A comprehensive tour of virtualization. The course concentrates on the actual technologies involved as opposed to any one vendor solution.
Anyone looking for an introduction to Virtualization.
What is Virtualisation? What are virtual machines (VMs)? Virtualisation Landscape. Network Virtualisation. Suitability for Organisations. Advantages of deploying Virtualisation. Downsides of deploying Virtualisation. Overview of Virtualisation products.
What is a hypervisor? Difference between type 1 and 2
hypervisors. Available hypervisors. Hypervisors and
Hands on: Installing Oracle VirtualBox on Windows. Creating/Importing/Configuring VMs.
Hardware and resource requirements. Installation of the
Hands on: Installing Hyper-V role into Windows Server. Creating/Importing/Configuring VMs.
Creating virtual machines. Resource requirements.
Settings. Installation of the guest OS. Additional tools/
extensions for hypervisor integration.
VM files and their uses. Virtual hard disk and their
formats. Hardware pass through.
Hands on: Connecting to VMWare ESXi via WebGUI and using ESXi to create/import/configure VMs.
What is a snapshot? How to use them and how they
impact performance? Creating/deleting/merging of
Hands on: Using ESXi to create/manage snapshots.
Interacting with the hypervisor through the command
line. Simple commands to configure the hypervisor and
VMs. Simple scripts.
Hands on: Connecting to VMWare ESXi via PowerCLI to manipulate VMs and snaphshots.
Different types of storage: local vs remote. Local and
remote storage technologies. Configuring storage.
Hands on: Using ESXi to deploy VMs on remote NFS storage.
How is networking done in virtualization environments.
What is a virtual switch and vNIC and what are their
performance characteristics? NIC teaming and trunking
in the virtual world. Port groups and isolation. Physical
NICs and their use in virtual switches.
Hands on: Using ESXi to create and configure vswitches and networking.
What is a template? What is a clone? When to use templates and clones to optimize VM deployment.
What is migration? Migrating compute and storage.
Importing VMs from files or physical machines.
Hands on: Using VMWare vCenter Server to clone/ template/migrate VMs, tag resources, create local user accounts and assign permissions.
Taking backups of your VMs. Restoring your VMs from backups.
Different licensing models and costs.
What is a container and how is it different from a virtual machine. When to use containers. Docker and Kubernetes
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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.