Exam 70-403:

TS: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuring

Published:December 19, 2008
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese
Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007
Type:Proctored Exam

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This exam will validate skills needed to configure Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) in a Windows Server infrastructure.
Audience Profile
Candidates for this exam use SCVMM and have at least 6 months to 1 year of experience using virtualization and more than 1 year of experience with Windows Server infrastructures.
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam 70-403: TS: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Configuration
Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.
Skills Being MeasuredThis exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
Installing SCVMM
  • Install SCVMM server components
    • May include but is not limited to: Server prerequisites, database, Windows versions, enabling SAN migration, User Access Control (UAC) issues.
  • Install administrator console
    • May include but is not limited to: Administrator console prerequisites, platform support, firewall settings, Workgroup requirements vs. Domain requirements, custom ports, managed hosts from admin console, enable reporting for admin console.
  • Install self-service portal
    • May include but is not limited to: self-service portal prerequisites, IIS components, compatibility, custom ports, host headers.
  • Install PRO tips
    • May include but is not limited to: Ops manager, management packs, Admin consoles, security.
Administering SCVMM
  • Configure user roles
    • May include but is not limited to: delegate admin, setting permissions for specific host or host groups, using self-service portal to create test environment, add delegated administrator.
  • Setup self service
    • May include but is not limited to: enabling user or group for self service, setting custom ports for self service, establishing quota, Self-provisioning (templates).
  • Maintain VMM library
    • May include but is not limited to: adding a library, adding additional library shares or servers, moving files to library share, mapping ISOs, types of library files.
  • Configure hosts
    • May include but is not limited to: adding hosts, installing a local agent, adding VMware VC server, configuring a virtual network, creating filters in the console.
  • Monitor jobs
    • May include but is not limited to: verifying specific jobs, recovering from job failure, change tracking, job filtering.
Maintaining and Monitoring VMs
  • Configure VM hardware
    • May include but is not limited to: NIC configuration, configuring VM drive, configuring memory, configuring CPU.
  • Manage virtual instance checkpoints and patches
    • May include but is not limited to: Checkpoints, creating a checkpoint of a VM, deploying patches.
  • Monitoring and reporting VMs
    • May include but is not limited to: integrating Ops Manager, selecting potential virtualization targets, monitoring utilization.
Deploying and Migrating VMs
  • Convert from physical or virtual platforms
    • May include but is not limited to: P2V, V2V.
  • Move VMs between hosts
    • May include but is not limited to: migrating a SAN, migration options, intelligent placement.
  • Deploy VMs
    • May include but is not limited to: deploy VM from VHD, deploy VM from template, create template from existing VM, provisioning new machines and applications, intelligent placement.
  • Deploy a High Availability VM
    • May include but is not limited to: configuring host clustering, configuring guest clustering, configuring a VM for high availability, configuring library shares for high availability.
Preparation Tools and ResourcesTo help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the "Skills Measured" tab.
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