Microsoft Course M6422 - Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V — A 3-Day Course
This course has now been retired. Please see the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 section for a list of current courses.
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.
On completion of this M6422 training course, delegates should be able to:
- Install and configure Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
- Understand Hyper-V Virtual Networking
- Understand the types of Virtual Hard Drives and their benefits
- Create and manage Virtual Machines on the Hyper-V server
- Understand how to configure the Hyper-V server to ensure high availability
- Monitor the performance of the Hyper-V server
- Understand how to use existing virtual machines in the Hyper-V server
- Understand the issues with migrating existing Virtual Machines to Hyper-V
- Understand how System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) can be used to manage Hyper-V servers throughout the enterprise
- Use PowerShell to manage the Hyper-V server and the virtual machines hosted on the Hyper-V server
- Implement a disaster recovery plan for Virtual Machines on Hyper-V
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.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should have technical knowledge in the following areas:
- Windows Server 2000/2003 System Administration
- Server Virtualization using Virtual Server 2005 or Virtual PC
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.
- Introducing Windows Server Hyper-V
- Hyper-V Requirements
- Installing the Hyper-V Server Role
- Configure Hyper-V to be Highly Available
Lab: Install Hyper-V and Perform Initial Configuration
- Install Hyper-V
- Explore the Hyper-V Management Console
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.
- Configuring Hyper-V Options
- Configuring the Virtual Network
Lab: Configuring Hyper-V and Virtual Networks
- Configure Hyper-V Server Settings
- Configure Hyper-V 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.
- Configuring Hyper-V Remote Administration
- Using Scripting for Hyper-V Administration
Lab: Accessing and Managing Hyper-V Remotely
- Configure the Windows Firewall
- Install the Hyper-V Manager on Windows Vista
- Connect to the Hyper-V Server 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.
- Creating Virtual Hard Drives
- Creating Virtual Machines
Lab: Creating Virtual Machines and Virtual Hard Drives
- Creating New Virtual Hard Drives
- Creating New Virtual Machines
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.
- Managing Virtual Machine Settings
- Using Virtual Machine Snapshots
- Configuring Hyper-V for High Availability
- Monitoring Hyper-V Performance
Lab: Managing Virtual Machine Settings
- Configure Virtual Machine Settings
- Monitor Hyper-V Performance
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.
- Migrating Legacy Virtual Machines
- Understanding the Impact of Migrated VMs
Lab : Migrating Legacy Virtual Machines to Hyper-V
- Migrate Existing Virtual Machines to Hyper-V
- Troubleshoot Issues on the Migrated VMs
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.
- Introducing System Center Virtual Machine Manager
- Managing Virtual Machines with SCVMM
Lab : Using SCVMM to Manage Hyper-V
- Importing and Managing the Hyper-V Server using SCVMM
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.
- Using the SCVMM Library
- Managing the Image Library in SCVMM
- Managing Checkpoints
Lab: Managing VM Templates and the Image Library
- Managing VM Snapshot
- Using 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.
- Using PowerShell to Manage Hyper-V
- Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
Lab: Using PowerShell and Disaster Recovery
- Create and Manage and Recover VM Snapshots