A comprehensive tour of virtualization. The course concentrates on the actual technologies involved as opposed to any one vendor solution.
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.
Building the architecture. Examining Bare Metal architecture. Server Virtualization. Leading Platforms of Server Virtualization. VMware ESXi, Hyper-V, Xen, KVM. Unique Features
Virtualization and Storage. Virtualization and the Network. Systems Management. Opportunities for Application Developers
Establishing requirement Justifying server Virtualization. Partitioning via hardware and software. Recognizing server functionality needs
Evaluating performance and features. Considering security implications
Working in interactive mode Implementing headless operation
Exploiting remote management consoles. Connecting to the web interface. Securing remote management.
Automating tasks via scripting. Migrating physical to virtual servers. Accessing Storage Area Networks (SANs)
Distributing workloads via Network Load Balancing (NLB) & Teaming. Establishing fault tolerance with clustering services, High Availability and other services
Comparing products. Functionality. Performance.
Partitioning shared resources. Accessing raw and virtual disks. Virtualizing CPU and memory resources
Allocating host resources. Configuring virtual hard drives. Managing peripheral devices
Understanding the role of Network Virtualization. Comparing NV products. VMware NSX. Microsoft Hyper V Network Virtualization. Open VSwitch (KVM). Protocols. VXLAN. NVGRE.
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This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.