00:00:01 - Do you ever stop and wonder that
in a world of IT pros who
00:00:04 - tend to think of things in kind
of binary terms, zeroes
00:00:08 - and ones, off and on, works and
doesn't work, red light,
00:00:12 - green light, that for someone,
probably in marketing, to come
00:00:17 - up with a name for a service or
the name for an approach to
00:00:22 - IT operations and
call it cloud?
00:00:26 - What were they thinking?
00:00:28 - We IT pros, we deal in whether
stuff works or not.
00:00:31 - And so the idea of a cloud and
its nebulous shapeless,
00:00:36 - formless, I don't know what, is
something that, I think, a
00:00:40 - lot of us have struggled
with for a very
00:00:41 - long period of time.
00:00:43 - Well, cloud is kind of a
challenge for we IT pros, and
00:00:47 - in its various iterations,
private cloud, public cloud,
00:00:51 - hybrid cloud, I think a lot of
us can get confused about,
00:00:54 - well, what exactly is this
thing, and how can I use it?
00:00:59 - Will it actually make
my life easier?
00:01:02 - Now, that's one of the things
that I think we hope to answer
00:01:04 - here in this 20 Nugget Series
on the 70-247 Microsoft Exam
00:01:10 - titled Configuring and Deploying
a Private Cloud with
00:01:14 - System Center 2012.
00:01:17 - My name is Greg Shields, and
over the last couple of years,
00:01:19 - I've had an opportunity to
travel around the country and
00:01:22 - a variety a cities to talk with
IT pros everywhere about
00:01:25 - cloud, and to get their
impressions on it, to get
00:01:27 - their feelings about really
where it might fit in with our
00:01:30 - whole portfolio of things
we have to manage.
00:01:33 - And I've got to tell you, with
what we see now in Microsoft's
00:01:39 - private cloud offering and even
in their new MCSE Private
00:01:42 - Cloud, they've got a pretty
visionary future set out for
00:01:46 - we IT pros.
00:01:48 - That future is kind of moving
away from the click here, then
00:01:51 - click here approach that we've
used up until this point and
00:01:54 - almost tends to kind of
hybridize our role with the
00:01:58 - role that our developers serve
whenever they're building our
00:02:01 - applications.
00:02:02 - And you're not necessarily going
to create an environment
00:02:06 - for developers in all businesses
and in all
00:02:10 - operations.
00:02:11 - But there may be some
circumstances where you need
00:02:14 - to make resources available
for other people in the IT
00:02:17 - organization.
00:02:18 - Maybe they are developers, or
maybe they are just other
00:02:22 - individuals that need virtual
machines and those resources
00:02:25 - out in your IT organization.
00:02:28 - And that's what a private
00:02:29 - actually provide for you.
00:02:30 - You know, it takes a lot of guts
for Microsoft to, in this
00:02:35 - world where nobody knows what
cloud is, to create a solution
00:02:38 - where they've got a button
that says, Create Cloud.
00:02:42 - Microsoft can say, aye.
00:02:44 - We got a button for that.
00:02:45 - And so I think you're going to
really appreciate some of the
00:02:48 - things that we'll be talking
about here in
00:02:50 - this 20 Nugget Series.
00:02:51 - And we'll be spending quite a
bit of time together, you and
00:02:54 - I, and getting to understand
exactly how we can go about
00:02:58 - deploying that private cloud and
configuring it so that it
00:03:02 - supports the needs of those
other people in our IT
00:03:04 - organization.
00:03:06 - You may find at the conclusion
of the series that a private
00:03:09 - cloud is not something
that's nebulous and
00:03:11 - un-understandable, but is, in
fact something very concrete.
00:03:15 - And if you create all of the
building blocks in the just
00:03:18 - appropriate ways, you can create
something that is very
00:03:21 - manageable even in what would
otherwise be considered a very
00:03:24 - dynamic environment.
00:03:26 - So in this first Nugget, I'm
going to spend just a minute
00:03:29 - or two kind of talking with you
a little bit about System
00:03:31 - Center, but more specifically
about just the exam, the
00:03:34 - 70-247 exam.
