Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL

Course 20465C:
Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server
Course Details
Co ur s e Outline
M o d ule 1: Intr o d uctio n to E nter p r is e Da ta Ar chitectur e
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.
Les s o ns
Considerations for Enterprise Data
Assessing an Existing Infrastructure
La b : As s es s ing a n E xis ting E nter p r is e Da ta Infr a s tr uctur e
Using the MAP Toolkit
Reviewing MAP Toolkit Reports
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe the considerations for enterprise data infrastructure.
Use the MAP Toolkit to assess an existing enterprise data environment.
M o d ule 2: M ulti-Ser ver Co nfig ur a tio n M a na g ement
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.
Les s o ns
Policy-Based Management
Microsoft System Center
La b : Pla nning a nd Imp lementing Po licy-Ba s ed M a na g ement
Planning a Policy-Based Management Strategy
Implementing Policy-Based Management
Testing Policy Compliance
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Implement Policy-Based Management
Describe how System Center can be used to manage database infrastructure
M o d ule 3: Co ns o lid a ting Da ta b a s e Wo r klo a d s with SQL Ser ver 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.
Les s o ns
Considerations for Database Server Consolidation
Managing Resources in a Consolidated Database Infrastructure
La b : SQL Ser ver Co ns o lid a tio n
Preparing for Database Consolidation
Managing Resources for an Instance of SQL Server
Managing Resources for Multiple Instances on a Windows Server
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe the considerations for consolidating databases and database servers.
Explain the options for managing resources in various consolidation scenarios.
M o d ule 4: Intr o d uctio n to Clo ud Da ta So lutio ns
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.
Les s o ns
Overview of Cloud Computing
SQL Server in a Private Cloud
La b : Pr ep a r ing a SQL Ser ver Ins ta lla tio n in a Vir tua l M a chine Temp la te
Creating a prepared Instance
Completing a prepared Instance
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Explain the fundamental concepts behind cloud computing, and describe the technologies
that underpin Microsoft cloud solutions.
Describe how to provide SQL Server based data services in a private cloud infrastructure.
M o d ule 5: Intr o d uctio n to Wind o ws Azur e
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.
Les s o ns
Windows Azure Overview
Windows Azure Storage
La b : Us ing Wind o ws Azur e
Creating a Windows Azure Storage Account
Backing Up a Database to Windows Azure
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe Windows Azure and the services it provides.
Use Windows Azure storage for SQL Server database files and backups.
M o d ule 6: Wind o ws Azur e SQL Da ta b a s e
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.
Les s o ns
Introduction to Windows Azure SQL Database
Windows Azure SQL Database Security
Implementing and Managing Databases
La b : Us ing Wind o ws Azur e SQL Da ta b a s e
Provisioning Windows Azure SQL Database
Configuring Windows Azure SQL Database Security
Migrating a Database to Windows Azure SQL Database
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe the key features of Windows Azure SQL Database.
Explain how to implement security for Windows Azure SQL Database.
Implement and manage a database in Windows Azure SQL Database.
M o d ule 7: SQL Ser ver in Wind o ws Azur e Vir tua l M a chines
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.
Les s o ns
Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Windows Azure Virtual Machine Connectivity and Security
Creating Databases in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine
La b : Us ing Wind o ws Azur e Vir tua l M a chines
Creating a Windows Azure Virtual Machine
Configuring Windows Azure Virtual Machines Security and Connectivity
Creating Databases on a Virtual Machine
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe the benefits of Windows Azure virtual machines and create a Windows Azure
virtual machine.
Describe and configure Windows Azure virtual machine security and connectivity.
Create a SQL Server database in a Windows Azure virtual machine.
M o d ule 8: Intr o d uctio n to Hig h Ava ila b ility in SQL Ser ver 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.
Les s o ns
High Availability Concepts and Options in SQL Server 2014
Log Shipping
La b : Us ing Lo g Ship p ing
Configure Log Shipping
Test the Log Shipping Configuration
Test Failover
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe the core concepts and options for implementing high availability in SQL Server
2014.
Describe how to implement high availability for individual databases by using log shipping.
M o d ule 9: Clus ter ing with Wind o ws Ser ver a nd SQL Ser ver 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.
Les s o ns
Introduction to Windows Server Failover Clustering
SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances
La b : Imp lementing a n Alwa ys On Fa ilo ver Clus ter Ins ta nce
Inspect the Windows Server Failover Cluster Configuration
Install an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance
Configure tempdb to Use Local Storage
Test Automatic Failover and Failback
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe the key benefits and features of Windows Server Failover Clustering.
Describe how to use SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances to maintain high
availability for SQL Server instances.
M o d ule 10: Alwa ys On Ava ila b ility Gr o up s
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.
Les s o ns
Introduction to AlwaysOn Availability Groups
Working with AlwaysOn Availability Groups
Considerations for Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups
La b : Imp lementing a nd Tes ting a n Alwa ys On Ava ila b ility Gr o up
Implementing an AlwaysOn Availability Group
Connecting to an AlwaysOn Availability Group
Testing Failover
Configure Quorum Voting
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe the fundamental concepts and terminology for AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
Explain how work with AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
M o d ule 11: Pla nning Hig h Ava ila b ility a nd Dis a s ter Reco ver y
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.
Les s o ns
High Availability and Disaster Recovery with SQL Server 2014
High Availability and Disaster Recovery for Databases in Windows Azure
La b : Pla nning Hig h Ava ila b ility a nd Dis a s ter Reco ver y
Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SQL Server 2014
Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions by Using Windows Azure
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Explain the considerations for implementing high availability and disaster recovery by using
SQL Server 2014, and describe some common scenarios.
Explain the considerations for implementing high availability and disaster recovery by using
SQL Server 2014 and Windows Azure services, and describe some common scenarios.
M o d ule 12: Rep lica ting Da ta
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.
Les s o ns
SQL Server Replication
Planning Replication
La b : Pla nning a nd Imp lementing Rep lica tio n
Planning Replication
Implementing Replication
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe SQL Server replication.
Identify an appropriate replication solution for a particular scenario.