Overview

In this instructor-led, online training course, students will learn how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy, describe various storage options, implement and manage storage spaces and data deduplication, install and configure Hyper-V, manage and maintain virtual machines, and plan, create, manage, and implement a failover cluster.

Course Instructor: Doug Bassett

Course Outline

01. Chapter 1 Installation, Upgrade, and Migration of Workloads and Servers

  • Requirements for Windows Server 2016
  • Installing Windows Server 2016
  • Installing Windows Core
  • Basic Configuration and Management of Windows Server 2016
  • Basic Configuration and Management of Windows Core
  • PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • Upgrading to Windows Server 2016
  • Migrating to Windows Server 2016
  • License Activation Models
  • Planning for Nano Server
  • Installing Nano Server
  • Basic Configuration and Management of Nano Server

02. Chapter 2 Local Storage Configuration

  • Configuring Disks and Volumes
  • VHD, VHDX, and VHDS files
  • NTFS and ReFS
  • NFS and SMB Share Configuration
  • File and Folder Permissions

03. Chapter 3 Enterprise Storage Solutions

  • Storage Pools
  • RAID Storage
  • Tiered Storage
  • Fibre Channel, iSCSI, FCoE
  • iSCSI Configuration
  • Data Center Bridging (DCB)
  • Multi-Path IO (MPIO)

04. Chapter 4 Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication

  • Storage Spaces
  • Storage Replicas
  • Server-to-Server
  • Cluster-to-Cluster
  • Stretch Clusters
  • Data Deduplication Configuration
  • Monitoring Data Deduplication
  • Backup and Recovery with Deduplication

05. Chapter 5 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration

  • Hardware Requirements
  • Compatibility Requirements
  • Hyper-V Installation
  • Hyper-V Upgrades
  • Virtual Machine Management
  • Windows PowerShell Direct
  • Nested Virtualization
  • Hot Swap RAM
  • NUMA and Dynamic Memory
  • Integration Services
  • Linux Integration Services (LIS)
  • FreeBSD Integration Services (BIS
  • VM Conversion
  • Hyper-V Export/Import
  • Discrete Device Assignment (DDA)
  • VHD/VHDX/VHDS Creation
  • Differencing Disks
  • Pass-Through Disks
  • Checkpoints
  • Production Checkpoints
  • Virtual Fibre Channel
  • Storage Quality of Service
  • Hyper-V Networking
  • Virtual Network Interface Cards
  • Virtual Switches
  • MAC Address Spoofing
  • Network Isolation
  • NIC Teaming
  • Virtual Machine Queues
  • Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)
  • Switch Embedded Teaming (SET)
  • Bandwidth Management

06. Chapter 6 Windows and Hyper-V Container Deployment and Management

  • Installation Requirements
  • Installation and Configuration of Windows Server Container Host
  • Container Host on Windows Server Core or Nano Server
  • Docker Installation
  • Docker Daemon Start-up
  • PowerShell with Containers
  • Base OS Installation
  • Image Tagging
  • Windows Server Container Creation
  • Hyper-V Container Creation
  • Docker Daemon Container Management
  • PowerShell Container Management
  • Container Networking
  • Container Data Volumes
  • Resource Control
  • Dockefiles
  • DockerHub
  • Azure and Containers

07. Chapter 7 High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  • Hyper-V Replicas
  • Live Migration
  • Shared Nothing Live Migration
  • CredSSP
  • Kerberos
  • Storage Migration

08. Chapter 8 Failover Clustering

  • Workgroup Clusters
  • Single and Multi-Domain Clusters
  • Quorum
  • Cluster Networking
  • Cluster or Node Configuration Restoration
  • Cluster Storage
  • Cluster-Aware Updating
  • Cluster Operating System Rolling upgrade
  • Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)
  • Nameless Clusters
  • Scale-Out File Server (SoFS)
  • Guest Clustering
  • Clustered Storage Spaces
  • Shared SAS Storage
  • Storage Replicas
  • Cloud Witnesses
  • VM Resiliency
  • Shared VHDX
  • Storage Spaces Direct
  • Disaggregated Storage Spaces Direct
  • Hyper-Converged Storage Spaces Direct

09. Chapter 9 Hyper-V and Failover Clustering

  • Continuously Available Shares
  • VM Monitoring
  • VM Failover
  • Preference
  • Stretch Clusters
  • Site-Aware Clusters
  • Node Fairness
  • Live Migration
  • Quick Migration
  • Storage Migrations
  • Import, Export, and Copy Virtual machines
  • VM Network Health Protection
  • Drain on Shutdown

10. Chapter 10 Network Load Balancing

  • NLB Prerequisites
  • Installing Network Load Balancing Nodes
  • Affinity
  • Port Rules
  • Cluster Operations Mode
  • NLB Cluster Upgrades

11. Chapter 11 Deployment Images

  • Creating Images
  • Deploying Images
  • Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

12. Chapter 12 Virtual Machine Management

  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • WSUS Groups
  • Patch Management
  • Windows Defender
  • Windows Server Backup
  • Backing up Server Roles
  • Performance Monitor
  • Data Collector Sets
  • Performance Counters
  • Event Logs
  • Alerts
  • Resource Monitor

    Skills Learned

    After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

    • Prepare and install Nano Server, a Server Core installation, and plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.
    • Describe the various storage options, including partition table formats, basic and dynamic disks, file systems, virtual hard disks, and drive hardware, and explain how to manage disks and volumes.
    • Describe enterprise storage solutions, and select the appropriate solution for a given situation.
    • Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication.
    • Install and configure Microsoft Hyper-V.
    • Deploy, configure, and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers.
    • Describe the high availability and disaster recovery technologies in Windows Server 2016.
    • Plan, create, and manage a failover cluster.
    • Implement failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines.
    • Configure a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster, and plan for an NLB implementation.
    • Create and manage deployment images.
    • Manage, monitor, and maintain virtual machine installations.