00:03:37 - Now, we are not necessarily
here to provide--
00:03:40 - this is no brain dump series.
00:03:43 - This is no, here are exactly
the things you need to know
00:03:45 - for the 70-247 exam.
00:03:48 - We're here primarily to help
you, we are together, to help
00:03:51 - you develop those skills that
you need in preparing for,
00:03:54 - installing, configuring, and
doing maintenance of a
00:03:57 - Microsoft Private Cloud, the
top Microsoft Hyper-V.
00:04:01 - Kind of the secondary piece
there, the unspoken
00:04:04 - undercurrent is that this exam
closely tracks to the
00:04:08 - objectives you'll find
in the 70-247 exam.
00:04:12 - That exam, if you've taken a
look at the objectives online,
00:04:15 - can be overwhelming.
00:04:17 - The more so than any other exam
I have seen in my entire
00:04:22 - career history, I've never seen
an exam that is so mile
00:04:26 - wide and inch deep.
00:04:27 - The variety of topics that are
required for you to have
00:04:30 - success with this exam
encompasses nearly the
00:04:34 - entirety of the System
00:04:37 - And in fact, we'll be spending
the vast majority of our time,
00:04:41 - if not, over 90% of our time,
not even in Hyper-V, but
00:04:45 - instead, in all the System
Center components that you
00:04:48 - must lay into place, to actually
go about constructing
00:04:52 - and creating that
00:04:54 - Along the way, I hope to share
with you a few of my personal
00:04:56 - experiences and some of the best
practices I've learned in
00:04:59 - actually building those
00:05:02 - I think you'll find that
there are some really
00:05:05 - heavy topics here.
00:05:06 - There are some challenging ones,
and there are ones that
00:05:08 - may actually stretch your normal
limits of what you
00:05:12 - consider appropriate in a
regular IT operations
00:05:14 - environment,
00:05:15 - But if you are willing to put
forth the upfront effort
00:05:19 - towards creating these building
blocks and making
00:05:22 - them available in ways that
they can be added to and
00:05:27 - consumed by other users in your
IT org, well, you can
00:05:30 - create complete automation out
of your server environment.
00:05:35 - And when I say complete, you're
going to be impressed
00:05:37 - as we get further along in the
series of exactly how complete
00:05:40 - System Center can make this.
00:05:42 - So all right.
00:05:44 - I've dangled the carrot
in front of you.
00:05:46 - There is an amazing amount of
automation that you can
00:05:50 - actually put together with this
private cloud once you
00:05:53 - get the pieces laid into place
in order to do that.
00:05:55 - Well, all right.
00:05:56 - How do you get there?
00:05:57 - What are the steps to actually
construct the private cloud?
00:06:00 - What are the steps to
lay all the system
00:06:02 - centerpieces in place?
00:06:03 - Those are our steps over these
next 20 Nuggets, and also,
00:06:08 - with a little bit of that hint
as I mentioned before towards
00:06:11 - what those exam objectives are
for preparing for 70-247.
00:06:16 - I will tell you that the
entirety of this series is
00:06:21 - actually going to be based on,
not Windows Server 2012, but
00:06:25 - instead, on Windows
Server 2008 R2.
00:06:29 - Now, before you pause the
recording or before you shut
00:06:33 - down this recording, be aware
that when we get to the 19th
00:06:37 - Nugget, we'll pick back up the
2012 and Hyper-V 3.0 topics.
00:06:43 - Because everything that you need
to know for the exam is
00:06:46 - based off of the System Center
content and not so much off of
00:06:50 - the Hyper-V content.
00:06:52 - So we will only spend maybe one
or two Nuggets out of the
00:06:56 - entire 20 talking about
00:06:58 - Microsoft really intends with
this release of System Center
00:07:02 - to think of Hyper-V as almost an
Appliance Operating System.
