20740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

20740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

Audience

This course is intended for IT professionals who have some experience working with Windows Server, and who are looking for a single five-day course that covers storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016. This course will help them update their knowledge and skills related to storage and compute for Windows Server 2016.

Candidates suitable for this course would be:

  • Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies, and who want to learn more about the storage and compute features in Windows Server 2016.
  • IT professionals with general IT knowledge who are looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server especially around storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016.

The secondary audience for this course are IT professionals looking to take the Microsoft 70-740 certification exam, Installation, Storage and Compute with 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.

Duration

5 days.

Course Objectives

This five-day 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.

After completing 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, and configure virtual machines.
  • 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 Content

Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads
Introducing Windows Server 2016
Preparing and installing Server Core
Preparing for upgrades and migrations
Migrating server roles and workloads
Windows Server activation models
Lab : Installing and configuring Server Core
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Describe the new features of Windows Server 2016.
• Prepare for and install 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 appropriate activation model.

Module 2: Configuring local storage
Managing disks in Windows Server
Managing volumes in Windows Server
Lab : Configuring local storage
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
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
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
Implementing Storage Spaces
Managing Storage Spaces
Implementing Data Deduplication
Lab : Implementing Storage Spaces
Lab : Implementing 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
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
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
Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker
Lab : Installing and configuring containers
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
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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Define levels of availability.
• Plan 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 Windows Server 2016.

Module 8: Implementing 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 failover clustering
Lab : Managing a failover cluster
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
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
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
Overview of NLB
Configuring an NLB cluster
Planning an NLB implementation
Lab : Implementing NLB
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
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
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
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
Lab : Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2016
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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