Virtualization uses software to create a virtual machine (VM) which emulates a physical computer. It allows for the optimization of server hardware by consolidating multiple physical servers, their server operating systems and roles onto a single physical machine. This course will provide an introduction to virtualization using Microsoft Hyper-V covering virtualization benefits, architecture, and products.
Planning your Hyper-V deployment is essential to delivering it successfully. It is important to assess you current environment in order to establish your requirements for a move to Hyper-V. This course reviews deployment scenarios, using the Microsoft Assessment Planning Toolkit (MAP) for planning, as well as hardware requirements and considerations.
- describe the benefits of virtualization
- identify the characteristics of hypervisors
- recognize the characteristics of the Hyper-V architecture
- describe the considerations involved in evaluating an existing environment
- recognize how MAP is used to assess performance
- describe the hardware and software considerations for a Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 installation
There are a number of deployment methods available when configuring Windows Server 2008 for Hyper-V, and it is important to be able to determine which deployment option for use within your environment. This course provides information on the deployment options for Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. The installation of Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 and on Windows Server Core is also described, as well as the installation of Windows Hyper-V Server.
High availability is essential for any production Hyper-V environment. Losing a single server can cause serious issues, using a host server and all of it's VM’s can be catastrophic. This course details some of the options offered for providing highly available Hyper-V solutions so that lost of availability and the issues that arise can be avoided.
- describe the benefits of Hyper-V server deployment options
- describe the procedure for installing Hyper-V via Server Manager and VMM
- describe the procedure for installing Hyper-V on Windows Server Core 2008 or 2008 R2
- install Hyper-V in a given scenario
- identify the characteristics of RAID redundancy
- describe how clustering can provide redundancy
Virtual Hard Disk, or VHDs are the basic unit of Hyper-V virtualization and they can be implemented in various ways. Hyper-V Manager is the main administrative interface for small and medium installations of Hyper-V, and this course takes you through the basic management tasks you can carry out.
Resource Monitor, Performance Monitor, Task Manager, Reliability Monitor and SCVMM can all be used to optimize the host server and VMs in a Hyper-V system and this course reviews each.
- Describe the methods for VHD management
- match the Hyper-V Server setting to its function
- configure Hyper-V Host settings in a given scenario
- identify the features of role based access control
- describe how monitoring tools can provide information on past, current and future performance and resource use
- distinguish between the Event Viewer and Reliability Monitor tools
- identify the functions of System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Virtual Machines (VMs) in a Hyper-V system connect to a virtual network, which can then allow access to external network resources. Internal, external and private are the three main types of virtual network. Hyper-V also supports VLAN tagging for isolation of network trunk traffic. This course describes virtual networking and reviews the various virtual network types. Virtual switch operations are also covered.
A number of options exist for remotely configuring a Hyper-V server. Smaller installations will be fine with the simplicity of Hyper-V manager, and it can be installed on a different server or client machine as part of the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT). For larger scale implementations System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) is a better fit. This course reviews the options for remotely configuring and managing a Hyper-V server. Remote administration and management using SCVMM including security considerations are also discussed.
- recognize the characteristics of network adapters in virtual networking
- identify the characteristics of virtual network types
- identify considerations for virtual network switches
- create a virtual network
- identify how Virtual Network Manager is used to configure virtual network connections
- change the MAC address pool in Virtual Network Manager
- create a new virtual network in a given scenario
- identify characteristics of |w jumbo frames and TCP offloading engines in VM environments
- optimize virtual network performance in a given scenario
- recognize how |w Hyper-V Manager and Failover Cluster Management |w are used for remote management
- identify the benefits of using SCVMM for remote management
- describe the components of the SCVMM architecture
- identify security considerations for using SCVMM for remote management
When making the move to Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V a migration plan needs to be put in place so that the machines in a physical machine environment can be successfully migrated to a virtual environment. It is important for the organizations performing these migrations of machines onto production Hyper-V resource pools to be familiar with the different migration types. In addition to correctly planning a Hyper-V server environment, each and every individual virtual machine need to be planned so it is equally important to understand the components of a virtual machine such as virtual hard drives, configuration files, snapshots, and states.
This course describes the common scenarios which exist prior to a move to Hyper-V and explores the tools and process available to the user on how to move to perform a migration. The components, functions, and the processes of creating a virtual machine is also covered.
- describe the process of performing a P2V migration
- perform a physical to virtual migration using the Virtual Machine Manager in a given scenario
- describe the process of performing a virtual to virtual (V2V) Migration
- describe how to move virtual machines between Hyper-V hosts using the import/export function
- identify common virtual machine components
- describe how to create and edit a virtual machine in Hyper-V Manager
- create and edit settings on a new virtual machine in Hyper-V Manager in a given scenario
- identify the features of Hyper-V Integration Services
- match Hyper-V virtual machine states to their descriptions
- describe how to manage virtual hard disks in Hyper-V