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Virtualization Essential Training

with Martin Guidry

Video: Welcome

Learn how to prepare your IT infrastructure for virtualization, and create and manage virtual machines with Hyper-V and VMware Workstation.
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  1. 1m 39s
    1. Welcome
    2. What you should know before watching this course
  2. 8m 37s
    1. Overview of virtualization
      2m 33s
    2. Understanding different types of hypervisors
      1m 51s
    3. Understanding the cloud
      4m 13s
  3. 16m 48s
    1. Using virtualization for more efficient utilization of hardware
      4m 28s
    2. Using virtualization to increase availability
      2m 47s
    3. Disaster recovery
      5m 21s
    4. Just-in-time delivery of resources
      1m 48s
    5. Saving energy
      2m 24s
  4. 9m 9s
    1. Increased complexity
      3m 25s
    2. Expense
      2m 29s
    3. Sprawl
      3m 15s
  5. 34m 37s
    1. Virtualizing desktop computers
      4m 25s
    2. Running a specific program
      2m 56s
    3. Setting up test and development environments
      3m 48s
    4. Designing a private cloud
      6m 6s
    5. Utilizing a public cloud
      7m 52s
    6. Choosing the best solution for you
      9m 30s
  6. 13m 52s
    1. Understanding virtual CPU
      2m 53s
    2. Understanding virtual memory
      3m 15s
    3. Understanding virtual storage
      2m 41s
    4. Understanding virtual networking
      3m 29s
    5. Understanding virtual graphic processing
      1m 34s
  7. 17m 54s
    1. Installing Hyper-V
      2m 26s
    2. Creating a virtual machine with Hyper-V
      5m 14s
    3. Setting up networking with Hyper-V
      4m 10s
    4. Allocating processors and memory to a virtual machine using Hyper-V
      4m 12s
    5. Using checkpoints in Hyper-V
      1m 52s
  8. 15m 32s
    1. Installing VMware Workstation
      3m 18s
    2. Creating a virtual machine with VMware Workstation
      2m 33s
    3. Setting up networking with VMware Workstation
      2m 47s
    4. Allocating processors and memory to a virtual machine using VMware Workstation
      4m 25s
    5. Duplicating a virtual machine using VMware Workstation
      2m 29s
  9. 14m 1s
    1. Understanding different file systems
      4m 50s
    2. Choosing between SAN, NAS, or local storage
      3m 49s
    3. Configuring your network
      5m 22s
  10. 18m 33s
    1. Troubleshooting network communication
      6m 32s
    2. Troubleshooting slow performance
      4m 1s
    3. Troubleshooting common errors
      8m 0s
  11. 19m 15s
    1. Duplicating a virtual machine
      5m 20s
    2. Backing up and recovering a virtual machine
      5m 2s
    3. Converting a physical server into a virtual server (P2V)
      5m 40s
    4. Converting a virtual server into a physical server (V2P)
      3m 13s
  12. 1m 45s
    1. Next steps
      1m 45s

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Virtualization Essential Training
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Virtualization is a vastly important topic to IT managers. It allows one computer to run multiple operating systems, leading to a more efficient use of hardware resources. In this course Martin Guidry explores the crucial concepts behind today's virtualization tech, its pros and cons, common uses, and hardware requirements. He dedicates two chapters to Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware Workstation, two of the most popular hypervisors, and then shows how to prep your existing infrastructure to accommodate virtualization. Before you leave, make sure to watch the tutorials on troubleshooting and backing up your virtual machines, so you can fix problems and recover your work in case of a system failure.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of virtualization
  • Virtualizing computer desktops
  • Designing a private cloud
  • Choosing the best virtualization solution for you
  • Creating a virtual machine with Hyper-V and VMware Workstation
  • Configuring your network for virtualization
  • Backing up, restoring, and migrating virtual machines
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Hi, I'm Martin Guidry, and welcome to Virtualization Essential Training. In this course, we'll look at the crucial concepts behind today's virtualization technologies. I'll start by discussing several advantages, and a few disadvantages of virtualization. Then I'll show you how to use Microsoft HyperV and VMWare Workstation to create and maintain virtual machines. We'll see how to choose the right virtualization technologies for your situation, and how to prepare your existing IT infrastructure to accommodate virtualization.

We'll cover all these features, plus plenty of other tools and techniques. Now let's get started with Virtualization Essential Training.

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