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Exam Ref 70-745 Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter

Book Description

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-745–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of skills needed to build and manage software-defined infrastructure with Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager (SC VMM). 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.


Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

• Plan and implement System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) core infrastructure

• Implement Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

• Implement software-defined storage

• Implement datacenter compute solutions with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

• Secure your software-defined datacenter

• Monitor and maintain the software-defined datacenter


This Microsoft Exam Ref:

• Organizes its coverage by exam objectives

• Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you

• Assumes you have experience with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and Windows Server 2016 networking, storage, Hyper-V, and Hyper-V Clusters


About the Exam


Exam 70-745 focuses on skills and knowledge for implementing a software-defined datacenter with Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).


About Microsoft Certification

Passing this exam earns you credit towards the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification, validating that you have skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in cloud technologies, identity and systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.


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Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a glance
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
    1. Organization of this book
    2. Microsoft certifications
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Microsoft Virtual Academy
    5. Quick access to online references
    6. Errata, updates, & book support
    7. We want to hear from you
    8. Stay in touch
    9. Important: How to use this book to study for the exam
  7. Chapter 1 Plan and implement System Center Virtual Machine Manager core infrastructure
    1. Skill 1.1 Install and configure Virtual Machine Manager
    2. Determine requirements for installation of System Center Virtual Machine Manager
    3. Skill 1.2 Install and configure VMM host servers
    4. Skill 1.3 Manage VMM Infrastructure
    5. Skill 1.4 Manage VMM libraries
    6. Skill 1.5 Implement highly available VMM infrastructure
    7. Thought experiment
    8. Thought experiment answers
    9. Chapter summary
  8. Chapter 2 Implement Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
    1. Skill 2.1 Implement Core Network Fabric
    2. Skill 2.2 Plan for and implement SDN solution
    3. Skill 2.3 Configure Network Controller (NC)
    4. Skill 2.4 Configure and manage Software Load Balancer (SLB)
    5. Skill 2.5 Configure Windows Server Gateway
    6. Skill 2.6 Manage SDN infrastructure
    7. Skill 2.7 Manage tenant virtual networks
    8. Thought experiment
    9. Thought experiment answers
    10. Chapter summary
  9. Chapter 3 Implement Software-Defined Storage
    1. Skill 3.1 Implement Software-Defined Storage solutions
    2. Skill 3.2 Manage Software-Defined Storage
    3. Thought experiment
    4. Thought experiment answers
    5. Chapter summary
  10. Chapter 4 Implement Datacenter Compute Solutions with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
    1. Skill 4.1 Implement compute solutions
    2. Skill 4.2: Implement service templates
    3. Thought experiment
    4. Thought experiment answers
    5. Chapter summary
  11. Chapter 5 Secure your Software-Defined Datacenter
    1. Skill 5.1 Secure the compute environment
    2. Skill 5.2 Secure the network environment
    3. Thought experiment
    4. Thought experiment answers
    5. Chapter summary
  12. Chapter 6 Monitor and maintain the Software-Defined Datacenter
    1. Skill 6.1: Install and configure System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
    2. Skill 6.2: Monitor and manage Infrastructure and Virtual Machine Workloads using System Center Operations Manager
  13. Index
  14. About the authors
  15. Code Snippets