00:07:07 - And in that Appliance Operating
System, you can
00:07:09 - manage just about every single
one of the configurations of
00:07:12 - your Hyper-V infrastructure
without ever having to log
00:07:15 - into a Hyper-V server
00:07:17 - That's impressive.
00:07:19 - And that is a really, really
good shot over the bough at
00:07:22 - some of the other virtualization
00:07:25 - exists out in this world that
also think of themselves as
00:07:28 - Appliance Operating Systems.
00:07:30 - I want to spend a minute to
also, in this Nugget, talking
00:07:32 - about just some of the exam
stats, the audience, the
00:07:35 - notes, the series outline, the
objectives, and also the
00:07:38 - network that we'll be
constructing here in order to
00:07:40 - build this complete
00:07:43 - So let's actually scroll down
here and take a look at some
00:07:47 - of just the facts that are
associated with Microsoft's
00:07:50 - System Center Certification,
that's new MCSE.
00:07:53 - So if you haven't figured it
out, and I'm sure you have
00:07:55 - because you're paying attention
to this training
00:07:58 - video, the MCSE is
back and hooray.
00:08:02 - The MCSE has just a great name
and amongst IT professionals,
00:08:07 - it's really well-loved by IT
pros, and that's one of the
00:08:09 - reasons why Microsoft kind of
moved away from their MCITP
00:08:14 - approach and brought
back the MCSE.
00:08:17 - What's different is that the
MCSE is no longer an engineer,
00:08:20 - but an expert.
00:08:21 - The term engineer was a
protected word in a lot of
00:08:25 - countries and Microsoft was
facing some stiff penalties
00:08:27 - for keeping it.
00:08:28 - So once they realized that there
was another great word,
00:08:31 - expert, that they could use to
replace the E for engineer,
00:08:35 - they brought back the MCSE
in its new form.
00:08:38 - I cannot stress to you enough
that the MCSE is almost
00:08:42 - entirely about, and specifically
00:08:44 - cloud MCSE, is almost entirely
about System Center.
00:08:48 - In order to get the MCSE, you
must first actually pass three
00:08:53 - exams that make up the MCSA.
00:08:56 - These are 7410, 411, and 412.
00:09:01 - These initial MCSA exams talk to
or speak to and prepare you
00:09:06 - for this specific Windows
00:09:09 - that you need to know.
00:09:10 - And so you'll be dealing a lot
more with Windows Server in
00:09:13 - these three initial
00:09:15 - that get you the MCSA.
00:09:17 - And it is my assumption that
you will have already been
00:09:19 - familiar with the content in the
MCSA, potentially if you
00:09:22 - passed the exams, before you've
even got into these two
00:09:25 - new exams 7247, and 7246.
00:09:29 - So you will not see a lot of the
very basics of Hyper-V, of
00:09:34 - the very basics of creating
00:09:36 - My assumption here is that
you're at least minimally
00:09:39 - familiar with the concept of
networks and storage, and
00:09:41 - virtualization, and virtual
machines, because we need to
00:09:44 - have or you need to have that
information in place to get to
00:09:48 - the levels of automation that
7247 tests against.
00:09:52 - Now, as you see here, there are,
in fact, two exams that
00:09:55 - make up the private
00:09:58 - The first is the 70-247 exam.
00:10:01 - And I call it first because you
kind of have to configure
00:10:04 - and deploy the private cloud
before you can really get on
00:10:07 - to monitoring and
00:10:09 - Microsoft's content seems to put
them in the reverse order
00:10:15 - where the 7246 is accomplished
first and the 7247
00:10:19 - accomplished second.
00:10:20 - I've actually reverse these
because as I said, we've got
00:10:23 - to get that private cloud built
before we can go about
00:10:26 - putting things into it.
00:10:27 - There will be a little bit of
overlap in the content between
00:10:30 - these two series, but for the
most part, you're going to get
00:10:33 - a chance to see how the private
cloud is built here in
00:10:35 - the first series and then how
the private cloud is later
00:10:38 - operated and monitored there
in the second series.
