Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Manage & Optimize the Hyper-V Server

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


Virtual Hard Disk, or VHDs are the basic unit of Hyper-V virtualization and they can be implemented in various ways. Hyper-V Manager is the main administrative interface for small and medium installations of Hyper-V, and this course takes you through the basic management tasks you can carry out.
Resource Monitor, Performance Monitor, Task Manager, Reliability Monitor and SCVMM can all be used to optimize the host server and VMs in a Hyper-V system and this course reviews each.

Target Audience

The Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: Server Virtualization with Hyper-V learning path is developed for system administrators who want to learn how to implement and manage Microsoft’s server virtualization technologies on their network. Individuals researching, implementing, or are currently responsible for virtualization. Anyone wishing to obtain the 70-659 TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization exam which is one of the qualifying exams for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization Configuration certification. Individuals with familiarity with; Windows networking, especially Active Directory Directory Services, modern storage technologies such as SAN, iSCSI, Fiber Channel, and Direct Attached Storage (DAS), and with Windows Server 2008 failover clustering.


Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Managing Virtual Hard Disks

  • Describe the methods for VHD management
  • Hyper-V Server Settings

  • match the Hyper-V Server setting to its function
  • Configuring Hyper-V Host Settings

  • configure Hyper-V Host settings in a given scenario
  • Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

  • identify the features of role based access control
  • Performance and Resource Monitors

  • describe how monitoring tools can provide information on past, current and future performance and resource use
  • Reliability Monitor and Event Viewer

  • distinguish between the Event Viewer and Reliability Monitor tools
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager

  • identify the functions of System Center Virtual Machine Manager