Microsoft Cloud-enabled Datacenter Design and Management

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Rob Waggoner



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Microsoft Cloud-enabled Datacenter Design and Management

Course Description: This 2-day, instructor-led course will help you understand how to evolve a traditional datacenter configuration to a cloud-enabled datacenter that is capable of automating service delivery, on-premises or extended to hoster and public clouds, using the latest capabilities of Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Azure.


At this training, you will learn how to:

ü  Design the datacenter infrastructure with Hyper-V, network virtualization, and next generation storage in Windows Server 2012

ü  Automate infrastructure provisioning, management and monitoring with System Center 2012

ü  Enable self-service, usage reporting and management of infrastructure resources across on premise private, hosted private, and public clouds

ü  Monitor and manage applications in on-premises private, hosted private, and public clouds


Module 1: Getting Started

Module 2: Infrastructure Design

Module 3: Networking

Module 4: Storage

Module 5: Virtualization

Module 6: Virtualizing and Managing Microsoft Workloads

Module 7: Virtualized Migration

Module 8: Availability and Recovery Services

Module 9: Infrastructure  Monitoring

Module 10: Runbook Automation

Module 11: Application Monitoring

Module 12: Service Delivery

Module 13: Service Delivery Chargeback and Reporting

Module 14: Automation Scenarios

Module 15: Understanding Windows Azure IaaS

Module 16: Self-service for Hybrid Clouds

Labs completed in this training:

o   Lab 1.2.1: Network Virtualization

o   Lab 1.4.1: Configuring your Infrastructure

o   Lab 2.2.1: Configuring your Private Cloud

o   Lab 2.4.1: Monitoring your Infrastructure and Network with System Center 2012

o   Lab 2.6.1: Application Performance Monitoring

o   Lab 3.3.1: Service Delivery & Automation

o   Lab 3.4.1: Hybrid Cloud Management

Learning Objectives:

ü  Articulate the Microsoft strategy for the Datacenter

ü  Describe Cloud Infrastructure design considerations

ü  Build, configure and implement Hyper-V network virtualization

ü  Create a next generation storage infrastructure and highly available file server over SMB

ü  Work with VMM Service Templates

ü  Apply best practices when working with virtualized workloads

ü  Migrate Linux, UNIX and ESX VMs to Hyper-V

ü  Monitor hardware and software infrastructure components

ü  Create automation runbooks for IT tasks with Orchestrator

ü  Integrate application monitoring into your environment

ü  Articulate Microsoft’s approach to service delivery and datacenter automation

ü  Deliver self-service capabilities on IT services by using the Service Manager self-service portal integrated with Orchestrator automation capabilities

ü  Explain and configure chargeback and reporting

ü  Understand how Azure implements IaaS

Welcome Time:
8:30am EDT


Locations and Registration links below:

Event Time :

Start: 9:00AM

End: 5:00PM


*Requirement: Each student must  bring their own laptop to this training course, equipped with internet access capability. It is highly recommended to bring with you, a 2nd reading device; Windows Surface or tablet.


Registration Fee: $99.00

Who Should Attend:

This course is targeted at Enterprise Architects and Pre-sales Engineers at System Integrators who are interested in updating and expanding their skills to design Envisioning sessions and deliver Proof of Concepts on dynamic datacenters using Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 and Windows Azure technologies.

This course is particularly useful for those with experience in System Center Operations Manager or System Center Configuration Manager who wish to expand their capabilities around the end-to-end Datacenter solution provided by Microsoft.


Participants should be familiar with

server and system management

concepts in their own corporate

actual or planned deployments, as

well as the architectural and

operational challenges they face in

their own environments today.




Before attending this course, it is

highly recommended that you have


  • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Server 2008 R2 or equivalent knowledge
  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator Server 2008 R2 or equivalent knowledge


Other recommended prerequisite knowledge includes:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
  • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2


Here are the locations and dates of these events, please click on your desired location to be taken to the registration page.

Bellevue, WA: June 10-11

Tempe, AZ: June 13-14

Houston, TX: June 17-18

Chicago, IL: June 17-18

Irvine, CA: June 20-21

Overland Park, KS: June 20-21

Malvern, PA: June 20-21

Charlotte, NC: June 24-25

New York: June 27-28

San Francisco: June 13-14


Until next time,





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