Virtualization in the Real World

In this course, you will explore virtualization in action, compare the functionality across multiple platforms, and learn the basics of how server, network, and storage virtualization come together to run workloads in the real world!
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 6, 2018
Duration
1h 9m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 6, 2018
Duration
1h 9m
Description

Are you new to virtualization? In this course, Virtualization in the Real World, you will learn foundational knowledge of how to run a single workload across multiple virtualization hypervisors. First, you will see how to run the same virtual machine on Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, VMware Fusion, VirtualBox, and the public cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2. Then, you will learn how to convert virtual machines to be run on different hypervisors. Next, you will discover how to create virtual machines. Finally, you will explore how to configure virtual resources, and perform real world virtual infrastructure administration. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of the basics of how server, network, and storage virtualization come together so you can run workloads in real world data centers.

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
Virtualization has the power to make both you and your company more agile, scalable, and efficient. I've published numerous courses on how different forms of virtualization work in theory. Now it's time to see how it all comes together. In this course, Virtualization in the Real World, you'll learn how a virtualization administrator can use multiple hypervisors to run workloads on the desktop, in the data center, and in the cloud. My name is David Davis, and I'm honored to be your instructor for Virtualization in the Real World. Watch this course, and I'll walk you through a scenario at the Wired Brain Coffee Company where they need you to test their custom workload across VMware Fusion, Oracle VirtualBox, Hyper-V in Windows 10, VMware vSphere, and Microsoft Hyper-V in Windows Server. That's right, five different hypervisors in one video. As we migrate the workload from hypervisor to hypervisor, we'll be testing what it's like to administer and configure virtual machines on each. Finally, we'll attempt to migrate this workload to the public cloud on AWS. You'll see how AWS Server Migration Service works and helps you to make the jump to the cloud. If you haven't yet watched my course entitled, Virtualization: The Big Picture, I recommend that you watch that course first to give you a solid foundation for this course on Virtualization in the Real World. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid understanding of virtualization across the desktop, the data center, and the cloud. So buckle up, grab a beverage, and join me on this adventure into the world of virtualization.

Introduction
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching Virtualization in the Real World. This is the introductory module. My name is David Davis, and I'm excited to be your instructor for this course. I want to be the first to welcome you to Virtualization in the Real World. There are a lot of theoretical virtualization courses out there, and there's nothing wrong with theory. Theory is very important. But at some point, you want to just jump into the technology, you want to use it, you want to try all different forms of that technology and see how it might work in the real world on your own local computer in your own data center, and that's exactly what we're going to do in this course. We're going to do something completely different from my previous courses in this course series on virtualization fundamentals. In this course, we're going to try to take a single workload and virtualize it on multiple platforms just like you might try to do in the real world. Throughout the process, you'll get hands-on experience seeing how each one of these virtualization platforms are the same and different. It's going to be really cool, and it's going to be completely different. So thanks for joining me on this course, Virtualization in the Real World.

Virtualization on the Client
The first thing we're going to do in this course is to start with Virtualization on the Client, and I'll talk about what I mean by that in just a moment, but this is where most administrators start. They get started in virtualization by using it on their local desktop or laptop computer. So here's what you'll learn. We'll first talk about some migration resources, a little bit of background and level setting around virtual machine migration. From there, I'll show you how to use VMware Fusion to run and configure virtual machines. We'll migrate that virtual machine to Oracle VirtualBox and then to Windows 10 Hyper-V. We've got a lot to cover. Let's get started.

Virtualization on the Server
In the real world, when you use virtualization, in many cases it starts on the desktop, and then it moves into the data center, or on the servers in the data center to be more specific. In this module, we'll be talking about virtualization running on servers, and most likely, in the data center. Here's what you'll learn. We'll kick it off with some server virtualization considerations, things to think about before running production workloads in your data center. From there, you'll see how to migrate the workload that we've been working with at the Wired Brain Coffee Company into the VMware vSphere virtual infrastructure in the data center, and then we'll do the same with Microsoft Hyper-V so you can compare the functionality and the administrative capabilities between vSphere and Hyper-V. We've got a lot to cover, so let's get started.

Virtualization in the Cloud
Not only are virtualized workloads run on your desktop and in the data center, but they're also run in the cloud. In this module, you'll learn how to convert a virtual machine from VMware vSphere to AWS EC2. You'll find out that there are multiple ways to perform that conversion. And once we migrate our virtual machine to the cloud, you'll learn how to run that virtual machine and administer that virtual machine in AWS EC2. We've got a lot to cover. Let's get started.