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MS System Center (Deployment Hyper-V with software defined storage & networking)

Chapter 1 Design and planning

  • Choosing a configuration
  • Recommended hardware
  • Minimal hardware
  • Architecture
  • Management
  • Logical networking
  • Storage
  • Compute
  • Network virtualization

Chapter 2 Deploying the management cluster

  • Overview of the management cluster
  • Virtual Machine Manager
  • Service provider vs. enterprise
  • Configuration walkthrough
  • Procedure 1: Rack and connect management cluster hosts
  • Procedure 2: Install Windows Server on MGMT01 and MGMT02
  • Procedure 3: Configure TenantNetwork teams
  • Procedure 4: Enable the Hyper-V role on MGMT01 and MGMT02
  • Procedure 5: Configure Hyper-V virtual switches
  • Procedure 6: Create folder structure for VMs and software

Chapter 3 Configuring network infrastructure

  • Configuration walkthrough
  • Logical networks
  • Network sites
  • Procedure 1: Create a logical network and site for tenant traffic
  • Static IP address pools
  • Procedure 2: Create an IP address pool for the Tenant_LN logical
  • network
  • Procedure 3: Create a second logical network and site for
  • the datacenter network
  • Procedure 4: Create static IP address pools for the Datacenter_LN
  • logical network
  • Logical switches
  • Procedure 5: Create an uplink port profile
  • Procedure 6: Create a virtual network adapter port profile
  • Procedure 7: Create a port classification
  • Procedure 8: Create the logical switch

Chapter 4 Configuring storage infrastructure

  • Scale-Out File Server
  • Configuration walkthrough
  • Procedure 1: Rack and connect SOFS nodes
  • Procedure 2: Configure Baseboard Management Controllers
  • Procedure 3: Rack and connect JBODs to SOFS nodes
  • Procedure 4: Configure a BMC administrator in System Center
  • Virtual Machine Manager
  • Procedure 5: Create a run-as account for SetupAdmin
  • Procedure 6: Obtain a virtual hard disk for server deployment
  • Procedure 7: Create a physical computer profile
  • Procedure 8: Add a PXE server to System Center
  • Virtual Machine Manager
  • Procedure 9: Pre-provision Active Directory accounts
  • Procedure 10: Configure the WDS server with DHCP
  • Procedure 11: Discover and provision the SOFS with
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Procedure 12: Check the cluster validation report
  • Procedure 13: Update software, drivers, and firmware
  • Procedure 14: Create storage classifications
  • Procedure 15: Create a storage pool
  • Procedure 16: Create a witness disk for FSCLUSTER
  • Procedure 17: Create the virtual disks and file shares
  • Procedure 18: Create a library virtual machine
  • Procedure 19: Configure the library VM as the System Center
  • Virtual Machine Manager library

Chapter 5 Configuring compute infrastructure

  • Configuration walkthrough
  • Procedure 1: Create host groups in System Center
  • Virtual Machine Manager
  • Procedure 2: Import management hosts into System Center
  • Virtual Machine Manager
  • Procedure 3: Remove library server from MGMT01
  • Procedure 4: Construct a management cluster
  • Procedure 5: Check the cluster validation report
  • Procedure 6: Assign file share storage to MGMT01 and MGMT02
  • Procedure 7: Configure a file share witness for MGMTCLUS,
  • VMMCLUSTER, and SQLCLUSTER
  • Procedure 8: Assign the file share witness to MGMTCLUS,
  • VMMCLUSTER, and SQLCLUSTER
  • Procedure 9: Migrate managemnet virtual machines to
  • shared storage
  • Procedure 10: Enable Dynamic Optimization
  • Procedure 11: Create availability sets for related virtual machines
  • Procedure 12: Rack and connect Hyper-V compute nodes
  • Procedure 13: Configure BMCs
  • Procedure 14: Configuring a BMC administrator in System Center
  • Virtual Machine Manager (optional)
  • Procedure 15: Create a physical computer profile
  • Procedure 16: Discover and provision the Hyper-V hosts with
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Procedure 17: Update drivers and firmware on Hyper-V hosts
  • Procedure 18: Construct the Hyper-V cluster
  • Procedure 19: Check the cluster validation report
  • Procedure 20: Assign file share storage to Hyper-V cluster
  • Procedure 21: Configure the file share witness for HVCLUSTER
  • Procedure 22: Assign the file share witness to HVCLUSTER
  • Procedure 23: Enable Dynamic Optimization and
  • Power Optimization
  • Procedure 24: Configure RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE)
  • on the compute, management, and storage clusters
  • Procedure 25: Configure RoCE on physical switches
  • Procedure 26: Test RoCE configuration and connectivity
  • Procedure 27: Test overall storage health (optional)
  • Procedure 28: Configure Live Migration over SMB

Chapter 6 Configuring network virtualization

  • Configuration walkthrough
  • Procedure 1: Rack and connect the Windows Server Gateway
  • Hyper-V host
  • Procedure 2: Configure BMC
  • Procedure 3: Configuring a BMC administrator in System Center
  • Virtual Machine Manager (Optional)
  • Procedure 4: Create a physical computer profile
  • Procedure 5: Create a gateway host group
  • Procedure 6: Discover and provision the Windows Server Gateway
  • Hyper-V host with System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Procedure 7: Update drivers and firmware on GW01
  • Procedure 8: Configure GW01 to run Windows Server
  • Gateway VMs
  • Procedure 9: Rename existing VM network
  • Procedure 10: Download and import the Windows Server Gateway
  • service templates into System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Procedure 11: Customize the Windows Server Gateway service
  • template
  • Procedure 12: Configure deployment of the Windows Server
  • Gateway service
  • Procedure 13: Configure Windows Server Gateway 001 integration
  • with System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Procedure 14: Create a VM network and virtual subnets
  • Procedure 15: Create accounting and HR VMs
  • Procedure 16: Test VM communication
  • Procedure 17: Review network virtualization configuration
  • Procedure 18: Configure Windows Server Gateway 002 integration
  • with System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • Procedure 19: Create VM networks and virtual subnets
  • Procedure 20: Create testing and development VMs
  • Procedure 21: Test VM communication
  • Procedure 22: Configure NAT rules for VM networks
  • Procedure 23: Review network virtualization configuration
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