Microsoft Hyper-V

Duration: 32 Hours
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In this course by Cognixia, participants would gain the skills needed to transform their organization’s infrastructure with Hyper-V or System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). Through extensive hands-on exercises participants would learn how to deploy and configure a highly available virtual infrastructure with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 virtualization tools.

What You'll Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants would be able to:
  • Virtualizing enterprise workloads with Windows Server Hyper-V
  • Understanding Hyper-V VMs, Optimized Disks and Virtual Networks
  • Keeping up with live migrations, clustering and other high availability solutions
  • Implementing a private cloud using SCVMM
  • Optimizing virtual infrastructure performance and security
Suggested Audience
  • Server and network administrators,
  • Infrastructure architects,
  • Anyone responsible for implementing or managing virtualization solutions based on Hyper-V
Duration: 32 Hours


  • Introduction to Microsoft Virtualization
  • Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 components
  • Evaluating current environment for virtualization
  • Extending virtualization to the Cloud
  • Lab work: Evaluate environment for virtualization

  • Installing the Hyper-V server role
  • Managing Hyper-V
  • Configuring Hyper-V settings
  • Hyper-V host storage and networking
  • Lab Work: Hyper-V server role (Installing and configuring)

  • Creating and configuring virtual hard disks
  • Creating and configuring virtual machines
  • Installing and importing virtual machines
  • Managing virtual machine checkpoints
  • Monitoring Hyper-V
  • Designing and managing virtual machines
  • Lab work: Virtual hard disks and virtual machines (Creating and Managing)
  • Lab work: Checkpoints and monitoring Hyper-V (Creating and Managing)

  • Creating and using Hyper-V virtual switches
  • Advanced Hyper-V networking features
  • Configuring and using Hyper-V network virtualization
  • Lab work: Creating and configuring virtual machine networks

  • Providing high availability and redundancy for virtualization
  • Implementing virtual machine movement
  • Implementing and managing Hyper-V replica
  • Lab work: Virtual machine movement and Hyper-V replica

  • Introduction to Failover Clustering
  • Configuring and using shared storage
  • Implementing and managing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Lab work: Implement Failover Clustering with Hyper-V

  • Integrating system center and server virtualization
  • Introduction to System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Installing System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Adding hosts and managing host groups
  • Lab work: Install and configure System Center 2012 R2 VM Manager

  • Managing networking infrastructure
  • Managing storage infrastructure
  • Managing infrastructure updates
  • Lab work: Managing the networking and storage infrastructure in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

  • Virtual Machine Management tasks in VMM
  • Creating, cloning, and converting Virtual Machines
  • Introduction to Virtual Machine updating
  • Lab work: Creating and manage Virtual Machines by using System Center 2012 R2 VM Manager

  • Introduction to Virtual Machine Manager Library
  • Working With profiles and templates
  • Lab work: Configuring and managing the System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager SP1 Library and Library Objects

  • Introduction to Clouds
  • Creating and Managing a Cloud
  • Working With User Roles in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Lab work: Working With User Roles in Virtual Machine Manager

  • Understanding services in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Creating and managing services in VMM
  • Using System Center 2012 R2 App Controller
  • Lab work: Managing services in System Center 2012 R2 VMM and App Controller

  • Introduction to backup and restoring options for Virtual Machines
  • Protecting virtualization infrastructure with Data Protection Manager
  • Using System Center Operations Manager
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