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Introduction to Virtualization

A 2 day
HANDS ON
training course

Introduction to Virtualization course description

A comprehensive tour of virtualization. The course concentrates on the actual technologies involved as opposed to any one vendor solution.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Explain the concepts of virtualization.
  • Partition servers.
  • Create Virtual Machines.

Virtualization training course details

Who will benefit:
Network administrators.
Network operators.
Prerequisites:
None.
Duration:
2 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Virtualization training course contents


Virtualization Concepts
What is Virtualization? What are virtual machines? Cloud Computing and Virtualization in Context. Virtualization Landscape. Network Virtualization. Suitability for Organisations. Advantages of deploying Virtualization. Downsides of deploying Virtualization. Overview of Virtualization products, Bare metal, Hosted

Data Center Virtualization
Building the architecture
Examining Bare Metal architecture. Server Virtualization. Leading Platforms of Server Virtualization. VMware ESXi, Hyper-V, Xen, KVM. Unique Features

The Virtual Data Center: Storage, Networks, and Applications
Virtualization and Storage. Virtualization and the Network. Systems Management. Opportunities for Application Developers

Partitioning Servers
Establishing requirements
J Justifying server Virtualization. Partitioning via hardware and software. Recognizing server functionality needs

Choosing virtual server hosts Evaluating performance and features. Considering security implications

Executing server VMs
Working in interactive mode Implementing headless operation

Managing virtual servers remotely Exploiting remote management consoles. Connecting to the web interface. Securing remote management.

Deploying virtual servers
Automating tasks via scripting. Migrating physical to virtual servers. Accessing Storage Area Networks (SANs)

Clustering virtual machines & resilience Distributing workloads via Network Load Balancing (NLB) & Teaming. Establishing fault tolerance with clustering services, High Availability and other services

Creating Virtual Machines
Comparing products
Functionality. Performance.

Abstracting hardware
Partitioning shared resources. Accessing raw and virtual disks. Virtualizing CPU and memory resources

Building guest operating systems
Allocating host resources. Configuring virtual hard drives. Managing peripheral devices

Network Virtualization
Understanding the role of Network Virtualization. Comparing NV products. VMware NSX. Microsoft Hyper V Network Virtualization. Open VSwitch (KVM). Protocols. VXLAN. NVGRE.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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