Interested in Virtualization? Check Out Our Newest Addition to the INE Library: Virtualization - Introduction to Hypervisor (KVM)
Virtualization is a key skillset for any Linux Administrator or Engineer. Not all workloads are useful in the cloud, and companies are quickly realizing this in terms of increasing cloud bills. You can bring those workloads in house, but what about licensing? KVM is a favorite of home labs because of the low cost of entry (free). KVM is also a favorite of shops that know how powerful open source is. Gain a greater understanding of how any virtualization platform works by utilizing common linux tools to manage and orchestrate your virtual machines. KVM forms the basis for upstream virtualization projects like oVirt and RHEV as well. Learn how to setup a virtualized environment only armed with an install usb from your favorite linux distribution.
Any workload can be run on a KVM virtual machine platform. Docker/Kubernetes? No problem. Databases, front end web services, workloads requiring dedicated hardware such as GPU's or HBA's, KVM can run any of these workloads with near bare metal performance.
What You'll Learn:
- Setting up the hypervisor machine
- Installing your first virtual machine
- managing network storage memory and cpu resources
- Virtual machine snapshots
Virtual machine cloning