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    Operating System Virtualization, IT 454

    About this Course:
    This course will cover technologies allowing multiple instances of operating systems to be run on a single physical system. Concepts addressed will include hypervisors, virtual machines, paravirtualization and virtual appliances. Both server and desktop virtualization will be examined in detail, with brief coverage of storage virtualization and application virtualization. Business benefits, business cases and security implications of virtualization will be discussed. Extensive hands-on assignments and a group project will allow students to gain first-hand experience of this technology.

    IT 301 A+ Certification Training or IT 302 Introduction to UNIX and shell Scripting , basic Operating System and networking fundamentals or equivalent experience required for enrollment

    Course Outline:

    • Introduction to Virtualization
    • Virtualization Application Overview
    • Hypervisors, VMs and Paravirtualization
    • Prepare for Virtualization
    • Virtual Appliances
    • Testing and the Lab
    • Server Virtualization
    • Deploying Server Virtualization
    • Desktop Virtualization
    • Application Virtualization
    • Storage Virtualization
    • Managing Virtualization
    • Security Implications of Virtualization


    Ray Trygstad