Workshops, Becoming a Virtualization Expert, For Developers, For IT Professionals

CVM02 Workshop: Hyper-V and System Center 2012 Private Cloud Master Class


8:00am - 5:00pm

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Greg Shields

MVP, vExpert

Author Evangelist


Microsoft’s 2012 wave of new products is here, and with it comes an entirely new approach for Windows computing:  The Hyper-V Private Cloud.  But Hyper-V by itself isn’t necessarily a business-ready technology.  It lacks high availability and load balancing.  It lacks workflow and templates for automating virtual machine provisioning and maintenance.  It also lacks all the necessary management tools one needs to truly realize Private Cloud computing.

Those tools come from System Center.

And not just pieces of System Center.  Being successful with Hyper-V requires a mile-wide and inch-deep command of all of System Center:  Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, as well as a few new tools like Service Manager, Orchestrator, and App Controller.  Did you know that with System Center 2012 you can create entire workflows that automate everything in Hyper-V virtualization?  You can provision entire services, systems, applications, everything – all with the help of System Center 2012’s management platform.

Greg Shields knows virtualization.  He’s been named a Microsoft MVP, a VMware vExpert, and a Citrix CTP to prove it.  He also knows automation.  In this one-day deep-dive into Microsoft’s virtualization, management, automation, and monitoring portfolio, you’ll get everything you need to become a Hyper-V Master.  You’ll leave with specific instructions, best practices, and the mile-wide + inch-deep System Center experience you need for complete Hyper-V success.

You will learn:

  • Deploying and implementing System Center in support of a Hyper-V Private Cloud.
  • Best practices in using Hyper-V for mission-critical workloads.
  • Tips and tricks in implementing Hyper-V + System Center to support Private Cloud goals:  Service provisioning, self-service, VM management and monitoring.