This course describes private cloud configuration and deployment with Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
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.
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
Lab : Planning for the Private Cloud Deploying the Virtual Machine Manager Agent Creating a Hyper-V Host Cluster Using VMM
After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe the private cloud. Describe the requirements for deploying a private cloud. Design a private cloud infrastructure. Describe the System Center 2012 components. Deploy 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
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
After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe VMM architecture and components. Install and upgrade VMM. Configure VMM security and roles. Understand 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
Lab : Maintaining the Private 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
After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe how VMM integrates with WDS and WSUS to provide PXE and Update server roles. Describe how to deploy bare-metal Hyper-V host servers. Describe how to maintain updates within the VMM infrastructure. Configure the Update server role. Create and use a software update compliance 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
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
After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe dynamic application deployment. Create web deployment packages by using the Web Deployment Tool. Describe server application virtualization. Configure the Server App-V agent and sequencer. Sequence and then test a Server App-V virtualized application.
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
Lab : Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks Configuring Profiles Configuring Virtual Machine Templates Configuring a Service Template Configuring a User Role Deploying the StockTrader Application Service
After completing this module, students will be able to: Configure guest operating system profiles. Configure hardware profiles. Deploy SQL Server using SQL Server profiles. Configure application profiles for a deployment. Configure virtual machine templates. Configure 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
Lab : Deploying and Accessing a Private Cloud Creating and Configuring a Private Cloud Configuring App Controller Creating, Deploying and Managing Services
After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe private cloud computing. Install and configure App Controller. Create and manage 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
Lab : Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure Deploying Agents Deploying and Configuring Monitoring Management Packs Configuring Notifications Configuring VMM Integration Configuring DPM Integration
After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe Operations Manager architecture and security considerations. Upgrade from Operations Manager 2007 R2 to System Center 2012 â€“ Operations Manager. Describe the notification options available in Operations Manager. Install, configure, and upgrade management packs. Install and configure Operations Manager integration with VMM and DPM.
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
Lab : Extending and Customizing Monitoring Creating Custom Monitoring Creating a Distributed Application Configuring Service Level Management Creating Views for Private Cloud Infrastructure Configuring SharePoint Integration
After completing this module, students will be able to: Integrate Operations Manager data into a SharePoint portal. Describe how to use monitoring templates. Implement 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
Lab : Implementing Service Management for the Private Cloud Configuring Service Manager Basic Settings Configuring Service Manager Connectors Configuring the Self-Service Portal Configuring Notifications
After completing this module, students will be able to: Setup and configure the core components of Service Manager. Plan an upgrade from Service Manager 2010 R2 to System Center 2012 - Service Manager. Describe the various work items and their relationships with each other. Configure the Service Manager connectors. Configure 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
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 Recover SQL Server Data
After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe Data Protection Manager architecture and security considerations. Plan an upgrade from Data Protection Manager 2010 R2 to System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager. Configure the components required to provide protection for the private cloud infrastructure. Configure protection of key applications within the private cloud infrastructure. Restore key applications within the private cloud infrastructure.
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
Lab : Automating the Private Cloud Creating a Runbook Server andConfiguringIntegration Packs Configuring a Template to Deploy Agents on a New Virtual Machine Creating a Runbook to Protect All Resources on a Virtual Machine
After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe key components of System Center Orchestrator. Describe how to deploy and configure key Orchestrator components in a private cloud. Configure the System Center integration packs in Orchestrator. Create runbooks. Configure Service Manager to execute runbooks.
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
Lab : Configuring the Cloud Service Process Pack Installing the Cloud Service Process Pack Configuring User Roles and Settings Configuring Service Offerings Creating an Incident Request Configuring Service Level Management
After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe the service catalog and how to implement it in Service Manager. Implement a Cloud Services Process Pack. Configure service request fulfillment. Configure service offerings. Use service level management.
Data center administrators responsible for designing, installing and configuring a private cloud infrastructure.