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Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud Outline

 

Module 1: Introduction to the Cloud Model

This module explains the key business and technical requirements behind choosing a cloud model and the elements it contains. The module also shows how to use Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 to monitor and operate clouds, ensuring that it is configured correctly and running in a healthy state. Finally, you will use System Center to verify cloud infrastructure for the cloud environment.

Lessons

  • Overview of the Cloud Computing Model
  • Requirements for a Private Cloud
  • Requirements for a Public or Hybrid Cloud
  • Operating a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure with System Center
  • Maintaining the Health of a Cloud
  • Integrating System Center Components

Lab : Verifying the Private Cloud Infrastructure

After completing this module, you will be able to describe:

  • The key features of a cloud computing model.
  • Private cloud requirements
  • Public cloud requirements.
  • How System Center 2012 R2 can be used to monitor and manage a hybrid cloud.
  • How to maintain the health of a hybrid cloud infrastructure.
  • How to integrate System Center components.

Module 2: Configuring a Private Cloud Environment

This module examines how Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) plays a pivotal role in the private cloud. The module first provides an overview of Virtual Machine Manager, and will then show how it is used to manage a virtual environment. Additionally, this module explains how to create private clouds by using Virtual Machine Manager. In the lab, you will create a private cloud and then optimize it so that is ready for production use.

Lessons

  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Managing the Virtual Environment with Virtual Machine Manager
  • Creating Clouds

Lab : Configuring and Optimizing a Microsoft Private Cloud

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Describe the, key features, architecture, and security features of Virtual Machine Manager, including the role that it plays in a cloud environment.
  • Manage a cloud infrastructure using Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Configure private cloud resources and security.

Module 3: Deploying Cloud Services

This module reviews the key elements that form a service in VMM and how the service is deployed to the private cloud.

Lessons

  • Overview of Service Templates
  • VMM Profiles
  • Web Deploy Packages
  • Overview of Server App-V
  • Data-Tier Application Packages
  • Deploying Services through App Controller

Lab : Importing and Deploying the StockTrader Application

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Create service templates.
  • Create VMM machine profiles.
  • Create Web Deploy packages.
  • Sequence applications by using Server App-V.
  • Create data-tier application packages.
  • Deploy services by using App Controller.

Module 4: Monitoring Cloud Based Applications

Module 1 explained how the health of the private cloud infrastructure is monitored with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager. This is important in maintaining the underlying infrastructure that the private cloud relies on. This module shows how Operations Manager is used to monitor the services deployed in a cloud.

Lessons

  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • Agent Deployment in Operations Manager
  • Configuring Custom Monitoring
  • Monitoring the Network Infrastructure
  • Monitoring Distributed Applications

Lab : Monitoring Private Cloud Services

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe Operations Manager, including its key features, security and architecture.
  • Deploy agents in Operations Manager to application servers.
  • Configure custom monitoring for applications and services in the cloud.
  • Monitor the networking infrastructure that applications and services rely upon.
  • Monitor Distributed Applications.

Module 5: Configuring Application Performance Monitoring

This module explains how to configure APM to monitor the performance and availability of a .NET application. Additionally, it discusses how Operations Manager 2012 R2 detects and reports failure of these monitors with its alerting and diagnostics tools.

Lessons

  • Application Performance Monitoring
  • Advanced Monitoring in APM
  • Viewing Application Performance Data in Operations Manager

Lab : Configuring Application Performance Monitoring

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe APM including the core components and best practices when using APM.
  • Configure advanced monitoring in APM.
  • View Application Performance Monitoring data in Operations Manager.

Module 6: Operating and Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud

This module covers the core features of Service Manager and the security model that supports it. It also covers how to map critical IT processes to Service Manager, and how to use the features of Service Manager to administer these processes. Additionally, the module describes methods to create and manage change requests, incidents, and release records.

Lessons

  • Overview of Service Manager
  • Configuring Security and User Roles
  • Configuring Work Items
  • Configuring Incident Queues
  • Configuring Service Offerings for a Cloud

Lab : Operating and Extending Service Management in a Cloud

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe Service Manager.
  • Configure security and user roles.
  • Configure work items.
  • Configure incident queues.
  • Configure service offerings.

Module 7: Automating Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests

This module describes Orchestrator, reviews the integration features that are available through the installation of the System Center Integration Packs, and explains the processes to follow when configuring automation between Service Manager and Operations Manager.

Lessons

  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
  • Integrating Orchestrator with Operations Manager and Service Manager

Lab : Automating Incident Creation, Remediation and Change Requests

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe Orchestrator including Integration Packs.
  • Configure integration between Orchestrator, Operations Manager and Service Manager.

Module 8: Problem Management in the Private Cloud

This module explains how a defined set of processes can help reduce the time to resolve problems. It also reviews how incidents and problems are managed within Service Manager. Additionally, this module explains how the integration of Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, and System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager can provide an automated method of generating problem records in Service Manager.

Lessons

  • Overview of Problem Management
  • Creating Custom Rules

Lab : Automating Problem Management in the Private Cloud

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe problem management.
  • Create custom rules.in Operations Manager.

