• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Failover clustering allows you to make applications and services highly available, this includes services in your virtual environment. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 allows you to cluster Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines. By integrating Hyper-V with failover clustering, you can create standby replicas of virtual machines, move running virtual machines between hosts, manage downtime, provide high availability, and plan for disaster recovery. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 also provides several options for backing up and recovering servers in the event of data loss, data corruption, or a server outage. This course is one of a series, which covers the objectives for Microsoft Exam Topic 8-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services. This exam is a requirement for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification.

Learning Objectives

Clustering with Hyper-V

  • describe clustering capabilities and best practices for Hyper-V hosts and virtual machines
  • identify best practices to create highly available virtual machines
  • recognize when guest clustering can occur
  • recognize migration options for virtual machines
  • recognize host technologies that can be managed using SCVMM

Windows Server 2012 R2 DR and Backup

  • determine appropriate backup strategies based on user requirements
  • identify procedures to backup and restore data
  • identify recovery options based on a given scenario
  • identify methods to configure Shadow Copies in a given scenario
  • identify configuration requirements for virtual machines in Windows Server 2012 R2

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.