CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-001: Virtualization

This CompTIA Cloud+ training course is targeted toward IT personnel with at least 24 to 36 months of IT experience in networking, storage, or data center administration. Good computer literacy along with a sound technical acumen should be present. It is also suitable for students looking to acquire job skills and to be trained specifically to pass the associated CompTIA Cloud+ certification exam. It is recommended, but not required, that candidates for the CompTIA Cloud+ exam obtain the CompTIA Network+ and/or CompTIA Storage+ certifications or equivalent knowledge.

Prerequisite
None

Expected Duration
129 minutes

Description
Without the concept of virtualization, large-scale and dynamic cloud computing data centers would not exist to the extent that they do. The ability to have a software layer that pools together underlying physical resources is provided by hypervisors. In this course, you’ll explore the concept of hosts and the types of hypervisors they may use. You’ll learn about the virtual machine (VM), various virtual resources, and common management tasks required to deploy VMs. You’ll also learn about the key benefits of using virtualization. This course is one in a series of Skillsoft courses in the learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-001 certification exam.

Objective

Hosts and Hypocrisies

  • start the course
  • describe the basic concepts of hardware virtualization and the role of the hypervisor
  • distinguish between type I bare metal and type II OS-dependent hypervisors, proprietary and open source options, and consumer versus professional hypervisors
  • describe BIOS and firmware issues for virtualization and physical CPU and memory configurations that support virtualization
  • describe network and storage hardware and how they enable virtualization
  • Virtual Components of a Cloud

  • describe the components of a VM including virtual memory and virtual CPU, virtual NICs, and virtual routers
  • describe virtual storage including virtual HAB and NPIV, shared storage, and cluster storage
  • VM installation and Configuration

  • recall the process of creating a VM, and import and export options
  • recognize virtual disk types and their uses, snapshots and cloning, and image and file backup
  • recognize the processes involved in backing up a VM and configuration and backing up the VM file contents
  • configure virtual NIC and virtual switch settings
  • define basic VLAN and VSAN settings
  • Migrating Virtual Resources

  • recognize that virtual resources are not tied to a physical machine, that they can be moved, and the reasons for doing so
  • describe the process of storage migration in different scenarios, with local DAS storage and with network storage
  • describe online and offline migration options with different hypervisors and the characteristics and requirements of each
  • distinguish when and how physical to virtual, virtual to virtual, and virtual to physical migrations can and should take place
  • Virtualization Benefits

  • describe the benefits that virtualization brings in the context of a cloud environment in terms of resource utilization
  • describe the benefits that virtualization brings in the context of a cloud environment in terms of rapid scalability
  • describe the benefits that virtualization brings in the context of a cloud environment in terms of network and application isolation
  • describe the benefits that virtualization brings in the context of a cloud environment in terms of infrastructure consolidation
  • describe how virtualization components can be used to build a data center
  • Practice: Virtualization Resources

  • describe virtualization , virtual/physical resources, and VM management tasks
  • MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

    $129/month
     

    ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

    $1295/year

    Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.