Course Description

A common way of maximizing resources, server virtualization enables the partitioning of a physical server into smaller virtual servers. It’s a key skill in today’s IT world and you can learn it here!

This self-paced course will help you understand and implement the components of the Hyper-V role. This includes how to implement virtualization technologies, implement and configure Hyper-V virtual hard disks and virtual machines, and how to use Windows Server Containers and Docker.

Through videos, discussions, hands-on labs, and assessments you will put in place the appropriate virtualization strategy for your Windows Server environment.

This course will teach you the necessary skills for proper server virtualization. It will also prepare you for Microsoft certification tests and badges – everything you’d need in an introductory job in Windows Server administration.

This course is intended for IT professionals who are responsible for designing, implementing, managing, and maintaining a virtualization infrastructure or are interested in learning about current Microsoft Virtualization technologies. The secondary audience for this course includes IT decision makers who will determine which virtualization product to implement in their data centers.

Learners should be familiar with how virtual machines differ from traditionally deployed physical machines.

As Windows PowerShell will be used to implement features in this course, learners should have a good foundation in accessing and using simple Windows PowerShell commands.

  • Evaluate an organization’s virtualization requirements and plan for server virtualization.
  • Install and configure the Hyper-V server role.
  • Create virtual machines, create and manage virtual hard disks and work with snapshots.
  • Create and configure virtual machine networks in a Hyper-V environment.
  • Implement virtual machine movement and Hyper-V Replica.
  • Provide high availability for Hyper-V environment by implementing failover clustering.
  • Manage virtual environment by using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Manage networking and storage infrastructure in Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Configure and manage Virtual Machine Manager library and library objects.
  • Create and manage virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Create and manage clouds by using System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Create and manage services in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Protect virtualization infrastructure by using Windows Server Backup and Data Protection Manager.
  • What virtualization technologies are available and when they should be used
  • How to configure Hyper-V, virtual machines, virtual storage, and virtual networks
  • How to use Windows Server containers with Docker.

Here is a brief overview of what we teach at our Virtual Environment Fundamentals short course in Lahore:

Server Virtualization (12 Hours)

  1. Overview & Concept of Private Cloud – 1 Hour
    1. What is Private Cloud, Difference between Private & Public Cloud
    2. Concept of Hypervisor
    3. Key Components of Private Cloud
    4. What are Virtual Machines, Generations of VM, Virtual Switches, Virtual Storage
  2. Setting up Hyper-V – 1 Hour
    1. Create Virtual Machine, Configure VM Settings
    2. Create Checkpoints and Restore to Check Point
    3. Create Virtual Switches and configure its Settings, NIC Teaming
    4. Create Virtual Disks, Add existing disks to a VM
  3. System Center VM Manager – 2 Hour
    1. Understand System Center Virtual Machine Manager
    2. Understand and Plan High Availability
    3. Configure Failover Cluster, shared storage, Quorum, Cluster network
    4. Manage Cluster Roles, continuously available shares, VM Monitoring
    5. Live Migration, Quick Migration, Storage Migration
    6.  Backup & Recover Virtual Environment

Lab Practice (2 Hours)

Desktop Virtualization (4 Hours)

  • Overview & Planning (1 Hour)

               Understanding VDI Environment

               Key Components required to manage

  • Implementation of Virtual PC & MED-V (30 Mins)


  • Managing & Administration of Virtual Environment (30 Mins)


  • Lab Practice – 2 Hours


Final Test 2 Hour