00:10:41 - But as far as intended audience
is concerned, I've
00:10:44 - actually copied this right off
of Microsoft's website.
00:10:46 - But Microsoft intends for
candidates of the exam to have
00:10:50 - some familiarity with System
Center and System Center 2012.
00:10:54 - So you need to understand how
System Center is facilitated
00:10:57 - in installing and configuring
a private cloud solution.
00:11:01 - The intended audience also are
people that design, configure,
00:11:05 - and deploy the underlying
00:11:08 - When you are creating your
little private cloud, this
00:11:12 - little private cloud here might
look like a cloud to
00:11:14 - everyone that's facing it from
the user side, but underneath
00:11:17 - it, it's going to be an entire
fabric of network, of storage,
00:11:22 - of servers, and all kinds of
other stuff that has to
00:11:26 - aggregate together to create the
service delivery platform
00:11:29 - that we're creating here
with our private cloud.
00:11:32 - The candidates also should
have experienced Windows
00:11:34 - Server, Active Directory,
00:11:36 - and some of the more--
00:11:38 - these are sort of newer topics
for Microsoft certification,
00:11:42 - things like security, and high
availability, fault tolerance,
00:11:45 - and networking experience.
00:11:47 - So if you have that familiarity,
that will do you
00:11:50 - far, that will do you
well in passing this
00:11:53 - MCSE private cloud.
00:11:55 - I'll tell you, from everything
that I read on the internet,
00:11:58 - the vast majority of the
questions here are going to
00:12:01 - relate to VMM itself.
00:12:04 - So if you've got a familiarity
with VMM, you're going to do
00:12:06 - fairly well.
00:12:07 - But there are another set of
questions, another percentage
00:12:10 - of those that deal with the
other pieces in System Center.
00:12:14 - These are things like System
Center Orchestrator, System
00:12:16 - Center Service Manager, System
Center Operations, and also
00:12:20 - System Center App Controller.
00:12:22 - If you have experience with
those, you'll do just fine.
00:12:26 - But even if you don't have
experience, I'm going to
00:12:29 - assume that you can
at least get
00:12:30 - these components installed.
00:12:32 - The installation for most of
these, these days, is a very
00:12:34 - easy thing.
00:12:35 - I'll help you through some of
the very basic introduction
00:12:38 - for how you'll integrate the
components with virtual
00:12:41 - machine manager, which is the
centerpiece for everything
00:12:45 - that we're working here.
00:12:46 - Microsoft also recommends
Windows PowerShell knowledge,
00:12:49 - application configuration
experience, which we will talk
00:12:52 - about whenever we get to Server
App-V. And even some
00:12:55 - familiarity with ITIL and MOF
concepts, which will become
00:12:58 - important when we talk about
00:13:00 - We're going to spend a little
bit of time dealing with some
00:13:02 - of the ITIL concepts like
service requests, and
00:13:05 - incidents, and problems, these
things that ITIL defines as
00:13:08 - activities that make up
an IT infrastructure.
00:13:11 - So if you are that person,
you're going to do
00:13:13 - just fine, I think.
00:13:16 - Now, a few notes on the exam
itself, and again, these are
00:13:19 - just some items that in some
cases, I copied right off of
00:13:21 - Microsoft's website.
00:13:23 - If you've never taken a
Microsoft exam before, the
00:13:26 - assumption here is that
you have, there is
00:13:28 - no penalty for guessing.
00:13:30 - If you choose an incorrect
answer, you're not going to
00:13:32 - earn points for that item.
00:13:34 - No points are deducted for
00:13:37 - If you have a multi-choice
answer or a multi multi-choice
00:13:41 - where you have to choose among
the following, you must choose
00:13:45 - all of the correct answers to
earn a point for that item.
00:13:49 - These are the question items
that can get very challenging.
00:13:52 - And some questions, in fact,
may actually not even be
00:13:55 - included in the calculation
of your score.
00:13:58 - Microsoft recognizes that there
are some questions that
00:14:00 - may not necessarily test
appropriately the fact that
00:14:04 - you know the knowledge that
you need to know.
