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Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

SS Course: GK821528

Course Overview

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This 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.

                                                                  

Scheduled Classes

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03/13/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
07/24/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led

Outline

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  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
  2. Configuring local storage
    • Managing disks in Windows Server
    • Managing volumes in Windows Server
    • Manage volumes in Windows Server.
  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
  4. Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
    • Implementing Storage Spaces
    • Managing Storage Spaces
    • Implementing Data Deduplication
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  10. Implementing Network Load Balancing
    • Overview of NLB
    • Configuring an NLB cluster
    • Planning an NLB implementation
  11. Creating and managing deployment images
    • Introduction to deployment images
    • Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT
    • Virtual machine environments for different workloads
  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

    Prerequisites

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    • 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

      Who Should Attend

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      • 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 who are looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server, especially around storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016