If you're new to virtualization, Hyper-V virtualization, or if you just want to see the latest R2 features of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V or Virtual Machine Manager, explore this practical (and free!) online training. Learn how to build your infrastructure from the ground up on the Microsoft stack, using System Center to provide powerful management capabilities.
Microsoft datacenter virtualization experts Symon Perriman and Matt McSpirit (who are also VMware Certified Professionals) demonstrate how you can help your business consolidate workloads and improve server utilization, while reducing costs. Learn the differences between the platforms, and explore how System Center can be used to manage a multi-hypervisor environment, looking at VMware vSphere 5.5 management, monitoring, automation, and migration.Instructor | Symon Perriman – Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist; Matt McSpirit – Microsoft Senior Technical Product Manager
Get an introduction to Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, and hear about VMware’s infrastructure and management offerings. Explore host configuration to optimize the servers, storage, and networking for virtualization.
Review the high-availability and failover clustering features for hosts and virtual machines. After an introduction to failover clustering, learn about quorum configuration, networking, virtual machine monitoring, and centralized patching.
Learn about virtual machine creation and deployment in the infrastructure, along with various types of live migrations that are available to move the virtual machines between hosts. Get the details on the Hyper-V Replica feature, VM backup options, and creating virtual networks and networking virtualization using Virtual Machine Manager.
Hear a discussion of the concept of templates for virtual machines and their underlying components. Learn how virtual machines are configured as a unified enterprise application, in what is known as a Service Template, and review the other System Center 2012 R2 components that manage and integrate with Hyper-V virtual machines.
See how customers can extend their own on-premises datacenter to Windows Azure, allowing for rapid scalability and unlimited capacity, all in a secure manner, using familiar tools. And review how System Center 2012 R2 can be used to manage, monitor, automate, and migrate VMware environments.
The information in this module provides you with an opportunity to dive deeper into virtualizing your data center with Hyper-V and System Center, at your own pace.
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