MCSA 70-740 Cert Guide: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

MCSA 70-740 Cert Guide: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016

by Anthony Sequeira

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Learn, prepare, and practice for MCSA 70-740 exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification.

  • Master MCSA 70-740 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Learn from more than one hour of video lessons

MCSA 70-740 Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Leading technology trainer and consultant Anthony Sequeira shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time.

The study guide helps you master all the topics on the MCSA 70-740 exam, including:

  • Windows Server installation in host and compute environments, including Nano Server
  • Storage: configuring disks and volumes, implementing server storage, and data duplication
    Hyper-V implementation, including VM settings, storage, and networking
  • Windows container deployment and management
  • High availability: HA/DR options, failover clustering, Storage Spaces Direct, VM movement, and network load balancing
  • Server environment maintenance and monitoring

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780134685564
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 05/11/2017
Series: Certification Guide
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
File size: 28 MB
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About the Author

Anthony Sequeira (CCIE #15626) began his IT career in 1994 with IBM in Tampa, Florida. He quickly formed his own computer consultancy, Computer Solutions, and then discovered his true passion–teaching and writing about Microsoft and Cisco technologies. Anthony has lectured to massive audiences around the world while working for Mastering Computers. He has never been happier in his career than he is now as a full-time trainer for CBT Nuggets. He is an avid tennis player, a private pilot, and a semi-professional poker player, and he enjoys getting beaten up by women and children at the martial arts school he attends with his daughter.

