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Introduction to Virtualization with the New Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) (Novell Technical Training) [Course 8421]

Course Overview

Introduces you to the features of the new open source kernel virtual machine (KVM) virtualization environment in SUSE Linux Enterprise.

Training Level: 3 - Experienced

Duration: 2 Hours

Key Objectives

Objectives of this course:

  • Introduction to Virtualization
  • Introduction to Virtualization with KVM
  • Introduction to Virtualization Management

Audience Summary

This course is intended for those interested in learning about the Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization platform new to SLE11.

Course Prerequisites

CLP or equivalent experience
Some experience with virtualization platforms

Course Outline

This course is taught in the following sections:

SECTION 1: Introduction to Virtualization
  • Objective 1: Introduction to Virtualization
  • Objective 2: History of Virtualization
  • Objective 3: Why Virtualization
  • Objective 4: Virtualization Terminology
  • Objective 5: Virtualization Components
  • Objective 6: Virtualization Architectures
  • Objective 7: Virtualization Modes

SECTION 2: Introduction to Virtualization with KVM
  • Objective 1: KVM Terminology
  • Objective 2: KVM Virtualization Architecture
  • Objective 3: Virtualization Modes
  • Objective 4: CPU Virtualization
  • Objective 5: Introduction to KVM Hardware Virtualization
  • Objective 6: KVM Features and OS Support

SECTION 3: Introduction to Virtualization Management
  • Objective 1: Virtualization Management Layers
  • Objective 2: KVM Virtualization Stack
  • Objective 3: Virtual Machine Management with vm-install
  • Objective 4: Virtual Machine Management with libvirt
  • Objective 5: The virsh Command
  • Objective 6: The virt-viewer Utility
  • Objective 7: The virt-manager-utility

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