00:14:06 - And so Microsoft will put those
questions on the exam in
00:14:09 - a trial mode to see if there
are questions that they
00:14:12 - actually want to later on
include as real questions that
00:14:15 - are actually scored.
00:14:16 - Microsoft uses these test
questions to identify the
00:14:19 - second metrics of the exam and
exactly how they end up
00:14:22 - testing whether or not you
actually know what you
00:14:25 - anticipate or hope
that you know.
00:14:28 - Couple of format decisions
00:14:30 - associated with the exam.
00:14:31 - There are a variety of question
formats that you can
00:14:34 - find including case study
formats, simulations, and even
00:14:37 - some virtual labs.
00:14:39 - The question types that you
might find include multiple
00:14:42 - choice and I should also add
multi multi-choice, which is
00:14:45 - choose the correct number of
from among the following
00:14:49 - possibilities, some hot area
questions, some active screen
00:14:52 - questions, drag and drop, and
00:14:54 - build-list and reorder questions.
00:14:56 - The case study formats, they
can be longer case studies.
00:15:00 - They could be shorter
00:15:02 - It again just depends on which
of the questions you actually
00:15:04 - end up getting on your
00:15:07 - These exams are now administered
00:15:09 - at prometric.com/microsoft,
and at last check, they're
00:15:13 - about $150 each.
00:15:14 - So make sure that you've got
your studying down because
00:15:17 - these exams don't
00:15:20 - In addition to that, we are
going to spend the next 20
00:15:24 - Nuggets talking about the build,
the management, and the
00:15:28 - operations of your
00:15:32 - In this first Nugget and also in
the second Nugget, we won't
00:15:36 - actually spend any time
on the product itself.
00:15:39 - We've got to spend a little bit
of time understanding what
00:15:42 - the exam is, getting to know
each other, and then also
00:15:45 - understanding what the
architecture is between all of
00:15:47 - these components that make
up System Center.
00:15:50 - I'll show you here in just
a minute how many virtual
00:15:52 - machines you're going to need,
and you make shrug your head,
00:15:54 - because there's a lot of
equipment, a lot of hardware
00:15:57 - requirements that are required
if you anticipate following
00:16:00 - along with what you see
here on the screen,
00:16:02 - so prepare for that.
00:16:03 - And making use of tools like
VMware Workstation or just a
00:16:07 - bunch of servers that you may
have lying around, can
00:16:10 - definitely assist when you're
creating these VMs.
00:16:13 - We will spend one Nugget and
only one Nugget on Hyper-V.
00:16:17 - That's installing and
00:16:19 - on Server 2008 R2.
00:16:22 - Actually, that's
a bit of a lie.
00:16:23 - We'll spend one more Nugget down
here on how similar it
00:16:27 - looks when we move to
Windows Server 2012.
00:16:30 - Again, you shouldn't necessarily
fret that all of
00:16:32 - this really deals with
00:16:35 - Many of us are moving very
quickly to Server 2012, and
00:16:38 - everything is very similar
00:16:40 - two operating systems.
00:16:42 - We will then install
and configure VMM.
00:16:44 - We will go through configuring
the fabric and also the hosts
00:16:48 - and clusters that define our
Microsoft private cloud.
00:16:53 - Once we understand what the
fabric is, how the network
00:16:56 - gets connected, how the storage
gets connected, how
00:16:58 - the hosts get connected and
identified, we can then create
00:17:01 - that cluster and create that
Microsoft private cloud.
00:17:04 - With a private cloud created
then, that then becomes the
00:17:07 - foundation upon which we lay the
virtual machines and the
00:17:11 - services that we intend to
deploy onto the private cloud.
00:17:14 - Services can exist as one or
more virtual machines and then
00:17:19 - the applications and
00:17:20 - that exist on top.
00:17:22 - But before you ever get to
services, we have to actually
00:17:24 - go through identifying all the
building blocks that are used
00:17:28 - and connected together to
create those services.
