• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Build the skills you need for designing a full-scale implementation of Microsoft Server 2019 in an enterprise environment.

Windows Server 2019 provides you with a wide range of powerful, new, and enhanced features such as Hyper-V, Nano-server, server virtualization, storage, software-defined networking, server management and automation, access and information protection, virtual desktop infrastructure, and failover clustering; the list goes on…

In this course, as you cover all aspects of administration-level tasks and activities and how to manage Windows Server 2019, you'll master tips for adapting to the new server management ideology, which is all about centralized monitoring and configuration. We'll also show you how migrating your existing setup (Windows Server 2016 or 2012 R2) to the latest update can be so simple.

You'll learn about networking and Software-Defined Networking; use PowerShell as a central platform for performing many functions; use the new built-in integration with Docker with this latest release of Windows Server 2019 which centers around security; master HCI; and get a lot of powerful information about the remote access technologies available in this OS, as well as guidelines for virtualizing your datacenter with Hyper-V.

By the end of this course, you will have all the collateral required to start planning for a full-scale implementation of Windows Server 2019.

All the code and supporting files for this course are available at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Mastering-Windows-Server-2019

About the Author

Rob Pleau: Rob Pleau is a PowerShell expert and enthusiast, blogger, author, TechSnips contributor, and PowerShell/DevOps Summit Speaker. He has been working actively to share his knowledge, both internally in his organization and more broadly in the PowerShell community as a whole. Speaking and blogging have been his primary platforms to do this. He also has a heavy interest in C#, Go, and Python!
Anthony Howell: Anthony Howell is a passionate automator. He has been working professionally in IT since 2009 when he started as a helpdesk tech whilst at university. After an initial focus on calculus, he switched from computer science to securing his associate status from ITT Tech in Network Systems Administration. By the time he graduated, he was already a sysadmin with a focus on PowerShell automation, and has continued on his professional journey by venturing out on his own as a PowerShell developer.
David Lamb: David is a Systems Administrator managing Windows servers and clients since 1995, spending a large portion of his career in the aviation industry. His first certification was the MCSE on Windows NT 4.0, earned in 2001. David lives in Alberta, Canada, and is currently spending his free time honing his PowerShell skills, blogging, and pursuing the MCSE certification on Windows Server.
Matt McElreath: Matt is a Windows Server administrator concentrating on automation, PowerShell, Desired State Configuration (DSC), and Octopus Deploy.
TechSnips LLC: TechSnips is an IT career development platform that provides free learning content to people in information technology (IT). All of the content we publish is built by IT professionals, system administrators, DevOps engineers, software developers. You name it! All content is created by people in the trenches performing this work day in and day out. We like to call ourselves an IT career development platform rather than an e-learning platform because our service provides career development benefits to both contributors (those creating the content) and to subscribers (those consuming the content). We help people on both sides of the divide become better at their careers.

Learning Objectives

Take back control of your storage using features such as Storage Spaces Direct, data deduplication, and more
Create a failover cluster from scratch using cluster sets while also creating a storage replica
Create and manage your first Docker container on Windows Server 2019
Set up various software-defined networking components such as load balancers, Hyper-V network virtualization, and network controllers
Deploy and manage Remote Desktop Services 2019 in Azure and on-premise

Framework Connections

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