Open Source Virtualization (LFS462) Training in Harrisburg

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Open Source Virtualization (LFS462) class in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, Open Source Virtualization (LFS462) may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
Provided there are enough attendees, Open Source Virtualization (LFS462) may be taught at one of our local training facilities.
We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description

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.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $2400 (US)


This course is for technical IT professionals interested in building a reliable, efficient and open virtualization infrastructure with KVM. Students are expected to be well versed in Linux command line usage, shell scripting and text file editing.

Course Outline

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.
linux Foundation
linux Foundation Training
Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
Distribution Details
Virtualization Overview
Virtualization Terminology
Host versus Guest
Virtual Machine Monitor
Software versus Hardware Virtualization
Hypervisor Types
Instruction Translation and Caching
Virtual Machine Image File
linux Containers
Xen Hypervisor
KVM Quick-Start
Verifying your linux Kernel has KVM
Validating your Hardware for KVM
Obtaining and Installing KVM and QEMU
Verifying libvirt installation
Building Upstream QEMU
qemu-img and Virtual Disk Files
Pausing and Restoring the Guest
Managing VMs with GUIs
The QEMU Command line
The QEMU Monitor
KVM Architecture and Relationship with linux
Brief History of KVM
Controlling KVM Using linux Commands
Obtaining KVM
Running KVM Using QEMU
What is QEMU?
Running KVM Using QEMU
Machine Commands
Starting Guest Networking
Dumping Network Traffic with QEMU
Guest-to-Host Communication using Virtio
QEMU Tracing
Managing Storage With QEMU
Managing Virtual Storage with libguestfs
Using Host Physical Storage
Using Host Physical Networking
USB Pass-through
libvirt Access Control
libvirt XML
Open vSwitch
Hardware Support
I/O Provisioning
Tuning for Performance
Measuring Performance
Memory Testing with Stream
SPECVirt Tuning
KVM Security
Review - libvirt Access Control
Host Security Concerns
Security Updates
Xen Hypervisor Architecture
Domain Types
Toolstack Choices
Virtualization Modes
Installing and Configuring Xen
Preparing the Host
Getting the Software
Verifying dom0
Toolstack Selection
Installing domU
Persistent Xen Configuration
Connections to domU
Administration of Xen domains
Debugging Xen Issues
Backup and Restore
live Migration
NUMA Features
PCI Pass-through
USB Device Pass-through
Xen Performance and Tuning
Domain Resource Usage
Xen Scheduler Options
I/O Benchmark Testing
Boot Options for dom0
Xen Security
Domain Type Considerations
Xen Security Modules
Virtual Trusted Platform Module
Network Security
Working with linux Containers
Container Basics
LXD Container Hypervisor
lxc command line tools

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