Training Virtualization Technologies: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction – 4 days

Class overview :

Virtual machines allow a computer to run multiple operating systems simultaneously, letting you partition servers to isolate applications, improve portability and migration, or create entire testing labs within a single PC.

Class goals :

  • Employ VMware and Microsoft virtual machine (VM) technologies
  • Combine Windows and Linux workstations and servers on a single platform
  • Leverage VMs to build testing, support and training environments
  • Partition physical servers to decrease operating costs
  • Migrate from physical to virtual machines
  • Manage VMs on VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V

Content of Virtualization Technologies: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction

Virtualization Concepts

Overview of virtual machines

  • Defining virtual machines (servers and workstations)
  • Advantages of deploying VMs

Virtual machine products

  • VMware Workstation
  • Server
  • ESX
  • Microsoft Virtual PC
  • Hyper-V
  • Other alternatives

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
  • Controlling guest OS access

Building guest operating systems

  • Allocating host resources
  • Configuring virtual hard drives
  • Enhancing VMs using virtualization tools
  • Managing peripheral devices
  • Mapping to floppy and CD images

Exploiting Virtual Workstation Functionality

Creating support platforms

  • Readying multiple operating systems
  • Managing display modes
  • Suspending and resuming virtual workstations

Expanding application support

  • Extending legacy application life
  • Widening platform options
  • 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
  • Optimizing performance
  • Accessing Storage Area Networks (SANs)

Clustering virtual machines

  • Distributing workloads via network load balancing (NLB)
  • Establishing fault tolerance by utilizing clustering services

Data Center Virtualization with ESX

Building the architecture

  • Examining ESX architecture
  • Planning and configuration

Leveraging ESX features

  • Networking with vSwitches and port groups
  • Optimizing resource utilization

Managing Microsoft Hyper-V

Maintaining virtual machines

  • Contrasting Hyper-V and ESX architecture
  • Implementing remote management tools

Securing virtual machine deployments

  • Implementing permissions
  • Reducing attack surface with Server Core
Virtualization Technologies: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction
Training Virtualization Technologies: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction

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  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
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  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
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