Introduction to Virtualization Technology

Level: Foundation
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In this hands-on Introduction to Virtualization Technology course you gain the knowledge and skills to successfully install, configure, manage, and deploy virtual servers and workstations in your organization. You will learn how to choose the proper virtual machine product for your environment, partition servers to isolate applications, improve portability and migration, and create entire testing labs within a single PC. Hands-on exercises provide practical experience with scripting administrative tasks, customizing virtual networks and clustering virtual machines.

Key Features of this Introduction to Virtualization Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Manage VMware and Microsoft Virtual Machine (VM) technologies
  • Leverage VMs to build testing, support, and training environments
  • Partition physical servers to decrease operating costs
  • Migrate from physical to virtual machines



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Introduction to Virtualization Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Experience with system administration of Windows or Linux
    • Networking knowledge
    • No prior background with virtual machine technologies is required
  • Recommended Experience

    • TCP/IP networking
    • File system management
    • Operating system configuration
  • Software

    • You gain experience with the following virtualization products: Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware Workstation and ESXi Server, VirtualBox from Oracle, and XenServer by Citrix

Introduction to Virtualization Course Outline

  • Virtualization Concepts

    • Defining virtual machines (servers and workstations)
    • Advantages of deploying Vms
    • VMware Workstation
    • Server
    • ESXi
    • Oracle VirtualBox
    • Hyper-V
    • Others
  • Creating Virtual Machines

    Comparing workstation products

    • Functionality
    • Performance
    • Contrasting Windows and Linux hosts

    Abstracting hardware

    • Partitioning shared resources
    • Accessing raw and virtual disks
    • Virtualizing CPU and memory resources

    Deploying virtual workstation software

    • Planning for automatic installations
    • Designing virtual networks
    • Bridged, NAT and host-only networking

    Building guest operating systems

    • Allocating host resources
    • Configuring virtual hard drives
    • Managing peripheral devices
  • Exploiting Virtual Workstation Functionality

    Creating support platforms

    • Readying multiple operating systems
    • Suspending and resuming virtual workstations

    Expanding application support

    • Extending legacy application life
    • Resolving version conflicts

    Constructing a test environment

    • Accessing host files
    • Taking and restoring snapshots

    Developing training environments

    • Protecting guest operating systems
    • Exploiting nonpersistent disks
  • Partitioning Servers

    Establishing requirements

    • 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 interfaces
    • Securing remote management

    Deploying virtual servers

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

    Clustering virtual machines

    • Distributing workloads via Network Load Balancing (NLB)
    • Establishing fault tolerance with clustering services
  • Data Center Virtualization with ESXi

    Building the architecture

    • Examining ESXi architecture

    Leveraging ESXi features

    • Networking with vSwitches and port groups
    • Optimizing resource utilization
  • Managing Microsoft Hyper-V

    • Maintaining virtual machines
    • Contrasting Hyper-V and ESXi architecture
    • Implementing remote management tools
    • Securing virtual machine deployments
    • Reducing attack surface with Server Core

Introduction to Virtualization Training FAQs

  • What is virtualization technology?

    Virtualization is technology that enables the creation of software-based, or virtual, representations of things, such as virtual applications, servers, storage, and networks.

  • Which virtualization products will I get to use in this introduction?

    In this course, you will use Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware Workstation and ESXi Server, VirtualBox from Oracle, and XenServer by Citrix.

  • Can I learn virtualization online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

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