Microsoft Server 2012 Virtualization

Hyper - V (3.0)

(Step Towards Cloud Computing)


Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 is a hypervisor-based server virtualization product that enables you to consolidate workloads, helping organizations improve server utilization and reduce costs.

The course mainly focuses on “how easy to deploy virtualization by using “Server 2012 Hyper-V” in existing environment with features of High/Continuous Availability and Failover Clustering with Replication“

Why Virtualization?

 Today’s IT intensive enterprise must always be on the lookout for the latest technologies that allow businesses to run with fewer resources while providing the infrastructure to meet today and future customer needs. Virtualization is an industry-changing movement, a step towards Cloud Computing. Virtualization is being used by a growing number of organizations to reduce power consumption and air conditioning needs and trim the building space and land requirements that have always been associated with server farm growth. Virtualization also provides high availability for critical applications, and streamlines application deployment and migrations. Virtualization can simplify IT operations and allow IT organizations to respond faster to changing business demands. With better management through central environment and improve disaster recovery capability. 

About MS Server 2012 Virtualization

 Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V is a virtualization platform that has helped organizations of all sizes realize considerable cost savings and operational efficiencies. With industry leading size and scale, Hyper-V is the platform of choice for you to run your mission critical workloads. Using Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V, you can take advantage of new hardware technology, while still utilizing the servers you already have. This way you can virtualize today, and be ready for the future.


Introduction to Virtualization



·         What is Virtualization

·         Virtualization Terminologies

·         Server Virtualization Types

·         Major Companies in Virtualization

·         Features in Virtualization


Installing Hyper-V


·         Introduction

·         Types of Hyper-V

·         Hardware Requirements

·         Installing Hyper-V

·         Hyper-V Settings

·         Key Terms to remember


Virtual Machines


·         Creating Virtual Machines

·         Virtual Machine Settings

·         Creating synthetic and emulated network adapters

·         Installing Operating Systems on a Virtual Machine

·         Installing Integration Services

·         Importing Virtual Machines


Virtual Disks & Snapshots


·         Fix/Dynamic/Differencing Disks

·         Pass-Through Disks

·         Understanding VHDs and VHDx

·         Intro to VHDx

o   Large Virtual Disk

o   Internal Log

o   Large Sector Support

o   Large Block Size

·         Snapshots


Hyper-V Migration


·         Live Migration

·         Storage Migration

·         Quick Migration

·         Share nothing Migration

·         Live Migration over SMB

Virtual Network


·         Hyper-V Switch

·         Hyper-V Extensible Switch

·         Network Types for Hyper-V (external/internal/private)

·         NIC Teaming

·         Network Card Technologies

·         (SR-IOV, VMQ,DVMQ, RDMA, RSS, RSC, LSO, RIO, Loopback FastPath, IP Sec Task Offload, Virtual Fiber Channel (NPIV))

·         Security

·         (VLAN Tagging, PVLAN, DHCP Guard, Router Guard, Port ACL, MAC Spoofing Protection, ARP Spoofing Protection, Monitor Port,VM Tr unk Mode )

·         Network QOS


Virtual Storage


Storage Spaces (JBOD)


·         Pool

·         Spaces

·         Thin provisioning

·         Resiliency (simple/Mirror and Parity Space)

·         Storage Spaces and Cluster


SMB (Remote File Server)


·         Hyper-v Over SMB (No SAN need)

·         Continuous Available file server

·         DNN (distributed network name)

·         SMB 3.0 Transparent Failover

·         SMB 3.0 Scale Out

·         SMB 3.0 Multichannel

·         SMB 3.0 Direct (SMB over RDMA)

·         VSS Support for Remote File Share


Storage Servers


·         ISCSI Target Server

·         NFS Server 4.1

·         SMB Server


Storage Management


·         SMI-S

·         SMP


CSV (2.0) and CSVFS


·         CSV Architecture

·         CSV Support

o   Hyper-V support

o   Filer Server Support

o   Backup (VSS / Consistent Backup) support

o   Storage Spaces Support

o   Volume Encryption Suuport

·         CSVFS (CSV Proxy File System)

·         CSV Fault Torrance

·         CSV Block Cache


Other Features


·         Storage Efficiency ( Trim and Unmap) Thin Provisoing

·         Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)

·         NTFS online scan and Repair (CHKDSK)

·         Resilient File System (ReFS)

·         Data Dedublication ( embedded in Windows 2012 ddpeval.exe)

Hyper-V Replica


·         Understanding Hyper-V Replica

·         Configuring Hyper-V Replica

·         Enabling Replication

·         Testing Failover

·         Key Terms You Should Know


Server 2012 Cluster


A) Cluster for Hyper-V


·         Cluster Validation

·         Host Clustering

·         Guest Clustering

·         VM Health Monitoring

·         VM Priority Settings and AutoStart Feature

·         Persistent Mode

·         Affinity/AntiAffinity Rules

·         Hyper-V Validation Test

·         Enhance Failover Placement

·         VM Application Health Monitoring

·         Live/Quick/ShareNothing & Storage Migration in Cluster

·         Hyper-V Replica

·         Node Maintaince Mode

·         Dynamic Quorum

·         Clustered Scheduled Tasks

·         Configuring Cluster Quorum Settings

B) Cluster for File Server


·         CSV / CSVFS

·         Hyper-V over SMB

·         Continuous availability (Scale Out file Server)

·         SMB 3.0 Transparent Failover

·         Bitlocker on CSV


C) Cluster support in VMM 2012 SP1


·         Create and validate a cluster via VMM

·         Dynamic Optimization for the Cluster

·         Enhanced cluster management



System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM 2012 SP1)   (2 Days)


Installing and Configuring VMM 2012 SP1



Components of VMM

Hardware/Software Requirements


Configuring the Network and Storage Fabric


·         Fabric Concepts

·         Networking Resources and VM network

·         Configure Storage

The VMM Library: Profiles and Templates


·         Adding a Library Server & File Share

·         Profiles Types

·         Creating Templates


Managing Hosts and VMs in SCVMM


·         Using Host Groups and Properties

·         Adding Hosts

·         Deploying a Virtual Machine

·         Host and Virtual Machine Properties


Clustering Hyper-V Hosts


·         Introduction

·         Create a Cluster

·         Cluster Properties

·         Dynamic optimization  & Power Optimization


Performing P2V and V2V Conversion



·         What is P2V Conversion?

·         Source Computer Requirements

·         Supported Operating Systems

·         Online vs. Offline Conversion

·         What is V2V Conversion?

·         Supported Operating Systems

·         Converting VMware to Hyper-V


Comparing Hyper-V with vSphere


·         Features Comparison

·         Different Hyper V Versions (HV-1, HV-2 and HV-3)


Who should attend?

This course is designed for experienced IT Pros (System/Network Administrator /Specialist / Engineers, Virtualization and/or VMware architects and Manager IT/Technical.

Starting From Timings Last Date of Registration Fee


(Every Saturday)



Per Participant

Duration        =        5 Weeks



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