50373A: Configuring and Managing Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010

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  • Torrejón de ardoz (España)
  • 28 horas de clase
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Objetivo del curso: About this Course This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to install, configure, administer and troubleshoot a System Center Essentials 2010 infrastructure. The course focuses on configuration and administration in the Essentials 2010 console. The optional third day includes additional in depth information on Essentials 2010 architecture and troubleshooting, as well as management pack authoring. Audience Profile This course is intended for IT professionals working with or planning to use System Center Essentials 2010.
Dirigido a: Destinado a ingenieros de sistemas entre 1 y 3 años de experiencia en el soporte de varios equipos de escritorio y servidor con Microsoft Windows en organizaciones empresariales de mediano a gran tamaño, y que precisan planificar una implantación de Configuration Manager 2007. Adicionalmente, este curso va dirigido a administradores responsables de la configuración y administración de uno o más sitios con Configuration Manager 2007 y todos los sistemas de soporte.

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· Requisitos

• Conocimientos básicos de Systems Management Server 2003. • Conocimientos prácticos como administrador de sistemas de: • La implantación, configuración y resolución de problemas de equipos personales basados en Windows. • Tecnología de redes TCP/IP. • SQL Server. • Directorio Activo. • Conceptos básicos de la infraestructura de clave pública (PKI, Public Key Infrastructure).

Temario

  • Module 1: Installing Essentials
    2010
    This module describes the architecture
    of System Center Essentials 2010. It goes on to discuss hardware and software
    requirements, as well as the Essentials 2010 installation
    process.Lessons

    • Understand features, functionality
      and architecture of System Center Essentials 2010

    • Learn the prerequisites, hardware and
      software requirements for Essentials 2010 installation

    • Discuss Essentials upgrade and
      installation options, as well as common installation
      issues
    Lab : Installing
    System Center Essentials 2010

    • Exercise 1: Join the Essentials
      2010/Hyper-V host computer to the lab domain

    • Exercise 2: Install Essentials
      2010

    • Exercise 3: Verify Your Essentials
      2010 Installation


    After completing this
    module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the features and functionality available in Essentials 2010

    • Discuss the underlying architecture leveraged by Essentials

    • Describe the prerequisites required for installing Essentials

    • Explain upgrade options and identify unsupported configurations

    • Demonstrate how to install System Center Essentials 2010
    Module 2:
    Configuring Essentials
    This module explains how to perform
    the initial configuration tasks after installing System Center Essentials
    21010.Lessons

    • Understand how to perform initial
      product configuration tasks with the Configure Essentials Wizard

    • Learn how to perform additional
      configuration tasks, such as: adding managed virtualization hosts; importing
      management packs; configuring alert notification

    • Discuss how to troubleshoot common
      configuration problems
    Lab
    : Configuring Essentials 2010

    • Exercise 1 Run the Configure
      Essentials Wizard

    • Exercise 2: Configure Global Settings
      in Essentials

    • Exercise 3: Deploy Agents to
      Domain-based Clients

    • Exercise 4: Deploy Agents to
      Workgroup-based Clients [OPTIONAL]


    After completing this
    module, students will be able to: Identify the tasks that must be performed
    after installing Essentials 2010

    • Understand the available options in the Essentials configuration
      wizards

    • Understand the global settings that can be configured

    • Different methods to discover and install the Essentials Monitoring Agent on
      computers targeted for management

    • Configure virtualization hosts for management in Essentials

    • Import Management Packs

    • Configure Notification
    Module 3: Managing Computers
    This module explains how to prepare, add and group computers for management with Essentials 2010. It goes on to demonstrate how to retrieve settings and inventory of managed computers.Lessons

    • Understand how to create and manage
      computer groups

    • Discuss how to access hardware and
      software inventory data

    • Explain the virtualization management
      tasks available in the Essentials console

    • Review the tasks and reports
      available in the Computers space
    Lab : Managing Computers

    • Exercise 1 Create a Dynamic Group for
      Update and Software Deployment

    • Exercise 2: Create Computer Group
      Based on Computer Criteria

    • Exercise 3: View Hardware Inventory
      for a Managed Computer


    After completing this
    module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the features and functionality available in the Computer space

    • Explain options for creating computer group

    • Demonstrate how to retrieve hardware and software inventory

    • Discuss the virtualization management functions available from the Computers
      space

    • Describe reports accessible directly from the Computers
      space
    Module 4:
    Managing Updates
    The module explains how to approve and
    deploy updates with System Center Essentials 2010. It includes information on
    how to automate the update management process if desired.Lessons

    • Understand the importance of managing
      updates and characteristics of a good update management plan

    • Learn how update management in
      Essentials 2010 can facilitate proactive and automated update
      management

    • Understand how to work with update
      management in Essentials 2010 and troubleshoot common issues with as update
      management
    Lab :
    Configuring Update Management

    • Exercise 1: Add a Local
      Update

    • Exercise 2: Import 3rd Party Partner
      Catalog

    • Exercise 3: Import Content from
      Microsoft Update Catalog

    • Exercise 4: Configuring Multiple
      Auto-approvals


    After completing this
    module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the features and functionality available in the Updates space

