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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.

What will you learn
  • Explain the concepts of virtualization.
  • Partition servers.
  • Create Virtual Machines.
Introduction to Virtualization course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Network administrators.
    Network operators.

  • Prerequisites:
  • None.

  • Duration
  • 2 days

  • Dates & prices
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Introduction to Virtualization 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 requirement 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.

Learning path



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Training approach

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.