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Linux Virtualization



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4 Days


About This Course: Virtualization is a rapidly growing technology that is a crucial part of effective system administration and hosting. This simplifies maintenance and allows companies to save a significant amount of time and money. In this course, attendees gain the skills to effectively select and deploy the appropriate Linux Virtualization technology to run, manage and migrate servers.

You Will Learn How To

  • Virtualize servers on a Linux platform to reduce operational costs
  • Apply several different virtualization technologies
  • Run Windows and Android and emulate ARM under Linux
  • Tune virtual machines to maximize performance or security
  • Reduce downtime and simplify maintenance
  • Build a network with virtual switches and routers

Course Outline

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Defining virtualization
  • Examining options of virtualization
  • Benefiting from the advantages of virtualization
  • Creating Linux Containers (LXC)

Comparing LXC to Chroots

  • Running services within a jail
  • Examining security advantages
  • Safeguarding system resource allocation
  • Customizing containers

Hardening Linux Containers

  • Isolating processes
  • Applying SELinux
  • Protecting against zero-day exploits
  • Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)

Consolidating multiple servers

  • Minimizing electricity and cooling costs
  • Reducing capital hardware costs and hosting expenses

Taking advantage of KVM features

  • Accelerating with paravirtualization
  • Compartmentalizing storage
  • Guarding against privilege escalation
  • Whole System Virtualization with QEMU

Running different operating systems

  • Windows
  • Android
  • Solaris
  • Supporting legacy applications

Emulating foreign hardware

  • Booting Android on virtualized ARM hardware
  • Executing ARM binaries
  • Virtualizing the Network

Making VM indistinguishable from physical servers

  • Creating virtual network interfaces
  • Controlling routing

Connecting virtual networks

  • Hiding sensitive servers behind NAT
  • Routing virtual thin clients to remote servers
  • Improving Performance

Using hardware-assisted virtualization

  • Enhancing virtualization with processor features
  • Enabling AMD-V and Intel VT-x
  • Contrasting paravirtualization with full virtualization

Getting the most from your hardware

  • Over-committing memory
  • Handling NUMA architecture

Comparing virtualization technology to best fit your needs

  • Focusing on performance
  • Increasing isolation for security
  • Balancing simplicity and capability
  • Managing Virtual Machines

Provisioning with Docker

  • Spinning up servers rapidly
  • Cloning from images
  • Developing and sharing custom images
  • Mapping ports between containers and the host

Employing libvirt

  • Constructing shell scripts
  • Managing virtual machines from the command line using virsh
  • Controlling virtual machines within a GUI using virt-manager
  • Calling libvirt from Python, C and Java

Migrating virtual machines

  • Manually moving a virtual machine to another host
  • Transferring to another physical machine immediately without downtime
  • Thin Client Desktops

Securing the office

  • Restricting sensitive data to servers
  • Keeping data within your organization
  • Centralizing applications and simplifying maintenance

Flexibility in the office

  • Accessing remote desktops using the SPICE protocol
  • Pulling the plug without losing data
  • Linking data to people not locations
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Course Schedule

Attend this live, instructor-led course In-Class or Online via AnyWare.

Hassle-Free Enrollment: No advance payment required.
Tuition due 30 days after your course.

Nov 1 - 4 New York/AnyWare Enroll Now

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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.

Free Course Exam
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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)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

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Earn 23 Credits from NASBA

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