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Red Hat Certified Specialist in Virtualization Preparation Course

Course

Intro Video

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Matthew Pearson

Linux Training Architect II in Content

I recently joined Linux Academy as a Linux Training Architect. I have been a linux engineer for many years with a focus in middleware and highly available applications. I posses several linux certifications, including the Red Hat Certified Engineer. I am excited to be a part of this team and to help students grow and succeed in all areas of IT!

Length

08:04:59

Difficulty

Advanced

Videos

31

Quizzes/Exams

8

Course Details

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.

Syllabus

Course Introduction

Introduction

About the Author

00:00:27

Lesson Description:

Learn a little more about the course author, Matthew Pearson.

About This Course

00:02:55

Lesson Description:

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.

The Exam

00:05:45

Lesson Description:

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.

Course Overview

Syllabus

00:03:27

Lesson Description:

A walk through of the topics that will be covered during this course, including the target audience and content.

Virtualization Overview

00:06:06

Lesson Description:

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

00:03:40

Lesson Description:

In this lesson we will be going over the architecture of red hat virtualization and several key components.

Exam Objectives

Install Red Hat Virtualization Manager and Red Hat Virtualization Hypervisor

Install Red Hat Virtualization Manager

00:15:22

Lesson Description:

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

00:06:44

Lesson Description:

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

00:12:10

Lesson Description:

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

00:06:26

Lesson Description:

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

00:30:00

Manage Storage

Configure Storage Domains

00:10:14

Lesson Description:

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

00:03:02

Lesson Description:

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

00:10:23

Lesson Description:

This is a walk through on the creation and management of data centers and clusters in the Virtualization Manager.

QUIZ: RHV Manage Storage

00:30:00

Create and Manage Virtual Machines

Install Virtual Machines

00:09:47

Lesson Description:

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

00:04:19

Lesson Description:

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

00:08:16

Lesson Description:

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

00:05:20

Lesson Description:

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

00:30:00

Work with Virtual Machine Images

Create Snapshots

00:04:47

Lesson Description:

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

00:03:44

Lesson Description:

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

00:05:06

Lesson Description:

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

00:15:00

Create and Manage Red Hat Virtualization Manager Users

Create Internal Users

00:09:23

Lesson Description:

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

00:04:34

Lesson Description:

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

00:09:00

Lesson Description:

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

00:09:19

Lesson Description:

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

00:15:00

Automatically Deploy Virtual Machines

Create Virtual Machine Templates

00:04:12

Lesson Description:

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

00:06:10

Lesson Description:

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

00:09:38

Lesson Description:

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

00:30:00

Work with Logical Networks

Create Logical Networks

00:05:41

Lesson Description:

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

00:04:57

Lesson Description:

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

00:06:30

Lesson Description:

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

00:15:00

Red Hat Certified Specialist in Virtualization Practice Exam

02:00:00

Course Conclusion

Next Steps

Where Do I Go From Here?

00:02:22

Lesson Description:

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.

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