Table of Contents

Introduction xxi
Chapter 1 Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating 3
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 3
    Foundation Topics 6
    What’s New in Windows Server 2016 6
    Installation Requirements 7
        Hardware Requirements 7
        Other Requirements 9
    Windows Server 2016 Editions 10
    Installing Windows Server 2016 10
        PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC) 14
    Performing Upgrades and Migrations 15
        Upgrading 16
        Performing License Conversions 17
    Determining the Appropriate Activation Model 18
    Exam Preparation Tasks 19
    Review All Key Topics 19
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 20
    Define Key Terms 20
    Q&A 20
Chapter 2 Installing and Configuring Nano 23
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 23
    Foundation Topics 26
    Determining Appropriate Usage Scenarios 26
    Requirements for Nano Server 26
        Hardware Requirements 27
    Installing Nano Server 28
    Implementing Roles and Features on Nano Server 35
    Managing and Configuring Nano Server 36
    Managing Nano Server Remotely Using Windows PowerShell 36
    Exam Preparation Tasks 38
    Review All Key Topics 38
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 39
    Define Key Terms 39
    Q&A 39
Chapter 3 Working with Images 41
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 41
    Foundation Topics 44
    Planning for Windows Server Virtualization 44
        Generation 1 Versus Generation 2 Virtual Machines 45
        Networking 46
        Scalability 47
        Security 48
    The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 49
    Considerations for Deploying Workloads into Virtualized Environments 50
        Resource Requirements 50
        Workload Characteristics 51
        VM Configurations 52
        Host Planning 52
        Architecture and Capability Planning 53
        Updating Images with Patches, Hotfixes, and Drivers 53
    Installing Roles and Features in Offline Images 53
    Managing and Maintaining Windows Server Core, Nano Server Images, and
    VHDs Using Windows PowerShell 54
    Exam Preparation Tasks 55
    Review All Key Topics 55
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 56
    Define Key Terms 56
    Q&A 56
Chapter 4 Disks and Volumes 59
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 59
    Foundation Topics 61
    Creating Disks 61
        Configuring Sector Sizes Appropriate for Various Workloads 61
        Configuring GUID Partition Table (GPT) Disks 63
        Creating and Mounting VHD and VHDX Files Using Server Manager or Windows PowerShell 64
        Determining When to Use NTFS and ReFS File Systems 69
    SMB and NFS Shares 70
    Configuring SMB and NFS Shares Using Server Manager 70
    Configuring SMB and NFS Shares and Server and Client Settings with
    PowerShell 72
    File and Folder Permissions 76
    Exam Preparation Tasks 80
    Review All Key Topics 80
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 80
    Define Key Terms 80
    Q&A 81
Chapter 5 Server Storage 83
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 83
    Foundation Topics 85
    Storage Spaces 85
        Configuring Storage Pools and Storage Spaces 85
        Implementing Simple, Mirror, and Parity Storage Layout Options for Disks or Enclosures 86
        Expanding Storage Pools 88
        Configuring Tiered Storage 89
    Storage Area Networks 89
        Configuring iSCSI Target and Initiator 89
        Configuring iSNS 91
        Configuring Datacenter Bridging (DCB) 92
        Configuring Multipath IO (MPIO) 93
    Storage Replica 95
        Determining Usage Scenarios for Storage Replica 95
        Implementing Storage Replica for Server-to-Server, Cluster-to-Cluster, and Stretch Cluster Scenarios 96
    Exam Preparation Tasks 99
    Review All Key Topics 99
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 99
    Define Key Terms 99
    Q&A 100
Chapter 6 Data Deduplication 103
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 103
    Foundation Topics 105
    Usage Scenarios for Deduplication 105
    Implementing Deduplication 106
    Deduplication Monitoring 111
    Exam Preparation Tasks 112
    Review All Key Topics 112
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 113
    Define Key Terms 113
    Q&A 113
Chapter 7 Installing Hyper-V 115
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 115
    Foundation Topics 117
    Preparing for Installation 117
        Installation Prerequisites 118
    Installing Hyper-V 119
    Managing VMs 122
        Delegating Virtual Machine Management 122
        PowerShell Direct 124
        Nested Virtualization 125
    Exam Preparation Tasks 125
    Review All Key Topics 125
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 126
    Define Key Terms 126
    Q&A 126
Chapter 8 Working with Virtual Machines 129
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 129
    Foundation Topics 131
    Basic Virtual Machine Deployment 131
        An Overview of Virtual Machine Settings 132
        Virtual Machine Configuration Versions 133
        Creating a Virtual Machine 134
        Virtual Machine Memory 136
        Checkpoints 140
        Resource Metering 141
        Managing Integration Services 142
    Advanced Virtual Machine Deployment 143
        Enhanced Session Mode 143
        Linux Integration Services (LIS) and FreeBSD Integration Services (BIS) 144
        Secure Boot 146
        Importing, Exporting, and Moving Virtual Machines 147
        Discrete Device Assignment (DDA) 149
        Best Practices for VM Deployment 149
    Exam Preparation Tasks 150
    Review All Key Topics 150
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 150
    Define Key Terms 150
    Q&A 151
Chapter 9 Hyper-V Storage 153
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 153
    Foundation Topics 155
    Creating VHD, VHDX, and VHDS Virtual Hard Disks 155
        Fixed-Size VHD 156
        Dynamically Expanding Virtual Hard Disks 158
        Pass-Through Disks 158
        Differencing Disks 160
        Shared Virtual Hard Disks 161
        Virtual Machine Storage Resiliency 162
        Converting and Resizing Virtual Hard Disks 163
        Fibre Channel Support 164
        Location Considerations for Virtual Hard Disks 165
    Checkpoints 165
    Storage Quality of Service 167
    Exam Preparation Tasks 170
    Review All Key Topics 170
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 171
    Define Key Terms 171
    Q&A 171
Chapter 10 Hyper-V Networking 173
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 173
    Foundation Topics 175
    Network Interface Cards 175
        Adding and Removing Virtual Network Interface Cards (vNICs) and Legacy Network Adapters 175
        Configuring NIC Teaming in Virtual Machines 178
        Configuring MAC Addresses 180
    Virtual Switches 181
    Virtual Network Performance 183
        Virtual Machine Queue 184
    Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) and Switch Embedded Teaming (SET) 184
        Virtual Networking Best Practices 186
    Exam Preparation Tasks 187
    Review All Key Topics 187
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 188
    Define Key Terms 188
    Q&A 188
Chapter 11 Deploying Containers 191
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 191
    Foundation Topics 193
    An Overview of Containers 193
    Docker 197
        Installing Docker on Windows Server and Nano Server 197
        Configuring Docker Daemon Startup Options 197
