Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter Course Overview

Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter Course Overview

The "Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter" course is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of creating and managing a modern datacenter environment using virtualization technologies and services. It covers the essentials of server virtualization, including the setup and management of a Hyper-V environment, and extends into the realms of the software-defined datacenter by discussing components like storage, network fabric, and cloud technologies.

Through hands-on lessons, participants learn to implement and configure Microsoft's System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), manage the storage and networking fabric, and create and administer virtual machines and services efficiently. The course also delves into advanced topics like Hyper-V Replica, Azure Site Recovery, and integration with System Center Operations Manager for infrastructure monitoring. Additionally, it addresses data protection for virtualized environments using Data Protection Manager (DPM).

By completing this course, learners gain the expertise to build, deploy, and manage a flexible and secure virtual infrastructure, preparing them for the evolving demands of IT environments and cloud integration. This knowledge is essential for IT professionals aiming to excel in the field of datacenter management and cloud services.

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Course Prerequisites

To ensure the best learning experience and success in the Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter course, the following prerequisites are recommended:


  • Basic understanding of networking fundamentals, including TCP/IP and networking addressing.
  • Familiarity with different storage technologies and concepts, such as SAN, NAS, and direct-attached storage.
  • Knowledge of different virtualization components and how they are used within the current virtual IT environment.
  • Basic knowledge of Windows Server operating systems and their functionality.
  • Experience with Windows Server administration and Windows Server-based workloads.
  • An understanding of the concepts related to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), such as domain controllers, users, and groups.
  • Basic experience with the Microsoft Azure platform and concepts of cloud computing.
  • Prior exposure to or experience with Hyper-V or other virtualization platforms.
  • Familiarity with concepts related to backup and recovery in a virtualized environment.

These prerequisites are designed to equip you with the foundational knowledge necessary to grasp the course material effectively. If you don't meet all the prerequisites, our instructors can help guide you to the appropriate resources to get up to speed or suggest preliminary courses that can prepare you for success in the Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter course.


Target Audience for Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter

  1. The "Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter" course is tailored for IT professionals looking to master virtualization and cloud technologies.


  2. Target audience and job roles for the course:


  • IT Infrastructure Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • Data Center Architects
  • Cloud Solutions Architects
  • Virtualization Specialists
  • Network Administrators
  • IT Operations Managers
  • IT Professionals with an interest in Microsoft Virtualization and Data Center solutions
  • Technical Consultants involved in designing and deploying virtualized environments
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planners
  • Storage Administrators
  • Systems Engineers focused on enterprise virtualization and data center optimization
  • IT Managers looking to implement or manage a software-defined data center environment
  • Professionals seeking to learn about Hyper-V and System Center capabilities
  • Technical Support Staff who maintain and troubleshoot virtualization infrastructure


Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter?

Introduction to Learning Outcomes

The Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter course equips learners with vital skills to manage and implement virtualization technologies within Microsoft's server environments, focusing on Hyper-V, System Center 2016, and Azure.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals of Microsoft server virtualization and the software-defined datacenter, extending virtualization to the cloud.
  • Install, configure, and manage the Hyper-V role, including creating and managing virtual machines, virtual hard disks, and virtual switches.
  • Implement and maintain failover clustering with Hyper-V to ensure high availability and disaster recovery.
  • Gain proficiency in installing and managing System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), adding hosts, and managing host groups.
  • Manage storage and updates for the datacenter fabric, including implementing a storage infrastructure and managing storage quality of service (QoS) policies.
  • Configure and manage the VMM library, profiles, and templates to streamline the deployment and management of virtual machines.
  • Acquire skills in managing the networking fabric within VMM, including Software-Defined Networking and Network Controller deployment.
  • Create, clone, and manage virtual machines using VMM, and understand virtual machine management tasks.
  • Learn to create and manage clouds in VMM, define user roles, and implement private clouds for organizational use.
  • Monitor and report on the virtualization infrastructure using System Center Operations Manager, integrating it with VMM for comprehensive oversight.
  • Implement and manage Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery for business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
  • Protect virtualization infrastructure using Data Protection Manager (DPM), including configuring backup and restoration of virtual machines.