Master's Degree | Computer Science

Virtualization II

Scientific Area

Computer Science





Theoretical and Practical Contact Hours



The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to implement automation and monitoring in virtual server networks. Thus, at the end of the course the student should:

O1 – Know the fundamental concepts of server automation.

O2 – Know the features of System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2.

O3 – Know how to install and implement SCOM.

O4 – Know the different forms of automation and monitoring with SCOM.


1. Network automation of virtual servers

2. Operations administration

2.1 Introduction to SCOM 2012 R2
2.2 What’s new in SCOM
2.3 SCOM architecture

3. Planning and installation

3.1 Planning the installation
3.2 Installation prerequisites
3.3 SCOM installation

4. Introduction to centralized application administration

4.1 Configuration and use
4.2 Installing and configuring Agents
4.3 Complex configurations
4.4 Security
4.5 Dashboards, trends and forecasts

5. SCOM administration

5.1 Backup and recovery
5.2 Package administration and management
5.3 Monitoring

6. Monitoring as a Service

6.1 Monitoring .NET applications
6.2 Network monitoring
6.3 Using synthetic transactions
6.4 Distributed applications
6.5 Client monitoring

7. SCOM’s advanced functions

7.1 Interoperability and inter-platforms
7.2 Integration
7.3 Package management and reporting
7.4 PowerShell and SCOM
7.5 Service provider


This course will cover content that will enable students to install, configure and administer a virtual network with SCOM. The basics of SCOM will be analyzed (O1), as well as the configurations needed to implement and install it (O2, O3). The characteristics associated with the virtual services managed with SCOM will be covered, as well as its relationship with other platforms (O4), ending with the monitoring of a network of virtualized servers and its possible administration with PowerShell (O4).


Direct contact between the student and the computer will be favored in a computer-based learning perspective, using slides to explain the contents and providing worksheets that allow the knowledge to be applied in a test environment, implemented on the virtual server laboratory platform.
The classes will be theoretical and practical, with the teacher presenting and framing the theoretical concepts as well as the concepts mentioned in the syllabus and the tools (SCOM) presented in them.
Thus, the student will play a central role in their learning and their active participation will be encouraged throughout the unit.
The adoption of this methodology implies constant practical exercises to apply knowledge.

EVALUATION Compulsory:

1) Final written exam.

Formative assessment:

2) Carrying out the laboratory tasks provided through worksheets (and their presentation and evaluation).


The way of working recommended in the course, centered on constant individual work, aims to help students develop solid knowledge of implementing and installing SCOM in virtual server networks. We have opted for student-centered teaching methodologies in which the student plays a leading role in their learning. The computer will always be present in classes (which will be theoretical and practical) so that students have contact with the technologies mentioned above and put them into practice with concrete examples of their use and implementation. This justifies teaching methodologies that encourage active participation and promote skills of autonomy in technological processes and developments in the areas in which they operate or will operate. These skills are developed through participatory exposure and problem-solving embodied in supervised work (presented in the form of worksheets), which will culminate in the presentation of the work developed and its assessment by the teacher.


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