Microsoft Course 50023 - Managing Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 — A 5-Day Course

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Course Synopsis

Please note that this course has been retired and is no longer available. Please see the Microsoft System Center page for courses currently available in this subject area.

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to protect and recover data using System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM).

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, delegates should be able to:

Intended Audience

This course is intended for backup system administrators. Knowledge of operating systems and backup devices is assumed.

Course Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students should have the following prerequisites:

Schedule

This course has been retired and is no longer available.


Outline Course Contents

Introducing Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

This module discuses disaster recovery basics, describes the System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 architecture, and discusses the planning process required to implement DPM-based disaster recovery and data protection in an enterprise environment.

During group discussion exercises that accompany this module, you will analyze a typical enterprise environment and develop a plan to implement comprehensive data protection.

Installing and Configuring DPM 2007

This module discusses system requirements for the DPM 2007 server, explains how to specify non-default settings when installing the operating system before installing DPM, provides step-by-step instructions for installing DPM servers and protection agents on enterprise systems, and discusses troubleshooting techniques for resolving issues you may encounter.

During lab exercises that accompany this module, you will install DPM prerequisite software, install a DPM server, perform initial required configuration tasks, and perform selected tasks to enable optional DPM features and functions.

Extending DPM Protection to Enterprise Applications

This module explains how to extend data protection to Exchange Servers, SQL Servers, SharePoint and Clustered servers, and Virtual Server Hosts and Virtual Machines by installing protection agents and configuring protection groups.

During lab exercises that accompany this module, you will install protection agents on an Exchange Server, a SQL Server, a SharePoint server, and a Virtual Server Host, create protection groups on the DPM server, and monitor data collection.

Examining Protected Data Backup and Recovery

This module provides step-by-step instructions to prepare for recovery of DPM servers, backup protected computer system states, and recover and restore system states and protected data for the DPM Server, Exchange Servers, SQL Servers, and Virtual Server Machines. Topics also explain how to synchronize the DPM Server with data protected data in the storage pool.

Troubleshooting DPM 2007

This module provides an overview of techniques for troubleshooting DPM environments to resolve DPM Server and protection agent installation issues. Topics also explain how to use the Windows PowerShell-based DPM Management Shell to manage and maintain DPM environments.

During lab exercises that accompany this module, you will use DPM tools and utilities to perform typical maintenance and repair tasks.