The focus of this five-day instructor-led course is on planning and implementing enterprise database infrastructure solutions by using SQL Server 2014 and other Microsoft technologies. It describes how to consolidate SQL Server workloads, work with both on-premises and Windows Azure cloud-based solutions, and how to plan and implement high availability and disaster recovery solutions.
This course is intended for database professionals who need who plan, implement, and manage database solutions.
Primary responsibilities include:
Planning and implementing database infrastructure.
Planning and implementing consolidation strategies.
Implementing SQL Server in on-premises, cloud, and hybrid IT scenarios.
Planning and implementing high availability solutions.
Planning and implementing disaster recovery solutions.
This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
At least 2 years' experience of working with relational databases, including:
Planning and implementing databases
Querying with Transact-SQL
Some basic knowledge of high availability and disaster recovery
Some basic knowledge of Windows Azure technologies and concepts around cloud computing
Performance Based Objectives
Delegates will learn how to
Assess an existing enterprise environment.
Plan and implement Policy-Based Management.
Describe the considerations for consolidating workloads with SQL Server 2014.
Describe considerations for including SQL Server 2014 in a private cloud.
Use Windows Azure storage with SQL Server 2014.
Implement and configure databases in Windows Azure SQL Database.
Implement and configure databases in Windows Azure virtual machines.
Describe high availability technologies in SQL Server 2014 and implement log shipping.
Describe Windows Server Failover Clustering and Implement an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance.
Implement an Always On Availability Group.
Plan high availability and disaster recovery solutions.
Plan and implement database replication.
Module 1: Introduction to Enterprise Data Architecture
As organizations grow to enterprise scale, their IT infrastructure requirements become more complex and the network environment often includes an increasing number of servers, client computers, network segments, and other components. Because data is fundamental to most IT operations, careful thought must be given to the provisioning and management of databases across the enterprise.
Considerations for Enterprise Data
Assessing an Existing Infrastructure
Lab : Assessing an Existing Enterprise Data Infrastructure
Using the MAP Toolkit
Reviewing MAP Toolkit Reports
Module 2: Multi-Server Configuration Management
When an enterprise infrastructure includes multiple database servers, it can be useful to standardize and enforce configuration settings in order to ensure compliance and manageability. This module discusses Policy-Based Management in SQL Server, and describes how it can be used together with enterprise configuration management tools such as Microsoft System Center to aid enterprise database server management.
Microsoft System Center
Lab : Planning and Implementing Policy-Based Management
Planning a Policy-Based Management Strategy
Implementing Policy-Based Management
Testing Policy Compliance
Module 3: Consolidating Database Workloads with SQL Server 2014
This module provides an overview of the benefits of consolidating database workloads by using SQL Server 2014, and describes the different options for implementing a consolidation strategy. It also describes how you can manage a consolidated infrastructure in various scenarios.
Considerations for Database Server Consolidation
Managing Resources in a Consolidated Database Infrastructure
Lab : SQL Server Consolidation
Preparing for Database Consolidation
Managing Resources for an Instance of SQL Server
Managing Resources for Multiple Instances on a Windows Server
Module 4: Introduction to Cloud Data Solutions
Cloud computing has risen to prominence very rapidly within the world of IT, and many organizations have implemented or are planning to implement cloud-based solutions that encompass all or part of their infrastructure. This module describes some of the fundamental concepts of cloud computing and outlines how to include SQL Server 2014 in a private cloud infrastructure.
Overview of Cloud Computing
SQL Server in a Private Cloud
Lab : Preparing a SQL Server Installation in a Virtual Machine Template
Creating a prepared Instance
Completing a prepared Instance
Module 5: Introduction to Windows Azure
Cloud computing has risen to prominence very rapidly within the world of IT, and many organizations have implemented or are planning to implement cloud-based solutions that encompass all or part of their infrastructure. This module describes some of the fundamental concepts of cloud computing and outlines some of the important technologies, such as Windows Azure services, that organizations can use to build a cloud-based platform for SQL Server 2014.
