70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 eLearning


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Course Description:

In this instructor-led, online training course, students will learn how to plan a server upgrade and migration strategy, describe various storage options, implement and manage storage spaces and data deduplication, install and configure Hyper-V, manage and maintain virtual machines, and plan, create, manage, and implement a failover cluster.

This course assists students in their preparation for the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification.

Exam Number: 70-740







Course Outline

Chapter 1 Installation, Upgrade, and Migration of Workloads and Servers

Requirements for Windows Server 2016
Installing Windows Server 2016
Installing Windows Core
Basic Configuration and Management of Windows Server 2016
Basic Configuration and Management of Windows Core
PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)
Upgrading to Windows Server 2016
Migrating to Windows Server 2016
License Activation Models
Planning for Nano Server
Installing Nano Server
Basic Configuration and Management of Nano Server

Chapter 2 Local Storage Configuration

Configuring Disks and Volumes
VHD, VHDX, and VHDS files
NFS and SMB Share Configuration
File and Folder Permissions

Chapter 3 Enterprise Storage Solutions

Storage Pools
RAID Storage
Tiered Storage
Fibre Channel, iSCSI, FCoE
iSCSI Configuration
Data Center Bridging (DCB)
Multi-Path IO (MPIO)

Chapter 4 Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication

Storage Spaces
Storage Replicas
Stretch Clusters
Data Deduplication Configuration
Monitoring Data Deduplication
Backup and Recovery with Deduplication

Chapter 5 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration

Hardware Requirements
Compatibility Requirements
Hyper-V Installation
Hyper-V Upgrades
Virtual Machine Management
Windows PowerShell Direct
Nested Virtualization
Hot Swap RAM
NUMA and Dynamic Memory
Integration Services
Linux Integration Services (LIS)
FreeBSD Integration Services (BIS
VM Conversion
Hyper-V Export/Import
Discrete Device Assignment (DDA)
Differencing Disks
Pass-Through Disks
Production Checkpoints
Virtual Fibre Channel
Storage Quality of Service
Hyper-V Networking
Virtual Network Interface Cards
Virtual Switches
MAC Address Spoofing
Network Isolation
NIC Teaming
Virtual Machine Queues
Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)
Switch Embedded Teaming (SET)
Bandwidth Management

Chapter 6 Windows and Hyper-V Container Deployment and Management

Installation Requirements
Installation and Configuration of Windows Server Container Host
Container Host on Windows Server Core or Nano Server
Docker Installation
Docker Daemon Start-up
PowerShell with Containers
Base OS Installation
Image Tagging
Windows Server Container Creation
Hyper-V Container Creation
Docker Daemon Container Management
PowerShell Container Management
Container Networking
Container Data Volumes
Resource Control
Azure and Containers

Chapter 7 High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Hyper-V Replicas
Live Migration
Shared Nothing Live Migration
Storage Migration

Chapter 8 Failover Clustering

Workgroup Clusters
Single and Multi-Domain Clusters
Cluster Networking
Cluster or Node Configuration Restoration
Cluster Storage
Cluster-Aware Updating
Cluster Operating System Rolling upgrade
Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)
Nameless Clusters
Scale-Out File Server (SoFS)
Guest Clustering
Clustered Storage Spaces
Shared SAS Storage
Storage Replicas
Cloud Witnesses
VM Resiliency
Shared VHDX
Storage Spaces Direct
Disaggregated Storage Spaces Direct
Hyper-Converged Storage Spaces Direct

Chapter 9 Hyper-V and Failover Clustering

Continuously Available Shares
VM Monitoring
VM Failover
Stretch Clusters
Site-Aware Clusters
Node Fairness
Live Migration
Quick Migration
Storage Migrations
Import, Export, and Copy Virtual machines
VM Network Health Protection
Drain on Shutdown

Chapter 10 Network Load Balancing

NLB Prerequisites
Installing Network Load Balancing Nodes
Port Rules
Cluster Operations Mode
NLB Cluster Upgrades

Chapter 11 Deployment Images

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Creating Images
Deploying Images
Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

Chapter 12 Virtual Machine Management

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
WSUS Groups
Patch Management
Windows Defender
Windows Server Backup
Backing up Server Roles
Performance Monitor
Data Collector Sets
Performance Counters
Event Logs
Resource Monitor

Skills Learned

Prepare and install Nano Server, a Server Core installation, and plan a server upgrade and migration strategy.
Describe the various storage options, including partition table formats, basic and dynamic disks, file systems, virtual hard disks, and drive hardware, and explain how to manage disks and volumes.
Describe enterprise storage solutions, and select the appropriate solution for a given situation.
Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication.
Install and configure Microsoft Hyper-V.
Deploy, configure, and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers.
Describe the high availability and disaster recovery technologies in Windows Server 2016.
Plan, create, and manage a failover cluster.
Implement failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines.
Configure a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster, and plan for an NLB implementation.
Create and manage deployment images.
Manage, monitor, and maintain virtual machine installations.

Who Should Attend This Course

This online training course is intended for Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies, and who want to learn more about the storage and compute features in Server 2016. Also, IT professionals who are looking to take the Microsoft 70-740 certification exam and/or looking to gain their MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification.


None, but it is recommended that before attending this course, students have:

A basic understanding of networking fundamentals.
An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
An understanding of basic AD DS concepts.
Basic knowledge of server hardware.
Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8 or Windows 10.
Additionally, students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience, such as experience as a Windows Server systems administrator.

Hands-On Labs

Installing Server Core
Installing Windows Server 2016
Configuring and Managing Nano Server
Working with Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit
Maintaining Operating System Images Using DISM
Manage Operating System Images with Windows Deployment Services
Managing Local Storage and Virtual Hard Disks
Implementing Storage Pools
Configuring SMB and NFS File Shares
Managing iSCSI Storage
Installing and Configuring Data Deduplication
Implementing Centralized Event Logs
Enabling Nested Virtualization
Managing Virtual Machine Settings
Managing Virtual Machine Storage
Managing Virtual Machine Networks
Implementing Hyper-V Replica
Managing Hyper-V Fault Tolerance Using Failover Clustering
Implementing Failover Clustering for Scale-out File Servers
Managing Virtual Machine Movement
Managing Server Performance
Install and Configure Network Load Balancing
Implementing Windows Server Update Services


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