Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V


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Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

In this instructor-led, online training course, students will learn how Hyper-V can enable a cloud-consistent service delivery and better operational management, help reduce downtime, and increase datacenter efficiency.


Doug Bassett, MCITP, MCSE, MCT

Course Information

Skills Learned

  • Students will understand important Concepts and proper application of hyper-v.
  • How to properly configure hyper-v including secure configurations.
  • How to make hyper-v resilient against failure.
  • How to add High availability to their hyper-v environment through clustering.

Who Should Attend This Course

This online training course is intended for Windows Server administrators who want to learn more about hyper-v features.


None, but it is recommended that before attending this course, students have:

  • A basic understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
  • An understanding of basic AD DS concepts.
  • Basic knowledge of server hardware.

Course Outline

1. Hyper-V Installation and Configuration

  • Hardware Requirements
  • Compatibility Requirements
  • Hyper-V Installation
  • Hyper-V Upgrades
  • Virtual Machine Management
  • Windows PowerShell Direct
  • Nested Virtualization
  • Hot Swap RAM
  • NUMA and Dynamic Memory
  • Integration Services
  • Linux Integration Services (LIS)
  • FreeBSD Integration Services (BIS)
  • VM Conversion
  • Hyper-V Export/Import
  • Discrete Device Assignment (DDA)
  • VHD/VHDX/VHDS Creation
  • Differencing Disks
  • Pass-Through Disks
  • Checkpoints
  • Production Checkpoints
  • Virtual Fibre Channel
  • Storage Quality of Service
  • Hyper-V Networking
  • Virtual Network Interface Cards
  • Virtual Switches
  • MAC Address Spoofing
  • Network Isolation
  • NIC Teaming
  • Virtual Machine Queues
  • Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)
  • Switch Embedded Teaming (SET)
  • Bandwidth Management

2. Hyper-V and Failover Clustering

  • Continuously Available Shares
  • VM Monitoring
  • VM Failover
  • Preference
  • Stretch Clusters
  • Site-Aware Clusters
  • Node Fairness
  • Live Migration
  • Quick Migration
  • Storage Migrations
  • Import, Export, and Copy Virtual machines
  • VM Network Health Protection
  • Drain on Shutdown

Hands On Labs

1.2.1 Installing Windows Server 2016 using Hyper-V
2.3.1 Creating the Nano Server in a Virtual Machine
2.5.1 Managing Nano Server Remotely Using Windows PowerShell
4.1.3 Creating and Mounting VHD Files Using Disk Management
4.2.1 Configuring SMB and NFS Shares using Server manager
4.3.1 Netting NTFS Permissions
5.2.3 Installing Microsoft Multipath I/O (MPIO) Feature
7.2.1 Installing the Hyper-V Management Tools Feature
7.2.2 Installing Hyper-V
7.3.1 Delegating Virtual Machine Management
8.1.1 Creating a Virtual Machine
8.2.1 Importing a Virtual Machine
8.2.2 Exporting a Virtual Machine
8.2.3 Moving a Virtual Machine Storage Using PowerShell
9.1.1 Creating a Differencing Disk
9.1.2 Creating a Fixed-size Virtual Hard Disk
9.1.3 Converting a Virtual Hard Disk
9.1.4 Creating a VM with an Existing Virtual Hard Disk
9.2.1 Creating Checkpoints
9.2.2 Changing Checkpoints to Standard Checkpoints Using PowerShell
9.2.3 Disabling Checkpoints
10.1.1 Changing the MAC Address for a Virtual Machine
10.1.2 Adding a Virtual Network Interface Card (vNIC)
11.2.1 Installing Docker and Deploying the .Net Container
12.1.1 Running Docker Deamon Commands
13.1.1 Implementing Hyper-V Replica
15.2.1 Configuring Monitoring for a VM
15.2.2 Configuring the Node Fairness Feature
17.2.1 Disabling the VM Network Health Protection Feature


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