Storage and High Availability with Windows Server (10971)
About this Course
This course is intended for experienced IT Professionals who have the following experience and background:
- IT professionals with real world experience working in an enterprise environment who are involved in storage and high availability management and provisioning, and who want to acquire knowledge and training on the latest technologies in those areas with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
- IT professionals with real-world experience who work in a Windows Server 2008 environment and want to assess the latest storage and technologies that are available in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
- IT Professionals who work in small-to-medium enterprises who manage storage and high availability requirements for their organization.
- IT professionals who have skills in other areas, such as general system administration, who are looking for knowledge and skills for career development in Windows Server storage and high availability.
At Course Completion
- Manage and secure disks and volumes in Windows Server.
- Describe storage technologies and components in Windows Server.
- Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication.
- Describe high availability and disaster recovery with Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) and high availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2012.
- Plan and implement a failover cluster.
- Describe managing server roles and clustering resources.
- Implement and manage VMs by using Hyper-V with failover clustering.
- Describe how to use Virtual Machine Manager to perform storage infrastructure management.
- Describe cloud-based storage and high availability solutions.
- Plan and implement a NLB cluster.
Before Attending this course, students must have:
- Knowledge and real-world experience working day-to-day with Windows Servers in an Enterprise environment.
- Knowledge of and experience with basic local storage concepts and technologies, such as disk, volumes, and file systems.
- Experience working with Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 (this is beneficial but not essential).
Module 1: Fundamental Storage Technologies and Components
- Disk and File Systems Changes in Windows Server 2012
- Server Storage Topology
- Bus Technologies and Protocols
- Configuring Sharing in Windows Server
- Securing Volumes and Drives
Lab : Planning and Configuring Storage Technologies and Components
After completing this module, students will be able to:
- Describe changes in storage technologies.
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of using direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS), storage area networks (SANs), and redundant array of independent disks (RAID).
- Understand and configure bus technologies and protocols.
- Describe Server Message Block (SMB) and network file system (NFS) storage protocols.
- Explain how to implement data security by using Encrypting File System (EFS), a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), and BitLocker Drive Encryption.
Module 2: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
- Implementing Storage Spaces
- Maintaining Storage Spaces
- Implementing Data Deduplication
Lab : Implementing Storage SpacesLab : Implementing Data Deduplication
- Describe and implement the Storage Spaces feature in the context of enterprise storage needs.
- Manage and maintain Storage Spaces.
- Describe and implement Data Deduplication.
Module 3: High Availability in Windows Server
- Understanding High Availability
- High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with Hyper-V Virtual Machines
- High Availability with Clustering in Windows Server 2012
Lab : Planning and Configuring High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions
- Understand and describe high availability.
- Describe high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012.
- Describe high availability with clustering in Windows Server 2012.
Module 4: Implementing Failover Clustering
In this module, students will learn how to plan failover clustering implementation and how to create and configure new failover clusters.
- Planning a Failover Cluster
- Creating a New Failover Cluster
Lab : Creating and Administering a Cluster
- Plan a failover cluster.
- Create, configure, and manage a failover cluster
Module 5: Managing Server Roles and Clustering Resources
- Configuring Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
- Managing and Maintaining a Failover Cluster
- Troubleshooting a Failover Cluster
- Implementing Site High Availability with Multisite Failover Clusters
Lab : Implementing Server Roles and Clustering Resources
Lab : Managing Server Roles and Clustering Resources
- Configure high availability applications and services on failover clusters.
- Manage and maintain failover clusters.
- Troubleshoot failover clusters.
- Implement multisite failover clusters.
Module 6: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
- Overview of Integrating Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
- Implementing Hyper-V with Failover Clustering
- Virtual Machine Storage Options
- Managing and Maintaining Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
Lab : Implementing Failover Clustering by Using Hyper-V
- Describe how the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V role integrates with the Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering feature.
- Implement Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters.
- Describe various virtual machine storage options.
- Manage and maintain Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters.
Module 7: Storage Infrastructure Management with Virtual Machine Manager
- Overview of Virtual Machine Manager
- Managing Storage Infrastructure with Virtual Machine Manager
- Provisioning Failover Clustering in Virtual Machine Manager
Lab : Managing Storage Infrastructure
- Navigate within Virtual Machine Manager.
- Manage storage infrastructure with Virtual Machine Manager.
- Provision a Scale-Out File Server cluster by using Virtual Machine Manager.
Module 8: Cloud-Based Storage and High Availability
- Azure Storage Solutions and Infrastructure
- Cloud Integrated Storage with StorSimple
- Disaster Recovery with Azure Site Recovery
Lab : Managing Cloud-Based Storage and High Availability
- Describe Microsoft Azure Storage solutions and infrastructure.
- Describe cloud-integrated storage with Azure StorSimple.
- Describe disaster recovery with Azure Site Recovery.
Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing Clusters
- Overview of NLB
- Configuring an NLB Cluster
- Planning an NLB Implementation
Lab : Implementing Network Load Balancing Clusters
- Describe NLB.
- Configure an NLB cluster.
- Plan an NLB implementation.