Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 – Monitor and Operate: Private Cloud Overview

This path is targeted toward Windows Server private cloud administrators using System Center for server and cloud management. Candidates for the exam should have experience with Windows Server security, high-availability, networking and fault tolerance in an enterprise environment. Candidates should also be familiar with SQL Server, PowerShell and application configuration.

Prerequisite
None

Expected Duration
116 minutes

Description
In recent years IT operations have transitioned from standalone servers, to data centers, and now to private clouds. In this course, you’ll learn about the basics of private clouds, their requirements and how they are monitored for health, performance and compliance. This course also covers the System Center 2012 R2 suite of products and how they are used for holistic cloud management. This course is one of a series of courses that prepares the learner for Microsoft exam 70-246: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud. This exam is part of the MCSE: Private Cloud certification track.

Objective

Cloud Computing Overview

  • start the course
  • recognize the characteristics of cloud computing and private clouds
  • distinguish between private and public clouds
  • compare the three main cloud service models
  • recognize the functionality and features of the System Center 2012 R2 components and how they are used to manage clouds

Private Cloud Requirements

  • recognize the business requirements for private clouds
  • recognize the criteria used to ascertain the suitability of an application or service to be migrated to the private cloud
  • describe the roles of the main administrators of private clouds

System Center Overview

  • provision a private cloud in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager using the Create Cloud Wizard
  • recognize the role of System Center 2012 R2 App Controller in managing public and private clouds
  • recognize the role of System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager and Orchestrator for cloud service delivery

Private Cloud Health and Performance

  • recognize which cloud components to monitor for health and performance when planning cloud monitoring
  • recognize the key performance indicators (KPIs) for public and private cloud health and performance
  • recognize how System Center 2012 R2 components can be used to effect a cloud monitoring plan

System Center Integration

  • recognize the options for integrating System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager with Operations Manager for monitoring the cloud
  • recognize the options for integrating System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and Orchestrator by using the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
  • use System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 to verify operations of other System Center 2012 R2 applications
  • use System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 to verify the health of a private cloud

Private Cloud Compliance

  • configure software update compliance in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and Windows Server Update Services
  • recognize the process of update remediation and update exemption with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Practice: Evaluating the private cloud

  • recognize the processes for evaluating and deploying a private cloud

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

$129/month
 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

$1295/year

Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.