My Experience on 2 Days Server Virtualization Certification Program, June 2012

Posted by   On June 9th, 2012

For IT Professionals MumbaiITPro is back with series of events. In their implementation phase they conducted an event for Microsoft Windows server 2008 Virtualization on 2nd & 3rd May of 2012,  a 2 day event for IT Pros working on the admin side of the Windows Server 2008 R2 (Virtualization).

Lead speakers for this event were Shabbir Ahmed (MVP) and Bharat Gupta (TechEd Rockstar) who covered every details of Virtualization along with a sneak peek of Cloud computing as well.

First session which was taken up by Shabbir Bhai, was a sneak peek of what cloud computing really is. Then he also explained the theory behind Virtualization. It involved Virtual Memory Manager, Hypervisor, types of hypervisors (based on structure and implementation), requirements and other basic knowledge on the same

There was a small test conducted by the volunteers and the top 15 results were to be given a free voucher for the certification exam.

After the review of Cloud session we were given in-depth knowledge by Bharat Gupta on what exactly a hypervisor is, its planning and implementation. Being a newbie in virtualization has difficult time for me to understand all of it but all my doubts regarding it were cleared.

After lunch he gave a detailed view on how to configure the parent and the child, the authorization manager as well discussing some techniques for high availability provided by virtual machines

First day concluded with a small demonstration from Shabbir Bhai on virtual switch.

Second day started with a Q & A round; so as to clear all the doubts regarding the previous day.

Then we moved onto understanding what a system snapshot is and it’s implementation in hypervisor.  Along with that, importing and exporting VMs from different machines.

Then we had a major topic on The SCVMM 2008 R2. A practical demonstration was given by Mr. Bharat on how SCVMM worked and also explained some different features of the product. Some of it included its integration with Hyper- V cluster, library, data processing capabilities, profile and its integration with SCON.

After a brief snack, Ashwin Sir announced the winners of the test that had been conducted the day before. Congo to all of them who are selected….!!!

After that, Mr. Bharat resumed to explain about Self Service Portal and the advantages offered by it, followed by P2V and V2V conversion and powershell management which brought an end to his part of the day…..A great amount of knowledge delivered in the simplest way possible.

To end the day, Shabbir bhai discussed on some very important topics that generally people would leave thinking as less important (exam point of view). He discussed about configuring remote desktop role services infrastructure.

Personally, me being new to virtualization, I understood many of the topics and all my doubts were cleared by both the speakers. Thanks to both of them for these two days and also to MumbaiItPro for bringing back this wonderful event once again.

Event Pictures are uploaded over here.

This post was authored by Jenil Vasani and Hardik Patel,  Mumbai IT Pro Volunteers.

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