Join Scott M Burrell for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should already know, part of Windows Server 2019: Installation and Configuration.
- [Lecturer] There are two things that I want to point out before we get started. First, this course is a beginner level course with no prerequisites. While I will use the technically accurate terms for the different pieces and capabilities of Windows Server it is not necessary that you have a lot of background in administering Windows Servers. The installation and initial configuration of a server is an introductory task. It's the planning and preparation that takes things to the next level and that's what this course is about.
The second thing that I want to bring up is the value of creating a test lab, most likely in a virtualization environment. In this course all of the demonstrations are performed on a single Windows 2016 server with the Hyper-V role installed. This server has 32 cores and 128 gig of RAM which is more than enough for these demonstrations. I'm certain that you can follow along with much less. Virtual machines are a great way to test out processes that are new to you without creating potential problems with your product environment.
- Planning the server hardware
- Installing Windows Server 2019
- Configuring NIC teaming
- Configuring storage
- Configuring roles
- Managing features on demand
- Migrating roles and features to other servers with SMIG