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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

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
  • Free use of our Digital Competence Centre: Manuals, courses, exercises, …

Training Cloud Computing Technologies: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction – 3 days

Class overview :

Cloud computing is revolutionizing all aspects of IT, including hardware, operating systems and applications. Faced with a rapidly changing business environment, organizations are under pressure to respond with a flexible IT infrastructure and applications.

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Class goals :

  • Thoroughly assess the architectures, components, operation and tools of cloud computing
  • Leverage cloud vendors, including Force.com, Microsoft Azure, Google and Amazon, for business advantage
  • Exploit Software as a Service (SaaS) to optimize cost and resources
  • Create, deploy and secure applications and services with Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Commission a computing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with Amazon EC2 and Eucalyptus
  • Design a cloud implementation strategy that minimizes the risk for your organization

Content of Cloud Computing Technologies: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction

Introduction to Cloud Computing

Defining cloud computing

  • Components of a computing cloud
  • Differentiating types of clouds: public, private, hybrid

Delivering services from the cloud

  • Categorizing service types
  • Comparing vendor cloud products: Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others

Adopting the Cloud

Key drivers of cloud computing solutions

  • Instantaneous provisioning of computing resources
  • Handling varied loads with elasticity and seamless scalability
  • Tapping into an infinite storage capacity
  • Cost-effective pay-as-you-use billing models

Evaluating barriers to cloud computing

  • Handling sensitive data
  • Aspects of cloud security
  • Assessing governance solutions

Exploiting Software as a Service (SaaS)

Characterizing SaaS

  • Minimizing the need for local hardware and software
  • Streamlining administration with centralized installation and updates
  • Optimizing cost and performance with the ability to scale on demand

Comparing service scenarios

  • Improving collaboration with business productivity tools
  • Simplifying business process creation by integrating existing components

Inspecting SaaS technologies

  • Deploying Web applications
  • Implementing Web services: SOAP, REST
  • Choosing a development platform

Delivering Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Exploring the technical foundation for PaaS

  • Specifying the components of PaaS
  • Analyzing vendor PaaS provisions
  • Selecting an appropriate implementation

Building services with solution stacks

  • Evaluating the architecture of vendor specific platforms
  • Becoming familiar with service platform tools
  • Leveraging the power of scalable middleware

Managing cloud storage

  • Controlling unstructured data in the cloud
  • Deploying relational databases in the cloud
  • Improving data availability

Employing support services

  • Testing in the cloud
  • Monitoring cloud-based services
  • Analyzing portability across platforms

Deploying Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Enabling technologies

  • Scalable server clusters
  • Achieving transparency with platform virtualization
  • Elastic storage devices

Accessing IaaS

  • Provisioning servers on demand
  • Handling dynamic and static IP addresses
  • Tools and support for management and monitoring

Building a Business Case

Calculating the financial implications

  • Analyzing current and future computing requirements
  • Comparing in-house facilities to the cloud
  • Estimating economic factors downstream

Preserving business continuity

  • Selecting appropriate service-level agreements
  • Safeguarding access to assets in the cloud
  • Security, availability and disaster recovery strategies

Migrating to the Cloud

Technical considerations

  • Rearchitecting applications for the cloud
  • Integrating the cloud with existing applications
  • Avoiding vendor lock-in

Planning the migration

  • Incremental vs. one-step solution
  • Selecting a vendor
  • Establishing staff skill requirements

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
  • Free use of our Digital Competence Centre: Manuals, courses, exercises, …

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