Failover clustering and Network Load Balancing (NLB) are features of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 that provide different levels of fault tolerance, high availability, and scalability to the workloads in a data center, all of which contribute to business continuity. Failover clustering provides high availability for services and applications. NLB provides availability and scalability for servers running TCP/IP services. This course covers the planning and implementation of each technology as well as identifying their key features, differences, usage scenarios, deployment, and configurations. This course is part of a series of Skillsoft courses that cover the objectives for exam 70-414: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure. This exam is required for the MCSE Server Infrastructure certification.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
- define elements of a service-level agreement
- associate Windows Server 2012 roles with their recovery requirements
Highly Available Storage Solutions
- identify the types of media that are supported in Storage Spaces
- identify the limitations of Clustered Storage Spaces
- describe how to perform maintenance on a server hosting a target folder
Highly Available Server Roles
- distinguish between DHCP failover modes
- identify the workloads suitable for high availability technologies
- identify the properties of Scale-Out File Servers
- identify the steps to configure System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager
- describe how to plan for business continuity with Windows Server 2012 R2
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