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Windows Server 2016 Training

Course 20740B: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

Course Outline
Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads
This module describes the new features of Windows Server 2016, and explains how to prepare for and install Nano Server and Server Core. This module also describes how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy, and explains how to perform a migration of server roles and workloads within and across domains. Finally, this module explains how to choose an activation model based on your environment characteristics.
Lessons

  • Introducing Windows Server 2016
  • Preparing and installing Nano Server and Server Core
  • Preparing for upgrades and migrations
  • Migrating server roles and workloads
  • Windows Server activation models

Lab : Installing and configuring Nano Server

  • Installing Nano Server
  • Completing post-installation tasks on Nano Server
  • Performing remote management

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the new features of Windows Server 2016.
  • Prepare for and install Nano Server and Server Core.
  • Plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.
  • Perform a migration of server roles and workloads within a domain and across domains.
  • Choose an activation model.


Module 2: Configuring local storage
This module explains how to manage disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016.
Lessons

  • Managing disks in Windows Server
  • Managing volumes in Windows Server

Lab : Configuring local storage

  • Creating and managing volumes
  • Resizing volumes
  • Managing virtual hard disks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage disks in Windows Server.
  • Manage volumes in Windows Server.


Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions
This module discusses direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS), and storage area networks (SANs). It also explains the purpose of Microsoft Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) Server, data center bridging (DCB), and Multipath I/O (MPIO). Additionally, this module compares Fibre Channel, Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and describes how to configure sharing in Windows Server 2016.
Lessons

  • Overview of DAS, NAS, and SANs
  • Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  • Understanding iSNS, DCB, and MPIO
  • Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016

Lab : Planning and configuring storage technologies and components

  • Planning storage requirements
  • Configuring iSCSI storage
  • Configuring and managing the share infrastructure

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe DAS, NAS, and SANs.
  • Compare Fibre Channel iSCSI, and FCoE.
  • Explain the use of iSNS, DCB, and MPIO.
  • Configure sharing in Windows Server.


Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
This module explains how to implement and manage Storage Spaces. This module also explains how to implement Data Deduplication.
Lessons

  • Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Managing Storage Spaces
  • Implementing Data Deduplication

Lab : Implementing Storage Spaces

  • Creating a Storage Space

Lab : Implementing Data Deduplication

  • Installing Data Deduplication
  • Configuring Data Deduplication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • 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 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines
This module provides an overview of Hyper-V and virtualization. It explains how to install Hyper-V, and how to configure storage and networking on Hyper-V host servers. Additionally, it explains how to configure and manage Hyper-V virtual machines.
Lessons

  • Overview of Hyper-V
  • Installing Hyper-V
  • Configuring storage on Hyper-V host servers
  • Configuring networking on Hyper-V host servers
  • Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Managing virtual machines

Lab : Installing and configuring Hyper-V

  • Verify installattion of the Hyper-V server role
  • Configuring Hyper-V networks
  • Creating and configuring a virtual machines
  • Enable nested virtualization for a virtual machine

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Hyper-V and virtualization.
  • Install Hyper-V.
  • Configure storage on Hyper-V host servers.
  • Configure networking on Hyper-V host servers.
  • Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Manage Hyper-V virtual machines.


Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows and Hyper-V containers
This module provides and overview of containers in Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this module explains how to deploy Windows Server and Hyper-V containers. It also explains how to install, configure, and manage containers by using Docker.
Lessons

  • Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
  • Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
  • Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker

Lab : Installing and configuring containers

  • Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Windows PowerShell
  • Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Docker Installing

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe containers in Windows Server 2016.
  • Explain how to deploy containers.
  • Explain how to install, configure, and manage containers using Docker.


Module 7: Overview of high availability and disaster recovery
This module provides an overview of high availability and high availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016. It further explains how to plan high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines. Additionally, this module explains how to back up and restore the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server Backup.
Lessons

  • Defining levels of availability
  • Planning high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Backing up and restoring by using Windows Server Backup
  • High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016

Lab : Planning and implementing a high availability and disaster recovery solution

  • Determining the appropriate high availability and disaster recovery solution
  • Implementing storage migration
  • Configuring Hyper-V replicas

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe levels of availability.
  • Plan for high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Back up and restore data by using Windows Server Backup.
  • Describe high availability with failover clustering in Window Server 2016.


Module 8: Implementing failover clustering
This module explains how to plan for failover clustering. It also explains how to create, manage, and troubleshoot a failover cluster.
Lessons

  • Planning a failover cluster
  • Creating and configuring a new failover cluster
  • Maintaining a failover cluster
  • Troubleshooting a failover cluster
  • Implementing site high availability with stretch clustering

Lab : Implementing a failover clustering

  • Creating a failover cluster
  • Verifying quorum settings and adding a node

Lab : Managing a failover cluster

  • Evicting a node and verifying quorum settings
  • Changing the quorum from Disk Witness to File Share Witness, and defining node voting
  • Verifying high availability

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan for a failover-clustering implementation.
  • Create and configure a failover cluster.
  • Maintain a failover cluster.
  • Troubleshoot a failover cluster.
  • Implement high availability and stretch clustering for a site.


