Microsoft Course 6437 - Designing a Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure — A 3 day course
The three-day Microsoft M6437 course will prepare IT professionals for the role of Enterprise Administrator. Students will learn how to design application infrastructure solutions based on Windows Server 2008 to meet varying business and technical requirements.
On completion of the Microsoft M6437 training course, delegates should be able to:
- Design IIS 7 Web farms
- Optimize IIS 7 for performance and stability
- Design IIS 7 for security
- Design IIS 7 for reliability, recovery, and monitoring
- Design and prepare a Terminal Services infrastructure
- Design a Terminal Services maintenance strategy
- Plan and configure a Windows Media Services infrastructure for live and on-demand delivery
- Implement virtualization to consolidate servers, support legacy applications, and create a test environment
- Determine virtualization appropriateness and virtual server provisioning
The primary audience for the Microsoft MS6437 course is IT professionals (including Windows 2000/2003 enterprise administrators) interested in becoming a Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator with a focus on application infrastructure such as Web and Terminal Services. The secondary audience for this course is Application Architects who want to know more about how to integrate Windows Server 2008 technologies into enterprise applications.
Before attending the Microsoft 6437 course, students should have the following skills:
- Intermediate understanding of networking. For example, how TCP/IP functions, addressing (including DHCP), name resolution (DNS/WINS), and connection methods (wired, wireless, VPN), NET+ or equivalent knowledge
- Intermediate understanding of network operating systems. For example, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 etc
- Intermediate understanding of security best practices. For example, file system permissions, authentication methods, Kerberos etc
- Intermediate knowledge of server and network hardware
- Conceptual understanding of Active Directory (AD). For example, AD terminology, AD object types
Hands-on experience with more than one application service such as:
- Terminal Services
- Windows Media Services
- Virtual Server
- System Center Virtual Machine Manager
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Designing IIS Web Farms
The students will learn the process of designing IIS Web Farms with Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7. They will learn how to select the appropriate hardware and software platforms. They will learn techniques to leverage Web Farm Availability and Scalability. They will also learn how to select the proper content storage.
- Overview of Hardware and Platform Options
- Design Web Farm Availability and Scalability
- Design Content Storage
Optimizing IIS Performance and Stability
The students will learn about optimizing IIS performance and stability.
- Designing Application Pools
- Designing Script Mapping
- Designing Bandwidth Allocation
- Design Web Site Logging
Designing IIS Security
In this module, the students will learn to establish and maintain very tight security using Microsoft IIS 7
- Design and Verify Transport Security
- Design Authentication and Authorization
- Design Delegation Administration
Design IIS Maintenance and UDD
The students will learn how to plan for an IIS installation, taking into account these new features. They will also learn how to deploy UDDI services.
- Designing Internet Information Services Backup and Recovery
- Specify Monitoring Requirements
- Deploying UDDI Services
- Tuning and Troubleshooting IIS 7
Designing a Terminal Services Infrastructure
The students will learn how to design a terminal services infrastructure including how to design a terminal services licensing strategy and how to design for remote access with TS Gateways, TS Session Broker, RemoteApp programs, and TS Web Access.
- Design Terminal Services Licensing
- Specify Terminal Services Connection Properties
- Design Device Redirection
- Design Terminal Services Gateways
- Design Terminal Services Broker
- Design RemoteApp Programs
- Design Web Access
Designing a Terminal Services Maintenance Strategy
The students will be introduced to design and implementation planning using Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM) policies for application resource and reporting. The students will also learn about group policy settings for terminal servers and how to design high availability for terminal services. Finally, the students will learn to specify monitoring, maintenance, and recovery requirements and procedures for terminal services.
- Design Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM) Policies for Application Resource and Reporting
- Specify Group Policy Settings for Terminal Servers
- Design High Availability
- Specify Monitoring Requirements
- Specify Maintenance and Recovery
Design Windows Media Services Infrastructure Administration
The students will learn about designing Windows Media Services in Windows Server 2008. They will become familiarized with live and on-demand content delivery.
- Design Windows Media for Live Streaming
- Windows Media Services for On-Demand Content
- Improving Performance for On-Demand Content
- Monitoring Windows Media Services
Design Virtualization Infrastructure
The students will implement virtualization to consolidate servers, deploy branch office infrastructure servers, support legacy applications, and create a test environment.
- Virtualization of a Test Server Environment
- Virtualization and Migration of Legacy Applications
- Design and Test a Virtualized Development Environment
Designing Virtualization Provisioning
The students will learn how to determine virtualization appropriateness and virtual server provisioning. The students will also learn the importance of customizing virtual servers to standard configurations and also learn about virtual server deployment.
- Design Virtual Server Provisioning Workflow Model
- Evaluate Appropriateness for Virtualization
- Evaluate Customization to Standard Configuration
- Design Deployment for Virtualization