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  • Copyright 2016
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-453837-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-453837-2

8+ Hours of Video Instruction

Attention all virtualization IT Pros! Learn to build, manage, and migrate your virtual machines with Hyper-V and Azure.


Building, Managing, and Migrating Virtual Machines with Hyper-V and Azure is designed to teach virtualization administrators how to use Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure. The course begins by explaining how to deploy Hyper-V and build a failover cluster and create the virtual machines (VMs). From there, admins learn how to create VMs in Azure and how to link the two environments together--both from a manageability prospective, and from the prospective of extending an existing Active Directory to the cloud. Viewers also learn how to migrate VMs to and from Azure.

Some workloads probably should be run in the public cloud, while there are other workloads better handled locally. Using the public cloud does not have to be an all or nothing proposition! Building, Managing, and Migrating Virtual Machines with Hyper-V and Azure shows the viewer how to use Azure as an extension to the on premises virtualization infrastructure rather than completely abandoning all local resources in favor of outsourcing everything to the cloud. Azure can be set up as an extension to the local datacenter, and the administrator can run the various VMs in the location that makes the most sense for that particular workload. In the case of a distributed application, that application can be scaled out on demand by deploying supplementary VMs in Azure while the existing VMs continue to run locally. Viewers also learn how to bring a cloud VM back to the local data center if they want to do so! An organization should never put itself into a position of being at a cloud provider’s mercy.

Viewers using Hyper-V and Azure should take note that the Brien Posey has other video courses that complement this topic. One of those videos, Deploying and Managing Hyper-V, teaches the basics of Hyper-V, much of which is not covered in this video. Building a Private Cloud Using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 is another valuable LiveLessons that shows how to build a private cloud.

Skill Level

• Intermediate. However, a beginner familiar with virtualization could follow along. Experts may glean a few useful tips from the videos.

Topics Covered

 • Deploy Hyper-V
 • Prevent hardware bottlenecks, especially as they relate to storage and networking
 • Build templates that can be used to automate VM creation
 • Build a fault tolerant virtualization environment
 • Learn best practices related to hardware planning, security, and workload placement

Who Should Take This Course?

• Anyone who needs to learn how to build, manage, or migrate virtual machines with Hyper-V and Azure.

Course Requirements:

• A basic understanding of Windows, server virtualization, and networking. Anything beyond the basics is covered in the videos.

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Table of Contents

Lesson 1: An Introduction to Hyper-V

This lesson is designed to bring the viewer up to speed on Microsoft Hyper-V. It shows how to install Hyper-V, build a failover cluster, create virtual machines, and perform basic VM maintenance tasks.

Lesson 2: An Introduction to System Center Virtual Machine Manager

This lesson introduces the viewer to System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. It covers the installation process and basic usage.

Lesson 3: An Introduction to Microsoft Azure

This lesson is designed to help the viewer get started with Microsoft Azure. It explains how to set up an Azure subscription and how to create Azure virtual machines. The lesson also discusses the architectural differences between Hyper-V virtual machines and Azure virtual machines.

Lesson 4: Azure VM Management Techniques

This lesson is designed to familiarize the viewer with the tools that can be used to manage Azure, including the Azure Management Console and Virtual Machine Manager. This lesson also discusses Azure Pack.

Lesson 5: Establishing Site-to-Site Connectivity

Often Azure is used as a platform for extending an organization’s network to the cloud. The first step in doing so is establishing connectivity between the local datacenter and Azure. This lesson explains how to establish the required connectivity.

Lesson 6: Extending the Active Directory to Azure

This lesson explains how an organization’s Active Directory can be extended to the Azure cloud through the use of cloud-based, virtualized domain controllers.

Lesson 7: Using Azure AD Connect

This lesson demonstrates using Azure AD Connect to synchronize a local Active Directory environment with Azure AD.

Lesson 8: Virtual Machine Migrations

This lesson demonstrates techniques for migrating virtual machines to and from the Azure cloud. It shows how to migrate a Hyper-V virtual machine to Azure and how to move an Azure virtual machine into the local datacenter and run it on Hyper-V.


About LiveLessons Video Training

The LiveLessons video training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, VMware Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons at: http://www.informit.com/livelessons

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Table of Contents


Lesson 1: An Introduction to Hyper-V
Learning objectives
1.1 Deploy Hyper-V
1.2 Build a failover cluster
1.3 Create Hyper-V virtual machines
1.4 Make use of the Hyper-V Manager

Lesson 2: An Introduction to System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Learning objectives
2.1 Create the Service Accounts required by Virtual Machine Manager
2.2 Deploy SQL Server to support Virtual Machine Manager
2.3 Install System Center Virtual Machine Manager
2.4 Link Virtual Machine Manager to a clustered Hyper-V deployment
2.5 Perform basic virtual machine management and maintenance tasks using Virtual Machine Manager

Lesson 3: An Introduction to Microsoft Azure
Learning objectives
3.1 Set up a subscription to Microsoft Azure
3.2 Understand the architectural differences between Azure VMs and Hyper-V VMs
3.3 Create Azure virtual machines

Lesson 4: Azure VM Management Techniques
Learning objectives
4.1 Use the Azure management console for basic virtual machine management
4.2 Manage Azure using Virtual Machine Manager
4.3 Understand the role of Azure Pack as a virtual machine management tool

Lesson 5: Establishing Site-to-Site Connectivity
Learning objectives
5.1 Evaluate the requirements
5.2 Prepare the network
5.3 Set up the gateway
5.4 Establish connectivity

Lesson 6: Extending the Active Directory to Azure
Learning objectives
6.1 Prepare the local Active Directory
6.2 Create an Azure based replica domain controller
6.3 Extend your local Active Directory to the cloud

Lesson 7: Using Azure AD Connect
Learning objectives
7.1 Understand the role of Azure AD
7.2 Evaluate the pre-installation considerations for Azure AD
7.3 Install Azure AD Connect
7.4 Assign the required licenses
7.5 Schedule directory synchronization

Lesson 8: Virtual Machine Migrations
Learning objectives
8.1 Understand the requirements, considerations, and consequences of a virtual machine migration
8.2 Get to know Sysprep
8.3 Evaluate the prerequisites for migrating a Hyper-V VM to Azure
8.4 Prepare the VM for a migration to Azure
8.5 Create an Azure storage account
8.6 Establish Azure connectivity
8.7 Upload a VHD to Azure
8.8 Convert a VHD into a custom virtual machine image
8.9 Move an Azure VM to Hyper-V



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