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MCP Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (70-412) - study guide – part one (version 1)

MCP Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (70-412) - study guide – part one (version 1)

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This blog post is a study guide to help you to prepare Microsoft MCP 70-412 on Microsoft.com : Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Now to prepare seriously this certification, here is a lot of content to read and understand Surprised smile

The following list includes the topic areas covered on this exam:

• Implementing Advanced Network Services
• Implementing Advanced File Services
• Implementing Dynamic Access Control
• Implementing Network Load Balancing
• Implementing Failover Clustering
• Implementing Disaster Recovery
• Implementing AD CS
• Implementing AD FS


Skills Being Measured : This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.

 

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Configure and Manage High Availability (16%)
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--- NLB ---

Network Load Balancing Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831698.aspx

32 noeuds
recover et redistribution du workload en 10 secondes

Commandes Powershell

NLB dans Windows Server 2012 est quasiment le même que celui de 2008 R2

Pré-requis :

To run an NLB cluster, the following are software requirements:
Only TCP/IP can be used on the adapter for which NLB is enabled on each host. Do not add any other protocols (for example, IPX) to this adapter.

The IP addresses of the servers in the cluster must be static.

NLB does not support Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). NLB disables DHCP on each interface that it configures.

In Server Manager, use the Add Roles and Features Wizard to add the Network Load Balancing feature. Optionally you can install the Network Load Balancing Tools to manage a local or remote NLB cluster. The tools include Network Load Balancing Manager and the NLB Windows PowerShell cmdlets

Network Load Balancing Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell
http://technet.microsoft.com/fr-FR/library/hh801274.aspx

Nlbmgr --> NLB Manager


-- Failover cluster ---

Failover Clustering Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/hh831579

Improved :
Scales to 64 nodes and 4,000 virtual machines per cluster
Improves CSV setup and enhances security, performance, and file system availability for additional cluster workloads
Cluster validation : Validates Hyper-V and CSV functionality and performs faster
Cluster upgrade and migration : Allows migration of virtual machines from Windows Server 2008 R2, migration to CSVs, and reuse of existing storage

Hardware :
Storage can be Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FcoE), or iSCSI
In Server Manager, use the Add Roles and Features Wizard to add the Failover Clustering feature.
Optionally you can install the Failover Clustering Tools (also part of the Remote Server Administration Tools, or RSAT)

Installing the Failover Cluster Feature and Tools in Windows Server 2012
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2012/04/06/10291601.aspx

Failover Clusters Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell
http://technet.microsoft.com/fr-FR/library/hh847239.aspx

Clustering and High-Availability
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/

Cluster Shared Volumes Reborn in Windows Server 2012: Deep Dive
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2012/WSV430


-- Manage Virtual Machine (VM) movement --

Virtual Machine Live Migration Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831435.aspx

Deploy Hyper-V over SMB
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134187.aspx

Configure and Use Live Migration on Non-clustered Virtual Machines
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134199.aspx


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Configure File and Storage Solutions (15%)
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File and Storage Services Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/hh831487

New in Windows Server 2012 :
- Data Deduplication
- iSCSI Target Server
- Storage Spaces & storage pools
- Unified remote management of File & storage services in server Manager
- Windows Powershells cmdlets

File and Storage Services Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831487.aspx

Windows PowerShell Reference Sheet for File and Storage Services
http://blogs.technet.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-components-postattachments/00-03-48-49-38/FileServicesGettingStartedCmdlets.pdf

DFS Namespaces command line tool Dfscmd has been replaced by Windows PowerShell cmdlets for DFS Namespaces
File Replication Service (FRS) est remplacé par DFS Replication
File Server Resource Manager command-line tools: Dirquota, Filescrn, and Storrept remplacés par Windows PowerShell cmdlets for File Server Resource Manager


--- Configure advanced file services ---

Server for NFS Data Store
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831653

BranchCache Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831696.aspx

What's New in BranchCache
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj127252.aspx

age par défaut des objects dans le cache BranchCache : 28 jours (paramétrable)
the default age is set to 28 days

Virtual Labs Managing Branch Offices
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9806474


--- Implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC) ---

Dynamic Access Control: Scenario OverviewDynamic Access Control: Scenario Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/hh831717

note : Dynamic Access Control is not supported on ReFS (Resilient File System).

Video : TechEd North America 2012 - Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control Overview
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2012/SIA207?format=html5

Video : TechEd North America 2012 - Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control Deep Dive for Active Directory and Central Authorization Policies
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2012/SIA341

Virtual Lab Using Dynamic Access Control to Automatically and Centrally Secure Data
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9806471


-- Configure and optimize storage ---

Six Uses for the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target
http://blogs.technet.com/b/storageserver/archive/2009/12/11/six-uses-for-the-microsoft-iscsi-software-target.aspx

Introduction of iSCSI Target in Windows Server 2012
http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2012/05/21/introduction-of-iscsi-target-in-windows-server-2012.aspx

Configuring a Highly Available iSCSI Target
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9806468

iSCSI Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh826099.aspx

Introduction to iSCSI Diskless Boot Deployment
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9813223

iSNS Server Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772568.aspx

The Microsoft iSNS Server only supports the discovery of iSCSI devices, and not Fibre Channel devices.

Thin Provisioning and Trim Storage Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/hh831391

Configure Features on Demand in Windows Server
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj127275.aspx


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Implement Business Continuity and Disaster recovery
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-- Configure and manage backups --

Windows Server Backup
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770757.aspx

Microsoft Online Backup Service Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/hh831419

Virtual Labs - Windows Server 2012 Online Backup Service
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9806472

Vssadmin
http://technet.microsoft.com/fr-fr/library/cc754968(v=ws.10).aspx

Wbadmin
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754015

Walkthrough: Deploy a Windows RE Image on Hard Drive
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721939(v=ws.10).aspx

Walkthrough: Create a Windows RE Recovery Media
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749103(v=ws.10)


-- Configure site-level fault tolerance --

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29189

Hyper-V Replica Overview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134172.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831716.aspx

Hyper-V: To participate in replication, servers in failover clusters must have a Hyper-V Replica Broker configured (en-US)
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12798.hyper-v-to-participate-in-replication-servers-in-failover-clusters-must-have-a-hyper-v-replica-broker-configured-en-us.aspx

To configure Hyper-V Replica Broker
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134153#BKMK_1_4

Understand and Troubleshoot Hyper-V Replica in Windows Server "8" Beta
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29016

Virtual labs Getting Started with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replication
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9813222

I encourage you also to download Windows Server 2012, install it and test it as much as you can because there are some questions where you need to have already manipulate User Interface or command.

 

You can download eval version of Windows Server 2012 as :

 

Next post blog, part 2 with :

  • Configure Network Services
  • Configure the Active Directory Infrastructure
  • Configure Identity and Access Solutions

 

- Stanislas Quastana -

Comments
  • Thank you for the information!

  • hi there, "Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012" - is this ebook anywhere available?

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