Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center

​If you're new to virtualization, or if you have some experience and want to see the latest R2 features of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V or Virtual Machine Manager, join us for a day of practical (and free!) online training. Learn how to build your infrastructure from the ground up on the Microsoft stack, using System Center to provide powerful management capabilities. Microsoft virtualization experts Symon Perriman and Matt McSpirit (who are also VMware Certified Professionals) demonstrate how you can help your business consolidate workloads and improve server utilization, while reducing costs. Learn the differences between the platforms, and explore how System Center can be used to manage a multi-hypervisor environment, looking at VMware vSphere 5.5 management, monitoring, automation, and migration. Don't miss this information-filled virtualization event!

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Microsoft Virtualization
  • Host Configuration
  • Virtual Machine Clustering and Resiliency
  • Virtual Machine Configuration
  • Virtual Machine Mobility
  • Virtual Machine Replication and Protection
  • Network Virtualization
  • Virtual Machine and Service Templates
  • Private Clouds and User Roles
  • System Center 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Virtualization with the Hybrid Cloud
  • VMware Management, Integration, and Migration
Instructor Team
Symon Perriman | ​Senior Technical Evangelist | @SymonPerriman
As Microsoft's corporate Senior Technical Evangelist covering private cloud, virtualization, and System Center, Symon Perriman is a recognized industry expert in data center management, cloud, virtualization, high availability, disaster recovery, mobile technologies, and social media. He has been working in the technology industry since​ 2002, and he spent four years as a Program Manager on the Server Clustering & High-Availability engineering team. Symon holds several patents and industry certifications, including Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCSE Private Cloud, and VMware Certified Professional (VCP). In 2013, he co-authored "Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 for IT Professionals" (Microsoft Press) and has contributed to five other technical books for virtualization, server, clustering, and SQL. He co-hosts the weekly Edge Show for IT Professionals, has had his technologies featured in PC Magazine, Reuters News, and The Wall Street Journal, and he is President and Founder of FanWide Technologies LLC. Symon graduated from Duke University with degrees in computer science, economics, and film & digital studies.​​​
Matt McSpirit | Senior Technical Product Manager | @mattmcspirit
Matt McSpirit is a Senior Technical Product Manager in the Server and Tools business, with a focus on virtualization. A Microsoft employee since January 2006, Matt's also an MCSE, MCITP: Virtualization Administrator, and a VMware VCP. He has extensive experience across a broad portfolio of both Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. Matt has delivered a number of high-profile events, including TechEd, MMS, the launches of Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012, and Private Cloud Roadshows, among many others.
Live Event Details
Feburary 19, 2014
9:00am-5:00pm PST
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: IT Pro

For IT pros new to virtualization or with some experience and looking for best practices.