Designing a Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have one or more of the following:
  • Intermediate understanding of networking. For example, how TCP/IP functions, addressing (including DHCP), name resolution (DNS/WINS), and connection methods (wired, wireless, VPN), NET+ or equivalent knowledge
  • Intermediate understanding of network operating systems. For example, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 etc.
  • Intermediate understanding of security best practices. For example, file system permissions, authentication methods, Kerberos etc.
  • Intermediate knowledge of server and network hardware.
  • Conceptual understanding of Active Directory (AD). For example, AD terminology, AD object types
  • Hands-on experience with more than one application service such as:
  • IIS
  • Terminal Services
  • Windows Media Services
  • Virtual Server
  • Hyper-V
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Course Outline

Module 1: Designing IIS Web Farms

The students will learn the process of designing IIS Web Farms with Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7. They will learn how to select the appropriate hardware and software platforms. They will learn techniques to leverage Web Farm Availability and Scalability. They will also learn how to select the proper content storage.

Module 2: Optimizing IIS Performance and Stability

The students will learn about optimizing IIS performance and stability.

Module 3: Designing IIS Security

In this module, the students will learn to establish and maintain very tight security using Microsoft IIS 7.

Module 4: Design IIS Maintenance and UDDI

The students will learn how to plan for an IIS installation, taking into account these new features. They will also learn how to deploy UDDI services.

Module 5: Designing a Terminal Services Infrastructure

The students will learn how to design a terminal services infrastructure including how to design a terminal services licensing strategy and how to design for remote access with TS Gateways, TS Session Broker, RemoteApp programs, and TS Web Access.

Module 6: Designing a Terminal Services Maintenance Strategy

The students will be introduced to design and implementation planning using Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM) policies for application resource and reporting. The students will also learn about group policy settings for terminal servers and how to design high availability for terminal services. Finally, the students will learn to specify monitoring, maintenance, and recovery requirements and procedures for terminal services.

Module 7: Design Windows Media Services Infrastructure Administration

The students will learn about designing Windows Media Services in Windows Server 2008. They will become familiarized with live and on-demand content delivery.

Module 8: Design Virtualization Infrastructure

The students will implement virtualization to consolidate servers, deploy branch office infrastructure servers, support legacy applications, and create a test environment.

Module 9: Designing Virtualization Provisioning

The students will learn how to determine virtualization appropriateness and virtual server provisioning. The students will also learn the importance of customizing virtual servers to standard configurations and also learn about virtual server deployment.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Design IIS 7 Web farms.
  • Optimize IIS 7 for performance and stability.
  • Design IIS 7 for security.
  • Design IIS 7 for reliability, recovery, and monitoring.
  • Design and prepare a Terminal Services infrastructure.
  • Design a Terminal Services maintenance strategy.
  • Plan and configure a Windows Media Services infrastructure for live and on-demand delivery.
  • Implement virtualization to consolidate servers, support legacy applications, and create a test environment.
  • Determine virtualization appropriateness and virtual server provisioning