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Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Build skills equivalent to Microsoft's Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 program
  • Credit Hours: 5 Days

  • Format: Virtual Classroom - Instructor-led, Online

  • Professional Certificate: MCSE: Private Cloud

  • Recommended for: Data center administrators who will be responsible for designing, installing, and configuring a private cloud infrastructure

The Private Cloud Orchestrator course prepares students for employment jobs in the Informational Technology industry. This course provides students with the skills needed to design, install, and configure a private cloud. Through theory-based lectures and virtual labs, students will learn how to configure and deploy the application infrastructure. Upon completion of this course, students will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain employment and will be employable by various companies within the industry, as well as the opportunity for career advancement.  This program prepares students for employment as a Systems Analyst. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment change between 2010 and 2020 will grow by 25% greater than the annual average.

What You'll Learn

  • Plan for the private cloud
  • Configure and deploy the private cloud infrastructure
  • Extend and maintain the private cloud infrastructure
  • Configure virtual application delivery
  • Create the private cloud building blocks
  • Deploy and access the first business unit private cloud
  • Monitor the private cloud infrastructure
  • Extend and customize monitoring of the private cloud infrastructure
  • Implement service management for the private cloud
  • Configure a private cloud service catalog
  • Protect the private cloud infrastructure
  • Automate and standardize the private cloud

Who Needs to Attend

  • Data center administrators who will be responsible for designing, installing, and configuring a private cloud infrastructure
  • IT professionals who are responsible for monitoring and protecting the private cloud infrastructure


System administrator-level working knowledge of:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Networking experience
  • Previous versions of System Center products
  • Configuration of Microsoft SharePoint
  • Hyper-V
  • Data center management processes
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) knowledge

Course Outline

1. Planning for the Private Cloud

  • Private Cloud
  • Requirements for Deploying a Private Cloud
  • Designing the Private Cloud Infrastructure Components
  • System Center 2012 Components
  • Deploying Hyper-V Clustering with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

2. Private Cloud Configuration and Deployment with System Center VMM

  • VMM Architecture and Components
  • Installing and Upgrading VMM
  • Configuring VMM Security and Roles
  • Host Groups

3. Extending and Maintaining the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • PXE and Update Server Roles
  • Deploying Bare-Metal Hyper-V Host Servers
  • Configuring the Update Server Role
  • Creating and Remediating an Update Baseline

4. Configuring Virtual Application Delivery

  • Dynamic Application Deployment
  • Web Deployment Packages
  • Server Application Virtualization
  • Configuring Server App-V Components
  • Sequencing and Deploying Virtual Applications

5. Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks

  • Configuring Guest Operating System Profiles
  • Configuring Hardware Profiles
  • Configuring SQL Server Using SQL Server Profiles
  • Configuring Application Profiles
  • Configuring Virtual MachineTemplates
  • Configuring Self-Service Portal Users

6. Deploying and Accessing a Private Cloud

  • Private Cloud Computing
  • Installing and Configuring App Controller
  • Creating and Managing Services and Service Templates

7. Monitoring the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Operations Manager Architecture and Security
  • Upgrading Operations Manager 2007 R2
  • Configuring Notifications
  • Configuring Management Packs
  • Configuring Integration with System Center 2012

8. Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Configuring the SharePoint Portal
  • Monitoring Templates
  • Distributed Application Monitoring

9. Implementing Service Management for the Private Cloud

  • Service Manager Architecture
  • Upgrading to System Center 2012 - Service Manager
  • Service Manager Work Items
  • Configuring Service Manager Connectors
  • Configuring Service Manager Notifications

10. Protecting the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Planning Data Protection Manager (DPM) Deployment
  • DPM Architecture and Components
  • Upgrading DPM
  • Configuring DPM for the Private Cloud
  • Configuring Application Protection for the Private Cloud
  • Restoring Applications to the Private Cloud

11. Automating and Standardizing the Private Cloud

  • Orchestrator Architecture and Components
  • Deploying and Configuring Core Orchestrator Components
  • Managing Runbooks
  • Configuring Integration Packs

12. Configuring the Cloud Services Process Pack

  • Implementing the Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Service Level Management


Lab 1: Plan for the Private Cloud

  • Deploy the Virtual Machine Manager Agent
  • Create a Hyper-V Host Cluster Using VMM

Lab 2: Configure and Deploy the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Review and Configure Hosts
  • Configure Host Groups
  • Configure User Roles and Run as Accounts
  • Configure the Library
  • Prepare the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Deploy a New Virtual Machine

Lab 3: Maintain the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Configure a PXE Server in VMM
  • Configure an Update Server Role in VMM
  • Configure a Software Update Baseline in VMM

Lab 4: Configure Virtual Application Delivery

  • Configure the Server App-V Sequencer
  • Configure the Server App-V Agent
  • Sequence an Application
  • Test the Server App-V Package Deployment

Lab 5: Create the Private Cloud Building Blocks

  • Configure Profiles
  • Configure Virtual Machine Templates
  • Configure a Service Template
  • Configure a User Role
  • Deploy the StockTrader Application Service

Lab 6: Deploy and Access a Private Cloud

  • Create and Configure a Private Cloud
  • Configure App Controller
  • Create, Deploy, and Manage Services

Lab 7: Monitor the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Deploy Agents
  • Deploy and Configure Monitoring Management Packs
  • Configure Notifications
  • Configure VMM Integration
  • Configure DPM Integration

Lab 8: Extend and Customize Monitoring

  • Create Custom Monitoring
  • Create a Distributed Application
  • Configure Service Level Management
  • Create Views for Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Configure SharePoint Integration

Lab 9: Implement Service Management for the Private Cloud

  • Configure Service Manager Basic Settings
  • Configure Service Manager Connectors
  • Configure the Self-Service Portal
  • Configure Notifications

Lab 10: Protect the Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Configure the Storage Pool
  • Deploy DPM Protection Agents
  • Create and Configure Protection Groups
  • Configure SQL Server Self-Service Recovery
  • Restore Data from a SQL Server Protection Group
  • Perform Self-Service Recovery to Recover SQL Server Data

Lab 11: Automate the Private Cloud

  • Deploy and Configure Components
  • Manage Runbooks
  • Configure Integration Packs

Lab 12: Configure the Cloud Service Process Pack

  • Install the Cloud Service Process Pack
  • Configure User Roles and Settings
  • Create an Incident Request
  • Configure Service Level Management

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