Planning and Designing Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

Days 5    Code 50273   Fee £1985

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design a complex data center and desktop architecture

Course Details

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design a complex data center and desktop architecture using Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V or Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, Remote Desktop Services (RDS), System Center Suite, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), Application Virtualization 4.6 (APP-V), as well as supporting applications and utilities. The information included in this class will provide students with a solid baseline of technology solutions, architecture considerations, and management requirements that can be integrated to build a successful virtualization infrastructure.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 knowledge and experience
  • Fundamental knowledge of Hyper-V
  • Fundamental knowledge of Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
  • Fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)
  • Fundamental knowledge of Application Virtualization (APP-V)
  • Fundamental knowledge of System Centre products including System Centre Configuration Manager, System Centre Operations Manager, System Centre Virtual Machine Manager, and System Center Data Protection Manager

Course Outline

Module 1: Planning a Virtualization Strategy

This module will review key factors that must be considered when planning a data center or desktop virtualization strategy.

 

Lessons

  • Understanding Virtualization Levels
  • Defining the Case for Virtualization
  • Reviewing Virtualization Technologies
  • Reviewing the System Center Suite
  • Understanding Licensing Options
  • Reviewing Integration with Third-Party Products

Module 2: Designing a Virtualization Platform Infrastructure and High-Availability Strategy

This module will explain how to design a highly-available server virtualization infrastructure using Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.

 

Lessons

  • Defining Server Virtualization Scenarios
  • Defining Hyper-V Base Architectures
  • Performing a Pre-Design Discovery
  • Designing a Server Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Designing the Hyper-V Host Architecture
  • Designing the Virtual Machine Architecture
  • Sizing a Hyper-V Host Farm

Module 3: Designing a Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure

This module will explain how to design a virtualized desktop infrastructure based on a local desktop or central VDI strategy.

 

Lessons

  • Defining Desktop Virtualization Scenarios
  • Designing a Local Desktop Infrastructure
  • Designing a VDI Deployment using Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and RDS
  • Designing an Application Strategy using RemoteApp
  • Designing a VDI Deployment using Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Citrix XenDesktop

Module 4: Designing an Application Virtualization Infrastructure

This module will explain how to design an application delivery infrastructure for virtualized desktops using Application Virtualization 4.6.

 

Lessons

  • Planning an Application Virtualization 4.6 Infrastructure
  • Designing an Application Virtualization 4.6 Infrastructure
  • Using Application Virtualization 4.6 with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2
  • Using Application Virtualization 4.6 with RDS

Module 5: Designing a Virtualization Infrastructure Management Strategy

This module will explain the factors to consider and Microsoft suite of applications available to design a management infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Developing a Virtualization Infrastructure Management Environment with the System Center Suite
  • Developing a Virtual Machine Deployment Strategy
  • Developing a Virtual Machine Conversion Strategy
  • Developing an Administrative Strategy
  • Developing a Virtual Machine Migration Strategy
  • Developing a Disaster Recovery Strategy
  • Developing a Maintenance Strategy

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