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This guided challenge is suited for students who are comfortable working with Microsoft Windows operating systems in the graphical user as well as a command-line interface. Some background of programming, virtualization, and system utilities of Microsoft Windows is resourceful. Completing the lab will help students develop skills in configuring the guest environment to create a snapshot of an existing managed disk for hosting a virtual machine from an unattached disk. Students practice testing the application to work with the snapshot created from a new managed disk used for testing a new copy of the virtual machine and the application hosted inside it, which is essential for the System Administrator work role. Students will also develop a solid understanding of the Windows GUI used for handling managed disk snapshots and using virtual machines to performing basic application installations on Windows machines. These are important for the Network Operations Specialist and Network Engineer work roles. This lab is beneficial to students on the Cloud Operations Engineer career path.
- Skills: Creation and Use of Disk Snapshots, Installation and Hosting of Virtual Machines and Applications.
- Time limit: 45 min
- Skill level: Intermediate
- Work roles: Cloud Operations Engineer, System Administrator, Network Operations Specialist, Network Engineer
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