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Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Training

Course ID: MSL-10751
Duration: 5 Days

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Description

Exam 70-247 - This course teaches students how to design, install and configure a private cloud, including how to configure and deploy the application infrastructure as well as the key components of System Center 2012 that are necessary for delivering services on the private cloud infrastructure.

This course provides direction on producing a high-level design that accounts for requirements for the private cloud environment. Students will learn how to configure and deploy the application infrastructure, how to configure a preboot execution environment (PXE) server, an update server, and a software update baseline. Students will learn how to sequence and deploy an application virtually, and how to build the core components that are necessary for delivering services in the infrastructure. They will also allocate resources and grant access to the private cloud.

Additionally, students will learn how to monitor the private cloud, and setup, configure, and integrate the core System Center 2012 - Service Manager components into the private cloud infrastructure. Students will learn how to configure a service catalog and publish this catalog to the self-service portal. They will also gain the knowledge required to deploy and configure System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager (DPM) and Orchestrator in a private cloud, and integrate these products with other System Center 2012 components.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan for the private cloud.
  • Configure and deploy the private cloud infrastructure.
  • Extend and maintain the private cloud infrastructure.
  • Configure virtual application delivery.
  • Create the private cloud building blocks.
  • Deploy and access the first business unit private cloud.
  • Monitor the private cloud infrastructure.
  • Extend and customize monitoring of the private cloud infrastructure.
  • Implement service management for the private cloud.
  • Configure a private cloud service catalog.
  • Protect the private cloud infrastructure.
  • Automate and standardize the private cloud.

Audience

This course is intended for data center administrators who will be responsible for designing, installing, and configuring a private cloud infrastructure. The secondary audience for this course are data center administrators who will be responsible for monitoring and protecting the private cloud infrastructure.

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.

  • Understanding the Private Cloud
  • Requirements for Deploying a Private Cloud
  • Designing the Private Cloud Components
  • Deploying a Private Cloud Infrastructure with System Center 2012
  • Deploying Hyper-V Clustering with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the private cloud.
  • Describe the requirements for deploying a private cloud.
  • Design private cloud components.
  • Deploy a private cloud infrastructure with System Center 2012.
  • Deploy Hyper-V clustering with VMM.
Module 2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud Infrastructure

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

  • Virtual Machine Manager Architecture and Components Overview
  • Installing and Upgrading Virtual Machine Manager
  • Configuring VMM Security and Roles
  • Understanding Host Groups

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.

  • Overview of the PXE and Update Server Roles
  • Deploying Bare-Metal Hyper-V Host Servers
  • Configuring the Update Server Role
  • Creating and Remediating an Update Baseline

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 fabric.
  • Configure the Update server role.
  • Create and remediate a software update compliance baseline.
Module 4: Configuring Virtual Application Delivery

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

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe dynamic application deployment.
  • Create web deployment packages by using the Web Deployment Tool.
  • 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.

  • Configuring Guest Operating System Profiles
  • Configuring Hardware Profiles
  • Deploying SQL Server Using SQL Server Profiles
  • Configuring Application Profiles for a Deployment
  • Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
  • Configuring Self-Service Portal Users

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 self-service portal users.
Module 6: Deploying and Accessing the First Business Unit Private Cloud

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

  • Understanding Private Clouds
  • Installing and Configuring Application Controller
  • Creating and Managing Services and Service Templates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe a business unit private cloud.
  • 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.

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

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 - 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.

  • Configuring a SharePoint Portal
  • Using the Monitoring Templates
  • Understanding Distributed Application Monitoring

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.

  • System Center Service Manager Architecture Overview
  • Upgrading Service Manager
  • Understanding Service Manager Work Items
  • Configuring System Center Service Manager Connectors
  • Configuring Notifications
  • Understanding Incident and Problem Management

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.
  • Understand incident and problem management.
Module 10: Configuring a Private Cloud Service Catalog

This module explains how to configure a service catalog and publish the service catalog to the self-service portal.

  • What Is a Service Catalog?
  • Cloud Service Process Management Pack Overview
  • Configuring Service Request Fulfillment
  • Configuring Service Offerings
  • Service Level Management

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the service catalog and how it is implemented in Service Manager.
  • Configure the Cloud Services Process Management Pack.
  • Configure service request fulfillment.
  • Configure service offerings.
  • Use service level management.
Module 11: Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure

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

  • Data Protection Manager Architecture and Security
  • Upgrading Data Protection Manager
  • Configuring Data Protection Manager for Protection of the Private Cloud
  • Configuring Application Protection for the Private Cloud
  • Restoring Applications to the Private Cloud

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 12: 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.

  • System Center Orchestrator Overview
  • Deploying and Configuring Core Components
  • Configuring Integration Packs
  • Creating Runbooks
  • Executing a Runbook from Service Manager

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.

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