    • Explain options for viewing and approving updates

    • Demonstrate how to automate approval and deployment of updates

    • Demonstrate how to verify the progress of update deployment
    Module 5: Deploying
    Software
    This module explains how to install,
    update and uninstall software to managed computers with System Center Essentials
    2010.Lessons

    • Understand how to install and
      uninstall software using Essentials 2010

    • Learn about the supported features,
      installation options and installer formats

    • Understand how to monitor deployment
      results and troubleshoot common issues
    Lab : Deploying Software with Essentials

    • Exercise 1. Install Software for a
      Group of Computers

    • Exercise 2. Customize and Deploy
      Office 2007

    • Exercise 3. Uninstall an Application
      for a Specific Computer


    After completing this
    module, students will be able to:

    • Explain Essentials software deployment features and functionality

    • Explain how to deploy software packages

    • Discuss options for customizing package installation

    • Upgrading and Uninstalling Software Packages

    • Describe how to monitor deployment results

    • Demonstrate how to troubleshoot software
      deployment
    Module 6:
    Monitoring Concepts
    This module explains how to configure,
    administer and optimize the monitoring functionality in Essentials to monitor
    Windows computers and network devices.Lessons

    • Learn about management pack
      components and architecture

    • Explain how to target monitoring
      according to Microsoft best practices

    • Understand how to tune monitoring
      using overrides

    • Learn about the Client Network Device
      Monitoring in Essentials 2010
    Lab : Monitoring Configuration and Tuning

    • Exercise 1. Discover an SNMP-enabled
      Device [OPTIONAL]

    • Exercise 2. Create an Unsealed
      Management Pack

    • Exercise 3. Create a Dynamically
      Populated Management Pack Group

    • Exercise 4. Create an
      Override

    • Exercise 5. Create an Agent
      Task

    • Exercise 6. Create a Custom Alert
      View

    • Exercise 7. Create a Custom Simple
      Windows Event Unit Monitor


    After completing this
    module, students will be able to:

    • Discuss the architecture and components of management packs in Essentials

    • Describe how to use overrides to tune management packs

    • Explain best practices for targeting monitoring and overrides in
      Essentials

    • Demonstrate how to obtain new management packs and related
      documentation

    • Describe network and client monitoring functionality in Essentials
    Module 7:
    Reporting
    The module describes the architecture
    and functionality of the reporting feature in System Center Essentials 2010. It
    goes on to describe the data retention and grooming settings in the reporting
    feature.Lessons

    • Understand Essentials 2010 reporting
      architecture, features and limitations

    • Learn about reports available in
      management packs for Essentials 2010

    • Learn how to produce reports in the
      Essentials console

    • Understand how database maintenance,
      grooming and backups are handled by Essentials
    Lab : Producing Reports

    • Exercise 1: Create an Availability
      Report

    • Exercise 2: Create an Inventory
      Report

    • Exercise 3: Create an Update
      Deployment Report

    • Exercise 4: Create a Configuration
      Change Report

    • Exercise 5: Create an Alert
      Report

    • Exercise 6: Create an Event Analysis
      Report


    After completing this
    module, students will be able to:

    • Explain the features included in reporting System Center Essentials
      2010

    • Understand how to create a variety of reports offered in System Center
      Essentials 2010

    • Explain the differences between reporting in System Center Essentials and
      the enterprise Operations and Systems Management products offered by
      Microsoft

    • Understand the limitations of Essentials reporting and how to identify when
      transition to MS enterprise products may be appropriate

    • Describe the grooming and data retention for Essentials reporting
      data
    Module 8:
    Virtualization Management
    The module describes the architecture
    and functionality of the virtualization management feature in System Center
    Essentials 2010.Lessons


    • Learn about the capabilities of the
      virtualization management in Essentials 2010

    • How to add and manage virtualization
      hosts for management with Essentials 2010

    • Understand the function and
      importance of Integration Services for virtual machine
      guests
    Lab : Virtual
    Machine Management

    • Exercise 1: Change Virtual Machine
      Properties

    • Exercise 2: Add a Virtual Hard Disk
      to the Library

    • Exercise 3: Manage Virtual Machine
      Snapshots

    • Exercise 4: Install Virtual Guest
      Services on Virtual Machine


    After completing this
    module, students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate how to add a virtualization host to Essentials for
      management

    • Describe supported virtualization platforms and scenarios

    • Recount the common management tasks available in the Essentials console

    • Discuss the importance and function Integration Services in virtualization
      management

    • Explain the function of Performance and Resource Optimization
      (PRO)
    Module 9:
    Virtual Machine Templates and Provisioning
    This module describes how to create
    virtual machine templates to streamline the provisioning process. It goes on to
    explain the process for converting an existing VMware virtual machine to the
    Hyper-V platform.Lessons


    • Understand the virtual machine
      provisioning and conversion options in Essentials 2010

    • Learn how to create and manage
      virtual machine templates with Essentials 2010

    • Understand the virtual network
      configuration options available in Essentials 2010

