Would your agency like to reduce hardware and save space and energy usage? Improve IT services and better manage risk? Cut costs and increase productivity through greater efficiency? Virtual implementations using Hyper-V, VMware and Xen enable multiple server operating systems to run simultaneously on a single physical computer, each in its own isolated software partition. Instead of requiring a separate computer for each server, dozens of virtual servers can co-reside on the same computer. The advantages are that supporters of a virtual system do not have to manage the hardware aspects of running multiple servers, and they effectively share the cost of expensive line connections to the Internet.
After successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
Recommended Prerequisite: Six months experience managing server hardware or successful completion of a Windows Server course.
- Explain the pros and cons of using Hyper-V, VMware or Xen
- Provision and manage virtual machines
- Determine hardware and sizing of virtual machines
- Optimize performance
- Design backup strategies
- Ensure reliability