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This course describes how to monitor and operate a cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. It focuses on how to manage and administer a cloud environment and describes how you can monitor key infrastructure elements and applications.


TARGET AUDIENCE:
The primary audience for this course includes cloud administrators who are responsible for monitoring and protecting the cloud infrastructure. It is also intended for solution architects who are responsible for designing cloud architectures and extending existing cloud solutions. The primary audience for this course is administrators who create service requests. The secondary audience includes datacenter administrators—who are responsible for providing provisioning for applications to include configuring and deploying—application/service business owners, and administrators who implement service requests. In addition, the secondary audience includes people who need to learn the required material in order to take the Microsoft exam 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Cloud with Microsoft System Center.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course students will be able to:•Describe the Cloud Model•Configure and optimize a private cloud•Deploy Cloud Services•Monitor Cloud Services•Configure application performance monitoring in a cloud environment•Operate and extend service management in in a cloud environment•Automate incident creation, remediation, and change requests in a cloud environment•Perform problem management in a cloud environment•Automate Self-Service Provisioning in a cloud environment•Operate a self-service multi-tenant cloud•Cloud high availability, protection and recovery in a cloud environment•Optimize the cloud infrastructure•Configure SLAs, dashboards, and widgets in a cloud environment

COURSE OUTLINE:


Introduction to the Cloud Model

  • Overview of the Cloud Computing Model
  • Requirements for a Private Cloud
  • Requirements for a Public or Hybrid Cloud
  • Operating a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure with System Center
  • Maintaining the Health of a Cloud
  • Integrating System Center Components
  • Lab : Verifying the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Configuring a Private Cloud Environment

  • Overview of Service Templates
  • VMM Profiles
  • Web Deploy Packages
  • Overview of Server App-V
  • Data-Tier Application Packages
  • Deploying Services through App Controller
  • Lab : Configuring and Optimizing a Microsoft Private Cloud

Deploying Cloud Services

  • Overview of Service Templates
  • VMM Profiles
  • Web Deploy Packages
  • Overview of Server App-V
  • Data-Tier Application Packages
  • Deploying Services through App Controller
  • Lab : Importing and Deploying the StockTrader Application

Monitoring Cloud Based Applications

  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • Agent Deployment in Operations Manager
  • Configuring Custom Monitoring
  • Monitoring the Network Infrastructure
  • Monitoring Distributed Applications
  • Lab : Monitoring Private Cloud Services

Configuring Application Performance Monitoring

  • Application Performance Monitoring
  • Advanced Monitoring in APM
  • Viewing Application Performance Data in Operations Manager
  • Lab : Configuring Application Performance Monitoring

Operating and Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud

  • Overview of Service Manager
  • Configuring Security and User Roles
  • Configuring Work Items
  • Configuring Incident Queues
  • Configuring Service Offerings for a Cloud
  • Lab : Operating and Extending Service Management in a Cloud

Automating Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests

  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
  • Integrating Orchestrator with Operations Manager and Service Manager
  • Lab : Automating Incident Creation, Remediation and Change Requests

Problem Management in the Private Cloud

  • Overview of Problem Management
  • Creating Custom Rules
  • Lab : Automating Problem Management in the Private Cloud

Operating a Self-Service, Multi-tenant Cloud with Windows Azure Pack

  • Windows Azure Pack Key Concepts
  • Administer Windows Azure Pack
  • Windows Azure Pack Providers

High Availability, Protection, and Recovery for the Cloud

  • High Availability for a Cloud
  • Protecting Data in the Private Cloud
  • Recovering Data in the Private Cloud
  • Lab : Cloud Protection and Recovery

Optimizing Your Cloud Infrastructure

  • Using Virtual Machine Manager to Keep the Cloud infrastructure Up-To-Date
  • Using Configuration Manager to Keep Virtual Machines Up-To-Date
  • Using System Center Advisor to Optimize Cloud infrastructure
  • Using Pro-Tips to Optimize Cloud infrastructure
  • Lab : Optimizing Your Cloud Infrastructure

Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets

  • Service Level Tracking
  • Configuring and Deploying Widgets and Dashboards
  • Publishing Real-Time State with Microsoft Visio Snap-in
  • System Center Analytics
  • Using Excel and SSRS to View Data
  • Configuring Service Reporting
  • Lab : Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets

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