Windows Server Install, Storage & Compute Server 2016 

Duration: 5 days
Price: £1350 +VAT pp

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. In addition, 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.

Courses will be delivered by interactive distance learning

The cost of the course includes tuition, one practise test and one certification exam voucher

About the course

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.

This course is aimed at:

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


Course Outline


• Prepare and install Nano Server, a Server Core installation, and plan a server upgrade and migration strategy
• Describe the various storage options, including partition table formats, basic and dynamic disks, file systems, virtual hard disks, and drive hardware, and explain how to manage disks and volumes
• Describe enterprise storage solutions, and select the appropriate solution for a given situation
• Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
• Install and configure Microsoft Hyper-V, and configure virtual machines
• Deploy, configure, and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers
• Describe 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



Before attending this course, students must have:

•A basic understanding of networking fundamentals.
•An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
•An understanding of basic AD DS concepts.
•Basic knowledge of server hardware.
•Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8 or Windows 10.
•Additionally, students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience, such as experience as a Windows Server systems administrator.




Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads

•Introducing Windows Server 2016
•Preparing and installing Server Core
•Preparing for upgrades and migrations
•Migrating server roles and workloads
•Windows Server activation models
•Installing and configuring Server Core
•Installing Server Core
•Completing post-installation tasks on Windows

Module 2: Configuring local storage

•Managing volumes in Windows Server
•Lab : Configuring local storage
•Creating and managing volumes
•Resizing volumes
•Managing virtual hard disks

Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions

•Overview of DAS, NAS, and SANs
•Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over •Ethernet
•Understanding iSNS, DCB, and MPIO
•Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016
•Planning storage requirements
•Configuring iSCSI storage
•Configuring and managing the share infrastructure

Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication

•Implementing Storage Spaces
•Managing Storage Spaces
•Implementing Data Deduplication
•Creating a Storage Space
•Installing Data Deduplication
•Configuring Data Deduplication

Module 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines

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

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

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

Module 7: Overview of high availability and disaster recovery

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

Module 8: Implementing failover clustering

•Planning a failover cluster
•Creating and configuring a new failover cluster
•Maintaining a failover cluster
•Troubleshooting a failover cluster
•Implementing site high availability with stretch clustering
•Creating a failover cluster
•Verifying quorum settings and adding a node

Module 9: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

•Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering
•Implementing Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters
•Key features for VMs in a clustered environment
•Configure iSCSI storage
•Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V
•Configuring a highly available VM

Module 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing

•Overview of NLB
•Configuring an NLB cluster
•Planning an NLB implementation
•Implementing a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster
•Configuring and managing the NLB cluster
•Validating high availability for the NLB cluster

Module 11: Creating and managing deployment images

•Introduction to deployment images
•Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT
•Virtual machine environments for different workloads
•Configuring MDT
•Creating and deploying an image

Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations

•WSUS overview and deployment options
•Update management process with WSUS
•Overview of Windows PowerShell DSC
•Overview of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools
•Using Performance Monitor
•Monitoring event logs
•Implementing WSUS
•Configuring update settings
•Approving and deploying an update by using WSUS

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