00:17:31 - Those building blocks
are things like
00:17:33 - profiles and VM Templates.
00:17:35 - There are things like virtual
application packages and we
00:17:38 - will actually go about packaging
up an application
00:17:41 - using the Server App-V
Sequencer, which is, you'll
00:17:44 - find out, is a special kind of
App-V that is designed for use
00:17:47 - with servers.
00:17:49 - We'll take a look at those
services and the service
00:17:51 - templates that we then create.
00:17:52 - We'll also take a step aside and
take a look at user roles
00:17:55 - and the self-service portal.
00:17:57 - I'll tell you though, that the
self-service portal is
00:17:59 - deprecated in RTM and is
pretty much gone in
00:18:02 - Service Pack 1.
00:18:03 - So I introduce this because it's
on the exam, but be aware
00:18:07 - that you probably won't be
using this in production.
00:18:10 - Where we're looking to get is
really this sort of mid-term
00:18:14 - capstone right here.
00:18:16 - You're familiar three-tier
00:18:18 - These are things like our web
server that talks to some
00:18:22 - business logic server or an
application server that itself
00:18:25 - talks to a database, which
connects up to the
00:18:27 - data that we have.
00:18:28 - These n-tier services or
three-tier services are fairly
00:18:31 - common in IT because we have
our user side, we have our
00:18:34 - application side, and then we
have our database side nicely
00:18:38 - separated out so that they can
perform the activities that
00:18:41 - they require.
00:18:42 - Well, our goal in consolidating
00:18:45 - this fabric together, building
the cloud, and putting
00:18:47 - together all the building blocks
is to get us to the
00:18:50 - point where we can automate the
deployment of an entire
00:18:53 - three-tier service with just a
single click of the button.
00:18:56 - And this is exactly something
that you're going to be able
00:18:59 - to do when we actually
get to Nugget 7.
00:19:01 - You'll be very impressed because
00:19:03 - that's built into the VMM to
accomplish this is a really,
00:19:06 - really cool.
00:19:08 - Once we've deployed that
service, we then
00:19:09 - need to update it.
00:19:11 - We need to spend a minute just
talking about the automatic
00:19:14 - deployment of Hyper-V Hosts,
which in this case, is bare
00:19:17 - metal deployment of Hyper-V onto
whatever equipment that
00:19:20 - you have laying around.
00:19:22 - If you have the right hardware,
this is a very, very
00:19:24 - easy way for you to get Hyper-V
deployed out to
00:19:27 - anywhere that you need
in your organization.
00:19:30 - And then from there, we actually
are going to spend
00:19:32 - four Nuggets here 15, 16, 17,
and 18, talking about the
00:19:38 - System Center components,
really, really five if you
00:19:40 - count App Controller.
00:19:42 - App Controller, if you're
unfamiliar, is one of the
00:19:45 - mechanisms that you can use for
exposing self service and
00:19:50 - the self-service options to
the other people in your
00:19:52 - organization.
00:19:54 - Now, before you get your head
wrapped around the notion of
00:19:56 - self service being a bad thing,
recognize that the
00:19:58 - person doing the self service
in Microsoft's world is
00:20:02 - probably not going to be the
person in marketing, or the
00:20:05 - person in the sales team,
or your executives.
00:20:08 - No.
00:20:09 - Different from those people,
would be other people inside
00:20:12 - your IT organization.
00:20:13 - So the person doing self
service might be your
00:20:15 - developers, or they might be
or your database people, or
00:20:18 - your applications people,
those people that aren't
00:20:21 - necessarily building new
computers all day long, but
00:20:24 - are instead working with
applications that exist on
00:20:26 - those computers.
00:20:27 - With that App Controller self
service in place, we will then
00:20:30 - spend four Nuggets here talking
about the other pieces
00:20:33 - of System Center.
00:20:35 - These other pieces of System
Center are really the glue
00:20:38 - that ties everything together,
monitoring with Operations
00:20:41 - Manager, scheduling, and in
coordination with Service
00:20:47 - Manager, Orchestrator, which
Microsoft actually refers to
00:20:51 - as the glue.
