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Microsoft documentation
Hyper-V Overview

Microsoft videos
Server Virtualization with Hyper-V & System Center Training - Microsoft Virtual Academy
-Powerpoints are very useful

Microsoft Virtual Academy- Whats new video

Youtube playlists (may be old and new material but should give a good overview)

Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlVtbbG169nGDJoIFNp_EbS239u5YM6Ed

Windows 2012 Hyper-V: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlVtbbG169nFkD-rUPaICCjJ9pzanX9f-

Clustering: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlVtbbG169nF6dtmnYjvPyfknpEFPvn1O

HYPER-V: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWji4QmS8uE9-j5mgxXYWZVlCS4g90dWO

Windows Hyper -v 2012 Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW6Ymk2ZXYpdrIuruElBxRhrphOYSml6d

Forum posts

Below links are from post (netsysllc) (remove the http://www.techexams.net/!97252! from beginning of link if it does that for you):

VMM and System Center

P2V Prerequisites in VMM

Configuring Storage in VMM

Cloning a Virtual Machine in VMM

Configuring Self-Service in VMM Overview

How to Perform Rolling Updates on a Hyper-V Host Cluster in VMM

Managing your cluster with SCVMM 2012

How to Configure Host Group Properties in VMM

Dynamic Optimization and Power Optimization in SCVMM 2012 - System Center: Virtual Machine Manager Engineering Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Custom Placement Rules and Availability Sets in SCVMM 2012 SP1 - System Center: Virtual Machine Manager Engineering Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

What's New in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager

Collecting Security Events Using Audit Collection Services in Operations Manager

Chargeback with System Center 2012 SP1 tutorial - Building Clouds Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Chargeback with System Center 2012 SP1 Tutorial Part 2 of 3 - Building Clouds Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Logical Networks (Part IV)

Deploying Hyper-V stuff

Deploy Hyper-V over SMB

Deploy Windows Offloaded Data Transfers

Deploy an Active Directory-Detached Cluster

Deploy a Guest Cluster Using a Shared Virtual Hard Disk

Deploy an on-premise VM to Windows Azure with App Controller - TechRepublic

More Hyper-V related info

Generation 2 Virtual Machine Overview

What's New in Hyper-V Virtual Switch in Windows Server 2012

Hyper-V Smart Paging | Windows Server 2012 essentials and tips

Hyper-V Resource Metering Overview

Optimizing virtual machine protection

Storage Quality of Service for Hyper-V

Virtual Machine Connection - Enhanced Session Mode Overview

Activating virtual machines via Automatic Virtual Machine Activation in Windows Server 2012 R2 - Ask the Core Team - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Step-by-Step: Hyper-V Network Virtualization - 31 Days of Favorite Features in #WinServ 2012 ( Part 8 of 31 ) - KeithMayer.com - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Hyper-V Shared Virtual Hard Disk and Storage QoS - Team blog of MCS @ Middle East and Africa - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Shared VHDX Files - My Favorite New Feature in Windows Server 2012 R2 - Windows Storage Server - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
Backup and Restore Considerations for Virtualized Domain Controllers

Safely Cloning an Active Directory Domain Controller with Windows Server 2012 - Step-by-Step #ws2012 #hyperv #itpro #vmware - KeithMayer.com - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Decide where to locate DPM servers

Hyper-V Virtual Fibre Channel Overview

Online Virtual Hard Disk Resizing Overview


How to Enable CSV Cache - Clustering and High-Availability - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Create Guest Clusters in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

What is Cluster Aware Updating in Windows Server 2012? (Part 1) - Premier Field Engineering - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Cluster-Aware Updating: Frequently Asked Questions

Starting with Cluster-Aware Updating: Self-Updating - The Storage Team at Microsoft - File Cabinet Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogshttp://www.aidanfinn.com/?p=14936

Other Links

Audit Collection Services Security

How to Import Configuration Items from a CSV File


Browse by Tags - Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Skills Being Measured

