Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud (M20247)



In this course, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to design, install, and configure a cloud infrastructure. You will learn how to configure and deploy the application infrastructure as well as the key components of System Center 2012 R2 that are necessary for managing services on the cloud infrastructure.

You will cover the requirements needed to produce a high-level design for the cloud environment. Through hands-on practice, you will configure and deploy the application infrastructure, as well as learn how to configure a pre-boot execution environment (PXE) server, an update server, and software update baseline. You will learn how to configure a service catalog and publish this catalog to the self-service portal. You will cover what is required to deploy and configure System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager (DPM) and Orchestrator in a cloud.


  • Cloud administrators who will be responsible for designing, installing, and configuring a cloud infrastructure
  • Data center administrators who will be responsible for designing, installing, and configuring an on-premise, Microsoft Private Cloud infrastructure

Learning Objectives

  • Plan for a hybrid cloud
  • Configure and deploy a private cloud with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine
  • Extend and maintain the cloud infrastructure
  • Configure application delivery for a cloud
  • Create the private cloud building blocks
  • Deploy and access private clouds
  • Monitor the cloud infrastructure
  • Extend and customize monitoring of the cloud infrastructure
  • Implement service management for the cloud
  • Configure high availability, disaster recovery, and protection for a cloud
  • Automate and standardize the cloud
  • Configure a multi-tenant cloud

1. Planning for the Cloud

  • Cloud Models
  • Deploying a Private Cloud
  • Designing a Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Components
  • System Center 2012 R2 Components
  • Deploying Hyper-VClustering with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

2. Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

  • VMMArchitecture and Components
  • Configuring Advanced Networking in VMM
  • Installing and Upgrading VMM
  • Configuring VMM Security and Roles
  • Host Groups

3. Extending and Maintaining the Cloud Infrastructure

  • PXE and Update Server Roles
  • Deploying Bare-Metal Hyper-V Host Servers
  • Configuring the Update Server Role
  • Creating and Remediating an Update Baseline

4. Configuring Application Delivery

  • Dynamic Application Deployment
  • Web Deployment Packages
  • Server Application Virtualization
  • Configuring Server App-V Components
  • Sequencing and Deploying Virtual Applications

5. Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks

  • Configuring Templates and Profiles
  • Configuring Networks and Sites
  • Configuring Service Provider Foundation
  • Configuring User Roles

6. Deploying and Configuring Access to a Private Cloud

  • Private Cloud Resources
  • Installing and Configuring App Controller
  • Creating and Managing Service Templates

7. Monitoring a Cloud Infrastructure

  • Operations Manager Architecture and Security
  • Operations Manager Installation Considerations
  • Configuring Roles and Notifications
  • Configuring Management Packs
  • Configuring Integration with System Center 2012 R2

8. Extending and Customizing Monitoring of Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Configuring System Center Advisor
  • Configuring the SharePoint Server Portal
  • Monitoring Templates
  • Distributed Application Monitoring

9. Implementing Service Management for the Cloud

  • Service Manager Architecture
  • Upgrading to System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager
  • Service Manager Work Items
  • Configuring Service Manager Connectors
  • Configuring Service Manager Notifications

10. Configuring High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Protection for a Cloud

  • Planning for Hyper-V Recovery Manager
  • Planning DPM Deployment
  • DPM Architecture and Components
  • Upgrading DPM
  • Configuring DPM for a Private Cloud
  • Configuring Application Protection for a Cloud
  • Restoring Applications to a Cloud

11. Automating and Standardizing a Cloud

  • Orchestrator Architecture and Components
  • Deploying and Configuring Core Components
  • Managing Runbooks
  • Configuring Integration Packs

12. Configuring a Self-Service and Multi-tenant Cloud with the Windows Azure Pack

  • Configuring the Windows Azure Pack