Free Online Training: Understanding Microsoft’s High-Availability Solutions

We recently launched the free & public Microsoft Virtual Academy (www.MicrosoftVirtualAcademy.com). This training portal offers quick and easy access to presentations, webcasts, whitepapers and other technical content about Microsoft’s technologies.

This week we just released a brand new track on Understanding Microsoft’s High-Availability Solutions.

This course covers the best ways to provide continual availability to all applications, services, servers and VMs in your datacenter. The modules will cover all the planning, deployment and management considerations for bringing high-availability to every components of your datacenter or Private Cloud. By the end of this course you will have an understanding of the basics of each of Microsoft’s HA solutions and when each of them should be used. You will understand all the different methods you can use to keep your services up and running. Technologies that will be covered in this course include: Hyper-V, Failover Clustering, Network Load Balancing, SQL Server, Exchange Server, IIS, DFS-R, DNS, and every System Center product (including SC 2012) with a focus on Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

The course includes:

  • Understanding Microsoft’s High-Availability Solutions
  • Infrastructure HA with Failover Clustering & Hyper-V
  • Application HA with SQL, Exchange & Other Servers
  • Management HA with System Center
  • Failover Clustering Overview
  • Introduction to Failover Clustering
  • Server High-Availability
  • High-Availability & Clustering
  • Overview, Software & Hardware
  • Deployment & Management
  • Hyper-V HA
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Introduction to Disaster Recovery
  • Storage Considerations

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