Red Hat Certified Specialist in Virtualization Preparation Course
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The focus of this course is to prepare you for the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Virtualization exam (EX318). You will learn how to install an administer a Red Hat Virtualization environment and perform administrative tasks in your environment. In addition to those preparing for the exam, this course is also a great way to learn about the Red Hat Virtualization platform.
About the Author
Learn a little more about the course author, Matthew Pearson.
About This Course
An overview of the course including a walk through of our interactive study tool, the Nova Atlas. The Nova Atlas can be accessed through the URL in the downloads.
This is an overview of the exam (EX318), including length, format, and registration information. Update: Red Hat no longer uses examslocal for exam scheduling. The Nova Atlas has been updated to reflect this change. Once you have purchased an exam voucher, follow the instructions in the email provided by Red Hat.
A walk through of the topics that will be covered during this course, including the target audience and content.
In this lesson we will be giving a general overview of Virtualization. This will include key concepts as well as how to implement it on your personal machine.
Red Hat Virtualization Overview
In this lesson we will be going over the architecture of red hat virtualization and several key components.
Install Red Hat Virtualization Manager and Red Hat Virtualization Hypervisor
Install Red Hat Virtualization Manager
The Red Hat Virtualization Manager is the primary means for monitoring and managing your Red Hat Virtualization environment. In this Lesson, we will cover installing the Manager and all of its dependencies.
Configure Red Hat Virtualization Manager to Authenticate Against and External IPA Service
Red Hat Virtualization allows you to use an external authentication provider for managing users and groups. This is specifically important when dealing with a large user base.
Install Red Hat Virtualization Hypervisor
Setup a Red Hat Virtualization Hypervisor for use with Red Hat Virtualization. Red Hat Virtualization Hosts are required in order to provision virtual machines and make use of logical networks.
Add One or More Red Hat Virtualization Hypervisor Instances to the Virtualization Manager
In order to initialize your first data center, one or more Red Hat Virtualization Hypervisors must be added to the Virtualization Manager.
QUIZ: RHV Install Red Hat Virtualization Manager and Red Hat Virtualization Hypervisor
Configure Storage Domains
Storage Domains are used to store virtual machine images, virtual disks, and even installation ISOs. In this lesson we will walk through configuring storage domains in the Virtualization Manager.
Import Installation Media Into a Storage Domain
Before we can provision virtual machines, we must import an installation media into a storage domain. This lesson will show you the steps required to perform this in your environment.
Create and Manage Datacenters and Clusters
This is a walk through on the creation and management of data centers and clusters in the Virtualization Manager.
QUIZ: RHV Manage Storage
Create and Manage Virtual Machines
Install Virtual Machines
Creating virtual machines is the whole reason for using Red Hat Virtualization. In this lesson, we will be installing and configuring virtual machines.
Start and Stop Virtual Machines
The Red Hat Virtualization Manager provides a really intuitive interface for Managing virtual machines. In this lesson, I will demonstrate the options available, including stopping and starting virtual machines.
Edit Virtual Machine Hardware Characteristics
Unlike a physical computer, virtual machines can have system resources added to them with the click of a button. In this lesson, I will demonstrate how to add additional resources, such as memory and storage.
Configure Automatic Migration for Virtual Machines
Learn how to configure virtual machines so that they automatically migrate in the event of a host failure.
QUIZ: RHV Create and Manage Virtual Machines
Work with Virtual Machine Images
Learn how to use snapshots to save the current state of your virtual machine. This is an important feature of Red Hat Virtualization and is key for disaster recovery.
Create Virtual Machines from Snapshots
Snapshots will save the state of your virtual machine but can also be used to create brand new virtual machines. Learn how in this lesson.
Import Existing Virtual Machine Images into Red Hat Virtualization Manager
In this lesson, we will go through all the necessary steps to import an existing virtual machine image into the Virtualization Manager.
QUIZ: RHV Work With Virtual Machine Images
Create and Manage Red Hat Virtualization Manager Users
Create Internal Users
Red Hat Virtualization provides a database for internal users as a part of the initial install. In this lesson, we will learn how to create and manage those users.
Create External Users
Red Hat Virtualization allows you to use external authentication providers to manage users. Learn how to add these external users to your virtualization manager install.
Configure Roles and Assign Users to Those Roles
Roles and permissions are essential for any enterprise level infrastructure platform. Red Hat Virtualization provides several default, system roles for users. Learn how to use system roles and configure custom roles for more granular access.
Configure Access Using Roles
Proper user access provides security and helps prevent human error. Learn how to use default and custom roles to assign specific access in your Red Hat Virtualization environment.
QUIZ: RHV Create and Manage Red Hat Virtualization Manager Users
Automatically Deploy Virtual Machines
Create Virtual Machine Templates
Virtual machine templates allow you to configure system settings and an operating system so that you can quickly provision virtual machines using those configurations. Learn how to create virtual machine templates.
Deploy Virtual Machines Using Templates
The ability to deploy virtual machines using predefined templates is one of best features of Red Hat Virtualization. Learn how to streamline the deployment of your virtual machines with templates.
Configure Virtual Machines Using Cloud-Init
Using templates to create virtual machines is very useful, but will only allow you change certain aspects of a virtual machine. By utilizing Cloud-Init, you will have the ability to set the majority of system settings. Learn how to configure virtual machines using the Cloud-Init utility.
QUIZ: RHV Automatically Deploy Virtual Machines
Work with Logical Networks
Create Logical Networks
Red Hat Virtualization allows you to create logical networks that can be used to segment network traffic and confine virtual machines to a specific network. In this lesson, we will learn how to create and configure logical networks.
Assign Hosts to Logical Networks
Learn how to assign logical networks to the physical, network interfaces on your Red Hat Virtualization Hosts. Using multiple logical networks will allow you to separate different types of network traffic.
Backup and Restore the Virtualization Manager
The ability to backup your Red Hat Virtualization environment is not only a great feature, but can also save you a lot of headaches. Learn how to create a backup and restore your environment from that backup.
QUIZ: RHV Work With Logical Networks
Red Hat Certified Specialist in Virtualization Practice Exam
Where Do I Go From Here?
Now that you have completed the Red Certified Specialist in Virtualization Preparation Course, you may be wondering what is next. In this lession, we will go over some recommendations for your next pursuit.