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Syllabus

Focus: KVM Hypervisor Administration

Duration: 8-Hours

  • Intro to KVM Hypervisor Management

    • Introduction - KVM - Features
      • Discuss features and benefits
      • Explain various hypervisor tiers
      • Compare and contrast supported GUEST models
      • Cover supported platforms, features and limitations
      • Explore classroom environment
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    • KVM Installation
      • Discuss KVM architecture
      • Identify key components
      • Explore default configuration
      • Ensure adequate resources
      • Install KVM components
      • Peruse KVM footprint
      • Install additional management components
      • Configure network bridging for autonomous access
      • Prepare to deploy GUESTs (VMs)
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    • Debian | Ubuntu GUESTs
      • Identify and provision sources
      • Define new VM containers
      • Peruse GUEST properties and Defaults
      • Launch OS installers
      • Ensure network communications
      • Repeat deployments as needed
      • Debug as needed
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    • CentOS | RedHat GUESTs
      • Provision sources via Apache HTTPD
      • Define VM containers
      • Install using network support
      • Ensure network communications
      • Repeat deployments as needed
      • Debug where applicable
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    • Windows GUESTs
      • Locate and reference sources
      • Define new GUEST containers
      • Install Windows using common template
      • Perform post-installation tasks
      • Ensure communications
      • Identify VM resource usage
      • Discuss findings
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    • VM Deployments | CLI
      • Discuss benefits
      • Identify key tools
      • Apply common options to VM definition
      • Provision VMs from CLI
      • Debug as required
      • Rectify issues as needed
      • Identify new VM deployments
      • Confirm network communications
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    • VM Cloning
      • Discuss benefits
      • Identify key tools
      • Clone existing VMs with various tools
      • Peruse post-cloning footprint
      • Ensure clone functionality
      • Debug where needed
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    • Ubuntu | CentOS GUESTs
      • Ensure proper bridge configuration
      • Tag appropriate VLAN
      • Install latest Ubuntu | CentOS
      • Ensure communications
      • Convert nodes to static IP config
      • Alternate to dynamic config
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    • Storage Expansion
      • Add virtio block storage to targets
      • Confirm kernel visibility
      • LVM-configure new storage
      • Online Synch /var to new storage
      • Single-user entry of other node
      • Synch /var content
      • Compare and contrast nodes
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    • Bridging | Virtual Nets | VLANs
      • Explore defaults
      • Remove default, superfluous bridge
      • Explore Virtual Net allocation
      • Configure VLAN201 on switch
      • Provision VLAN201 in KVM
      • Confirm communications
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    • pfSense Firewall GUEST
      • Discuss L3 benefits
      • Obtain and install firewall GUEST
      • Ensure multiple interfaces tagged to correct VLANs
      • Ensure communications
      • Shift GUEST to VLAN201 and confirm
      • Route traffic via pfSense firewall
      • Apply basic filters
      • Create DMZ VLAN
      • Segregate GUESTs and confirm
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