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Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012.

About This Course

Course Code
M10750

Course Type
Specialist

Vendor
Microsoft

Duration
5 Days

RRP
£1,955.00

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Overview

This course describes how to monitor and operate a private cloud with MicrosoftSystem Center 2012. This course focuses on how to manage and administer the private cloud, and it describes how you can monitor key infrastructure elements and applications that run within the private cloud. It does not discuss planning and implementation, which is covered in 10751A: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012.

Audience Profile
This course is intended for datacenter administrators who are responsible for monitoring and protecting the private cloud infrastructure. It is also intended for solution architects who are responsible for designing private cloud architectures and extending existing private cloud solutions. The primary audience for this course is administrators who create service requests. The secondary audience includes datacenter administrators—who are responsible for providing provisioning for applications including configuring and deploying those applications—application/service business owners, and administrators who implement service requests.

Those intending to take the 70-246 exam will also benefit from attendance at this course.

Objectives

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to the Private Cloud
This module gives students an overview of a private cloud infrastructure, including what it is, the business and technical drivers behind implementing it, and how they can use System Center 2012 to monitor and operate it. Students will understand the key concepts of a private cloud and verify key components of System Center 2012.

Lessons

Lab : Verifying the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Lab : Verifying the Compliance of the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Exercise: Checking Compliance

Module 2: Configuring and Optimizing Business Unit Clouds
This module explains how to configure a new business unit cloud within Virtual Machine Manager.

Lessons

Lab : Configuring and Optimizing Business Unit Clouds

Module 3: Deploying Cloud Services
This module explains how to deploy pre-packaged applications and create a new service template to deploy a service into the cloud.

Lessons

Lab : Importing and Deploying the Stock Trader Application

Module 4: Monitoring Private Cloud Services
This module provides an overview of System Center Operations Manager. The students are shown how Operations Manager is used to monitor the various services that underpin the private cloud. The students are then shown how to deploy agents to key service components running within the private cloud. Custom monitoring is then applied to these components which include the creation of a distributed application model to give a holistic view of the health of the private cloud infrastructure.

Lessons

Lab : Monitoring Private Cloud Services

Module 5: Configuring Application Performance Monitoring
This module gives students a deep insight into the Application Performance Monitoring (APM) feature of Operations Manager. A .NET application has been installed into the lab environment that will be used for this module. Students will learn to configure APM to monitor the performance and availability of this application. A break in the application is then instigated where students will see how Operations Manager detects and reports this with the Alerting and Diagnostics tools that are built into Operations Manager.

Lessons

Lab : Configuring Application Performance Monitoring

Module 6: Operating and Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud
This module explains the core functionality of Service Manager and the steps to create and manage change requests, incidents, and release records. The module also describes about the security model behind Service Manager so that students can customize and extend the integral functionality of the service.

Lessons

Lab : Operating and Extending Service Management in the Cloud

Module 7: Automatic Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests
This module provides an overview of Orchestrator and explains how Orchestrator integrates with Operations Manager and Service Manager.

Lessons

Lab : Automating Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests

Module 8: Problem Management in the Private Cloud
This module provides an overview of problem management and explains how students can use it within a service management framework. Additionally, this module explains its implementation as a manual feature of Service Manager. Finally, this module describes how to create a custom event monitor in Operations Manager and then use it to identify and route incidents and problems to Service Manager.

Lessons

Lab : Automating Problem Management in the Private Cloud

Module 9: Automating Self-Service Provisioning
This module explains about automating self-service provisioning by using the System Center Cloud Service Process Pack, including the configuration items that are created and the request items that are contained in the System Center Cloud Service Process Pack.

Lessons

Lab : Automating Self-Service Provisioning

Module 10: Private Cloud Protection and Recovery
This module explains how to protect the resources in the private cloud by using Data Protection Manager. It also explains how to implement a recovery action by using Orchestrator to recover a database.

Lessons

Lab : Private Cloud Protection and Recovery

Module 11: Configuring Compliance in the Private Cloud
This module explains how to implement IT Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) in a private cloud environment by using System Center 2012. It also explains how to implement Software Update Compliance in Virtual Machine Manager to verify whether key private cloud infrastructure is correctly updated with the latest software updates. The module also describes how to implement the IT GRC Management Pack in Service Manager to check for compliance across key Service Components and remediate non-compliant items.

Lessons

Lab : Configuring Compliance in the Private Cloud

Module 12: Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets
This module describes the various methods for surfacing service and performance-related data from Operations Manager and Service Manager to SharePoint and Microsoft Excel.

Lessons

Lab : Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

About This Course

Course Code
M10750

Course Type
Specialist

Vendor
Microsoft

Duration
5 Days

RRP
£1,955.00

Course Overview
Download