Description

This five-day training program is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing and maintaining storage as well as compute by utilizing the Windows Server 2016, and who need to acknowledge the scenarios, requirements, and storage as well as compute options that are available and applicable to the Windows Server 2016.

 

Radiant Teachlearning offers Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 Training Program in Classroom and Virtual instructor Led/Online mode.

 

Duration: 5 days

 

Learning Objectives

After accomplishing this training program, professionals will be able to:

  • Prepare and install Server Core installation, a Nano Server, and plan a migration strategy and server upgrade.
  • Explain the different storage options, including partition table formats, fundamental as well as dynamic disks, drive hardware, file systems, and virtual hard disks, and describe way to manage and maintain disks and volumes.
  • Explain enterprise storage solutions, and select the most suitable solution for a given situation.
  • Manage and implement Data Deduplication and Storage Spaces.
  • Configure and install and Microsoft Hyper-V, and configure virtual machines.
  • Deploy, configure, and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers.
  • Explain the high availability and disaster recovery technologies in Windows Server 2016.
  • Plan, create, and manage a failover cluster.
  • Implement failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Configure a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster, and plan for an NLB implementation.
  • Create and manage deployment images.
  • Manage, monitor, and maintain virtual machine installations.

Pre-requisite

Before attending this training program, professionals must have:

  • A fundamental acknowledging of networking basics.
  • An awareness and acknowledging of security best practices.
  • An acknowledging of fundamental AD DS concepts.
  • Fundamental knowledge of server hardware.
  • Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8 or Windows 10.

In Addition, professionals would benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience, for example experience as a Windows Server systems administrator.

 

Audience Profile

This training program is intended for IT professionals who have some experience working with Windows Server, and who are looking for a single five-day training program that covers storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016. This training program will help them update their knowledge and skills related to storage and compute for Windows Server 2016.

Candidates suitable for this training program would be:

  • Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies, and who want to learn more about the storage and compute features in Windows Server 2016
  • IT professionals with general IT knowledge who are looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server especially around storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016

The secondary audience for this training program are IT professionals looking to take the Microsoft 70-740 certification exam, Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Upgrading, migrating, and installing servers and workloads

This lesson explains the new features of Windows Server 2016, and describes way to prepare for and install Nano Server and Server Core. This lesson also explains way to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy, and describes way to perform a migration of server roles and workloads within and across domains. Finally, this lesson describes way to choose an activation model based on your environment characteristics.

Lessons

  • Introducing Windows Server 2016
  • Preparing and installing Server Core
  • Preparing for upgrades and migrations
  • Migrating server roles and workloads
  • Windows Server activation models

Lab: Installing and configuring Server Core

  • Installing Server Core
  • Accomplishing post installation tasks on the Windows Server 2016 Core
  • Performing remote management

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Describe the new features of the Windows Server 2016.
  • Prepare for and install Server Core.
  • Plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.
  • Perform a shift of server roles as well as workloads within a domain and across domains.
  • Choose an appropriate activation model.

 

Lesson 2: Configuring local storage

This lesson describes way to manage disks and volumes in Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Managing disks in Windows Server
  • Managing volumes in Windows Server

Lab: Configuring local storage

  • Creating and managing volumes
  • Resizing volumes
  • Managing virtual hard disks

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Manage disks in Windows Server.
  • Manage volumes in Windows Server.

 

Lesson 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions

This lesson discusses network-attached storage (NAS), direct-attached storage (DAS), as well as storage area networks (SANs). It also describes the purpose of Microsoft Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) Server, data center bridging (DCB), and Multipath I/O (MPIO). In Addition, this lesson compares Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Fibre Channel, and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI), and explains way to configure sharing in Windows Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Outline of DAS, NAS, and SANs
  • Comparing iSCSI, Fibre Channel, as well as Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  • Acknowledging iSNS, DCB, and MPIO
  • Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016

Lab: Configuring and planning storage technologies and components

  • Planning storage requirements
  • Configuring iSCSI storage
  • Configuring and managing the share infrastructure

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Explain DAS, NAS, and SANs.
  • Compare Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and FCoE.
  • Explain the use of DCB, MPIO, and iSNS.
  • Configure sharing in Windows Server.

 

Lesson 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication

This lesson describes way to implement and manage Storage Spaces. This lesson also describes way to implement Data Deduplication.

