Learn KVM from the ground up with a focus on QEMU and libvirt, as well as Xen. By the end of this course, you will understand how these and other related open source components can be assembled to create a virtual IT infrastructure. There is a focus on practical deployment skills, securing the virtual infrastructure, and administering solutions. There will also be detailed material about using containers. There are low-level lab exercises focused on virtual images and snapshots, deployment, VM creation and maintenance, integration with networking infrastructure, device pass-through and more.
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This course is for technical IT professionals interested in building a reliable, efficient and open virtualization infrastructure with KVM. Students are expected to have mastered the skills covered in the lower level Linux Foundation System Administration courses. Students are expected to be well versed in Linux command line usage, shell scripting and text file editing.
As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be provided.
Open Source Virtualization takes a deep dive into KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and Xen, the most popular hypervisor virtualization technologies in the open source ecosystem, as well as the deployment and use of containers. Built by experts in the field of virtualization, this course provides the technical background to understand the components required to build and administer a modern virtual IT infrastructure.
This course is focused on problems typically faced in the enterprise world. The lectures are filled with examples of how KVM, Xen and containers 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:
- Understand the role KVM and Xen play in the virtualization ecosystem
- Know how to assemble KVM and other components into a robust and efficient virtual IT infrastructure
This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.
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These live, instructor-led sessions are delivered over screenshare with phone audio, if needed. Classes typically run from 9am-5pm US Central unless otherwise stated.
Our classroom courses are delivered in conveniently located training centers by an expert instructor. Please check the specific course date for exact location, duration, and start time.
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- We are the non-profit organization that hosts Linux and many other open source projects, employs Linux creator Linus Torvalds and hosts kernel.org (where all Linux kernel updates are released).
- Being so close to the kernel, we are constantly updating our training to ensure that we are teaching you the most up-to-date information. Linux Foundation Training is unique in that all our training courses are designed to work on all major Linux distributions (including RedHat, Ubuntu and SUSE).
- We don't sell any software or support services so there's no hidden sales agenda in our material. Our only goal is to help you learn the material.
- When you train with The Linux Foundation, you're learning from instructors who are comfortable across all major Linux distributions and can answer student questions regardless of the distribution you're using for the class. You are truly learning from the experts.
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