Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012

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Location: Bangalore, India | Dubai, UAE

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Course Details

In this course, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to design, install, and configure a private cloud. You will learn how to configure and deploy the application infrastructure as well as the key components of System Center 2012 that are necessary for managing services on the private cloud infrastructure.

You will cover the requirements needed to produce a high-level design for the private cloud environment. Through hands-on practice, you will configure and deploy the application infrastructure, as well as learn how to configure a pre-boot execution environment (PXE) server, an update server, and software update baseline. You will learn how to configure a service catalog and publish this catalog to the self-service portal. You will cover what is required to deploy and configure System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) and Orchestrator in a private cloud.

Course Prerequisites

System administrator-level working knowledge of:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Networking experience
  • Previous versions of System Center products
  • Configuration of Microsoft SharePoint
  • Hyper-V
  • Data center management processes
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) knowledge

Course Agenda

1. Planning for the Private Cloud

  • Private Cloud
  • Requirements for Deploying a Private Cloud
  • Designing the Private Cloud Infrastructure Components
  • System Center 2012 Components
  • Deploying Hyper-V Clustering with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

2. Private Cloud Configuration and Deployment with System Center VMM

  • VMM Architecture and Components
  • Installing and Upgrading VMM
  • Configuring VMM Security and Roles
  • Host Groups

3. Extending and Maintaining the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • PXE and Update Server Roles
  • Deploying Bare-Metal Hyper-V Host Servers
  • Configuring the Update Server Role
  • Creating and Remediating an Update Baseline

4. Configuring Virtual Application Delivery

  • Dynamic Application Deployment
  • Web Deployment Packages
  • Server Application Virtualization
  • Configuring Server App-V Components
  • Sequencing and Deploying Virtual Applications

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 MachineTemplates
  • Configuring Self-Service Portal Users

6. Deploying and Accessing a Private Cloud

  • Private Cloud Computing
  • Installing and Configuring App Controller
  • Creating and Managing Services and Service Templates

7. Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Operations Manager Architecture and Security
  • Upgrading Operations Manager 2007 R2
  • Configuring Notifications
  • Configuring Management Packs
  • Configuring Integration with System Center 2012

8. Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Configuring the SharePoint Portal
  • Monitoring Templates
  • Distributed Application Monitoring

9. Implementing Service Management for the Private Cloud

  • Service Manager Architecture
  • Upgrading to System Center 2012 – Service Manager
  • Service Manager Work Items
  • Configuring Service Manager Connectors
  • Configuring Service Manager Notifications

10. Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Planning Data Protection Manager (DPM) Deployment
  • DPM Architecture and Components
  • Upgrading DPM
  • Configuring DPM for the Private Cloud
  • Configuring Application Protection for the Private Cloud
  • Restoring Applications to the Private Cloud

11. Automating and Standardizing the Private Cloud

  • Orchestrator Architecture and Components
  • Deploying and Configuring Core Orchestrator Components
  • Managing Runbooks
  • Configuring Integration Packs

12. Configuring the Cloud Services Process Pack

  • Implementing the Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Service Level Management