Duration: 5 Days
Technology: Windows Server 2012
Software Assurance Value:
Get hands-on instruction and practice provisioning your storage requirements and meeting your high availability needs with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 in this four-day Microsoft Official Course.
In this course, you will learn about traditional storage topologies such as Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Networks (SANs), and bus technologies such as Fibre Channel and iSCSI. The course also covers newer Windows Server technologies such as Storage Spaces, tiering, thin provisioning and Data Deduplication, and enhanced functionality to the SMB sharing protocol in Windows Server 2012 R2.
The course also teaches high availability and disaster recovery technologies such as live migration, storage migration, and Hyper-V Replica. In addition, it provides in-depth coverage of Failover Clustering, including a detailed implementation of failover clustering of Hyper-V using Scale-Out File Server.
The course also covers System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. You will learn how to manage your storage infrastructure at scale by abstracting the physical storage fabric into manageable units that can be provisioned on-demand with minimal overhead using private clouds. The course describes Microsoft Azure storage solutions and integrating your on-premises storage with cloud-based storage and disaster recovery solutions including StorSimple and Azure Site Recovery. Implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB) and load balancing clusters are also covered.
The detailed hands-on labs and in-depth content will provide you with the knowledge and skills to meet and manage your continually-growing and evolving storage and high availability needs, with reduced overhead and cost.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
This course is intended for experienced IT Professionals who have the following experience and background:
Module 1: Fundamental Storage Technologies and Components
This module introduces various storage hardware and communications technologies. It discusses changes in storage options and new technologies, including virtualization. Also covered in this module are enterprise storage hardware solutions such as storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS), direct-attached storage (DAS), redundant array of independent disks (RAID), bus technologies, storage controllers, communications protocols, and data security.
Lab: Planning and Configuring Storage Technologies and Components
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Module 2: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data DeduplicationThis module discusses how to manage, maintain, and recover Storage Spaces, how to configure storage pools and virtual hard disks, and how to implement Data Deduplication, a feature used to find and remove duplicate data while maintaining the integrity of the data.
Lab: Implementing Storage Spaces
Lab: Implementing Data Deduplication
Module 3: High Availability in Windows ServerIn this module, students will learn about high availability and disaster recovery with Hyper V virtual machines, and how to implement high availability in virtual environments by using failover clustering in Windows Server 2012. Lessons
Lab: Planning and Configuring High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions
Module 4: Implementing Failover ClusteringIn this module, students will learn how to plan failover clustering implementation and how to create and configure new failover clusters.
Lab: Creating and Administering a Cluster
Module 5: Managing Server Roles and Clustering ResourcesThis module describes how to configure roles and services for high availability on a failover cluster. Students will learn about configuring, managing, maintaining, and troubleshooting failover clusters, in addition to implementing site high availability with multisite failover clustering.Lessons
Lab: Implementing Server Roles and Clustering Resources
Lab: Managing Server Roles and Clustering Resources
Module 6: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-VIn this module, students will learn how to implement failover clustering in a Hyper-V scenario to achieve high availability for a virtual environment.Lessons
Lab: Implementing Failover Clustering by Using Hyper-V
Module 7: Storage Infrastructure Management with Virtual Machine ManagerThis module provides an overview of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, which is one of the Microsoft virtualization technologies, and explains how students can use it to manage both virtualization and traditional storage infrastructures.
Lab: Managing Storage Infrastructure
Module 8: Cloud-Based Storage and High Availability
Lab: Managing Cloud-Based Storage and High Availability
Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing ClustersThis module introduces students to Network Load Balancing (NLB) and how this technology works. This module also covers the situations for which NLB is appropriate, how to configure and manage NLB clusters, how to perform maintenance tasks on NLB clusters, and how load balancing works in both Virtual Machine Manager and Microsoft Azure.Lessons
Lab: Implementing Network Load Balancing Clusters
Before attending this course, students must have: