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Introduction to Virtualization Technologies Training

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

170

Duration

4 Days

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Gain the knowledge and skills to successfully install, configure, manage, and deploy virtual servers and workstations in your organization. In this training course, you 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.

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

Important 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

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
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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)

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“My course on virtualization was exactly what I was looking for. The activities helped me to cement the concepts so I’m better prepared to apply them at work.”

- C. Gump, Network Manager
University of Maryland

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