About this course

Course type Performance Plus
Course code QAUSKHYPV3
Duration 3 Days

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0 infrastructure. This course will teach you how to configure Hyper-V 3.0, build and manage virtual machines and virtual networks, as well as provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you optimize your virtualization deployment.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for people aspiring to utilize the greatly extended feature set of Hyper-V 3.0 as part of Server 2012. Others who may take this course include IT generalists and virtualization professionals who want to learn about the new capabilities of Hyper-V 3.0. People coming into the course are expected to have at least 3 years' experience working in the IT field - typically in the areas of virtualization administration and Windows network administration.


  • Experience administering Hyper-V or similar virtualization platform
  • Experience administering virtual hard disks
  • Experience of administering virtual networking
  • Experience administering Remote Desktop Services
  • Experience administering Failover Clusters


Module 1 - Hyper-V 3.0 Introduction

  • Review Hyper-V architecture
  • Review 2K8R2 SP1 enhancements
  • Discuss Hyper-V 3.0 versions
  • Highlight new feature areas and scenarios
  • Server Manager 2012 intro
  • Lab Join Domain, Install Hyper-V 3.0 review of management copy template VMS from classroom server

Module 2 - Hyper-V Solution Accelerators & System Center

  • Microsoft Assessment platform 2.0
  • Microsoft Virtual Machine Convertor
  • Virtual Machine Offline Servicing Tool 4.0
  • Review Private cloud concept & highlight System Center products especially VMM, App Controller & Orchestrator.

Module 3 - Scalability, Automation & Metering Enhancements

  • New Hyper-V limits
  • New VM limits
  • Dynamic memory changes
  • Hyper-V PowerShell
  • NUMA Support
  • Resource metering
  • Lab create VM's and use them to force smart paging

Module 4 - Networking Improvements

  • Overview of the Virtual Switch Improvements
  • SR-IOV Networking support
  • NDIS filter Drivers
  • WFP Callout Drivers
  • Discuss disadvantages with VLANs & IP Address Assignment
  • Network Virtualization Network Isolation and IP Address Reuse
  • Enables move to IaaS Cloud
  • Live Migration across subnets
  • Improve resource utilization
  • Lab Build virtual network.

Module 5 - Storage Improvements

  • New VHDX format
  • Support for Large Sector disks (512e & 4K)
  • Support for SMB connect storage
  • Virtual Fibre Channel
  • Offload Data Transfer
  • Lab demo Offload Data Transfer

Module 6 - Virtual Machine Migration

  • New Virtual Machine Import/export
  • Live Migration Faster 10GBe supported
  • No cluster requirement
  • Multiple Migrations
  • Live Migration Configuring
  • Live Migration Security
  • How Live Migration works
  • Storage Migration
  • Requirements
  • Technical Overview
  • Lab shared nothing Migration. Use CSSP & Certs

Module 7 - Virtual Machine Protection

  • Why Clustering
  • Cluster Scale
  • Cluster UI changes
  • Cluster Shared Volumes 2.0
  • Clustering scalability
  • Virtual Machine Application Management and Monitoring
  • Cluster aware updating
  • LAB Build cluster, patch it, migrate VM. Destroy cluster
  • Introduction Hyper-V Replica
  • Hyper-V Replica scenarios
  • Hyper-V Replica Configuring
  • Hyper-V Replica Security
  • LAB Enable Hyper-V Replica and perform all 3 scenarios, Test/planned/unplanned

Module 8 - Remote Desktop Services

  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure scenario
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure deployment
  • Remote Desktop Session virtualization scenario
  • Remote Desktop Session virtualization deployment
  • LAB Deploy VDI scenario

Module 9 Additional Virtualization Features of Windows Server 2012

  • Cloning Active Directory Domain Controllers
  • Snapshot Active Directory Domain Controllers
  • Lab Create DC, Snap it, Change, roll back.
  • LAB Scenario.
Performance Plus

3 Days

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Delivery Method

Delivery method

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Receive classroom training at one of our nationwide training centres, or attend remotely via web access from anywhere.

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