- April 7, 2014Published:
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- Microsoft System Center 2012 and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2Technology:
- MCP, MCSECredit toward certification:
Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud
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- Design and deploy System Center (15–20%)
Design a scalable System Center architecture
- Planning for capacity, high availability, scalability, business continuity, delegation, and disaster recovery; assess the current datacenter environment; identify the appropriate System Center components for the private cloud implementation
Install the System Center Infrastructure
- Install prerequisites required for System Center; install System Center components
Upgrade System Center components
- In-place upgrade, side-by-side migration
- Design a scalable System Center architecture
- Configure System Center infrastructure (20–25%)
Configure System Center components
- Configure Data Protection Manager (DPM) storage pools; configure DPM site-to-site replication; configure System Center agents; configure System Center Management Groups; configure System Center data retention; configure Orchestrator watcher nodes; configure Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for System Center; configure user roles, Run-As accounts, Run-As profiles; configure Service Manager database; configure Operations Manager Gateway
Configure portals and dashboards
- App Controller portal; Service Manager self-service portal; Operations Manager dashboards including Application Monitoring dashboards
- Configure System Center components
- Configure the fabric (25–30%)
Configure the storage fabric
- Classification and pools; providers; arrays; File server cluster; storage pools; file shares
Configure the network fabric
- Logical networks; VM networks; IP/MAC resource pools; VIP templates; load balancing; logical switches; network isolation, including network virtualization with Windows Server Gateway; private VLANs and VLANs
Configure and manage the deployment and update servers
- Integrate a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server into the Virtual Machine Manager fabric; configure and manage a library server; integrate Windows Deployment Services (WDS)/PXE into the Virtual Machine Manager fabric, including virtualization hosts deployment using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
Configure clouds and virtualization hosts
- Clouds and host groups; configure and deploy virtualization hosts
- Configure the storage fabric
- Configure System Center integration (15–20%)
Configure private cloud integration
- Configure Operations Manager connectors; Orchestrator integration packs; Service Manager connectors; SharePoint integration; Configure IP Address Management (IPAM) server integration, configure AppController
Configure integration of private and public clouds
- Configure Service Provider Framework (SPF), configure Microsoft Azure Pack for Windows Server
- Configure private cloud integration
- Configure and deploy virtual machines and services (15–20%)
- Configure physical computer profiles, guest operating system profiles, hardware profiles, SQL server profiles, application profiles, capability profiles
Create and configure server App-V packages
- Sequence an application, configure App-V package settings; configure and deploy a server App-V agent
Configure and deploy a service
- Import and export templates; configure VM templates; configure service templates; deploy a SQL DAC package; deploy a web deploy package; deploy a Server App-V package; create and configure pre-install post-install, and First VM When Created scripts
Update a service
- Apply updates to existing VMs (in-place); deploy new VMs with updated settings; update/replace the operating system; update/replace apps; update/replace SQL; scale out service tiers
- Configure profiles
- Instructor-led training
- Exam prep video
Microsoft Certification PREP Talk: Exam 247
In this episode of Prep tips from certification experts, James Seymour, Certification Planner, and Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, discuss the relevancy of the skills being measured on Exam 247.
- Practice test
- From the community
Exam Ref 70-247: Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud
Published: October 30, 2014 (estimated)
Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-247—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery configuring and deploying a private cloud using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level.
Who should take this exam?
Candidates for this exam have Windows Server, System Center 2012, security, high-availability, fault tolerance, and networking experience in an enterprise environment. Candidates should also have basic Microsoft SQL Server, Windows PowerShell knowledge, and application configuration experience.
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