Microsoft Virtual Academy
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This course is designed for VMware professionals looking to get up-to-speed with how Microsoft virtualization and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V works and compares with VMware vSphere 5.1 and surrounding technologies, and to help you make the right decisions.
Instructors | Please join Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman and Technical Product Manager Matt McSpirit both whom are VMware Certified Professionals will leverage a team-teaching approach to delivering an engaging, demo-rich, live learning experience.
Associated Certification(s) | Windows Server certifications; Private Cloud certification
After brief introductions and an overview of the agenda, Symon Perriman and Matt McSpirit kick off the course with an information-packed introduction to Hyper-V and start the comparison to VMware in terms of scalability, performance & density.
This important session covers key considerations regarding Storage Capabilities and Resource Management. Matt and Symon will compare and contrast how Microsoft and VMware leverage such technologies as iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and different approaches to VM Disks.
During this module, you will learn how Hyper-V compares with VMware in terms of handling Multitenancy and Security (Hyper-V Extensible Switch, Networking Performance and Security) as well as Flexible Infrastructure options such as Virtual Machine Mobility and Network Virtualization.
During this module, Symon and Matt help students understand the options for Infrastructure Resiliency, including Incremental Backups, Inbox Replication using Hyper-V Replica, and Integrated NIC Teaming. Next, they cover Failover Clustering options such as Cluster-Aware Updating, Failover Prioritization, and VM Affinity Rules. This module concludes with the VMware Comparison as well as a few vSphere-specific topics.
This important session begins with an overview of Microsoft Private Cloud then quickly moves into a component-by-component comparison of Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 products with specific offerings in VMware's v-Sphere, vCenter, v-Fabric and vCloud lines.
During this key session, Symon and Matt walk through important Application Management tasks like Constructing, Delivering & Consuming Apps (e.g., service templates, Server App-V, Service Designer), Maintaining, Managing & Monitoring Apps (in-place updates, image updates, Update Management, Application Monitoring, Network Monitoring, Automation/Runbooks, and Protection of Key Applications & Workloads (Data Protection Manager, Live Migration).
In this module, students experience how Microsoft and VMware compare and contrast in terms of enabling cross-platform management. The session starts with a discussion of options with Citrix XenServer, then moves into VMware vSphere/vCenter and closes with a discussion of other options (Linux, monitoring other platforms and application frameworks, Integration Packs).
Symon and Matt focus on how the Microsoft approach to Private Cloud differs from VMware's in terms of how each provides a Foundation for the Future, and options for a Hybrid Infrastructure. This session closes with a few scenarios designed to help IT organizations understand Costs.