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Course 20246D: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

This course describes how to monitor and operate a cloud with Microsoft® System Center 2012 R2. This course focuses on how to manage and administer a cloud environment, and it describes how you can monitor key infrastru... Show More
Course Prerequisites:
MCSA Windows Server 2008 or MCSA Windows Server 2012
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Duration
5 Days or 8 Evenings

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

CTU Training Solutions , Updated: October 9th, 2017

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