Realdolmen Education


Administering Hyper-V 2012

This course is currently not scheduled on the open calendar, but can be organized on request.

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2 day(s)


Technical engineers, System engineers or ICT personnel who are responsible for maintaining and administering Windows 2012 Hyper-V Servers and virtual machines.


Basic management of a Microsoft Windows 2008 or later Environment


This course will give you the knowledge and skills to be able to administer and support virtual machines running on Hyper-V.


Class training, during which all the aspects of the theoretical explanation are tried out in realistic scenarios. The user has ample opportunity to experiment and ask questions. Each student disposes of a workstation.


This course covers the different options for creating, managing and configuring virtual machines using the tools built into Windows Server 2012. System Center Virtual Machine Manager is not covered.


  • Hyper-V Architecture and Components
    • What is a Hypervisor
    • Hyper-V Architecture
    • Comparing Hyper-V
  • Installing Hyper-V
    • Verify Hyper-V Prerequisites
    • Installing on Server 2012 Full installation
    • Installing on Server 2012 Core installation
    • Configuring initial Settings
  • Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines
    • Creating Virtual Machines
    • Managing Virtual Disks
      • Disk Controllers
      • Pass-Through Disk
      • Fixed Size Disk
      • Dynamic Size Disk
      • Differencing Disk
      • Mounting Virtual Disks
    • Managing Virtual Networks
      • Virtual Switches
      • Virtual Network Interfaces
      • NIC Teaming
      • Fibre Channels
    • Creating and using Resource Pools
  • Automating Hyper-V
    • Automating Hyper-V Installation
    • Creating Virtual Machine Tmplates
    • Using PowerShell
    • Enabling Remote PowerShell Management
  • Migrating to Hyper-V 2012
    • Upgrading from Hyper-V 2008
    • Migrating from VMWare
    • Moving Virtual Machines between Hyper-V Servers
    • Converting Physical Machines to Virtual Machines
  • High Availability
    • Configuring Prerequisites
    • Configuring Shared Storage
    • Configuring Virtual Machine High Availability Options
    • Live Migrations
  • Disaster Recovery
    • Backup and Restore Options
    • Configuring Hyper-V Replication
    • Snapshotting
  • Security
    • Configuring Windows Updates
    • Configuring Cluster Aware Updating Service
    • Configuring Delegation of Control
    • Configuring Bitlocker
    • Configuring Hyper-V Auditing
  • Best Practices, Tips and Tricks
    • Using the Best Practices Analyzer
    • Setting up Dynamic Memory
    • Hyper-V Remote Management in Workgroup
    • Installing and Configuring Anti-Virus
  • Monitoring, Tuning and Troubleshooting
    • Using Built-in Monitoring Tools
    • Monitoring Replication
    • Using Resource Metering
    • Tuning Hyper-V Servers