Module 9: Operating a Self Service, Multi-Tenant Cloud with Windows Azure Pack

In this module you will learn how the Windows Azure Pack can be used to provide a self-service portal for tenants and administrators, and a multi-tenant framework for onboarding users. You will also learn how to provision web site, virtual machine and service bus clouds as well as looking at providing database services and automation.

Lessons

  • Windows Azure Pack Key Concepts
  • Administer Windows Azure Pack
  • Windows Azure Pack Providers

Lab : Operating a self-service multi-tenant cloud

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Describe the key features, architecture, components, and security features of Windows Azure Pack.
  • Describe the Windows Azure Pack concepts.
  • Provision and Configure services in the Windows Azure Pack.

Module 10: High Availability, Protection, and Recovery for the Cloud

This module explains how to manage a highly available cloud Infrastructure using SQL Server 2012 Always-On, Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery. This module also details how to use Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 - Data Protection Manager (DPM) to provide data protection for a cloud.

Lessons

  • High Availability for a Cloud
  • Protecting Data in the Private Cloud
  • Recovering Data in the Private Cloud

Lab : Cloud Protection and Recovery

After completing this module, you will be able to configure:

  • High availability for a cloud.
  • Data protection for a cloud.
  • Data recovery for a cloud.

Module 11: Optimizing Your Cloud Infrastructure

You will learn how Configuration Manager can be used to provide update management for Virtual Machines hosted in a cloud infrastructure. You will also learn how System Center Advisor can be used to optimize and manage cloud infrastructure by providing best practice guidelines for the configuration of the servers hosting cloud infrastructure. Finally you will learn how Pro-Tips can be used to optimize the virtualized environment and provide automated remediation when problems are detected in the environment.

Lessons

  • Using Virtual Machine Manager to Keep the Cloud Infrastructure Up-to-Date
  • Using Configuration Manager to keep Virtual Machines up-to-date
  • Using System Center Advisor to Optimize Cloud infrastructure
  • Using Pro-Tips to Optimize Cloud infrastructure

Lab : Optimizing your Cloud Infrastructure

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Update the host infrastructure with Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Update the host and guest infrastructure with Configuration Manager.
  • Optimize your platform with System Center Advisor.
  • Optimize your virtual machine workloads with Pro-Tips.

Module 12: Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets

As an IT operations toolset, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 produces and collects a vast array of data. The challenge for IT organizations as a whole is to gather this information and present it in a meaningful way to the relevant stakeholders. This module explains the various available methodologies within System Center to collect, measure, and scorecard the performance and availability of the private cloud infrastructure.

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
  • Configuring Service Reporting

Lab : Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Configure Service Level Tracking in Operations Manager.
  • Configure and deploy dashboards and widgets.
  • Publishing real-time dashboards with Microsoft Visio.
  • Use System Center analytics.
  • Analyse Service Manager OLAP cube data using Microsoft Office Excel.
  • Install, configure and use Service Reporting to create chargeback reports.

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Who should attend?

This course is intended for cloud administrators who are responsible for monitoring and protecting the cloud infrastructure. It is also suitable for solution architects who are responsible for designing cloud architectures and extending existing cloud solutions.

Prerequisites

You should have  knowledge in the following areas before attending:

  • Windows Server 2012 experience
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) knowledge
  • Networking experience
  • Working knowledge of previous versions of System Center products
  • Knowledge of configuration of Microsoft SharePoint
  • Hyper-V knowledge
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Knowledge of cloud and data center management processes
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) Knowledge

Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud Course Overview | M20247

This official 3-day Microsoft course focuses on how to monitor and operate a cloud within Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. You will learn how to manage and administer a cloud environment and how to monitor key infrastructure elements and applications that run within a cloud. However, the course does not cover planning and implementation, which is covered instead in Configuring and Deploying a Cloud with System Center 2012 R2 (M20247).

 

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Please Note: The Exam for this course has been retired by Microsoft.

 

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Cloud Fundamentals Course Outline | M40369

Module 1: Understanding the Cloud

Lessons

  • Understanding Cloud Principles and Delivery Mechanisms
  • Understanding Cloud Security Requirements and Policies
  • Understanding How a Cloud Service Stays Up-to-Date and Available
  • Understanding the Different Types of Cloud Services

 

Module 2: Enabling Microsoft Cloud Services

Lessons

  • Enabling Microsoft Office 365
  • Enabling Microsoft Intune
  • Understanding Microsoft Azure

 

Module 3: Administering Office 365 and Microsoft Intune

Lessons

  • Administering Office 365
  • Administering Microsoft Intune

 

Module 4: Using and Configuring Microsoft Cloud Services

Lessons

  • Configuring Exchange Online
  • Configuring SharePoint Online
  • Configuring OneDrive
  • Configuring Skype for Business Online
  • Configuring Microsoft Intune

 

Module 5: Supporting Cloud Users

Lessons

  • Resolving Issues with Installing Office Applications and Signing-In
  • Resolving Issues with Emails and Calendars
  • Resolving Issues with SharePoint and OneDrive
  • Resolving Issues with Skype for Business Online​​

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Who should attend this Microsoft Cloud Training Course?

