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Windows Server 2012
10971A: Storage and High Availability with Windows Server
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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 Azure Site Recovery. 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
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Manage and secure disks and volumes in Windows Server.
  • Describe storage technologies and components in Windows Server.
  • Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication.
  • Describe high availability and disaster recovery with Hyper-V virtual machines and high availability with failover clustering in windows Server 2012.
  • Plan and implement a failover cluster.
  • Describe managing server roles and clustering resources.
  • Implement and manage virtual machines by using Hyper-V with failover clustering.
  • Describe using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager to perform storage infrastructure management.
  • Describe cloud-based storage and high availability solutions.
  • Plan and implement a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster.
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.
  • IT professionals with real-world experience who work in a Windows Server 2008 environment and want to assess the latest storage and technologies that are available in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • IT Professionals who work in small-to-medium enterprises who manage storage and high availability requirements for their organization.
  • IT professionals who have skills in other areas, such as general system administration, who are looking for knowledge and skills for career development in Windows Server storage and high availability.
Before Attending this course, students must have:
  • Knowledge and real world experience working day to day with Windows Server and Windows Client in an Enterprise environment.
  • Knowledge of and experience with basic local storage concepts and technologies.
  • Experience working with Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 (this is beneficial but not essential).
Module1: Disks and Volumes with Windows Server
Thismodule introduces you to different storage technologies. It discusses how toimplement the storage solutions in Windows Server 2012, and how to use EFS(Encrypting File System) and BitLocker Drive Encryption, which enable you tosecure data at rest.
Lessons
  • Managing Disks in Windows Server
  • Managing Volumes in Windows Server
  • Securing Volumes and Drives

Module2: Fundamental Storage Technologies and Components
Thismodule introduces you to different storage hardware and communicationstechnologies. It discusses enterprise storage hardware such as storage areanetwork (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) solutions, direct-attachedstorage (DAS), bus technologies, storage controllers, and communicationsprotocols.
Lessons
  • Server Storage Topology
  • Bus Technologies and Protocols
  • Configuring Sharing in Windows Server

Module3: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
Thismodule discusses how to manage, maintain, and recover Storage Spaces, howto configure storage pools and virtual hard disks, and how toimplement Data Deduplication.
Lessons
  • Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Maintaining Storage Spaces
  • Implementing Data Deduplication

Module4: High Availability in Windows Server
Thismodule covers how to achieve high availability on several levels of InformationTechnology (IT) infrastructure. Students will learn how to implementhigh availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V in WindowsServer 2012 virtual machines with technologies such as live migration, storagemigration, and Hyper-V Replica. Also covered is implementing highavailability in virtual environments by using failover clustering technology.
Lessons
  • Defining Levels of Availability
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with Hyper-V Virtual Machines
  • High Availability with Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2012

Module5: Implementing Failover Clustering
Inthis module, students will learn how to plan Failover Clustering implementationand how to create and configure new failover clusters.
Lessons
  • Planning a Failover Cluster
  • Creating a New Failover Cluster

Module6: Managing Server Roles and Clustering Resources
Thismodule describes how to configure roles and services for high availability on afailover cluster. Students will learn about configuring, managing, maintaining,and troubleshooting failover clusters, in additionto implementing site high availability with multisite failoverclustering.
Lessons
  • Configuring Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  • Managing and Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Troubleshooting a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing Site High Availability with Multisite Failover Clusters

Module7: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
Inthis module, students will learn how to implement failover clustering in aHyper-V scenario to achieve high availability for a virtual environment. Thisincludes an overview of Hyper-V and failover clustering integration, howto implement Hyper-V failover Clustering with Scale-Out File Server (SoFS), andhow to manage and maintain Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters.
Lessons
  • Overview of Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
  • Managing and Maintaining Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters

Module8: Storage Infrastructure Management with Virtual Machine Manager
Thismodule provides an overview of Virtual Machine Manager, which is one of theMicrosoft virtualization technologies, and explains how you can use it tomanage both virtualization and traditional storage infrastructures.
Lessons
  • Overview of Virtual Machine Manager
  • Managing Storage Infrastructure with Virtual Machine Manager
  • Provisioning Failover Clustering in Virtual Machine Manager

Module9: Cloud-Based Storage and High Availability
Thismodule discusses cloud-based storage and high availability solutions, includingAzure, StorSimple, and disaster recovery with Azure Site Recovery.
Lessons
  • Azure Storage Solutions and Infrastructure
  • Cloud Integrated Storage with StorSimple
  • Disaster Recovery with Azure Site Recovery

Module10: Implementing Network Load Balancing Clusters
Thismodule introduces Network Load Balancing(NLB). It covers how thistechnology works, and the situations for which NLB is appropriate.Students will learn how to configure and manage NLB clusters, how toperform maintenance tasks on NLB clusters, and how load balancing works inMicrosoft System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager and MicrosoftAzure.
Lessons
  • Overview of NLB
  • Configuring an NLB Cluster
  • Planning an NLB Implementation
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