Virtualization Introduction Training Course



Traditional data centers are commonly filled with large numbers of servers that require a tremendous amount of time and money to maintain. Today you can “virtualize” the hardware resources such as CPU, RAM, hard disk and network controller, to create a fully functional virtual machine that can run its own operating system and applications. Each virtual machine contains a complete system, eliminating potential conflicts. Businesses today are using Virtualization to optimize, simplify and manage their Information Technology infrastructure. In this class we will go over the fundamentals of Virtualization technology and the benefits of deploying Virtualization across the enterprise. We will cover different Virtualization platforms available on the market today and will look into different aspects of the Virtualization technology.


1 day

Course Objectives

By the completion of this Virtualization course, the participants should be able to:

  • Understand main concepts of Virtualization technology
  • Understand the benefits and drawbacks of using virtualized environments
  • Know best practices of using Virtualization in enterprise world
  • Learn about different virtualization components and approaches: server, storage and network
  • Get familiar with virtualization products available on the market today
  • Learn about VMware server architecture and functionality
  • Learn how to minimize the risks of virtualizing the existing physical server infrastructure


IT professionals who are deploying and managing physical and/or virtualized servers, networks, storage, databases, and applications. Key decision makers in the field of planning and designing virtualization technology.


Basic understanding of operating systems, networking, web technologies and databases. Experience working with or knowledge of IT infrastructures is a plus.


Virtualization Overview

  • History
  • Main concepts
  • Goals

Architectural Concepts

  • Virtualization models
  • Virtualization components and layers
  • How different components operate in normal and failure scenarios

Benefits of Virtualization

  • Reduce costs through server consolidation
  • Reduce power consumption
  • Improve business continuity and high availability
  • Use policy-based automation and ensure compliance

Server Virtualization

  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Solaris

Desktop Virtualization

  • VMware view
  • Citrix XenDesktop

Storage Virtualization

  • Various locations to implement storage virtualization functionality
  • Different approaches to storage virtualization
  • Benefits and Drawbacks

Network Virtualization

  • Virtual Switches

Virtualization Products and Features

  • Matrix of products versus features
  • Comparing virtualization products
  • Choosing the best product for different environments

Some of the more popular Virtualization Products

  • VMware
  • Hyper-V
  • Citrix XenServer
  • Oracle Solaris

Failures of a virtualization systems and how to deal with them

High-availability options for virtual environments

Virtualization and Disaster Recovery Planning

  • VMware SRM

Virtualization Best Practices

Case Study using VMware server

Virtualization Demo