System Center

W04 Building and Automating a Virtualized Datacenter with Hyper-V and System Center

August 13th, 2014

9:30am - 5:00pm

Level: Advanced

Greg Shields

MVP, vExpert

Author Evangelist


Curious about Hyper-V and System Center? Experienced with VMware and vSphere? Ready to add Microsoft virtualization to your modern datacenter? This daylong Master Class gives you the skills to incorporate automation into the design, build, management, and operations of a Hyper-V virtual infrastructure. It delivers the training necessary to build and operate a Hyper-V virtual datacenter. In it you'll learn how Microsoft System Center 2012 layers on top of Hyper-V to deliver a production-ready and highly-automated virtual environment experience.

Our morning session starts with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager to integrate the constituent components of a Hyper-V virtual environment, including servers, storage, networking, and clusters. You'll learn how best to create and deploy VMM building blocks like hardware profiles, guest OS profiles, and VM templates. By morning's end, you'll know everything you need for success in building your virtualized datacenter.

Then, in the afternoon, you'll continue with a look at automating the operation of a Hyper-V virtual datacenter using System Center technologies. You'll automate the installation of software using Server App-V and Web Deploy packages. You'll customize VMs as they're provisioned with Generic Command Execution (GCE) scripts. And you'll learn the real-world applicability of VMM Service Templates as you create services you can immediately deploy in your production environment.

Building VMs is but only the start of automation. You'll see how System Center can remediate problems automatically with the help of Orchestrator. You'll eliminate the tedious work in provisioning virtual machines by enabling self-service via App Controller and Service Manager, while protecting yourself from VM sprawl with VMM resource policies and approvals for service requests.

Join Greg Shields from Concentrated Technology in this daylong exploration of Hyper-V and System Center, or stop by for half a day. Greg has provided guidance to IT professionals worldwide for over a decade. An engaging and entertaining presenter, Greg consistently receives top ratings at IT conferences like Tech Ed, VMworld, TechMentor, and many others. His extensive field experience means this class goes far beyond the books as you learn how Hyper-V automation with System Center 2012 is helping real-world IT professionals worldwide.

You will learn:

  • How to build a VMM/Hyper-V environment, how to fully automate VM deployment, management, updating, and self-service
  • Extend your vSphere virtualization knowledge into Microsoft's Hyper-V and VMM virtualization stack
  • Why Hyper-V in combination with System Center management makes a perfect second (or first!) hypervisor for your datacenter needs