Lessons

  • Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Managing Storage Spaces
  • Implementing Data Deduplication

Lab: Implementing Storage Spaces

  • Creating a Storage Space

Lab: Implementing Data Deduplication

  • Installing Data Deduplication
  • Configuring Data Deduplication

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Explain and implement the Storage Spaces feature in the context of enterprise storage needs.
  • Manage and maintain Storage Spaces.
  • Explain and implement Data Deduplication.

 

Lesson 5: Configuring and Installing Hyper-V and virtual machines

This lesson provides an outline of virtualization and Hyper-V. It describes way to install Hyper-V, and way to configure storage and networking on Hyper-V host servers. Additionally, it describes way to configure and manage Hyper-V virtual machines.

Lessons

  • Outline of Hyper-V
  • Installing Hyper-V
  • Configuring storage on Hyper-V host servers
  • Configuring networking on Hyper-V host servers
  • Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Managing virtual machines

Lab: Installing and configuring Hyper-V

  • Verify installation of the Hyper-V server role
  • Configuring Hyper-V networks
  • Creating and configuring virtual machines
  • Enable nested virtualization for a virtual machine

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Explain Hyper-V and virtualization.
  • Install Hyper-V.
  • Configure storage on Hyper-V host servers.
  • Configure networking on Hyper-V host servers.
  • Configure Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Manage Hyper-V virtual machines.

 

Lesson 6: Deploying and managing Windows and Hyper-V containers

This lesson provides an outline of containers in Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this lesson describes way to deploy Windows Server and Hyper-V containers. It also describes way to install, configure, and manage containers by using Docker.

Lessons

  • Outline of containers in Windows Server 2016
  • Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
  • Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker

Lab: Installing and configuring containers

  • Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Windows PowerShell
  • Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Docker

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Explain containers in Windows Server 2016.
  • Describe way to deploy containers.
  • Describe way to install, configure, and manage containers using Docker.

 

Lesson 7: Outline of disaster recovery and wide availability

This lesson provides an outline of high availability and high availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016. It further describes way to plan high availability and disaster recovery solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines. Additionally, this lesson describes way to back up and restore the Windows Server 2016 operating system and data by using Windows Server Backup.

Lessons

  • Defining levels of availability
  • Planning disaster recovery and wide availability solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Backing up and restoring by using Windows Server Backup
  • High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016

Lab: Implementing and Planning a wide availability and disaster recovery solution

  • Determining the suitable disaster recovery solution and wide availability
  • Implementing storage migration
  • Configuring Hyper-V replicas

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Define levels of availability.
  • Plan disaster recovery and wide availability solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines.
  • Restore as well as Back up data by utilizing Windows Server Backup.
  • Explain wide availability with failover clustering in the Windows Server 2016.

 

Lesson 8: Implementing failover clustering

This lesson describes way to plan for failover clustering. It also describes way to create, manage, and troubleshoot a failover cluster.

Lessons

  • Planning a failover cluster
  • Creating and configuring a new failover cluster
  • Maintaining a failover cluster
  • Solving a failover cluster
  • Implementing site high availability with stretch clustering

Lab: Implementing failover clustering

  • Creating a failover cluster
  • Verifying quorum settings and adding a node

Lab: Managing a failover cluster

  • Evicting a node and verifying quorum settings
  • Changing the quorum from disk witness to file-share witness, and defining node voting
  • Verifying high availability

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Plan for a failover-clustering implementation.
  • Create and configure a failover cluster.
  • Maintain a failover cluster.
  • Troubleshoot a failover cluster.
  • Implement high availability and stretch clustering for a site.

 

Lesson 9: Executing failover clustering with the Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

This lesson explains how Hyper-V integrates with failover clustering. It also describes way to implement Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) in failover clusters.

Lessons

  • Use failover clustering, outline of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016
  • Implementing Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters
  • Primary features for VMs in a clustered environment

Lab: Executing failover clustering with the Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

  • Configure iSCSI storage
  • Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V
  • Configuring a highly available VM

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Explain how Hyper-V integrates with failover clustering.
  • Implement Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters.
  • Explain the primary features for VMs in clustered environment.

 

Lesson 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing

This lesson provides an outline of NLB clusters. It also describes way to plan and configure an NLB cluster implementation.

Lessons

  • Outline of NLB
  • Configuring an NLB cluster
  • Planning an NLB implementation

Lab: Implementing NLB

  • Implementing a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster
  • Configuring and managing the NLB cluster
  • Validating high availability for the NLB cluster

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Explain NLB.
  • Configure an NLB cluster.
  • Describe way to plan an NLB implementation.

