CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-001: Virtualization

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.

Overview

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.

Target Audience

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.

Prerequisites

None

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Virtualization Overview

  • describe the basic concepts of hardware virtualization and the role of the hypervisor
  • Hypervisors

  • distinguish between type I bare metal and type II OS-dependent hypervisors, proprietary and open source options, and consumer versus professional hypervisors
  • VM Host Main System Components

  • describe BIOS and firmware issues for virtualization and physical CPU and memory configurations that support virtualization
  • Host Networking and Storage Connectivity

  • describe network and storage hardware and how they enable virtualization
  • VMs and Components

  • describe the components of a VM including virtual memory and virtual CPU, virtual NICs, and virtual routers
  • Virtual Storage

  • describe virtual storage including virtual HAB and NPIV, shared storage, and cluster storage
  • Creating and Managing VMs

  • recall the process of creating a VM, and import and export options
  • Managing VM Images

  • recognize virtual disk types and their uses, snapshots and cloning, and image and file backup
  • VM Backup

  • recognize the processes involved in backing up a VM and configuration and backing up the VM file contents
  • Virtual Networking

  • configure virtual NIC and virtual switch settings
  • Virtual Storage Networks

  • define basic VLAN and VSAN settings
  • Resource Migration Overview

  • recognize that virtual resources are not tied to a physical machine, that they can be moved, and the reasons for doing so
  • Storage Migration

  • describe the process of storage migration in different scenarios, with local DAS storage and with network storage
  • Online and Offline Migrations

  • describe online and offline migration options with different hypervisors and the characteristics and requirements of each
  • P2V, V2V, and V2P Migrations

  • distinguish when and how physical to virtual, virtual to virtual, and virtual to physical migrations can and should take place
  • Utilization in a Virtual Environment

  • describe the benefits that virtualization brings in the context of a cloud environment in terms of resource utilization
  • Scalability in a Virtual Environment

  • describe the benefits that virtualization brings in the context of a cloud environment in terms of rapid scalability
  • Sandboxing and Isolation

  • describe the benefits that virtualization brings in the context of a cloud environment in terms of network and application isolation
  • Consolidating Infrastructure

  • describe the benefits that virtualization brings in the context of a cloud environment in terms of infrastructure consolidation
  • Virtual Data Centers

  • describe how virtualization components can be used to build a data center
  • Exercise: Virtualization, VMs, and Resources

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