Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016 Bundle 4

Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016 Training

Level: Intermediate
Course #: 8401

NOTE: This course description is part of David Tech Bundle 4.
(Course Information, Tuition and Enrollment information for all individual courses available under ‘Course Catalog / David Tech CompTIA Courses‘)

This official Microsoft five-day Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (20740) course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

Plus, get prepped for Microsoft Microsoft exam 70-740, a requirement for MCSA: Windows Server 2016.

Key Features of this Installation, Storage and Compute Training:

Microsoft Official Course (MOC) content

Choose from on-demand and instructor-led blended learning options

After-course instructor coaching benefit

You Will Learn How 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

 

Installation, Storage and Compute Course Outline

Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads

This module describes the new features of Windows Server 2016, and explains how to prepare for and install Nano Server and Server Core. This module also describes how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy, and explains how to perform a migration of server roles and workloads within and across domains. Finally, this module explains how to choose an activation model based on your environment characteristics.

Lessons

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

Installing Nano Server

Completing post-installation tasks on Nano Server Performing remote management

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the new features of Windows Server 2016

Prepare for and install Nano Server and Server Core

Plan a server upgrade and migration strategy

Perform a migration of server roles and workloads within a domain and across domains Choose an activation model

Module 2: Configuring local storage

This module explains how to manage disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

Managing disks in Windows Server

Managing volumes in Windows Server

Lab: Configuring local storage

Creating and managing volumes

Resizing volumes

Managing virtual hard disks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Manage disks in Windows Server

Manage volumes in Windows Server

Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions

This module discusses direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS), and storage area networks (SANs). It also explains the purpose of Microsoft Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) Server, data center bridging (DCB), and Multipath I/O (MPIO). Additionally, this module compares Fibre Channel, Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and describes how to configure sharing in Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

Overview of DAS, NAS, and SANs

Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Understanding iSNS, DCB, and MPIO

Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016

Lab: Planning and configuring storage technologies and components

Planning storage requirements

Configuring iSCSI storage

Configuring and managing the share infrastructure After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe DAS, NAS, and SANs

Compare Fibre Channel iSCSI, and FCoE

Explain the use of iSNS, DCB, and MPIO

Configure sharing in Windows Server

Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication

This module explains how to implement and manage Storage Spaces. This module also explains how to implement Data Deduplication.

Lessons

Implementing Storage Spaces

Managing Storage Spaces

Implementing Data Deduplication

Lab: Implementing Storage Spaces

Creating a Storage Space

Lab: Implementing Data Deduplication

Installing Data Deduplication

Configuring Data Deduplication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe and implement the Storage Spaces feature in the context of enterprise storage needs

Manage and maintain Storage Spaces

Describe and implement Data Deduplication

Module 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines

This module provides an overview of Hyper-V and virtualization. It explains how to install Hyper-V, and how to configure storage and networking on Hyper-V host servers. Additionally, it explains how to configure and manage Hyper-V virtual machines.

Lessons

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 virtual machines

Lab: Installing and configuring Hyper-V

Verify installation of the Hyper-V server role

Configuring Hyper-V networks

Creating and configuring a virtual machines

Enable nested virtualization for a virtual machine After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe Hyper-V and virtualization

Install Hyper-V

Configure storage on Hyper-V host servers

Configure networking on Hyper-V host servers

Configure Hyper-V virtual machines

Manage Hyper-V virtual machines

Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows and Hyper-V containers

This module provides and overview of containers in Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this module explains how to deploy Windows Server and Hyper-V containers. It also explains how to install, configure, and manage containers by using Docker.

Lessons

Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016

Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers

Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe containers in Windows Server 2016

Explain how to deploy containers

Explain how to install, configure, and manage containers using Docker

Module 7: Overview of high availability and disaster recovery

This module provides an overview of high availability and high availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016. It further explains how to plan high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines. Additionally, this module explains how to back up and restore the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server Backup.

Lessons

Defining levels of availability

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

Backing up and restoring by using Windows Server Backup

High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016

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

Determining the appropriate high availability and disaster recovery solution

Implementing storage migration Configuring Hyper-V replicas

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe levels of availability

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

Back up and restore data by using Windows Server Backup

Describe high availability with failover clustering in Window Server 2016

Module 8: Implementing failover clustering

This module explains how to plan for failover clustering. It also explains how to create, manage, and troubleshoot a failover cluster.

Lessons

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 clustering

Creating a failover cluster

Verifying quorum settings and adding a node

Lab: Managing a failover cluster

Evicting a node and verifying quorum settings

Changing the quorum from Disk Witness to File Share Witness, and defining node voting Verifying high availability

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Plan for a failover-clustering implementation

Create and configure a failover cluster

Maintain a failover cluster

Troubleshoot a failover cluster

Implement high availability and stretch clustering for a site

Module 9: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

This module describes how Hyper-V integrates with failover clustering. It also explains how to implement Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) in failover clusters.

Lessons

Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering

Implementing Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters

Key features for VMs in a clustered environment

Lab: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

Configure iSCSI storage

Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V

Configuring a highly available VM

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe how Hyper-V integrates with failover clustering

Implement Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters

Describe the key features for VMs in a clustered environment

Module 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing

This module provides an overview of NLB clusters. It also explains how to plan and configure an NLB cluster implementation.

Lessons

Overview of NLB

Configuring an NLB cluster

Planning an NLB implementation

Lab: Implementing NLB

Implementing a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster

Configuring and managing the NLB cluster Validating high availability for the NLB cluster

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe NLB

Configure an NLB cluster

Explain how to plan an NLB implementation

Module 11: Creating and managing deployment images

This module provides an overview of the Windows Server 2016 image deployment process. It also explains how to create and manage deployment images by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Additionally, it describes different workloads in the virtual machine environment.

Lessons

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

Configuring MDT

Creating and deploying an image

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the Windows Server 2016 image deployment process

Create and manage deployment images by using MDT

Describe the different workloads in the virtual machine environment

Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations

This module provides an overview on Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the requirements to implement WSUS. It explains how to manage the update process with WSUS. Additionally, this module provides an overview of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools. Finally, this module describes how to use Performance Monitor, and how to manage event logs.

Lessons

WSUS overview and deployment options

Update management process with WSUS

Overview of Windows PowerShell DSC

Overview of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools

Using Performance Monitor

Monitoring event logs

Lab: Implementing WSUS and deploying updates

Implementing WSUS

Configuring update settings

Approving and deploying an update by using WSUS

Lab: Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2016

Establishing a performance baseline

Identifying the source of a performance problem Viewing and configuring centralized event logs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the purpose of WSUS and the requirements to implement WSUS.

Manage the update process with WSUS

Describe the purpose and benefits of Windows PowerShell DSC

Describe the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2016

Use Performance Monitor

Manage event logs

 

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