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Exam Ref 70-247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud (MCSE)

Book Description

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-247—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery configuring and deploying a private cloud using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level.

Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

  • Design and deploy System Center

  • Configure System Center infrastructure

  • Configure the fabric

  • Configure System Center integration

  • Configure and deploy virtual machines and services

  • This Microsoft Exam Ref:

  • Organizes its coverage by objectives for Exam 70-247

  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you

  • Requires experience with Windows Server, System Center 2012, security, high availability, fault tolerance, and networking in an enterprise environment, and basic skills with SQL Server, Windows PowerShell, and application configuration

  • Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Contents at a glance
    4. Contents
    5. Introduction
      1. Microsoft certifications
      2. Free ebooks from Microsoft Press
      3. Errata, updates, & book support
      4. We want to hear from you
      5. Stay in touch
    6. Preparing for the exam
    7. Chapter 1. Design and deploy System Center
      1. Objective 1.1: Design a scalable System Center architecture
        1. Understanding System Center 2012 R2 products
        2. Examining System Center 2012 R2 high availability
        3. Backing up and recovering VMM
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      2. Objective 1.2: Install the System Center infrastructure
        1. Understanding hardware requirements
        2. Software prerequisites
        3. Installing System Center 2012 R2 products
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      3. Objective 1.3: Upgrade System Center components
        1. Upgrading or migrating from versions prior to System Center 2012
        2. Upgrading between System Center 2012, System Center 2012 SP1, and 2012 R2
        3. Objective summary
        4. Objective review
      4. Answers
        1. Objective 1.1: Thought experiment
        2. Objective 1.1: Review
        3. Objective 1.2: Thought experiment
        4. Objective 1.2: Review
        5. Objective 1.3: Thought experiment
        6. Objective 1.3: Review
    8. Chapter 2. Configure System Center infrastructure
      1. Objective 2.1: Configure System Center components
        1. Understanding Data Protection Manager
        2. Understanding System Center agents
        3. Run As accounts and Run As profiles
        4. Assigning user roles
        5. Understanding Operations Manager watcher nodes
        6. Operations Manager gateway servers
        7. Objective summary
        8. Objective review
      2. Objective 2.2: Configure portals and dashboards
        1. Using App Controller
        2. Using Service Manager Self-Service Portal
        3. Creating Operations Manager dashboards
        4. Application Performance Monitoring
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      3. Answers
        1. Objective 2.1: Thought experiment
        2. Objective 2.1: Review
        3. Objective 2.2: Thought experiment
        4. Objective 2.2: Review
    9. Chapter 3. Configure the fabric
      1. Objective 3.1: Configure the storage fabric
        1. Understanding VMM storage
        2. Understanding storage classifications
        3. Understanding file shares and VMM
        4. Creating storage pools from physical disks
        5. Provisioning storage logical units
        6. Objective summary
        7. Objective review
      2. Objective 3.2: Configure the network fabric
        1. Understanding VMM logical networks
        2. Applying logical switches
        3. Network virtualization
        4. Virtual machine networks
        5. Understanding MAC address pools
        6. Creating static IP address pools
        7. Implementing private VLANS
        8. Windows Server Gateway
        9. Objective summary
        10. Objective review
      3. Objective 3.3: Configure and manage the deployment and update servers
        1. Adding a PXE server to VMM
        2. Adding an WSUS server to VMM
        3. Objective summary
        4. Objective review
      4. Objective 3.4: Configure clouds and virtualization hosts
        1. Creating VMM host groups
        2. Understanding VMM private clouds
        3. Objective summary
        4. Objective review
      5. Answers
        1. Objective 3.1: Thought Experiment
        2. Objective 3.1: Review
        3. Objective 3.2: Thought experiment
        4. Objective 3.2: Review
        5. Objective 3.3: Thought Experiment
        6. Objective 3.3: Review
        7. Objective 3.4: Thought experiment
        8. Objective 3.4: Review
    10. Chapter 4. Configure System Center Integration
      1. Objective 4.1: Configure private cloud integration
        1. Integrating Operations Manager
        2. Orchestrator integration packs
        3. Configuring other System Center connectors
        4. Integrating IPAM with VMM
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      2. Objective 4.2: Configure integration of private and public clouds
        1. Understanding Service Provider Foundation
        2. Deploying Service Provider Foundation
        3. Understanding Microsoft Azure Pack for Windows Server
        4. Objective summary
        5. Objective review
      3. Answers
        1. Objective 4.1: Thought experiment
        2. Objective 4.1: Review
        3. Objective 4.2: Thought experiment
        4. Objective 4.2: Review
    11. Chapter 5. Configure and deploy virtual machines and services
      1. Objective 5.1: Configure profiles
        1. Creating hardware profiles
        2. Creating guest operating system profiles
        3. Creating application profiles
        4. Configuring SQL Server profiles
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      2. Objective 5.2: Create and configure Server App-V packages
        1. Server App-V
        2. Understanding Server App-V packages
        3. Sequencing applications
        4. Deploying a Server App-V package
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      3. Objective 5.3: Configure and deploy a service
        1. Configuring virtual machine templates
        2. Creating service templates
        3. Understanding Web Deploy packages
        4. SQL DAC packages
        5. Objective summary
        6. Objective review
      4. Objective 5.4: Update a service
        1. Updating Services in VMM
        2. Scaling out a service tier
        3. Objective summary
        4. Objective review
      5. Answers
        1. Objective 5.1: Thought experiment
        2. Objective 5.1: Review
        3. Objective 5.2: Thought experiment
        4. Objective 5.2: Review
        5. Objective 5.3: Thought experiment
        6. Objective 5.3: Review
        7. Objective 5.4: Thought experiment
        8. Objective 5.4: Review
    12. Index
    13. About the author
    14. Back Cover
    15. Code Snippets