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MCSE Private Cloud

Microsoft private cloud solutions are built on Windows Server and System Center technology. As an administrator, you’ll move from a traditional data center to cloud optimized IT. As a Windows Server administrator, you... Show More
Course Prerequisites:
MCSA Windows Server 2008 or MCSA Windows Server 2012
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Exam
Included

Duration
10 Days

Course Content

Course: 10750A:

MCSE: 70-246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
5 Days

Module 1: Introduction to the Private Cloud
This module gives students an overview of a private cloud infrastructure, including what it is, the business and technical drivers behind implementing it, and how they can use System Center 2012 to monitor and operate it. Students will understand the key concepts of a private cloud and verify key components of System Center 2012.

Lessons
Overview of the Cloud Computing Model
Requirements for the Private Cloud
Operating a Private Cloud Infrastructure with System Center
Maintaining the Health of the Private Cloud
Integrating System Center Components
Verifying the Compliance of the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Lab : Verifying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Verifying the Infrastructure
Verifying System Center Components

Lab : Verifying the Compliance of the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Exercise: Checking Compliance

Module 2: Configuring and Optimizing Business Unit Clouds
This module explains how to configure a new business unit cloud within Virtual Machine Manager.

Lessons
Overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Managing a Virtual Environment with Virtual Machine Manager
Creating Business Unit Clouds

Lab : Configuring and Optimizing Business Unit Clouds
Configuring Network Resources
Creating the Business Unit Cloud
Configuring Security

Module 3: Deploying Cloud Services
This module explains how to deploy pre-packaged applications and create a new service template to deploy a service into the cloud.

Lessons
Overview of Service Templates
VMM Profiles
Web Deploy Packages
Overview of Server App-V
Data-Tier Application Packages

Lab : Importing and Deploying the Stock Trader Application
Deploying a Single Tier Service
Configuring Prerequisites
Preparing the Stock Trader Service Template
Deploying the Service Template

Module 4: Monitoring Private Cloud Services
This module provides an overview of System Center Operations Manager. The students are shown how Operations Manager is used to monitor the various services that underpin the private cloud. The students are then shown how to deploy agents to key service components running within the private cloud. Custom monitoring is then applied to these components which include the creation of a distributed application model to give a holistic view of the health of the private cloud infrastructure.

Lessons
Overview of System Center
Operations Manager
Agent Deployment in Operations Manager
Configuring Custom Monitoring
Monitoring the Network Infrastructure
Monitoring Distributed Applications

Lab : Monitoring Private Cloud Services
Deploying an Agent
Configuring Custom Monitoring
Creating a Distributed Application Model
Detecting and Recovering from a Failure

Module 5: Configuring Application Performance Monitoring
This module gives students a deep insight into the Application Performance Monitoring (APM) feature of Operations Manager. A .NET application has been installed into the lab environment that will be used for this module. Students will learn to configure APM to monitor the performance and availability of this application. A break in the application is then instigated where students will see how Operations Manager detects and reports this with the Alerting and Diagnostics tools that are built into Operations Manager.

Lessons
Application Performance Monitoring
Advanced Monitoring in Application Performance Monitoring
Viewing Application Performance in Operations Manager

Lab : Configuring Application Performance Monitoring
Configuring Basic Monitoring in Application Performance Monitoring
Customizing the Performance Thresholds
Validating Monitoring
Creating a Distributed Application Model for the DinnerNow Application

Module 6: Operating and Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud
This module explains the core functionality of Service Manager and the steps to create and manage change requests, incidents, and release records. The module also describes about the security model behind Service Manager so that students can customize and extend the integral functionality of the service.

Lessons
Overview of Service Manager
Configuring Security and User Roles
Configuring Work Items
Configuring Incident Queues
Configuring Service Offerings

Lab : Operating and Extending Service Management in the Cloud
Configuring Security Roles
Configuring Notifications
Publishing an Incident Service Offering
Raising an Incident
Creating an Approving a Change Request
Creating an Assigning a Release Record

Module 7: Automatic Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests
This module provides an overview of Orchestrator and explains how Orchestrator integra
tes with Operations
Manager and Service Manager.

Lessons
Overview of System Center Orchestrator 2012
Integrating Orchestrator with Operations Manager and Service Manager

Lab : Automating Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests
Configuring the Incident Template
Configuring Incidents That Affect the StockTrader Service
Automating Incident Remediation and Change Requests

Module 8: Problem Management in the Private Cloud
This module provides an overview of problem management and explains how students can use it within a service management framework. Additionally, this module explains its implementation as a manual feature of Service Manager. Finally, this module describes how to create a custom event monitor in Operations Manager and then use it to identify and route incidents and problems to Service Manager.

Lessons
Overview of Problem Management
Creating Custom Rules

Lab : Automating Problem Management in the Private Cloud
Manually Creating a Problem Record
Creating a Custom Event Rule in Operations Manager
Configuring Automated Problem Record Creation

Module 9: Automating Self-Service Provisioning
This module explains about automating self-service provisioning by using the System Center Cloud Service Process Pack, including the configuration items that are created and the request items that are contained in the System Center Cloud Service Process Pack.

Lessons
Installing and Configuring the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
Cloud Services Configuration Items
Cloud Services Request Items

Lab : Automating Self-Service Provisioning
Completing the Prerequisites for the
System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
Installing the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
Configuring the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
Deploying a Virtual Machine for StockTrader by using the Cloud Services Process Pack

Module 10: Private Cloud Protection and Recovery
This module explains how to protect the resources in the private cloud by using Data Protection Manager. It also explains how to implement a recovery action by using Orchestrator to recover a database.

Lessons
Protecting Data in the Private Cloud
Recovering Data in the Private Cloud

Lab : Private Cloud Protection and Recovery
Configuring Manual Protection and Recovery of Key Service Data
Configuring Automatic Protection and Recovery of Key Service Data
Monitoring Protection Status

Module 11: Configuring Compliance in the Private Cloud
This module explains how to implement IT Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) in a private cloud environment by using System Center 2012. It also explains how to implement Software Update Compliance in Virtual Machine Manager to verify whether key private cloud infrastructure is correctly updated with the latest software updates. The module also describes how to implement the IT GRC Management Pack in Service Manager to check for compliance across key Service Components and remediate non-compliant items.

Lessons
Overview of the Process Pack for IT GRC
Installing and Configuring the Process Pack for IT GRC
Implementing an IT GRC Control Management Program
Maintaining Compliance through VMM Security Baselines and System Center Advisor

Lab : Configuring Compliance in the Private Cloud
Creating an IT GRC Control Management Program
Adding Test Results to a Manual Control Activity and View Compliance Reports
Assigning a Baseline

Module 12: Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets
This module describes the various methods for surfacing service and performance-related data from Operations Manager and Service Manager to SharePoint and Microsoft Excel.

Lessons
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
Overview of PerformancePoint

Lab : Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets
Configuring Service Level Tracking
Configuring Service Level Management
Configuring Microsoft Excel Analytics
Configuring PerformancePoint Analytics

Course: 10751A:

MCSE: 70-247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012
5 Days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Module 11: Automating and Standardizing the Private Cloud
This module explains how to deploy and con
figure 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 and
Configuring Integration Packs
Configuring a Template to Deploy Agents on a New Virtual Machine
Creating a Runbook to Protect All Resources on a Virtual Machine

Module 12: Configuring the Cloud Services Process Pack
This module 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

CTU Training Solutions , Updated: July 6th, 2017

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