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Supporting Windows server 2016  |    A 5 day   hands on   training course

Supporting Windows server 2016 course description

This five-day course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

What will you learn
  • Implement & manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication.
  • Deploy, configure, and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers.
  • Implement failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Configure a NLB cluster and plan for an NLB implementation.
  • Manage, monitor, and maintain virtual machine installations.
Supporting Windows server 2016 course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • IT professionals working with Windows server 2016

  • Prerequisites:
  • None.

  • Duration
  • 5 days

  • Dates & prices
  • Click here

Supporting Windows server 2016 course contents

  • Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers
  • Installing Nano Server and Server Core, upgrades and migrations, activation models.

  • Configuring local storage
  • Volumes and disks in Windows Server 2016.
    Hands on Managing disks and volumes, Creating and Managing virtual hard disks with Windows PowerShell, Converting virtual hard disks from .vhd to .vhdx, Resizing a volume.

  • Implementing enterprise storage solutions
  • Direct-attached storage, network-attached storage, and storage area networks. Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and FCoE, Understanding iSNS, data centre bridging, and MPIO, Sharing in Windows Server 2016.
    Hands on Configuring storage technologies and components, Planning storage requirements, Configuring iSCSI, Configuring and managing the share infrastructure.

  • Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
  • Implementing and managing Storage Spaces, Implementing Data Deduplication, Lab : Storage Spaces, storage tiering.
    Hands on Data Deduplication.

  • Installing and configuring Hyper-V and VMs
  • Overview of Hyper-V, Installing Hyper-V, Configuring storage on Hyper-V host servers, Configuring networking on Hyper-V host servers, Configuring and managing Hyper-V VMs.
    Hands on Installing the Hyper-V server role, Configuring Hyper-V settings, Creating and configuring a VM. Managing a VM by using PowerShell Direct.

  • Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
  • Containers in Windows Server 2016, Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers.
    Hands on Installing and configuring containers with PowerShell and Docker.

  • Overview of high availability and disaster recovery
  • Levels of availability, Planning high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V VMs, Backing up and restoring the Windows Server 2016 using Windows Server B, High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016.
    Hands on Planning and implementing a high availability and disaster recovery solution. Determining the appropriate high availability and disaster recovery solution, Implementing storage migration, Implementing Hyper-V Replica.

  • Implementing and managing failover clustering
  • Creating and configuring a new failover cluster, Maintaining a failover cluster, Troubleshooting a failover cluster, Implementing site high availability with stretch clustering.
    Hands on Implementing a failover cluster. Creating a failover cluster, Verifying quorum settings and adding a node. Lab : Managing failover clusters, Evicting a node and verifying quorum settings, Changing the quorum from Disk Witness to File Share Witness, and defining node voting, Adding and removing disks from the cluster.

  • Failover clustering for Hyper-V VMs
  • Overview of integrating Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 with failover clustering, Implementing and maintaining Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters, Key features for VMs in a clustered environment.
    Hands on Implementing failover clustering with Hyper-V. Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V, Configuring a highly available VM.

  • Implementing Network Load Balancing
  • Overview of NLB clusters, Configuring an NLB cluster, Planning an NLB implementation.
    Hands on Implementing an NLB cluster. Implementing an NLB cluster, Configuring and managing the NLB cluster. Validating high availability for the NLB cluster.

  • Creating and managing deployment images
  • Introduction to deployment images, Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT. Virtual machine environments for different workloads.
    Hands on Using MDT to deploy Windows Server 2016. Installing and configuring MDT. Creating and deploying an image.

  • Managing, monitoring, and maintaining VMs
  • WSUS overview and deployment options, Update management process with WSUS, Overview of PowerShell DSC, Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools, Using Performance Monitor. Monitoring Event Logs.
    Hands on Implementing WSUS and deploying updates. Implementing WSUS. Configuring update settings. Approving and deploying an update by using WSUS. Lab : Monitoring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2016. Establishing a performance baseline. Identifying the source of a performance problem. Viewing and configuring centralized event logs.

Learning path



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Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.