Virtualization on Linux with KVM and Ovirt.

Intensive course. Advanced architecture, deployment, and management.

Objectives

We offer you an intensive 5-day training where you will learn everything you need to launch services based on KVM and Ovirt. They are the foundation of the RHEV (Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization) suite, the leading virtualization platform in linux environments. It has performance equivalent to Xen or VMWare and has no licensing costs.

It is the ideal alternative for midsize environments with Linux and Windows virtualized systems being in our opinion a more than respectable competitor of VMWare vSphere for cluster management and medium data centers. It has a bunch of interesting features such as live snapshots, a powerful hypervisor, a large community, advanced storage control, high availability, hot migration of virtual machines, and a powerful centralized infrastructure management tool.

Agenda

  1. Virtualization: state of the art
    • Host vs Guest
    • Emulation
    • Paravirtualization
    • Hypervisor comparison
    • Containers
    • Virtualization by HW vs SW
  2. KVM and QEMU
  3. KVM architecture and Linux integration
  4. Installing KVM
  5. Management with virt-manager
  6. VMs deployment
  7. Storage virtualization
  8. Network virtualization
  9. Dynamic reconfiguration operations (CPU, memory, and I/O)

Deployment of a PoC for oVirt that we will use as a laboratory

  1. Solution architecture
  2. Installing the oVirt engine
  3. Installing and adding KVM nodes
  4. Local storage settings
  5. Network configuration (bridge mode)
  6. Using the admin panel

Advanced management

  1. Data centers and clusters
  2. External storage (iscsi and nfs). Domain management
  3. Legacy network management (logical and VLANs)
  4. SDN management with Open VSwitch
  5. Snapshots and backups
  6. Migration and balance policies
  7. Preparing images with cloud-init
  8. Creation and use of templates. Integration with Glance
  9. Quotas and SLA
  10. Using the API
  11. Monitoring the environment
  12. Open Lab

Audience

Distributed system administrators, architects and consultants with experience in GNU/Linux.

Duration: 5 days (KVM 2 days and Ovirt 3 days). There is the possibility to deliver the modules separately.

Dates: Private on-demand delivery.