 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.

    Lessons

  • Service Manager Architecture Overview
  • Upgrading to System Center 2012 - Service Manager
  • Understanding Service Manager Work Items
  • Configuring Service Manager Connectors
  • Configuring Service Manager Notifications
  • Module 10: Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure

    This module describes how to deploy and configure Data Protection Manager in a private cloud.

    Lessons

  • Planning DPM Deployment
  • DPM Architecture and Components
  • Upgrading DPM
  • Configuring DPM for the Private Cloud
  • Configuring Application Protection for the Private Cloud
  • Restoring Applications to the Private Cloud
  • Module 11: 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.

    Lessons

  • Orchestrator Architecture and Components Overview
  • Deploying and Configuring Core Components
  • Managing Runbooks
  • Configuring Integration Packs
  • Module 12: Configuring the Cloud Services Process Pack

    This modules describes how to implement the Cloud Services Process Pack and use service level management.

    Lessons

  • Implementing the Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Service Level Management
  • Length: 5 days

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