    Host Installation 199
    Container Deployment 201
    Exam Preparation Tasks 202
    Review All Key Topics 202
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 203
    Define Key Terms 203
    Q&A 203
Chapter 12 Managing Containers 205
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 205
    Foundation Topics 207
    Docker Daemon and Windows PowerShell 207
        Docker Daemon 207
        Windows PowerShell 208
    Windows Container Networking 208
    Other Management Topics 211
        Managing Container Data Volumes 211
        Manage Resource Control 212
        Creating New Container Images Using dockerfile 213
        Managing Container Images by Using Microsoft Azure 214
    Exam Preparation Tasks 214
    Review All Key Topics 214
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 215
    Define Key Terms 215
    Q&A 215
Chapter 13 High Availability in Hyper-V 217
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 217
    Foundation Topics 219
    Hyper-V Replica 219
        Hyper-V Replica Prerequisites 220
        Implementing Replica 221
    Live Migration 226
        Live Migration Requirements 226
        Live Migration Considerations 226
        Configuring Constrained Delegation 227
        Configuring Live Migration in Hyper-V Manager 228
        Configuring Live Migration in PowerShell 229
        Setting Performance Options 230
        Implementing Shared-Nothing Live Migration 230
    Storage Migration 231
    Exam Preparation Tasks 232
    Review All Key Topics 232
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 233
    Define Key Terms 233
    Q&A 233
Chapter 14 Failover Clustering 235
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 235
    Foundation Topics 237
    Implementing Failover Clustering 237
        Hardware and Software Requirements for Failover Clustering 237
        Implementing Workgroup, Single-Domain, and Multi-Domain Clusters 238
        Configuring Quorum 242
        Configuring Cluster Networking 245
        Restoring Single-Node or Cluster Configuration 247
        Implementing Cluster-Aware Updating 248
        Implementing Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade 249
        Configuring Clusters Without Network Names 250
        Implementing VM Resiliency 251
    Cluster Storage 252
        Configuring Cluster Storage 252
        Configuring and Optimizing Clustered Shared Volumes (CSVs) 253
        Implementing Scale-Out File Server (SoFS) 254
        Determining Different Scenarios for the Use of SoFS Versus Clustered File Server 256
        Determining Usage Scenarios for Implementing Guest Clustering 256
        Implementing a Clustered Storage Spaces Solution Using Shared SAS Storage Enclosures 257
        Implementing Storage Replica 259
        Implementing Shared VHDX as a Storage Solution for Guest Clusters 259
    Exam Preparation Tasks 260
    Review All Key Topics 260
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 261
    Define Key Terms 261
    Q&A 261
Chapter 15 Managing Failover Clustering 263
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 263
    Foundation Topics 265
    Role-Specific Settings and Continuously Available Shares 265
        Role-Specific Settings 265
        Continuously Available Shares 267
    More Management Settings 268
        Configuring VM Monitoring 268
        Configuring Failover and Preference Settings 269
        Implementing Stretch and Site-Aware Failover Clusters 269
        Enabling and Configuring Node Fairness 271
    Exam Preparation Tasks 272
    Review All Key Topics 272
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 272
    Define Key Terms 273
    Q&A 273
Chapter 16 Storage Spaces Direct 275
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 275
    Foundation Topics 277
    Storage Spaces Direct 277
        Determining Scenario Requirements for Implementing Storage Spaces Direct 279
        Enabling Storage Spaces Direct Using Windows PowerShell 280
    Disaggregated and Hyper-Converged Storage Spaces Direct 282
        Implementing a Disaggregated Storage Spaces Direct Scenario in a Cluster 282
        Implementing a Hyper-Converged Storage Spaces Direct Scenario in a Cluster 283
    Exam Preparation Tasks 284
    Review All Key Topics 284
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 284
    Define Key Terms 284
    Q&A 285
Chapter 17 Managing VM Movement 287
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 287
    Foundation Topics 288
    Moving VMs 288
        Performing a Live Migration 289
        Performing a Quick Migration 289
        Performing a Storage Migration 290
    More VM Management 291
        Importing, Exporting, and Copying VMs 291
        Configuring VM Network Health Protection 292
        Configuring Drain on Shutdown 294
    Exam Preparation Tasks 295
    Review All Key Topics 295
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 296
    Define Key Terms 296
    Q&A 296
Chapter 18 Network Load Balancing (NLB) 299
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 299
    Foundation Topics 300
    Installing and Configuring NLB 300
        Configuring NLB Prerequisites 301
        Installing NLB Nodes 302
    More NLB Configurations 306
        Configuring Affinity 306
        Configuring Port Rules 308
        Configuring Cluster Operation Mode 308
        Upgrading an NLB Cluster 309
    Exam Preparation Tasks 310
    Review All Key Topics 310
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 310
    Define Key Terms 310
    Q&A 311
Chapter 19 Maintaining Servers 313
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 313
    Foundation Topics 315
    Windows Server Update Services 315
        Implementing Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Solutions 315
        Configuring WSUS Groups 319
        Managing Patches in Mixed Environments 321
    Windows Defender 323
        Implementing an Antimalware Solution with Windows Defender 323
        Integrating Windows Defender with WSUS and Windows Update 324
    Backup and Restore 326
        Hyper-V Host and Hyper-V Guest 329
        Active Directory 329
        File Servers and Web Servers 331
    Exam Preparation Tasks 331
    Review All Key Topics 331
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 332
    Define Key Terms 332
    Q&A 332
Chapter 20 Monitoring Servers 335
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 335
    Foundation Topics 336
    Performance Monitor 336
        Monitoring Workloads Using Performance Monitor 337
        Configuring Data Collector Sets 339
        Determining Appropriate CPU, Memory, Disk, and Networking Counters for Storage and Compute Workloads 342
        Configuring Alerts 342
    Resource Monitor 343
        Monitoring Workloads Using Resource Monitor 343
    Exam Preparation Tasks 346
    Review All Key Topics 347
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 347
    Define Key Terms 347
    Q&A 347
Chapter 21 Final Preparation 349
    Tools for Final Preparation 350
        Pearson Cert Practice Test Engine and Questions on the Website 350
        Customizing Your Exams 352
        Updating Your Exams 352
        Memory Tables 353
        Chapter-Ending Review Tools 354
    Suggested Plan for Final Review/Study 354
    Summary 355
Appendix A Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Q&A Questions 357
Glossary 367
Elements Available on the Book Website
APPENDIX B Memory Tables
APPENDIX C Memory Tables Answer Key
APPENDIX D Study Planner
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