Microsoft Private Cloud Guided Labs

Click on a link below to launch an interactive guided lab that will help you evaluate the Microsoft private cloud core capabilities of Infrastructure Management, Service Delivery & Automation, and Application Management.

The following guided labs require Silverlight.

Guided Labs

Lab 1: Provide Resources through self-service requests

This demo addresses creating and publishing new requests for cloud capacity resources in a service catalog and requesting new cloud resources with the service request form.
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Lab 2: Drive consistent service delivery

This demo addresses showing a request being routed to the Virtual Machine Manager administrator for fulfillment, demonstrating integration to drive systems automation, and showing process management for delivery of service.
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Lab 3: Provision additional cloud infrastructure

This demo addresses performing a bare-metal deployment of a Microsoft Hyper-V host, creating a new logical network and IP pool, and adding a new host to an existing cluster.
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Lab 4: Delegate cloud resources

This demo addresses creating private cloud resources and creating and modifying a user role.
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Lab 5: Create consistency through service templates

This demo addresses creating a virtual machine template, adding an application, and creating a service template with Service Designer, a component of Microsoft System Center 2012.
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Lab 6: Perform a standardized application deployment to test

This demo addresses configuring a service deployment and deploying the service.
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Lab 7: Stage application resources

This demo addresses using the App Controller component of Microsoft System Center 2012 to manage application resources.
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Lab 8: Self-service deployment of an application to a production environment

This demo addresses deploying a new application and exploring dynamic, on-demand configuration options.
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Lab 9: Gain insight and visibility through reporting

This demo addresses accessing reports in Service Manager and creating and sharing reports.
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Lab 10: Monitor infrastructure

This demo addresses network monitoring and visualization and reporting.
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Lab 11: Taking corrective actions in the infrastructure

This demo addresses seeing a holistic view of cloud and network health and performing an automated remediation.
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Lab 12: Reduce time to resolution with application performance monitoring

This demo addresses configuring application performance monitoring, creating a dashboard, and gaining deeper application insight.
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Lab 13: Deploy an update to service instance

This demo addresses modifying a service template and applying an in-place update.
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Lab 14: Explore creating dashboards

This demo addresses creating private cloud resources and creating and modifying a user role.
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