The primary audience for this course are delegates who wish to lay a foundation for a career in Microsoft technologies, particularly cloud-based ones.

Prerequisites

Delegates need not possess on-the-job experience in cloud-based services, but this course does assume some hands-on experience or training in this area.

Cloud Fundamentals Course Overview | M40369

This 3-day course will prepare delegates for the Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-369, and build a foundational understanding of the following topics:

  • Understanding the cloud
  • Enabling, using, and configuring cloud services
  • Supporting cloud users
  • Administering Office 365 and Microsoft InTune

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Cloud Fundamentals Exam Information | M40369

  • Please Note: The Exam for this course has been retired by Microsoft.

What's included in this Microsoft Cloud Training Course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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accredited by

Microsoft Gold Partner, on behalf of Microsoft Partner

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud Course Outline | M20247

This course will cover the following content:

Module 1: Planning for the Cloud

  • Understanding Cloud Models
  • Benefits of Deploying a Private Cloud
  • Designing a Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Overview of Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • Overview of System Center 2012 R2 Components
  • Deploying Hyper-V Clustering with VMM
  • Lab: Preparing the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Module 2: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Overview of VMM Architecture and Components
  • Configuring Advanced Networking in VMM
  • Installing and Upgrading VMM
  • Configuring VMM Security and Roles
  • Understanding Host Groups
  • Lab: Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Module 3: Extending and Maintaining Cloud Infrastructure

  • 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 Cloud Infrastructure

Module 4: Configuring Application Delivery

  • 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

Module 5: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks

  • Configuring Guest Operating System Profiles
  • Configuring Hardware Profiles
  • Configuring SQL Server Using SQL Server Profiles
  • Configuring Application Profiles
  • Configuring Virtual Machine Templates
  • Configuring Service Provider Foundation
  • Configuring User Roles
  • Lab: Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks

Module 6: Deploying and Configuring Access to a Private Cloud

  • Understanding Private Cloud Computing
  • Installing and Configuring App Controller
  • Creating and Managing Service Templates
  • Lab: Deploying and Configuring Accessing to a Hybrid Cloud

Module 7: Monitoring Cloud Infrastructure

  • Operations Manager Architecture and Security
  • Operations Manager Installation Considerations
  • Configuring User Roles and Notifications
  • Configuring Management Packs
  • Configuring Integration with System Center 2012 R2
  • Lab: Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Module 8: Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Cloud Infrastructure

  • Configuring System Center Advisor
  • Configuring the SharePoint Server Portal
  • Monitoring Templates
  • Distributed Application Monitoring
  • Lab: Extending and Customizing Monitoring

Module 9: Implementing Service Management for the Cloud

  • Service Manager Architecture Overview
  • Upgrading to System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager
  • Understanding Service Manager Work Items
  • Configuring Service Manager Connectors
  • Configuring Service Manager Notifications
  • Lab: Implementing Service Management for a Cloud

Module 10: Configuring High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Protection for a Cloud

  • Planning for Azure Site Recovery
  • Planning DPM Deployment
  • DPM Architecture and Components
  • Upgrading DPM
  • Configuring DPM for the Private Cloud
  • Configuring Application Protection for a Cloud
  • Restoring Applications to the Cloud
  • Lab: Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Module 11: Automating and Standardizing a Cloud

  • Orchestrator Architecture and Components Overview
  • Deploying and Configuring Core Components
  • Managing Runbooks
  • Configuring Integration Packs
  • Lab: Automating a Private Cloud

Module 12: Configuring a Self-Service Multi-Tenant Cloud with the Windows Azure Pack

  • Configuring the Windows Azure Pack
  • Lab: Configuring the Windows Azure Pack

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Who should attend?

This course is designed for IT professionals who would like to develop their skills in designing, installing, and configuring a cloud infrastructure. Specifically, this course would be beneficial for cloud administrators and datacenter administrators who need these skills in order to fulfil their responsibilities.

Prerequisites

As an expert level course, this Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud training course, candidates must meet the multiple prerequisites. These include knowledge in the following areas:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Working knowledge of previous versions of System Center products
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Windows Azure
  • Microsoft Windows Azure Pack
  • Networking and storage experience
  • Familiarity with cloud management processes
  • Previous work with IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Previous work with Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)

Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud Course Overview | M20247

This Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud training consists of a 3 day, trainer-led course that will educate candidates on how to design, install, access, and configure a private cloud. Throughout the course delegates will learn how to create efficient designs that meet cloud requirements, build essential components needed for delivering services on the fabric, and deploy and configure Data Protection Manager in the cloud, to name a few. 

Within each module of the course, delegates will complete a lab that will provide them with hands-on experience of the content of the module, enabling the candidates to demonstrate their skills throughout the course. The Knowledge Academy is a Microsoft Silver Partner, therefore this Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud training course is fully accredited.  

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Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud Exam Information

  • Please Note: The Exam for this course has been retired by Microsoft.

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