00:20:52 - And in fact, this 17 is another
one of these to
00:20:55 - actually pay attention to
because number 17 is where we
00:20:59 - take our three-tier service and
take it one step further
00:21:03 - in completely automating out
services via Orchestrator's
00:21:08 - Runbooks and its Integration
Packs, again, really, really
00:21:11 - exciting stuff in terms of the
automations you can build.
00:21:14 - And then lastly, down here, a
short video on or short Nugget
00:21:16 - her on Data Protection
00:21:18 - We'll then conclude with a look
at Hyper-V version 3.0 in
00:21:21 - Windows Server 2012 and then a
very short look at taking VMM
00:21:25 - and taking our private cloud
into the Windows public cloud
00:21:29 - with Windows Azure.
00:21:30 - Some pretty impressive
00:21:32 - It's kind of a--
00:21:33 - call that a bonus Nugget here,
because once you make that
00:21:36 - move to System Center Service
Pack 1, which is where we will
00:21:40 - be at when we moved to both of
these Nuggets, that will bring
00:21:43 - us some additional functionality
that makes our
00:21:45 - private cloud able to connect
up to a public cloud.
00:21:50 - So we have an exam
00:21:51 - These are, again, copied off
of Microsoft's website.
00:21:54 - The exam objectives, I would
highly recommend you go to
00:21:58 - Microsoft's website, take a
look at the web page that
00:22:01 - they've put together that talks
about the specific tasks
00:22:04 - that are associated with each
of these objectives.
00:22:06 - I've removed the specific tasks
here just to make it fit
00:22:09 - on one screen.
00:22:10 - You'll notice that the
objectives are almost equally
00:22:13 - broken out here between
design/deploy, configure the
00:22:18 - infrastructure, slightly more
weight here in configuring the
00:22:22 - fabric, a little bit in
here in integration.
00:22:24 - I talked about the integration
with those other pieces of
00:22:27 - System Center.
00:22:27 - And then lastly, down here, the
configuring and deploying
00:22:30 - of virtual machines
00:22:32 - I have taken these objectives
and re-ordered them to be able
00:22:35 - to give you a much better
narrative, a much better
00:22:39 - storyline that takes you from
the first things you would
00:22:42 - think of all the way through
to the last things
00:22:44 - you would think of.
00:22:45 - So while these objectives may
not necessarily tell a story,
00:22:49 - what I've tried to do here in
this series is to give you
00:22:52 - exactly that story that you
would go through when you're
00:22:54 - configuring your own private
00:22:57 - And hopefully, at the conclusion
of it, you'll be
00:22:59 - able to say, well,
you know what?
00:23:00 - I think I really understand
why this series was put
00:23:03 - together in the order
that it was.
00:23:07 - We have finally, this one slide
here that I'm almost
00:23:10 - embarrassed to show you.
00:23:12 - Microsoft, in the creation of
the MCSE Private Cloud has, as
00:23:17 - I said, created this exam and
created this infrastructure
00:23:21 - that in order for any of it to
work, it all has to work.
00:23:24 - And so when we are creating
this environment, we will
00:23:27 - literally be creating every
one of these machines.
00:23:31 - We'll be creating a domain
00:23:32 - we'll have one available.
00:23:34 - We will have a storage server
on which will be a bunch of
00:23:37 - disks that we will expose out
through ISCSI We'll be using
00:23:40 - ISCSI throughout this series
because it's just
00:23:44 - easier over a network.
00:23:45 - We will have our VMM server
here, which will manage
00:23:51 - talking to each of our Hyper-V
hosts down here and
00:23:54 - instructing them what to do
when we're creating new
00:23:55 - virtual machines.
00:23:57 - Each of these Hyper-V hosts
will have three different
00:23:59 - addresses that are used.
00:24:01 - The first address, the one net
address being their regular
00:24:04 - production network address,
their two net address being
00:24:07 - they're cluster address, and
their three net address being
00:24:10 - what connects them up to the
ISCSI LUNs that have been
00:24:14 - exposed over here on the ISCSI
target on our storage server.
