GeekWeek: DataCenter

Workshop: DataCenter


 September 18.- 22. 2017 | 5 days

 Mikael Nyström and Markus Lassfolk



 Data Center for IT Professionals

 EUR 4,495 p.P. (net), incl. accomodation, breakfast & lunch

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. You will learn how to build the next generation datacenter using a private cloud based on Microsoft components and design. The hands-on labs are based on their experiences as professional IT consultants, but also through cooperation with Microsoft during an early stage of the development of the platform. You will learn how to configure and use Microsoft System Center and Hyper-V with software-defined networking and software-defined storage, including hardware choices and scaling. There is no other training that provides the amount of knowledge and information you will receive during these intensive sessions. And, by the way, when we say “experienced datacenter builders,” we mean that Markus and Mikael build at least one datacenter every month and sometimes more.

Exclusive: Meet Mikael & Markus

Meet the coaches on Sunday (the evening before the official start of the event) to discuss the agenda for the upcoming week, that you are well prepared for the five-day intensive training session starting the next day. An exciting week is ahead of you! Read more

Seminar Details

Target Group

GeekWeek is for IT pros who want to:

  • learn how to build a modern datacenter for an enterprise or hosting environment
  • learn how to build a fabric based on Microsoft technology
  • learn how to use the whole System Center suite and Windows Server for virtualization
  • learn how to provide self-service to customers, end users, or colleagues
  • learn how to utilize software-defined Network, Storage, and Compute
  • learn how to build fast, reliable, and cost-effective storage solutions based on Microsoft Storage Spaces
  • receive fast-paced training and learn from professionals’ experience
  • have a lot of hands on time with the products and do everything themselves
  • learn new ways to do things and use a lot of PowerShell
  • have a chance to discuss their challenges
  • learn best practices and things “outside the book”

GeekWeek Setup

All of us, participants and instructors, stay at the same hotel Dorint, which is located not in the same building as the training facility. This is our fortress where all of us will eat, sleep, laugh, practice, have fun and test new technology.

We meet on Sunday evening

To go through the week's agenda so that you are all set for five days of intensive hands-on labs. Be sure to get a good night's sleep!

On Monday

We have breakfast together at the hotel restaurant and then walk to the class rooms to launch the course. When the first day comes to an end, we head back to the hotel to discuss specific challenges or solutions.

To get "bangs for the bucks", we have arranged for five full days of hands-on labs, fierce evening seminars plenty of time to spend with other IT Pro's among other activities.

By the end of the week

We have a graduation dinner on thursday, and on friday you are walking home with a diploma in your hand, along with many new experiences and important knowledge!

Full schedule will be published soon. Stay tuned!

The price includes the costs for the hotel inclusive breakfast and lunch.


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.


  • 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
  • Hyper-V
  • Storage spaces
  • Scale-out file servers
  • Failover clusters
  • PowerShell, a lot
  • Active Directory design
  • Automation with group policies
  • Creating reference images for deployment
  • Deploying physical and virtual servers
  • Configuring System Center 2012 R2 - Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) networks (switches, connectors, uplinks)
  • Configuring VMM libraries
  • Configuring VMM images
  • Configuring VMM hosts
  • 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 2012 R2 - Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • Configuring the connection to VMM to get Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO)
  • Using SCOM 2012 R2 to monitor servers and services
  • Deploying applications to servers
  • Configuring System Center 2012 R2 - 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 NVGRE networks
  • Introduction to Windows Server 2016
  • Introduction to System Center 2016
  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure Stack



Course: GW2017_DC


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Angelika Pieta

Angelika Pieta

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