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Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center

Course Overview


Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center training course, covers on how to monitor and operate a private cloud with Microsoft System Center. This course focuses on how to manage and administer the private cloud, describes how you can monitor key infrastructure elements and applications that run within the private cloud. This Course does not discuss planning and implementation, which is covered in a separate course Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center.

Course Content


Introduction to the Private Cloud

  • Overview of the Cloud Computing Model
  • Requirements for the Private Cloud
  • Operating a Private Cloud Infrastructure with System Center
  • Maintaining the Health of the Private Cloud
  • Integrating System Center Components
  • Verifying the Compliance of the Private Cloud Infrastructure

Lab : 

  • Verifying the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Verifying the Infrastructure
  • Verifying System Center Components

Lab : 

  • Verifying the Compliance of the Private Cloud Infrastructure
  • Exercise: Checking Compliance

Configuring and Optimizing Business Unit Clouds

  • Overview of System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Managing a Virtual Environment with Virtual Machine Manager
  • Creating Business Unit Clouds

Lab :

  • Configuring and Optimizing Business Unit Clouds
  • Configuring Network Resources
  • Creating the Business Unit Cloud
  • Configuring Security

Deploying Cloud Services

  • Overview of Service Templates
  • VMM Profiles
  • Web Deploy Packages
  • Overview of Server App-V
  • Data-Tier Application Packages

Lab : 

  • Importing and Deploying the Stock Trader Application
  • Deploying a Single Tier Service
  • Configuring Prerequisites
  • Preparing the Stock Trader Service Template
  • Deploying the Service Template

Monitoring Private Cloud Services

  • Overview of System Center Operations Manager
  • Agent Deployment in Operations Manager
  • Configuring Custom Monitoring
  • Monitoring the Network Infrastructure
  • Monitoring Distributed Applications

Lab : 

  • Monitoring Private Cloud Services
  • Deploying an Agent
  • Configuring Custom Monitoring
  • Creating a Distributed Application Model
  • Detecting and Recovering from a Failure

Configuring Application Performance Monitoring

  • Application Performance Monitoring
  • Advanced Monitoring in Application Performance Monitoring
  • Viewing Application Performance in Operations Manager

Lab : 

  • Configuring Application Performance Monitoring
  • Configuring Basic Monitoring in Application Performance Monitoring
  • Customizing the Performance Thresholds
  • Validating Monitoring
  • Creating a Distributed Application Model for the Dinner Now Application

Operating and Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud

  • Overview of Service Manager
  • Configuring Security and User Roles
  • Configuring Work Items
  • Configuring Incident Queues
  • Configuring Service Offerings

Lab : 

  • Operating and Extending Service Management in the Cloud
  • Configuring Security Roles
  • Configuring Notifications
  • Publishing an Incident Service Offering
  • Raising an Incident
  • Creating an Approving a Change Request
  • Creating an Assigning a Release Record

Automatic Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests

  • Overview of System Center Orchestrator
  • Integrating Orchestrator with Operations Manager and Service Manager

Lab : 

  • Automating Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests
  • Configuring the Incident Template
  • Configuring Incidents That Affect the StockTrader Service
  • Automating Incident Remediation and Change Requests

Problem Management in the Private Cloud

  • Overview of Problem Management
  • Creating Custom Rules

Lab : 

  • Automating Problem Management in the Private Cloud
  • Manually Creating a Problem Record
  • Creating a Custom Event Rule in Operations Manager
  • Configuring Automated Problem Record Creation

Automating Self-Service Provisioning

  • Installing and Configuring the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Cloud Services Configuration Items
  • Cloud Services Request Items

Lab : 

  • Automating Self-Service Provisioning
  • Completing the Prerequisites for the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Installing the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Configuring the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
  • Deploying a Virtual Machine for StockTrader by using the Cloud Services Process Pack

Private Cloud Protection and Recovery

  • Protecting Data in the Private Cloud
  • Recovering Data in the Private Cloud

Lab :

  • Private Cloud Protection and Recovery
  • Configuring Manual Protection and Recovery of Key Service Data
  • Configuring Automatic Protection and Recovery of Key Service Data
  • Monitoring Protection Status

Configuring Compliance in the Private Cloud

  • Overview of the Process Pack for IT GRC
  • Installing and Configuring the Process Pack for IT GRC
  • Implementing an IT GRC Control Management Program
  • Maintaining Compliance through VMM Security Baselines and System Center Advisor

Lab :

  • Configuring Compliance in the Private Cloud
  • Creating an IT GRC Control Management Program
  • Adding Test Results to a Manual Control Activity and View Compliance Reports
  • Assigning a Baseline

Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets

  • Service Level Tracking
  • Configuring and Deploying Widgets and Dashboards
  • Publishing Real-Time State with Microsoft Visio Snap-in
  • System Center Analytics
  • Using Excel and SSRS to View Data
  • Overview of PerformancePoint

Lab : 

  • Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets
  • Configuring Service Level Tracking
  • Configuring Service Level Management
  • Configuring Microsoft Excel Analytics
  • Configuring PerformancePoint Analytics

Customer Reviews


Thanks to Xpertised and the tutor who walked me through all the topics with Practical exposure which is helping me in my current project.
-Waseem

Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.
-Tanmoy

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