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Cloud and Virtualization Concepts

Explore creating virtual machines and learn types of virtualization used for data centers. Move from a physical environment to a virtual one.

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Course Details

Cloud and Virtualization Concepts has been updated. The refreshed course now includes updated graphics and new material focused on container technology concepts—a popular advancement in virtualization technology.

The Cloud and Virtualization Concepts will enable you to:

  • Explore creating a virtual machine and the benefits
  • Move from a physical environment to a virtual one
  • Describe types of virtualization used for data centers
  • Describe virtualization, virtual machines, hypervisors, and VMware vSphere® components
  • Describe the concepts of server, network, storage, and desktop virtualization
  • Understand how individuals and businesses benefit from virtualization
  • Understand cloud concepts such as types of cloud computing and popular cloud deployment models
  • Access embedded videos and labs to help you along the way
  • Understand container technology including concepts such as containers, Docker, and Kubernetes
  • Explore how containers and virtual machines enable cloud computing, DevOps, and cloud-native development
  • Understand the relationship between virtualization technology and sustainability.


Module List

Cloud and Virtualization Concepts

Welcome to Cloud and Virtualization Concepts! Virtualization is software used to simulate hardware. It is the fundamental technology that powers cloud computing which delivers computing resources, software or data as a service through the Internet.

Cloud and Virtualization Concepts

¡Bienvenido a Cloud and Virtualization Concepts! La virtualización es el utilizar software para simular hardware. Es la tecnología fundamental que impulsa la computación en la nube, la cual ofrece recursos informáticos, software o datos como un servicio a través de Internet.

Lab 1: Create a Virtual Machine

In this lab we use VMware Workstation to create a virtual machine using a downloaded ISO of Lubuntu Linux. We will work through the various hardware settings that you will need to set prior to your installation.

Once the operating system is installed, we will make adjustments to the virtual machine hardware.

Lab 2: Virtual Machine Files and Snapshots

In this lab we will explore how the storage of a virtual machine functions and how to save the state of a virtual machine by creating snapshots.

Lab 3: Virtual Machine Cloning and Exporting

In this lab we will create both linked and full type clones of a virtual machine and examine the differences between the two clone types. Next, we will show two methods for exporting a virtual machine to a format that makes it easy to transport to another VMware application like VMware Workstation or VMware vSphere.

Lab 4: Virtual Machine Networking

In this lab we will look at the network capabilities of workstation. We will explore how to use and setup network types similar to those found in many real-world scenarios. The network capabilities in VMware Workstation are very beneficial for development and testing of software and applications, such as limiting bandwidth or causing packet loss scenarios.

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