KVM Virtualization on Linux

By Tom Dean

Gain the skills necessary to design, deploy, and manage virtual workloads using KVM virtualization on Linux.

5 hours
  • 38 Lessons

About the course

Did you know that, for a long time, Linux has had its own built-in virtualization technology, KVM? In this course, you will gain a better understanding of KVM virtualization on Linux through interactive, hands-on lessons. We will explore four scenarios: workstation virtualization using the GUI utilities, web-based management using Cockpit, managing virtualization using the Linux CLI, and managing virtual workloads using oVirt on CentOS. When you have finished this course, you will have the skills necessary to design, deploy, and manage virtual workloads using KVM on Linux.

Because of the course requirement for nested virtualization, there are no hands-on labs, as there is no support for nested virtualization in hands-on labs. For the same reason, this will not work in the Cloud Playground. Therefore, all lessons are follow-along, using your computer (optional but recommended).

Course Prerequisites

You must be experienced or proficient with:

  • Linux
    • Command line
    • GUI
    • Networking
    • Storage
  • Exposure to RHEL distributions a plus
    • dnf / yum – package management
  • Hardware
    • Intel (VT-x)
    • AMD (AMD-V)
  • Intermediate networking skills
  • Intermediate storage skills
  • Virtualization experience is a plus

What you will need

  • In order to get the most out of this course, the student should have intermediate Linux command-line and GUI skills. Experience with virtualization environments and hypervisors is a plus, but not required.

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