Hyper-V Replica is a Server 2012 & 2012 R2 feature that allows you to create a replica of a virtual machine running on Hyper-V on either of the platforms. If the primary VM fails, you can failover to the replica VM. Thus Hyper-V Replica can provide fault tolerance for a VM even if the entire host site should go offline.
You have backed up your server, configured a schedule to backup your data periodically; but what happens when disaster strikes? Can you recover the server, operating system and data? Well in this post I’ll look at the recovery process and the various options available.
The third objective domain covered by the 70-412 Microsoft exam deals with Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery. In this, the first of three posts covering this domain we take a detailed look at backups. What tools are available? What can be backed up and how? Who can perform a backup, and how is it all configured? So read on….
In this post I will cover the final group of topics in the “Configure File and Storage Solutions” objective domain, Configure and Optimise Storage. The topics are iSCSI, configuring both the target server and initiator, iSNS, what it is and how its used, Features on Demand, Data Deduplication, and finally Storage Tiers which are new to Windows Server 2012 R2.
This post covers Dynamic Access Control, one of my favourite topics in the 70-412 Microsoft certification. I have to admit it took me a number of hours studying and experimenting in the lab to fully understand and commit all the parts to memory, however I think it’s one of the most powerful tools available in Windows Server 2012 and which the sysadmin can deploy, so lets get started Continue reading
In this, the first of three articles which cover the 2nd objective domain (Configure File & Storage Solutions) of the 70-412 Microsoft exam we take a look at “Configuring Advanced Files Services”. In this post we will cover BranchCache, FSRM (File Server Resource Manager), and File Access Auditing. Lets get started with the first of the threes subjects – BranchCache… Continue reading
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Server 2012 & 2012 R2 allow you to move virtual machines (VMs) from one Hyper-V host to another, both inside and outside of clustered environments.
The next objective in the 70-412 path is all about managing roles on failover clusters. This objective will cover adding a role to a failover cluster along with configuring the role properties such as preferred owners, failover settings, and startup priority.
If you are studying for the 412 Microsoft certification it is critical you know exactly what’s on the exam. I would recommend downloading the objectives document from the Microsoft web site and use it to plan out your schedule, however here is a breakdown of each objective followed by a link to my associated study notes.
Exam: 70-412 Configuring Advances Windows Server 2012 R2 Services
At the start of May this year I sat the 70-412 Microsoft exam. The score required to pass is 700 and I scored 781. The charts are shown below organised by objective domain.