00:24:18 - We will also have a Service
Manager Server, an Ops Manager
00:24:21 - Server, a Data Protection
Manager Server, and an
00:24:24 - Orchestrator Server that we'll
be building as we get into
00:24:26 - that four-part series
00:24:28 - These servers have to be on
their own individual equipment
00:24:32 - for them to work.
00:24:33 - Microsoft has made it so that
you can't actually consolidate
00:24:36 - any of these activities
with each other.
00:24:38 - The only one that can be is App
Controller, which can be
00:24:43 - hosted here on the VMM
00:24:46 - We will be spending most of
our time, however, here on
00:24:49 - this Windows desktop,
a Windows 7
00:24:53 - desktop called Client.
00:24:55 - And this Windows desktop is the
one that we'll be using
00:24:57 - because in a private cloud
world, it's really not a great
00:25:01 - idea to be logging on directly
onto the console of all of our
00:25:05 - machines, partially because it
consumes resources, and also
00:25:10 - partially because when we are
crafting these automations, we
00:25:14 - will craft them with the
assistance of all of the
00:25:17 - System Center Servers.
00:25:19 - And so we'll be crafting an
automation that begins as a
00:25:23 - service manager request that
itself kicks off an
00:25:27 - Orchestrator Runbook, which it
then can change something
00:25:32 - inside of the AMEN, or an Ops
Manager PROTip that makes
00:25:36 - change to VMM, or an app
controller service that needs
00:25:42 - to interact with service
manager and ops.
00:25:45 - As you can see here, all of
these need to work together.
00:25:47 - And so having a single location
on our client where
00:25:50 - we can manage all the consoles
becomes very important.
00:25:55 - Be prepared.
00:25:56 - And if you have the hardware,
I believe I've got a single
00:26:00 - machine here running
32 gigs of RAM.
00:26:03 - It's running VMware Workstation
version 9 because
00:26:05 - VMware Workstation can now home
00:26:08 - here with our Hyper-V hosts.
00:26:11 - That should get you most of the
way in being able to build
00:26:15 - the entirety of this network.
00:26:17 - So some pretty heavy hardware
that you're going to require.
00:26:20 - You may require a couple of
machines that interact with
00:26:23 - each other in order to support
this network, or you can just
00:26:26 - follow along.
00:26:27 - So that really kind of gives
you an understanding,
00:26:30 - hopefully, of all the things
that you're going to need to
00:26:32 - know in order to just prepare
yourself for even watching
00:26:36 - what's going on here
within this series.
00:26:39 - As I mentioned before my name
is Greg Shields, and it is
00:26:42 - always exciting for me to be
able to put together, again,
00:26:45 - another of these CBT Nugget
series this time, the first of
00:26:48 - the two MCSE Private Cloud
exams, this one being on
00:26:53 - configuring and deploying a
private cloud with System
00:26:55 - Center 2012.
00:26:57 - I think you're going to get
really excited about some of
00:26:59 - the things you'll be seeing
here because with the
00:27:01 - information that you learn here,
there are some pretty
00:27:03 - heavy-duty automation that
you're going to be able to add
00:27:06 - to your data center.
00:27:08 - Coming up next, we're going to
spend a little bit of time
00:27:10 - talking about the architecture
of System Center and all the
00:27:13 - different pieces and how
00:27:16 - Microsoft has done a really good
job of separating out the
00:27:18 - job of each of these individual
00:27:20 - components so that the component
00:27:23 - for monitoring really does the
monitoring and the component
00:27:26 - that's responsible for
orchestration does the
00:27:28 - orchestration.
00:27:29 - The only hard part is getting
all these components
00:27:31 - integrated together, and that's
your job as an IT pro.
00:27:35 - So we'll talk about that here
coming up next, but until
00:27:37 - then, I hope this has been
informative for you, and I'd
00:27:39 - like to thank you for viewing.