Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

Course ID: HLT 10751

Course Length: 5 days

Course Description:
This course describes private cloud configuration and deployment with Microsoft System Center 2012.

Target Student:
Data center administrators responsible for designing, installing and configuring a private cloud infrastructure.

Prerequisites:
To ensure your success, we recommend:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 experience
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) knowledge
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
  • Networking and storage experience
  • Familiarity with data center management processes
  • Previous work with IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Previous work with Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)

Delivery Method:
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives :
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Produce a high-level design that accounts for requirements for the private cloud environment.
  • Produce a high-level design that accounts for requirements for the private cloud environment.
  • Configure and deploy the application fabric.
  • Configure a PXE server, an update server, and a software update baseline.
  • Configure Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (App-V) so that it can be used to sequence and deploy an application virtually.
  • Build the core components necessary for delivering services on the fabric.
  • Allocate resources to the private cloud and grant access to the private cloud.
  • Understand how to monitor the private cloud using Operations Manager.
  • Understand the tools necessary to extend and customize Operations Manager for a private cloud environment.
  • Set up, configure, and integrate the core components of Service Manager into the private cloud fabric.
  • Configure a service catalog, and then publish it to the Self-Service Portal.
  • Gain the knowledge necessary to deploy and configure DPM in a private cloud.
  • Deploy and configure Microsoft System Center 2012 - Orchestrator in a private cloud, and then integrate it with other System Center 2012 components.

Course Content

Module 1: Planning for the Private Cloud
Topic 1A: Understanding the Private Cloud
Topic 1B: Requirements for Deploying a Private Cloud
Topic 1C: Designing the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Topic 1D: Overview of System Center 2012 Components
Topic 1E: Deploying Hyper-V Clustering with VMM
Lab : Planning for the Private Cloud

Module 2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with System Center 2012 -Virtual Machine Manager
Topic 2A: Overview of VMM Architecture and Components
Topic 2B: Installing and Upgrading VMM
Topic 2C: Configuring VMM Security and Roles
Topic 2D: Understanding Host Groups
Lab : Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Module 3: Extending and Maintaining the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Topic 3A: Overview of the PXE and Update Server Roles
Topic 3B: Deploying Bare-Metal Hyper-V Host Servers
Topic 3C: Configuring the Update Server Role
Topic 3D: Creating and Using an Update Baseline
Lab : Maintaining the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Module 4: Configuring Application Delivery
Topic 4A: Dynamic Application Deployment Overview
Topic 4B: Web Deployment Packages
Topic 4C: Server Application Virtualization Overview
Topic 4D: Configuring Server App-V Components
Topic 4E: Sequencing and Deploying Virtual Applications
Lab : Configuring Virtual Application Delivery

Module 5: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
Topic 5A: Configuring Guest Operating System Profiles
Topic 5B: Configuring Hardware Profiles
Topic 5C: Configuring SQL Server Using SQL Server Profiles
Topic 5D: Configuring Application Profiles
Topic 5E: Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
Topic 5F: Configuring the Self-Service User Role
Lab : Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks

Module 6: Deploying and Accessing a Private Cloud
Topic 6A: Understanding Private Cloud Computing
Topic 6B: Installing and Configuring App Controller
Topic 6C: Creating and Managing Services and Service Templates
Lab : Deploying and Accessing a Private Cloud

Module 7: Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Topic 7A: Operations Manager Architecture and Security
Topic 7B: Upgrading Operations Manager 2007 R2
Topic 7C: Configuring Notifications
Topic 7D: Configuring Management Packs
Topic 7E: Configuring Integration with System Center 2012
Lab : Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Module 8: Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Topic 8A: Configuring the SharePoint Server Portal
Topic 8B: Monitoring Templates
Topic 8C: Distributed Application Monitoring
Lab : Extending and Customizing Monitoring

Module 9: Implementing Service Management for the Private Cloud
Topic 9A: Service Manager Architecture Overview
Topic 9B: Upgrading to System Center 2012 - Service Manager
Topic 9C: Understanding Service Manager Work Items
Topic 9D: Configuring Service Manager Connectors
Topic 9E: Configuring Service Manager Notifications
Lab : Implementing Service Management for the Private Cloud

Module 10: Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure
Topic 10A: Planning DPM Deployment
Topic 10B: DPM Architecture and Components
Topic 10C: Upgrading DPM
Topic 10D: Configuring DPM for the Private Cloud
Topic 10E: Configuring Application Protection for the Private Cloud
Topic 10F: Restoring Applications to the Private Cloud
Lab : Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Module 11: Automating and Standardizing the Private Cloud
Topic 11A: Orchestrator Architecture and Components Overview
Topic 11B: Deploying and Configuring Core Components
Topic 11C: Managing Runbooks
Topic 11D: Configuring Integration Packs
Lab : Automating the Private Cloud

Module 12: Configuring the Cloud Services Process Pack
Topic 12A: Implementing the Cloud Services Process Pack
Topic 12B: Service Level Management
Lab : Configuring the Cloud Service Process Pack