Configuring Windows Server Hyper-V and Virtual Machines

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.

Overview

New functionality and security enhancements make Windows Server 2008 the most complete Microsoft server release to date. New Virtualization technologies reduce the requirement of physical machines on a network, allowing for reduced costs, ease of administration, and a more dynamic infrastructure. With the introduction of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, organizations can take advantage Network Load Balancing features, a testing and development platform, and disaster recovery options enabled by Hyper-V. This course covers the Hyper-V MMC Snap-in, along with the configuration and management basics required to implement the Hyper-V role into a new or existing infrastructure. 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.

Target Audience

Prerequisites

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 min.

Course Objectives

Virtualization

  • recognize the benefits of using Windows Server 2008 virtualization technology
  • Installing Windows Server Hyper-V

  • install the Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2008
  • identify the benefits and features of Hyper-V
  • recognize how to configure the settings for the Hyper MMC snap-in
  • Creating Virtual Machines

  • create a virtual machine in Windows Server 2008
  • implement a virtual hard disk in Windows Server 2008
  • Backing Up Virtual Machines

  • create a virtual machine snapshot
  • apply a virtual machine snapshot
  • Taking Virtual Snapshots

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