Windows Azure Overview
Windows Azure Storage
Lab : Using Windows Azure
Creating a Windows Azure Storage Account
Backing Up a Database to Windows Azure
Module 6: Windows Azure SQL Database
Microsoft's cloud platform includes Windows Azure SQL Database, which you can use to use SQL Server to host your databases without having to take on the responsibility of managing SQL Server itself, or the operating system that supports it. This module describes Windows Azure SQL Database, including how to provision it, how to implement security, how to manage databases and how to migrate databases to Windows Azure SQL Database.
Introduction to Windows Azure SQL Database
Windows Azure SQL Database Security
Implementing and Managing Databases
Lab : Using Windows Azure SQL Database
Provisioning Windows Azure SQL Database
Configuring Windows Azure SQL Database Security
Migrating a Database to Windows Azure SQL Database
Module 7: SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Using virtual machines in Windows Azure to host SQL Server instances and databases enables you to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud whilst retaining greater control over the infrastructure than you can when using Windows Azure SQL Database. This module explains the benefits and considerations for using virtual machines in Windows Azure. It also describes how to create and configure virtual machines in Windows Azure, and how to work with SQL Server databases in virtual machines in Windows Azure.
Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Windows Azure Virtual Machine Connectivity and Security
Creating Databases in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine
Lab : Using Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Creating a Windows Azure Virtual Machine
Configuring Windows Azure Virtual Machines Security and Connectivity
Creating Databases on a Virtual Machine
Module 8: Introduction to High Availability in SQL Server 2014
Maintaining highly available database services is vital in a 24 hour operating environment. SQL Server 2014 includes many features that can help organizations to deliver the levels of service they require to drive their businesses. This module explains the different ways that you can implement high availability by using SQL Server 2014. It also describes how to use log shipping to promote resilience for individual user databases.
High Availability Concepts and Options in SQL Server 2014
Lab : Using Log Shipping
Configure Log Shipping
Test the Log Shipping Configuration
Module 9: Clustering with Windows Server and SQL Server 2014
SQL Server 2014 is closely integrated with the Windows Server Failover Clustering feature in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, enabling you to create enterprise-class clustering solutions that can deliver comprehensive high availability and disaster recovery solutions. This module explains how Windows Server Failover Clustering and SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances work, and describes how to implement clustering to protect service availability.
Introduction to Windows Server Failover Clustering
SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances
Lab : Implementing an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance
Inspect the Windows Server Failover Cluster Configuration
Install an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance
Configure tempdb to Use Local Storage
Test Automatic Failover and Failback
Module 10: AlwaysOn Availability Groups
SQL Server 2014 includes AlwaysOn Availability Groups to provide high availability for groups of databases. This module describes AlwaysOn Availability Groups in SQL Server 2014, explains the key concepts of AlwaysOn Availability Groups, and describes how you can use them to maintain highly available databases.
Introduction to AlwaysOn Availability Groups
Working with AlwaysOn Availability Groups
Considerations for Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups
Lab : Implementing and Testing an AlwaysOn Availability Group
Implementing an AlwaysOn Availability Group
Connecting to an AlwaysOn Availability Group
Configure Quorum Voting
Module 11: Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
This module describes the planning considerations for high availability and disaster recovery, and provides common implementation scenarios for on-premises, hybrid, and Windows Azure environments.
High Availability and Disaster Recovery with SQL Server 2014
High Availability and Disaster Recovery for Databases in Windows Azure
Lab : Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SQL Server 2014
Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions by Using Windows Azure
Module 12: Replicating Data
SQL Server replication enables you to copy and distribute data and database objects to other computers and locations in your enterprise, which can improve availability and scalability. This module provides an overview of SQL Server replication and explains the agents used to implement replication. It also describes some common replication scenarios, how to design an appropriate replication system for your requirements, and how to monitor and troubleshoot replication.
SQL Server Replication
Lab : Planning and Implementing Replication