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Virtualisation Workshop Synopsis

This workshop will provide an overview of virtualization technology with a series of hands-on practical exercises.

Target Audience

Engineers who desire or require an in-depth knowledge of building and maintaining virtualised environments.


Good knowledge of the UNIX/Linux command line environment is an 'absolute' requirement. Basic understanding of L2/L3 technologies TCP/IP networking and VLANs is essential.

PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING A LAPTOP - (Windows/Linux/OSX) with wireless, 1GB+ RAM, and 5GB+ free disk space

Class Size

The workshop can accommodate up to 30 participants

Workshop Topics

  • Virtualization overview
  • Desktop Virtualization (VirtualBox)
  • KVM and libvirt
  • lvm and scripted install
  • Migration and shared storage
  • Ganeti
  • Instance creation using ISO images
  • Live migration
  • Instance creation using VMDK images
  • Ganeti settings
  • Automated Instance creation
  • Networks and VLANs
  • Failure handling
  • Cloud computing


At the end of the workshop students will be able to:

  • Explain concepts of Virtualization as it relates to modern computer systems
  • Explain and demonstrate Desktop Virtualization using VirtualBox
  • Explain and demonstrate System Virtualization using KVM and libvirt
  • Explain and demonstrate Migration and shared storage
  • Explain and configure a Linux system to use Ganeti
  • Demonstrate how to create an instance using ISO images
  • Demonstrate live migration with Ganeti instances
  • Demonstrate how to create an instance using VMDK images
  • Explain and configure various Ganeti advanced settings
  • Demonstrate how to create automated Ganeti instances using synnefo
  • Explain and configure virtualisation networks and VLANs to provide networks to customer VMs
  • Explain and demonstrate techniques for dealing with Ganeti failure handling
  • Explain some basic concepts relating to Cloud computing
2016/btnog3-virt/description.txt · Last modified: 2016/11/11 10:48 by philip