 

Lesson 11: Creating and managing deployment images

This lesson provides an outline of the Windows Server 2016 image deployment process. It also describes way to create and manage deployment images by using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Additionally, it explains different workloads in the virtual machine environment.

Lessons

  • Introduction to deployment images
  • Managing as well as Creating deployment images by using MDT
  • Virtual machine environments for different workloads

Lab: Using MDT to deploy Windows Server 2016

  • Configuring MDT
  • Creating and deploying an image

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Explain the Windows Server 2016 image deployment process.
  • Create and manage deployment images by using MDT.
  • Explain the different workloads in the virtual machine environment.

 

Lesson 12: Monitoring, maintaining, and managing virtual machine installations

This lesson provides an outline on Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the requirements to implement WSUS. It describes way to manage the update process with WSUS. Additionally, this lesson provides an outline of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools. Finally, this lesson explains way to use Performance Monitor, and way to manage event logs.

Lessons

  • WSUS outline and deployment options
  • Update management process with WSUS
  • Outline of Windows PowerShell DSC
  • Outline of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring event logs

Lab: Implementing WSUS and deploying updates

  • Implementing WSUS
  • Configuring update settings
  • Deploying as well as Approving an update by using WSUS

Lab: Monitoring and solving Windows Server 2016

  • Establishing a performance baseline
  • Identifying the source of a performance problem
  • Viewing and configuring centralized event logs

After accomplishing this lesson, professionals will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of WSUS and the requirements to implement WSUS.
  • Manage the update process with WSUS.
  • Explain the purpose and benefits of Windows PowerShell DSC.
  • Explain the monitoring tools available in Windows Server 2016.
  • Use Performance Monitor.
  • Manage event logs.

 

FAQs

Q: What can you do with Windows Server 2016?

 

A: New Features in Windows Server 2016:-

  • Nano Server 
  • Containers
  • Linux Secure Boot
  • ReFS
  • Storage Spaces Direct
  • ADFS v4
  • Nested Virtualization
  • Hyper-V Hot-Add Virtual Hardware

 

Q: What is the difference between Windows Server 2016 and 2019?

 

A: While the 2016 version was based on the use of shielded VMs, the 2019 version offers extra support to run Linux VMs. In addition, the 2019 version is based on the protect, detect and respond approach to security. VMConnect generally offers additional support to troubleshoot various common networking issues.

 

Q: How much RAM do I need for Server 2016?

 

A: The minimum you need is 2GB or 4GB if you plan to use Windows Server 2016 Essentials as a virtual server. The recommended is 16GB while the maximum you can use is 64GB. The minimum you need is a 160GB hard disk with a 60GB system partition.

 

Q: How many Server 2016 licenses do I need?

 

A: A minimum of 8 core licenses is required for each physical processor and a minimum of 16 core licenses is required for each server. Standard Edition basically provides rights for up to two Operating System atmospheres as well as Windows Servers containers with Hyper-V isolation when multiple physical cores in the server are licensed.

 

Q: How do you ensure the quality of training program?

 

A: Radiant has highly intensive selection criteria for Technology Trainers & Consultants, who deliver you training programs. Our trainers & consultants undergo rigorous technical and behavioral interview and assessment process before they are on boarded in the company. 

Our Technology experts / trainers & consultant carry deep dive knowledge in the technical subject & are certified from the OEM.

Our training programs are practical oriented with 70% – 80% hands on the training technology tool.  Our training program focuses on one-on-one interaction with each participant, latest content in curriculum, real time projects and case studies during the training program. 

Our faculty will provide you the knowledge of each course from fundamental level in an easy way and you are free to ask your doubts any time from your respective faculty.

Our trainers have patience and ability to explain difficult concepts in simplistic way with depth and width of knowledge.

To ensure quality learning, we provide support session even after the training program. 

 

Q: What if I/we have doubts after attending your training program?

 

A: Radiant team of experts would be available on the email Support@radianttechlearning.com to answer your technical queries, even after the training program.

We also conduct a 3 – 4 hours online session after 2 weeks of the training program, to respond on your queries & project assigned to you.  

 

Q: If I face technical difficulty during the class what should I do?

 

A: Technical issues are unpredictable and might occur with you as well. Participants have to ensure that they have the system with required configuration with good internet speed to access online labs.  

If the problem still persists or you face any challenge during the class then you can report to us or your trainer. In that case Radiant would provide you the recorded session of that particular day. However, those recorded sessions are not meant only for personal consumption and NOT for distribution or any commercial use. 

 

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