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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Course Details

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RH318) is an extensive hands-on training course in which you will explore the virtualization features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with the advanced Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) platform. You will acquire the skills and knowledge to deploy and centrally manage virtual servers and virtual desktops in the enterprise. Upon completion of RH318, you will have the skills and knowledge to effectively create, deploy, manage, and migrate Linux and Microsoft Windows virtual machines hosted on either RHEV Hypervisor or Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers dedicated nodes using RHEV Manager.

Certification:

This course prepares you for the four-hour, performance-based EX318 Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) Exam.

Course Prerequisites

  • RHCT or RHCSA certification or equivalent experience with Linux
  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows is beneficial, but not necessary

Course Agenda

1. Introduction to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) Platform

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Virtualization
  • Introduction to KVM
  • VirtIO drivers
  • libvirt
  • Virtual Machine Management with virsh

2. Advanced RHEL Virtualization

  • Managing Virtual Machines with RHN
  • Defining VMs with libvirt XML
  • Custom KVM Network Configuration
  • Virtual Machine Migration
  • Shared Storage
  • iSCSI: Internet SCSI
  • Accessing Disk Images from the Host OS

3. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

  • RHEV for Servers Architecture Overview
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager (RHEV-M) Overview
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor (RHEV-H) Overview
  • Preparing a Windows Server for RHEV-M Installation

4. RHEV-M

  • Installing RHEV-M
  • The RHEV-M Database
  • Accessing the RHEV-M Admin Portal

5. RHEV-H

  • Introduction to RHEV-H
  • Deployment Modes
  • Installing RHEV-H
  • Automated RHEV-H Installation
  • Reconfiguration
  • Upgrading RHEV-H
  • Troubleshooting RHEV-H

6. RHEV Data Center

  • Data Center Overview
  • Host
  • Storage Domains
  • Clusters
  • System Scheduler
  • Logical Networks
  • Virtual Machines
  • Creating a New Data Center
  • Creating a New Cluster
  • Configuring Storage

7. RHEV for Servers

  • Creating Virtual Servers
  • Installing Virtual Servers
  • Paravirtualized Drivers for Windows
  • PXE Installation and RHN/Cobbler
  • Virtual Machine Migration
  • High Availability for Guests
  • RHN Entitlements and RHEV VMs

8. RHEV for Desktops

  • RHEV for Desktops Architecture
  • SPICE
  • Creating Virtual Desktops
  • Installing Windows Network VirtIO Drivers

9. Snapshots and Templates

  • Image Formats
  • Image Management
  • Creating VM Snapshots
  • Creating Templates
  • Sealing a Windows Template with Sysprep

10. Desktop Pools, Users, and Portal

  • Creating and Managing Desktop Pools
  • Managing Users
  • Accessing the User Portal
  • Accessing Virtual Desktops

11. Advanced RHEV

  • Using Export Storage Domains
  • Converting Virtual Machines with virt-v2v
  • Importing Converted Virtual Machines
  • Using the Search Bar
  • Using Tags
  • Using the Monitoring Tools
  • Using Log Collector

12. RHEV-Managed RHEL Hosts

  • Managed RHEL hosts
  • RHEV Software for RHEL Nodes
  • Registering a RHEL Node with RHEV
  • Troubleshooting Registration
  • Performance Tuning for RHEV