Fundamentals of Server Virtualization

Datacenters and desktops alike are using server virtualization to gain efficiency, agility, and cost-savings. In this course, you’ll learn what server virtualization is, how it benefits you, how it works, and see it in action
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(18)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 9, 2018
Duration
2h 1m
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Course info
Rating
(18)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 9, 2018
Duration
2h 1m
Description

If you are an IT professional, you should know what server virtualization is and how it can make your life easier. In this course, Fundamentals of Server Virtualization, you’ll learn the benefits of server virtualization, the architecture behind it, and see it in action - both in the datacenter and on the desktop. First, you’ll learn how companies are using tools to move applications running in physical hosts to virtual machines. Next, you'll explore how to test and deploy server virtualization. Finally, you'll discover multiple options for building a server virtualization lab of your own. When you're finished with this course, you’ll have all you need to understand how you can use server virtualization to your advantage.

About the author
About the author

David has authored over 50 courses for Pluralsight.com around enterprise data center technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and (especially) VMware vSphere.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Server virtualization can make your life far easier whether you're an IT professional at one of the largest datacenters in the world or a student who needs to run multiple operating systems on their own laptop. My name is David Davis, and my latest course is the Fundamentals of Server Virtualization. I've been writing, teaching, and speaking about Enterprise technologies, such as virtualization and cloud computing for well over 10 years now, and during that time I've created over 50 Pluralsight courses, and this is one of the best courses yet. Now I was an IT manager when we implemented server virtualization in our datacenter, and I can tell you that it changed our entire world. After learning more about server virtualization I'm betting that you're going to have the same reaction. In this course you'll learn about the benefits of server virtualization, the architecture behind it. You'll see it in action, both in the datacenter and on the desktop. You'll also learn how companies are using tools to move applications running in physical servers to virtual machines. you'll find out how to test and deploy server virtualization and even discover multiple options for building a server virtualization lab of your own. The best part is that you'll see numerous server virtualization tools in action, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware Fusion, and more. By the end of this course you'll have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of server virtualization, and one of the great things about this course is that you don't need to know anything to get started. However, if you haven't seen my Virtual: The Big Picture course I encourage you to check out that course first. So buckle up, grab a beverage, and join me on this short adventure into the world of server virtualization.