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 Internet SCSI (iSCSI). The course will also cover the latest innovations concerning disks, volumes and file systems as well as new technologies such as Storage Spaces, tiering, thin provisioning and Data Deduplication, and enhanced functionality to SMB and NFS sharing protocols in Windows Server 2012 R2.
The course will also cover high availability and disaster recovery technologies such as live migration, storage migration and Hyper-V Replica, as well as providing in-depth coverage of failover clustering including a detailed implementation of failover clustering of Hyper-V using Scale-Out File Server (SoFS).
The course also covers System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and 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 an on-demand basis with minimal overhead by using private clouds. The course describes Microsoft Azure storage solutions and integrating your on-premise storage with cloud-based storage and disaster recovery solutions including StorSimple and Hyper-V Recovery Manager. The course covers implementing Network Load Balancing (NLB) and load balancing clusters.
The detailed hands-on labs and in-depth content will provide you with the knowledge and skills so you can meet and manage your continually growing and evolving storage and high availability needs with reduced overhead and cost
This course is intended for experienced IT Professionals who have the following experience and background: •IT professionals with real-world experience who work in an enterprise environment and who are involved in storage and high availability management and provisioning, and who are looking to gain knowledge and training on the latest technologies in those areas in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
Module 1: Disks and Volumes with Windows Server
This module covers the configuration and management of disks and volumes focusing on changes and enhancements to existing technologies in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. It also discusses how and when to use EFS (Encrypting File System) and BitLocker, which enable you to secure data at rest.
Lab : Managing Disks and Volumes in Windows Server 2012
Module 2: Fundamental Storage Technologies and Components
This module describes various fundamental storage technologies and components, including storage topology options, bus technologies in Windows Server, and sharing configuration in Windows Server.
Lab : Planning and Configuring Storage Technologies and Components
Module 3: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
This 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.
Lab : Implementing Storage Spaces
Lab : Implementing Data Deduplication
Module 4: High Availability in Windows Server
This module initially covers high availability in Windows Server in general terms, such as defining levels of availability and disaster recovery options and requirements. It then covers High Availability options which are available for virtual machines outside of failover clustering and follows that then by specifically covering High Availability as provided by failover clustering.
Lab : Planning and Configuring High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions
Module 5: Implementing Failover Clustering
This module explains how to create and administer a failover cluster, including planning, creating, managing, and monitoring a cluster.
Lab : Creating and Administering a Cluster
Module 6: Managing Server Roles and Clustering Resources
This module describes how to configure roles and services for high availability on a failover cluster, how to manage and maintain a failover cluster, and how to implement site high availability with multi-site failover clustering.
Lab : Managing Server Roles and Clustering Resources
Module 7: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
This module gives an overview of Hyper-V and failover clustering integration, as well as Implementing Hyper-V failover Clustering with Scale-Out File Server (SoFS). It also covers the management and maintenance of Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters.
Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering by Using Hyper-V
Module 8: Storage Infrastructure Management with Virtual Machine Manager
This module describes Virtual Machine Manager and how to use it to manage storage infrastructure. It also discusses using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager to provision failover clusters for Hyper-V.
Lab : Storage Infrastructure Management with Virtual Machine Manager
Module 9: Cloud Based Storage and High Availability
This module discusses cloud-based storage and high availability solutions, including Azure, StorSimple, and disaster recovery with Hyper-V Recovery Manager.
Lab : Cloud Based Storage and High Availability
Module 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing Clusters
This module introduces Network Load Balancing (NLB) and the situations for which NLB is appropriate. It also covers how to configure and manage NLB clusters, perform maintenance tasks on NLB clusters, and how load balancing works in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and Microsoft Azure.
Lab : Implementing a Network Load Balancing Cluster