Module 9: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
This module describes how Hyper-V integrates with failover clustering. It also explains how to implement Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) in failover clusters.
Lessons

  • Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering
  • Implementing Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters
  • Key features for VMs in a clustered environment

Lab : Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

  • Configure iSCSI storage
  • Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V
  • Configuring a highly available VM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how Hyper-V integrates with failover clustering.
  • Implement Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters.
  • Describe the key features for VMs in a clustered environment.


Module 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing
This module provides an overview of NLB clusters. It also explains how to plan and configure an NLB cluster implementation.
Lessons

  • Overview of NLB
  • Configuring an NLB cluster
  • Planning an NLB implementation

Lab : Implementing NLB

  • Implementing a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster
  • Configuring and managing the NLB cluster
  • Validating high availability for the NLB cluster

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe NLB.
  • Configure an NLB cluster.
  • Explain how to plan an NLB implementation.


Module 11: Creating and managing deployment images
This module provides an overview of the Windows Server 2016 image deployment process. It also explains how to create and manage deployment images by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Additionally, it describes different workloads in the virtual machine environment.
Lessons

  • Introduction to deployment images
  • Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT
  • Virtual machine environments for different workloads

Lab : Using MDT to deploy Windows Server 2016

  • Configuring MDT
  • Creating and deploying an image

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Windows Server 2016 image deployment process.
  • Create and manage deployment images by using MDT.
  • Describe the different workloads in the virtual machine environment.


Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations
This module provides an overview on Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the requirements to implement WSUS. It explains how to manage the update process with WSUS. Additionally, this module provides an overview of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools. Finally, this module describes how to use Performance Monitor, and how to manage event logs.
Lessons

  • WSUS overview and deployment options
  • Update management process with WSUS
  • Overview of Windows PowerShell DSC
  • Overview of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring event logs

Lab : Implementing WSUS and deploying updates

  • Implementing WSUS
  • Configuring update settings
  • Approving and deploying an update by using WSUS

Lab : Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2016

  • Establishing a performance baseline
  • Identifying the source of a performance problem
  • Viewing and configuring centralized event logs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of WSUS and the requirements to implement WSUS.
  • Manage the update process with WSUS.
  • Describe the purpose and benefits of Windows PowerShell DSC.
  • Describe the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2016.
  • Use Performance Monitor.
  • Manage event logs.

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Course 20537A: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

Course Outline
Module 1: Overview of Azure Stack
In this first module, the key concepts associated with Azure Stack are described that will help you understand what Azure Stack is and the functionality it provides. You will also learn about the differentiators between Azure Stack, Microsoft Azure, and Windows Azure Pack.
Lessons

  • What is Azure Stack?
  • Comparing Azure Stack with Microsoft Azure.
  • Comparing Azure Stack to Windows Azure Pack.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key features and functionality of Azure Stack.
  • Understand the differences between Azure Stack and Microsoft Azure.
  • Understand the differences between Azure Stack and Windows Azure Pack.


Module 2: Foundational Components of Microsoft Azure Stack
In this module, you will learn about the Windows Server 2016 features that Azure Stack uses and optional System Center 2016 components that can be added to further manage and maintain an Azure Stack environment. You will also learn how Azure Stack manages authentication and the various authentication providers that are available.
Lessons

  • Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016.
  • Identity and Authentication.

Lab : Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure

  • Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure Components.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand how Windows Server 2016 and the optional System Center 2016 features are used in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Understand how identity and authentication works in Microsoft Azure Stack.


Module 3: Deploying Microsoft Azure Stack
This module introduces some of the internal architecture of Azure Stack and how it forms the basis of the system. It will discuss various Azure Stack concepts such as: Software Defined Datacenter Internal Architecture of Azure Stack Azure Stack Infrastructure Azure Stack Prerequisites Planning and Installation of Azure Stack
Lessons

  • Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture.
  • Azure Stack Prerequisites.
  • Installing Azure Stack.

Lab : Confirming prerequisites and installing Microsoft Azure Stack

  • Confirming the prerequisites.
  • Confirming the installation was successful.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Architecture of Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Understand the prerequisites for Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Install Microsoft Azure Stack.


Module 4: Offering Microsoft Azure Stack Resources
This module discusses some of the key features in Azure Stack that provide the mechanisms used by tenants when consuming resources such as virtual machines and SQL Server databases.
Lessons

  • Working with Plans and Offers.
  • Microsoft Azure Stack Marketplace.
  • Enabling Multi-Tenancy in Azure Stack.
  • Integrating Azure Stack with Windows Azure Pack.

