Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012

Learn how to install, configure and administer Hyper-V

With increased functionality on Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V is now a serious consideration for organisations. The course will allow the delegates to install, maintain, and manage Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Course Code
3 Days
Delivery Style
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Private Only
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Purpose of this course

This course will teach delegates how to get the best from Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2 and administer their own virtualization infrastructures.

Who is this course for

This course is designed for those who wish to implement virtualisation using Windows Server 2012 R2 or to assess its capabilities.

You will learn how to
  • Deploy and manage Hyper-V
  • Create and manage virtual machines
  • Configure storage and network connectivity for virtual machines
  • Implement Replication and Migration of Virtual machines
  • Plan and Monitor Hyper-V
Benefits for your organisation

What ever your virtualization platform and future requirements, you can not afford to ignore the benefits of this free add-on to Windows Server and its licensing advantages.  Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V administration is a great challenge but also a great opportunity. Trained administrators can ensure the successful deployment, smooth running and high availability of this powerful virtualization platform.

Benefits for you as an individual

You will gain essential knowledge, understanding and hands on skills with Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2, that will give you confidence and save time in the workplace.

Introduction to Virtualisation

What is Virtualisation?
Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V Architecture
What is System Centre Virtual Machine Manager?
Hyper-V Features and Benefits
Hyper-V Licensing
Guest Operating Systems

Implementing Hyper-V

Hardware  and Operating System Requirements
Installing Hyper-V
Configuring Hyper-V hosts
Creating Virtual Machines
Basic Configuring Virtual Machines
Managing virtual Machines
Using PowerShell to Manage Hyper-V
Hyper-v on Server Core
Lab: Installing and Configuring Hyper-V Server Role
Lab: Creating and Managing Virtual Machines
Lab: Using PowerShell to Manage Hyper-V

Storage for Virtual Machines

Creating and Configuring Virtual Hard Disks
Managing Virtual Machine Snapshots
Virtual Machine Import and Export
Cloning Domain Controllers
Using Remote Storage
Lab: Creating Virtual Hard Disks
Lab: Managing Snapshots and Import / Export of Virtual Machines
Lab: Using Remote Storage

Configuring Networking in Hyper-V

Configuring Virtual Switches and Network Adapters
Advanced features of Virtual Networking
Lab: Configuring Networking in Hyper-V

Configuring Memory and Processors

Non-uniform memory access NUMA
Managing Processors and Processor Usage

Hyper-V Replica, Monitoring and Disaster Recovery

What is Hyper-V Replication?
Configuring Hyper-v Replica
Monitoring Hyper-V
Hyper-V Backup and Restore

Hyper-V Migration

Live Migration Overview
Storage Migration
Securing Migrations
SMB Live Migrations
Physical to Virtual (PtoV) Migrations

Planning Virtualization

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit
Assessment of Candidates
Planning for Virtualization
Lab: Planning for the Hyper-V Server Role


Delegates should have some server 2012 experience, and ideally have attended the course

Windows Server 2012 Administration

Familiarity with virtualization is an advantage, but no prior Hyper-V experience is necessary, though any is advantageous.

About the Lead Trainer

Martin is a Systems trainer specialising mostly in Microsoft products, with over 20 years’ experience in training, contracting and managing networks. He currently delivers courses on Windows Server and client operating systems, Virtualisation, Active Directory, IIS web server, Network security, System Center products and automated deployments.