Configuring Windows Server 2008 Availability

The audience for this path includes administrators who are rolling out and supporting Windows Server 2008 in the enterprise. The audience also includes individuals seeking certification on Microsoft’s new generation server platform.

As an exam prerequisite, any candidate should have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in an environment that has the following characteristics:

  • 250 to 5,000 or more users
  • three or more physical locations
  • three or more domain controllers
  • network services and resources such as messaging, a database, file and print, a proxy server, a firewall, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, and client computer management
  • connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet

Expected Duration
90 minutes

Windows Server 2008, the most recent Operating System from Microsoft, includes many new functionality and security enhancements. New Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancing technologies are introduced in Windows Server 2008, ensuring critical systems stay interruption free on both Enterprise servers and Server Core installations. This course explains these clustering and load balancing technologies, and also explores the implementation of RAID technologies included in Windows Server 2008, along with improved storage technologies such as Network Attached Storage, and Fiber Channel Storage Area Networks. This course is one in a series that covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-643: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration certification, and counts as credit towards the following exams: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator.


Configuring High Availability

  • install and validate a failover cluster
  • recognize the functions and prerequisites of a failover cluster
  • install and configure Network Load Balancing
  • recognize how Network Load Balancing works in Windows Server 2008
  • install a file server Failover Cluster in Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Configuring Storage in Windows Server 2008

  • recognize the various types of RAID
  • add a mount point
  • recognize the basic features of Storage Area Networks
  • distinguish between the features of different Fiber Channel Storage Area topologies
  • distinguish between the features of different IP SAN technology
  • recognize the benefits of Network Attached Storage
  • configure high availability and storage in Windows Server 2008





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