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...thanks to The Linux Foundation we have a very clear idea of how to identify and comply with existing open source software...and what we need to do to participate in Linux and the community...

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Gain the background needed to understand how KVM and related open source components can be assembled to create an entire virtual IT infrastructure, acquire practical KVM deployment skills and understand how to built virtualization solutions from scratch by coupling KVM with tools such as oVirt, libvirt and OpenStack

Course Description

The Linux Foundation designed the Linux KVM Virtualization course as a deep dive into KVM, the most popular virtualization technology in the open source ecosystem. Built by experts in the field of virtualization, this course provides the technical background to understand the components that constitute KVM as well as the components that are required to build and administer a modern virtual IT infrastructure.

This course is extremely focused on problems typically faced in the enterprise world. The lectures are filled with examples of how KVM can be used in business environments as well as practical lab sessions that let participants gain a real­-world perspective of common virtualization problems and how to address them.

At the end of the training, attendees will have acquired the skills needed to:

  • What role KVM plays in the virtualization ecosystem
  • How to assemble KVM and other components into a robust and efficient virtual IT infrastructure

Course Materials

As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be mailed to you. Expect 3-5 days for US delivery and 7-10 days for international deliveries.

For more details view the Course Outline.


Technical IT professionals interested in building a reliable, efficient and open virtualization infrastructure with KVM. System administrators and devops who want to expand their existing skills to cover more advanced architecture topic, while gaining a deep understanding of the technologies at play in a virtual IT environment.


Attendees are expected to master the skills covered in the Linux Foundation Engineer track before attending this course. A good grasp of typical scalability and system administration issues frequently encountered in enterprise environments is useful. Participants are expected to be well­ versed in Linux command line usage, shell scripting and text file editing as covered in our Introduction to Linux (LFS101) and Linux System Administration (LFS220) courses.

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