Exam 70-659 - TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

Exam 70-659 - TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

Overview


Language(s): English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s): IT Professionals
Technology: Windows Server 2008
Type: Proctored Exam

Audience Profile

Candidates for this exam should have more than one and a half years of experience working with Windows Server 2008, including Windows Server 2008 R2 environments, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 as virtualization administrators. Additionally, candidates have experience with server virtualization products and technologies, including Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, Windows PowerShell 2.0, and System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007.

Credit Toward Certification

When you pass Exam 70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

Exam 70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.

Skills Measured


Installing and Configuring Host and Parent Settings
  • Add the Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2008 R2.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: installing and configuring Hyper-V on Server Core, verifying BIOS settings (i.e. DEP), adding the Hyper-V role using Virtual Machine Manager, configuring Hyper-V Server R2, identifying hardware requirements
  • Enable remote management.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: deploying Virtual Machine Manager Agent, configuring firewall rules, configuring Virtual Network Manager settings
  • Configure virtual networks and VLAN security.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring Media Access Control (MAC) address pools, configuring network locations, configuring VLAN tags, configuring VLAN security, configuring virtual networks
  • Configure storage.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring Multi Path Input Output (MPIO), executing the mpiocpl.exe command, dynamic I/O redirection, iSCSI initiator, executing the iscsicli.exe command
Configuring Child Settings
  • Configure child resources.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring disks, networks, CPU, and memory
  • Configure child storage.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring Dynamic VM storage, creating differencing disks, configuring pass-through disks, taking snapshots, managing GUIDs, managing logical unit numbers (LUNs), editing VHDs, copying physical disks to VHDs
  • Configure child network adapters.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: creating synthetic and emulated network adapters, configuring MAC spoofing, configuring VLAN ID, configuring Jumbo frame, configuring TCP Offloading Engine (TOE)
  • Create and deploy virtual machines.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: creating, cloning, deploying, and saving virtual machines using Virtual Machine Manager; creating virtual machines using Hyper-V Manager, configuring Self-Service Portal, scripting and deploying virtual machines using Windows PowerShell
Managing and Monitoring Virtual Environments
  • Solve performance and resource issues.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO), monitoring the environment by using System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, configuring event triggers, allocating resources by using Virtual Machine Manager, monitoring performance and diagnosing issues by using Performance Monitor or Resource Monitor
  • Configure delegation of rights.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: creating user policies for Self Service Portal, creating and managing templates, managing and replicating libraries in Virtual Machine Manager
  • Create roles and configure authorization rights.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: creating roles and delegating rights using Authorization Manager (AzMan), delegating rights manually
  • Manage non-Hyper-V-aware virtualization hosts.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: managing ESX/VI3 VMware hosts by using Virtual Machine Manager, managing Virtual Server 2005 R2 hosts using Virtual Machine Manager
Ensuring High Availability and Recoverability
  • Manage snapshots.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: taking, reverting, merging, deleting, and applying snapshots; configuring storage locations
  • Manage backups.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: managing online and offline backups by using DPM, Windows Server Backup, or Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)
  • Perform non-clustered migrations.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: performing a SAN migration of child partitions, performing a network migration of child partitions
  • Configure quick and live migrations.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring network and storage for clustered Hyper-V setup, enabling Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), configuring dynamic I/0 redirection
Performing Migration
  • Perform physical-to-virtual (P2V) migration.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring Virtual Machine Manager Intelligent Placement, performing online and offline migrations
  • Perform virtual-to-virtual (V2V) migration.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring Virtual Machine Manager Intelligent Placement, performing online and offline migrations
  • Perform import/export migration.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: migrating virtual machines between Hyper-V hosts using the Export/Import feature in Hyper-V
Configuring Remote Desktop (RD) Role Services Infrastructure
  • Configure RD session host.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring session host settings, network-level authentication settings, license settings; restricting users to single remote session; allowing time zone redirection; configuring resource redirection, configuring encryption, configuring multi-monitor support
  • Configure RD licensing.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: activating and deactivating Remote Desktop License Service, installing and revoking client access licenses (CALs), reporting on CAL usage
  • Configure RD Connection Broker.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: installing the RD Connection Broker, configuring DNS for Connection Broker, configuring Connection Broker farms, integrating with RD Virtualization Host role service
  • Configure RD Gateway.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring RD Gateway, integrating RD Gateway with network access protection (NAP), configuring authentication authorization
  • Configure RD Web Access.

    This objective may include but is not limited to: configuring RD Web Access, configuring authentication options (forms, single sign-on), configuring per-user RemoteApp program filtering, configuring public and private computer options

Preparation Materials


Learning Plans and Classroom Training Microsoft E-Learning Microsoft Online Resources
  • Product information: Visit the Windows Server 2008 Web site for detailed product information.
  • TechNet: Designed for IT professionals, this site includes how-to instructions, best practices, downloads, technical resources, newsgroups, and chats.
  • MSDN: Designed for developers, the Microsfot Developer Network (MSDN) features code samples, technical articles, downloads, newsgroups, and chats.

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