Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

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9am-6pm DC time or 1pm-10pm GMT

Course Code: hsts-w41

You will learn:

  • Preparing and installing Nano Server, a Server Core installation, and planning a server upgrade and migration strategy
  • Describing the various storage options, including partition table formats, basic and dynamic disks, file systems, virtual hard disks, and drive hardware, and explain how to manage disks and volumes
  • Describing enterprise storage solutions, and selecting the appropriate solution for a given situation
  • Implementing and managing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
  • Installing and configuring Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Deploying, configuring and managing Windows and Hyper-V containers
  • Describing the high availability and disaster recovery technologies in Windows Server 2016
  • Planning, creating and managing a failover cluster
  • Implementing failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines
  • Configuring a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster, and planning for an NLB implementation
  • Creating and managing deployment images
  • Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations

Course Description

This course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.

Course Prerequisites

Students should have a basic understanding of networking fundamentals, an understanding of security best practices and AD concepts, basic knowledge of server hardware and experience supporting and configuring a Windows client operating system.

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Class Info


  • 10 sessions each 3 hours with hands-on training led by experienced instructors
  • Digital courseware and online course tracking
  • Final course project delivery
  • Certificate of Completion for each course
  • Session-based assignment

Enrollment Fee

In-person in DC for $990 or Online for $790 per course

Course Session Dates

Our courses are offered all year around. Upon registration we enroll you to the earliest available class but you can reschedule it free of charge.


  • In Person at our DC office @ 3165 Mt Pleasant St NW
  • Private custom training on site or at your location
  • Project based training cn site or at your location


  • In Person: 9AM-3:00PM (1 hour Lunch)
  • Private custom & project based training: your preference

Software Versions

Our classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 240-200-6131

Course Outline

1- Installing, Upgrading and Migrating Servers and Workloads

  • Introducing Windows Server 2016
  • Preparing and Installing Nano Server and Server Core
  • Preparing for Upgrades and Migrations
  • Migrating Server Roles and Workloads
  • Windows Server Activation Models

2- Configuring Local Storage

  • Managing Disks in Windows Server 2016
  • Managing Volumes in Windows Server 2016

3- Implementing Enterprise Storage Solutions

  • Overview of Direct-Attached Storage, Network-Attached Storage and Storage Area Networks
  • Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI and FCoE
  • Understanding iSNS, Data Centre Bridging and MPIO
  • Configuring Sharing in Windows Server 2016

4- Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication

  • Implementing Storage Spaces
  • Managing Storage Spaces
  • Implementing Data Deduplication

5- Installing and Configuring Hyper-V and Virtual Machines

  • Overview of Hyper-V
  • Installing Hyper-V
  • Configuring Storage on Hyper-V host Servers
  • Configuring Networking on Hyper-V host Servers
  • Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines
  • Managing Hyper-V Virtual Machines

6- Deploying and Managing Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers

  • Overview of Containers in Windows Server 2016
  • Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers
  • Installing, Configuring and Managing Containers

7- Overview of High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  • Defining Levels of Availability
  • Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with Hyper-V Virtual Machines
  • Backing Up and Restoring the Windows Server 2016 Operating System and Data by Using Windows Server B
  • High Availability with Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2016

8- Implementing and Managing Failover Clustering

  • Planning a Failover Cluster
  • Creating and Configuring a New Failover Cluster
  • Maintaining a Failover Cluster
  • Troubleshooting a Failover Cluster
  • Implementing Site High Availability with Stretch Clustering

9- Implementing Failover Clustering for Hyper-V Virtual Machines

  • Overview of Integrating Hyper-V in Windows Server 2016 with Failover Clustering
  • Implementing and Maintaining Hyper-V Virtual Machines on Failover Clusters
  • Key Features for Virtual Machines in a Clustered Environment

10- Implementing Network Load Balancing

  • Overview of NLB Clusters
  • Configuring an NLB Cluster
  • Planning an NLB Implementation

11- Creating and Managing Deployment Images

  • Introduction to Deployment Images
  • Creating and Managing Deployment Images by Using MDT
  • Virtual Machine Environments for Different Workloads

12- Managing, Monitoring and Maintaining Virtual Machine Installations

  • WSUS Overview and Deployment Options
  • Update Management Process with WSUS
  • Overview of PowerShell DSC
  • Overview of Windows Server 2016 Monitoring Tools
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Event Logs
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