    • Learn how to perform a virtual
      machine migration (V2V) to convert VMware guests to the Hyper-v
      platform
    Lab : Virtual
    Machine Provisioning and Migration

    • Exercise 1: Create a Virtual Machine
      Template

    • Exercise 2: Provision a Virtual
      Machine from a Template

    • Exercise 3: Convert an Existing
      Virtual Machine to Hyper-V


    After completing this
    module, students will be able to:

    • Explain how virtual machine templates streamline the migration process

    • Demonstrate how to create, modify and delete virtual machine templates

    • Describe how to sysprep a virtual machine for use as a template

    • Demonstrate how to perform a virtual-to-virtual migration

    • Demonstrate how to find physical servers that are candidates for
      virtualization

    • Discuss how to convert a physical server to a Hyper-V
      guest
    Module 10:
    Advanced Monitoring and Management Pack Authoring
    This module describes the advanced
    monitoring functionality available in System Center Essentials 2010. You will
    also learn important management pack authoring concepts for creating custom
    management packs for your line-of-business applications.Lessons

    • Understand advanced monitoring
      features in Essentials 2010, including, Self-tuning

    • Thresholds, Synthetic Transaction and
      Distributed Application Monitoring

    • Learn about management pack authoring
      concepts and methodology using the Essentials 2010 console
    Lab : Management Pack Authoring

    • Exercise 1: Create a Custom
      Attribute

    • Exercise 2: Creating an Aggregate
      Rollup Monitor

    • Exercise 3. Create a Basic Service
      Monitor

    • Exercise 4. Create a
      Recovery

    • Exercise 5. Create a Custom
      Management Pack Group

    • Exercise 6. Create a Web Application
      Monitor


    After completing this
    module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the advanced monitoring functionality in Essentials, such as
      self-tuning threshold monitors, synthetic transaction monitoring and distributed
      application monitoring

    • Explain concepts related to management pack design, such as service and
      health models and their components

    • Discuss the requirements for implementing health rollup in a management
      pack

    • Demonstrate how to create custom monitoring in the Essentials
      console
    Module 11:
    Advanced Troubleshooting and Log Analysis
    This module covers the log files,
    tools and techniques to troubleshoot System Centers Essentials 2010 issues in
    depth. The troubleshooting processes for common scenarios related to Essentials
    features are described in detail.Lessons

    • Understand how to identify and
      troubleshoot common issues in Essentials setup and configuration

    • Become familiar with log files and
      tools for troubleshooting client and server side issues

    • Learn how to perform detail error
      data collection and analysis for Essentials 2010
    Lab : Producing Reports

    • Exercise 1: Troubleshoot Automatic
      Updates Client Communication

    • Exercise 2: Identify source cause of
      failures using Essentials Setup Logs

    • Exercise 3: Identify source cause of
      failures using WindowsUpdate.log

    • Exercise 4: Troubleshoot Software
      Deployment Failure

    • Exercise 5: Troubleshoot WinRM
      Communications


    After completing this
    module, students will be able to:

    • Discuss common issues encountered when deploying and using Essentials

    • Describe which logs are of interest in troubleshooting a specific issue

    • Explain how to analyze a specific log to identify source cause of a problem

    • Demonstrate how to verify communication and configuration between Essentials
      and virtual machine hosts

    • Determine the source of inventory and deployment issues to managed computers

    • Demonstrate how to collect data for detailed analysis by Microsoft
      Support

    • Describe the grooming and data retention for Essentials reporting
      data
    Module 12:
    Essentials Internals
    This module presents information on
    Essentials core functions and integration with its foundational technologies
    (WSUS, SCVMM 2008 R2 and OpsMgr R2) in greater detail. It examines internal
    functions such as group synchronization behavior between Essentials and WSUS,
    WSUS certificates and how they are leveraged in Essentials, deployment and
    inventory functions.Lessons


    • Understand how Essentials 2010
      integrates with the some of the foundational technologies upon which it is
      based

    • Understand how prepare to recover an
      Essentials 2010 infrastructure after infrastructure or disaster

    • Learn how WSUS Certificates are
      leveraged in Essentials publishing and deployment processes

    • Learn about Essentials 2010
      management pack rules in which important background tasks are
      implemented
    Lab : Producing
    Reports

    • Exercise 1: Reset Essentials
      Configuration Settings and Re-run Configure Essentials Wizard

    • Exercise 2: Understanding Group
      Synchronization

    • Exercise 3: Run SCVMM 2008 MPS
      Reporting Tool

    • Exercise 4: Perform a diagnostic
      trace in Essentials 2010


    After completing this
    module, students will be able to:

    • Discuss Essentials integration with foundational technologies and related
      key internal processes

    • Explain how scheduled agent deployment automates the computer discover and
      agent configuration process

    • Describe how software and hardware inventory are collected, and what data
      sources are included in inventory collection

    • Describe data that must be backed up in order to recover an Essentials
      installation after server failure

    • Discuss how Category Overrides are implemented to limit the amount of rules
      and monitors that are enabled in Essentials by default
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