ExpiredInstallation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

Lorie Gregorchuk

  • February 20, 2017 - February 24, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • April 24, 2017 - April 28, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • January 9, 2017 - January 13, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course Delivery: Online Live                                                                         Course Length: 5 days

Overview: This course is designed for students who are responsible for managing storage by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available in Windows Server 2016.

Prerequisites: Before attending this course, students must have:

A basic understanding of networking fundamentals; An awareness and understanding of security best practices; An understanding of basic AD DS concepts; Basic knowledge of server hardware; Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8 or Windows 10. Additionally, students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience, such as experience as a Windows Server systems administrator.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this 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.

Course Outline:

Installing, Upgrading, & Migrating Servers & Workloads

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

Configuring Local Storage

Managing disks in Windows Server 2016

Managing volumes in Windows Server 2016

Lab: Managing disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016

Implementing Enterprise Storage Solutions

Overview of direct-attached storage, network-attached storage, and storage area networks

Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and FCoE

Understanding iSNS, data centre bridging, and MPIO

Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016

Lab: Planning and configuring storage technologies and components

Implementing Storage Spaces & Data Deduplication

Implementing Storage Spaces

Managing Storage Spaces

Implementing Data Deduplication

Lab: Implementing Storage Spaces

Lab: Implementing Data Deduplication

Installing & Configuring Hyper-V and Virtual Machines

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 Hyper-V virtual machines

Lab: Installing and configuring Hyper-V

Deploying & Managing Windows Server & Hyper-V Containers


Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016

Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers

Installing, configuring, and managing containers

Lab: Installing and configuring containers

Overview of High Availability & Disaster Recovery

Defining levels of availability

Planning high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines

Backing up and restoring the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server B

High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016

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

Implementing & Managing Failover Clustering

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 cluster

Lab: Managing a failover cluster

Implementing Failover Clustering for Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Overview of integrating Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 with failover clustering

Implementing and maintaining Hyper-V virtual machines on failover clusters

Key features for virtual machines in a clustered environment

Lab: Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V

Implementing Network Load Balancing

Overview of NLB clusters

Configuring an NLB cluster

Planning an NLB implementation

Lab: Implementing an NLB cluster

Creating & Managing Deployment Images

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

Managing, Monitoring, & Maintaining Virtual Machine Installations

WSUS overview and deployment options

Update management process with WSUS

Overview of PowerShell DSC

Overview of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools

Using Performance Monitor

Monitoring Event Logs

Lab: Implementing WSUS and deploying updates

Lab: Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2016

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