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My fellow blogger Keith Combs just put up this post:

 

 

If you have not signed up for the Virtualization Launch Tour that is getting ready to kick off, be sure to sign up fast before all of the seats get reserved.  Here’s the agenda and city list for registration.  Looks like they are going to have some good hands on labs, too.

Agenda

Welcome: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization from Desktop to Data Center

Session I: Sever Virtualization and Management - An inside look at Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager from an architectural and a real world view. Complete with live demo’s of real life scenarios, and even a look at SCVMM managing a VMWare ESX.

Session II: How Microsoft IT builds Dynamic Data Centers - A look at the current and future Microsoft Data Center. See how Microsoft IT, one of the world’s largest IT organizations, uses Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V to provide dynamic, scalable, and real-time adjustment to business needs.

Session III: Understanding Virtualization at the Desktop Level - The future of the Enterprise Desktop is very exciting, and Microsoft Virtualization technologies like Softgrid, Med-V, MDOP, VECD and Terminal Services are in the middle of it all. This session will provide an understanding of the direction of the industry, and highlight the capabilities of the technologies available, as well as look at what the future will bring.

Hands on Labs

  • Technical Introduction to System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 - Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM) is the new Virtualization Management solution from Microsoft. VMM 2008 provides for centralized physical and virtual machine management, with support for both Microsoft and VMware Virtualization software. This lab will introduce VMM 2008, with an overview of the interface and the usages of management of Virtual Machines. Topics to be covered include creation of host systems and virtual machines, migration of virtual machines, as well as automation using Powershell.
  • Technical Introduction to Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V - Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V is the new Hypervisor software available with Windows Server 2008. Hyper-V provides a high-performance virtualization platform to leverage the rich capabilities of server virtualization. This lab will introduce Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, with an overview of the installation, configuration, and operation of Hyper-V. Topics to be covered include configuration settings, creation of Virtual Machines (VMs), Virtual Hard Disks (VHD’s), configuration of Virtual Networks, as well as automation and security topics.
  • Advanced Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V - Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V is the new Hypervisor software available with Windows Server 2008. Hyper-V provides a high-performance virtualization platform to leverage the rich capabilities of server virtualization. This lab will cover advanced Hyper-V configuration, including clustering and quick migration of Virtual Machines.
  • Windows Server 2008 Presentation Virtualization - This lab is intended for IT professionals who wish to learn about the management, security and usability features available with Windows Server 2008 Presentation Virtualization. After completing this lab, you will know how to configure a TS Gateway computer to allow connections to an internal client from an external client. You will also learn how to configure a TS RemoteApp program, and access that program from outside the TS Gateway. Finally, you will learn how to implement TS Web Access on the TS Gateway computer and verify that you can use TS Web Access as a portal to access TS RemoteApp programs.
  • Implementing Citrix XenDesktop with Hyper-V and SCVMM - This lab is intended for IT Professional who wish to deploy virtual desktop computers using Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and Citrix XenDesktop. You will work through the steps to simulate deploying multiple virtual desktops that will be used by bank employees. You will first capture a reference image using the Citrix Provisioning Server. You will then verify you can boot the computer from a diskless client PC. You will then create multiple virtual machines using the reference computer as a template. Finally you will use the Citrix Desktop Delivery Controller and System Center Virtual Machine manager to create a group of virtual desktops, and deploy them to thin clients running on bank computers. At the end of this lab you will have worked through all the steps required to implement Citrix XenDestkop using System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Hyper-V.

City List and Registration Links see @ https://www.getvirtualnow.com/usevents/CitySelect.aspx?#cities or click the image below.  I know that seems weird, but they had some funky form code I couldn’t get to redirect correctly from my blog.

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