Microsoft Server Virtualization: Advanced Planning, Assessment, Architecture, and Management 3 Day Training Available in Select Locations


A 400-level, three-day, instructor-led course focused on advanced virtualization design, architecture, project planning, and holistic management. This course will be led by an experienced MCS Senior Consultant who brings real-world experiences and Microsoft Product Group prescriptive guidance to the course.

First you’ll learn the virtualization project lifecycle including: engaging with customers, determining business value, calculating ROI, infrastructure assessment with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, and determining Hyper-V R2 Host design requirements. Then, in the Advanced Design and Architecture portion you will learn the critical elements and considerations for a highly-available, highly reliable and full-featured virtualized datacenter including: Host & Cluster architectures, SAN storage, networking, and more. Finally, you’ll learn the end-to-end management and operations solution using System Center Virtual Machine Manager R2, Operations Manager R2, and Data Protection Manager 2010. Advanced topics also covered such as VMware / Hyper-V architecture and management comparison, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Multi-Site Clustering, Dynamic Resource Allocation with PRO Tips, PowerShell scripting, Enterprise Storage, and more. Will include instructor-led live demonstrations.

Designed for experienced IT Pros, Virtualization and/or VMware architects, this course builds on your foundational knowledge of enterprise infrastructure architecture, Windows Server, Hyper-V and the System Center Suite. This course will not cover in detail basic topics such as product overviews and installation. It's recommended that all attendees be very familiar with foundational concepts of Hyper-V and System Center products. Recommended pre-course self-study:

Windows Server 2008 R2 Reviewers Guide

Hyper-V Technical Information and Resources

VMM 2008 R2 Reviewer's Guide

Virtual Machine Manager TechNet Library

Seamless physical and virtual management

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Virtualization

Attendees will receive re-usable IP, course materials, and sample data from Virtualization projects. It is suggested attendees bring a laptop for viewing additional materials.

Presenter BIO:

Adam Fazio is a Microsoft Solutions Architect with over 11 years of industry experience. He has led complex Virtualization projects for a variety of high-profile customers as well as served as the technical lead for the global Virtualization Rapid Deployment Program at Microsoft supporting over 100 pre-RTM Hyper-V and SCVMM deployments. Adam is a published writer and regular conference speaker on Microsoft Virtualization and infrastructure solutions.


4/27 - Irvine, CA -

5/25 - Alpharetta, GA -

6/1 -  Chicago, IL -

Cost: $299 Per Person



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