Lab : Managing Offers and Plans in Microsoft Azure Stack

  • Configuring Plans.
  • Configuring Offers.
  • Subscribing to an Offer.
  • Creating a new Marketplace Item

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Configure Offers and Plans in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Manage the Microsoft Azure Stack Marketplace.
  • Enable multi-tenancy in Azure Stack.
  • Integrate Azure Stack with Windows Azure Pack.


Module 5: Microsoft Azure Stack and DevOps
This module discusses the fundamentals of how Azure Stack enables organizations to leverage DevOps. It details the underpinnings of Azure Stack, the Azure Resource Manager, the SDKs and APIs available and also how configuration management technologies such as PowerShell Desired State Configuration and Chef and Puppet can be used to facilitate fast and consistent deployment of applications along with stability.
Lessons

  • Technologies used in Microsoft Azure Stack for DevOps.
  • Azure Resource Manager Templates.
  • Third-party Resource Providers.

Lab : Debugging and Deploying ARM Templates

  • Using Windows PowerShell to obtain API versions.
  • Debug an ARM Template with Visual Studio.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the technologies used by DevOps in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Understand Templates in Azure Resource Manager.
  • Understand the third-party Resource Providers available for Microsoft Azure Stack.


Module 6: Infrastructure as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack
This module discusses Infrastructure as a Service in Azure Stack. This covers the following areas: Software Defined Datacenter Hyper-V Network Virtualization External Connectivity to Azure Stack Azure Consistent Storage in Azure Stack Virtual Machines in Azure Stack
Lessons

  • Software Defined Networking improvements with Microsoft Azure Stack and Windows Server 2016.
  • Azure Stack Storage.
  • Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack.

Lab : Provisioning Storage and Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack

  • Creating a Subscription and Resource Groups.
  • Creating Storage Accounts.
  • Creating a Virtual Network.
  • Creating Virtual Machines.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the Software Defined Networking improvements with Microsoft Azure Stack and Windows Server 2016.
  • Configure Azure Stack Storage.
  • Deploy Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack.


Module 7: Platform as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack
Azure Stack is more than just an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. Azure Stack brings Platform as Service (PaaS) based offerings from Microsoft Azure to Azure Stack. Microsoft Azure was originally designed for PaaS based application development with IaaS based services added later. With the initial release of Azure Stack, Microsoft are offering 4 PaaS based services: SQL and MySQL Databases App Service for websites Key Vault for securely storing secrets such as passwords and certificates Azure Functions for serverless compute This Module will detail each offering and show how these can be utilized.
Lessons

  • Understanding the Platform as a Service.
  • SQL Server and MySQL Server Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • App Service Resource Provider.
  • Azure Key Vault.
  • Azure Functions.

Lab : Configuring Platform as a Service in Azure Stack

  • Adding hosting servers.
  • Configuring a Plan and Offer.
  • Creating SQL Server databases.
  • Configuring a Plan and Offer for App Service.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Platform as a Service.
  • Configure the SQL and MySQL Resource Provider.
  • Configure the App Service Resource Provider.
  • Understand how Key Vault operates in Azure Stack.
  • Understand how Azure Functions operate in Azure Stack.


Module 8: Monitoring in Microsoft Azure Stack
In this module, you will learn how Azure Stack is monitored and updated. You will also learn how to monitor guest workloads that tenants have provisioned using Azure Stack. Finally, you will learn how to troubleshoot the core components of Azure Stack.
Lessons

  • Field Replaceable Unit.
  • Azure Stack Control Plane Monitoring.
  • Patching the Azure Stack Infrastructure.
  • Monitoring Guest Workloads in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Troubleshooting Azure Stack.
  • Protecting Azure Stack and Tenant Workloads.

Lab : Troubleshooting and Monitoring Microsoft Azure Stack and Guest Operating Systems

  • Monitoring Azure Stack.
  • Monitoring Guest Operating Systems.
  • Troubleshooting Azure Stack using the Audit Logs and Alerts.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Field Replaceable Unit concept in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Describe Control Plane Monitoring in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Understand how Patching is managed in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Monitor Guest Workloads in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Troubleshoot Microsoft Azure Stack.


Module 9: License Microsoft Azure Stack and Billing Tenants
In this module, you will learn how Azure Stack is licensed by Microsoft including the two charging models for Azure Stack and what other costs are typically involved in an Azure Stack deployment.
Lessons

  • How to license and pay for Azure Stack.
  • Azure Consistent Usage API.
  • Business Costs and Models with Azure Stack.

Lab : Obtaining Usage Information

  • Obtaining tenant and Azure Stack usage information.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand how Azure Stack is billed.
  • Use the Azure Consistent Usage API.
  • Understand business costs and models in Azure Stack.