XEN Virtualization

Course:  XEN
Duration:  3 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

Xen is an open-source virtualisation technology providing the ability to run multiple operating systems on one physical machine. Due to the nature of Xen, there is only a minimal loss of performance of the operating systems when compared to a native install.

Several operating systems are supported including Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD, Windows and NetBSD.

The Xen Virtualisation course is based on the open-source version of Xen using Enterprise Linux 5 as the host operating system. The course starts by giving an overview of virtualisation methods and continues with the installation of Xen on Enterprise Linux 5 and installation and management of various hosts operating systems.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Xen and virtualisation overview

  • What are virtual machines, virtualisation, paravirtualisation?

Installation of Xen on RHEL5

  • Use of yum and installing Xen from source

Creation of Xen virtual machines

  • Installing Kubuntu, NetBSD, Solaris & Windows as guests

Xen management tools

  • Use of xm, XenMan & virt-manager

Xen networking

  • Configuring bridged and routed networking

Xen storage options

  • Storing options including UFS, LVM & NFS

Encrypting guest filesystems

  • Securing the guest operating systems with encryption

Migration of Xen instances

  • Saving and restoring domains. Live migration
Who Should Take This Course

Experienced Linux Administrators who require to utilise Xen virtualisation to host a number of operating systems.

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