Microsoft Course M6422 - Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V — A 3-Day Course

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Course Synopsis

This three-day instructor-led M6422 course teaches students how to implement and manage Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. It also teaches students how to manage Hyper-V with Solution Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and with PowerShell.

Course Objectives

On completion of this M6422 training course, delegates should be able to:

Intended Audience

The primary audience for this course is Windows Server 2003/2008 System Administrators who manage and implement Server Virtualization technologies within their network. The secondary audience for this course is Enterprise System Architects who plan enterprise server resources with an emphasis on server consolidation.

Course Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should have technical knowledge in the following areas:


This course has been retired and is no longer available.

Outline Course Contents

Introduction to Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

This module introduces the concepts related to and the history of server virtualization. Through this module, the student will understand the business need for virtualization and how virtualization fits into their existing environment. Selecting the required hardware and basic installation and configuration are also covered.


Lab: Install Hyper-V and Perform Initial Configuration

Configure Hyper-V Settings and Virtual Networks

This module provides information on the configuration options available on the Hyper-V server and the Hyper-V Virtual Networks.


Lab: Configuring Hyper-V and Virtual Networks

Hyper-V Remote Administration

This module explores the requirements for remote management of the Hyper-V Server and the tools available for remote management.


Lab: Accessing and Managing Hyper-V Remotely

Creation of Virtual Machines and Virtual Hard Drives

This module explores the creation of the Hyper-V Virtual Machines and their associated Virtual Hard Drives. The options available for the Virtual Machines and the types of Virtual Hard Drives will be covered. This module also covers the importance of Hyper-V Integration Services and Hypervisor.


Lab: Creating Virtual Machines and Virtual Hard Drives

Virtual Machine Settings, Snapshots, and High Availability

This module explores the settings available on each Virtual Machines hosted on the Hyper-V server and how to use and manage Virtual Machine snapshots. The module will also cover configuring Hyper-V for high availability and performance monitoring on the Hyper-V server.


Lab: Managing Virtual Machine Settings

Migration of Virtual Machines to Hyper-V

This module provides instruction on how to migrate virtual machines hosted on earlier virtualization technologies to the Hyper-V server.


Lab : Migrating Legacy Virtual Machines to Hyper-V

Introduction to System Center Virtual Machine Manager

This module introduces System Center Virtual Machine Manager and shows how it can be used to manage Hyper-V servers throughout an enterprise.


Lab : Using SCVMM to Manage Hyper-V

Managing the SCVMM Virtual Machine Image Library and Checkpoints

This module explores the Virtual Machine image library and checkpoints available in System Center Virtual Machine Manager.


Lab: Managing VM Templates and the Image Library

PowerShell and Disaster Recovery

This module explores how to use PowerShell to manage the Hyper-V server. This module also explores how to backup virtual machines in Hyper-V.


Lab: Using PowerShell and Disaster Recovery