Microsoft Course 6423 - Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Clustering — A 3-Day Course

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Synopsis

Please note that this course has been retired and is no longer available. Please see the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 page for courses currently available in this subject area.

This three-day instructor-led M6423 course introduces Windows Server 2008 clustering and provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement, maintain, and troubleshoot clusters.

Course Objectives

After completing this M6423 training course, students will be able to implement, maintain, and troubleshoot clusters in their enterprise environment.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for IT professional technical specialists responsible for implementing and maintaining high availability solutions utilizing clustering technologies.

Course Prerequisites

Schedule

This course has been retired and is no longer available.


Outline Course Contents

Introduction to Clusters

This module provides an overview of cluster concepts and functionality.

Lessons

Lab : Identifying Windows Server 2008 High Availability Solutions

Introduction to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters

This module describes key features and functionality of the Windows Server 2008 failover clusters.

Lessons

Lab : Identifying Windows Server 2008 Clustering Solutions

Preparing to Install a Failover Cluster

This module explains the prerequisite requirements and planning required to install a Windows failover cluster.

Lessons

Lab: Preparing for a Cluster Installation

Overview of Failover Cluster Storage Requirements

This module explains storage fundamentals and how to plan and implement storage solutions for failover clusters.

Lessons

Lab : Identifying SAN Components

Module 5: Configuring a Failover Cluster

This module explains how to install and manage a failover cluster.

Lessons

Lab: Creating and Administering a Cluster

Configuring Cluster Resources and Server Roles

This module explains how to configure cluster resources and how to cluster common Window Server roles and applications.

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Lab: Clustering Server Roles and Features

Maintaining Microsoft Failover Clusters

This module explains how to maintain and troubleshoot failover clusters.

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Lab: Maintaining Failover Clusters

Implementing Geographically Dispersed Clusters

This module explains geographically dispersed clusters and the challenges that they present. In addition, this module describes how to implement a multi-subnet cluster using Windows Server 2008.

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Implementing Network Load Balanced Clusters

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.

Lessons

Lab: Implementing an NLB cluster