Configure Hyper-V (35-40%)
  • Create and configure virtual machine settings.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure dynamic memory; configure smart paging; configure Resource Metering; configure guest integration services; create and configure Generation 1 and 2 virtual machines; configure and use extended session mode, and configure RemoteFX
  • Create and configure virtual machine storage.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Create VHDs and VHDx; configure differencing drives; modify VHDs; configure pass-through disks; manage checkpoints; implement a virtual Fibre Channel adapter; configure storage Quality of Service
  • Create and configure virtual networks.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure Hyper-V virtual switches; optimize network performance; configure MAC addresses; configure network isolation; configure synthetic and legacy virtual network adapters; configure NIC teaming in virtual machines
Configure and Manage Virtual Machine High Availability (15-20%)
  • Configure failover clustering with Hyper-V.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure shared storage; configure Quorum; configure cluster networking; restore single node or cluster configuration; implement Cluster Aware Updating; upgrade a cluster; configure and optimize clustered shared volumes; and configure clusters without network names
  • Manage failover clustering roles.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure role-specific settings including continuously available shares; configure VM monitoring; configure failover and preference settings; and configure guest clustering
  • Manage virtual machine movement.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Perform Live Migration; perform quick migration; perform storage migration; import, export, and copy VMs; configure Virtual Machine network health protection; configure drain on shutdown; manage Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) and Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) migrations; and implement virtual machine migration between clouds
Implement a Server Virtualization Infrastructure (35-40%)
  • Implement virtualization hosts.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: implement delegation of virtualization environment (hosts, services, and virtual machines) including self-service capabilities; implement multi-host libraries including equivalent objects; implement host resource optimization; integrate third-party virtualization platforms; and deploying Hyper-V hosts to bare metal
  • Implement virtual machines.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Implement highly available VMs; implement guest resource optimization including shared VHDx; configure placement rules; create a Virtual Machine Manager template
  • Implement virtualization networking.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure Virtual Machine Manager logical networks including virtual switch extensions and logical switches; configure IP address and MAC address settings across multiple Hyper-V hosts including network virtualization; configure virtual network optimization; plan and implement Windows Server Gateway; implement VLANs and pVLANs; plan and implement virtual machine networks; and implement converged networks
  • Implement virtualization storage.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Configure Hyper-V host clustered storage; configure Hyper-V virtual machine storage including virtual Fibre Channel, Internet SCSI (iSCSI), and shared VHDx; plan for storage optimization; and plan and implement storage by using SMB 3.0 file shares
  • Manage and maintain a server virtualization infrastructure.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: Manage dynamic optimization and resource optimization; integrate Operations Manager with System Center Virtual Machine Manager and System Center Service Manager; update virtual machine images in libraries; implement backup and recovery of a virtualization infrastructure by using System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
Monitor and Maintain a Server Virtualization Infrastructure (15-20%)
  • Plan and implement a monitoring strategy.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: planning considerations including monitoring servers using Audit Collection Services (ACS) and System Center Global Service Monitor, performance monitoring, application monitoring, centralized monitoring, and centralized reporting; implement and optimize System Center 2012 Operations Manager management packs; and plan for monitoring Active Directory
  • Plan and implement a business continuity and disaster recovery solution.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: plan a backup and recovery strategy; planning considerations including Active Directory domain and forest recovery, Hyper-V replica including using Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager, domain controller restore and cloning, and Active Directory object and container restore using authoritative restore and Recycle Bin; and plan for and implement backup and recovery by using System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)


  • tprice5tprice5 Member Posts: 770
    Thanks for putting in the effort to put this together, +1. Hoping for a sticky? ;)
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  • mokaibamokaiba Member Posts: 162 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Passed with 862. The info above is all you need to know in order to pass this exam. Please sticky this thread.
  • markrosoftmarkrosoft Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Not a difficult exam.
    Scored an 812 this morning all all I attended was TechEd sessions and the 1 Day Microsoft IT Camp in Brisbane.. plus experience in using this.

    Good Luck!
  • SweenMachineSweenMachine MCSA: Office 365, MCSA: Windows 7 (I am old), ITIL Foundations V3 Chicago areaMember Posts: 300 ■■■■□□□□□□
    This thread was definitely the catalyst which lead to me passing this exam!

    Thanks SO much for the resource.

  • bennyvdotcombennyvdotcom Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I signed up to post in this thread! This should be a sticky! The content in this along with MVA got me a pass today! Cheers OP.
  • someperson49someperson49 MCSE:CP&I, MCSA:CP, O365, W7, VCP5, CCENT, ITIL-F, A+, N+, Server+, Cloud+, Storage+ Member Posts: 82 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the info.
  • MariusRZRMariusRZR MCP, MCSA Server 2012, Azure Administrator, VCP6-DCV RomaniaMember Posts: 92 ■■■□□□□□□□
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