Geek Week - Building a Datacenter or Private Cloud


How to build the next generation datacenter using a private cloud based on Microsoft components and design. This is a week you will never forget!

Join Markus Lassfolk and Mikael Nyström, Microsoft MVPs and highly experienced datacenter builders, in this full week of intensive hands-on training based on all real-world experience.

The hands-on labs are based on their experienses as professional IT consultants, but also through cooperation with Microsoft during an early stage of the deplopment of the platform.

Course outline

You’ll be the administrator of your own ViaMonstra fabric with one clear goal: building, configuring, and managing a next-generation datacenter! 
Here is a list of some of the topics that we will cover during the week:
• Fabric and Workload Architecture 
• Hardware requirements and best practices 
• Design of Compute, Network, Storage and Management
• Scalability of Compute, Network, Storage and Management 
• Security and Role Based Access Control 
• Windows Server 2016 
• Hyper-V
• Storage spaces
• Scale-out file servers
• Failover clusters
• PowerShell, a lot
• Active Directory and OU design 
• Automation with group policies 
• Creating reference images for deployment
• Deploying physical and virtual servers
• Configuring System Center 2016 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) networks (switches, connectors, uplinks)
• Configuring VMM libraries
• Configuring VMM images
• Configuring VMM hosts
• Automatic Patch management using WSUS and VMM integration
• Using IPMI/PXE to bare-metal deploy Hyper-V hosts 
• Creating templates for VMs
• Creating a private cloud
• Configuring backups for files, SQL, Active Directory and VMs using Data Protection Manager 2012 R2
• Configuring System Center 2016 - Operations Manager (SCOM)
• Configuring the connection to VMM to get Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO)
• Using SCOM 2016 to monitor servers and services
• Deploying applications to servers
• Configuring System Center 2016 - Orchestrator 
• Installing and configuring Windows Azure Pack
• Installing, configuring and using System Center Service Management Automation (SMA) 
• Creating runbooks for automation
• Creating self-service offerings
• Implementing Network isolation through NVGRE and VXLAN networks
• Introduction to Microsoft Azure Stack 
Always included in this Geek Week is a HP Proliant Microserver inclusive an extra memory, disk and switch (9 000 SEK) to bring home by the end of the Geek Week.

Register for the Geek Week now!


Building a Datacenter or Private Cloud

Your guides to success


Markus Lassfolk

Mikael Nyström


39,995 SEK



Prerequisite knowledge

You should have previous experience with Windows Server, Active Directory, infrastructure, virtualization, and Microsoft-based server environments.


After this GeekWeek, you will have the knowledge and understanding to build, use, and administrate a private cloud or datacenter based on Microsoft technology.

Server - always included!

A HP Proliant Microserver inclusive extra memory, disk and switch (9 000 SEK) to bring home after the lab.