The XEN VIRTUALIZATION & HA - SuSE XEN Training program is designed for linux professionals who are already working on Linux.

Introduction to Virtualization

  • Virtualization – Definition and History
  • Virtualization Advantages
  • Types of virtualization : Full vs. Para-virtualization
  • Memory virtualization and Device and I/O Virtualization
  • Type-1 vs. Type-2 Virtualization : Xen: Type-1 VMM, KVM: Type-2 VMM
  • Hypervisor : Types of hypervisor
  • Vmware – Pros and Cons
  • VirtualBox – pros and Cons
  • XEN – features
  • Xen Virtualization Architecture
  • XEN Pros and Cons
  • KVM Pros and Cons

Session 2. Virtualization at SuSE

  • Virtualization at SUSE
  • Enhancements in XEN
  • Enhancements in Linux Containers
  • Virtualization with VMware
  • Virtualization with Microsoft
  • Virtualization in the Clouds
  • Supported Virtualization Limits
  • Supported VM Guests
  • Supported VM Hosts
Lab 1 : Prepare the Setup : Install SuSE

 Setting up a Virtual Machine Host

  • Best Practices and Suggestions
  • Managing Domain0 Memory
  • Network Card in Fully Virtualized Guests
  • Starting the Virtual Machine Host
  • PCI Pass-Through
Lab 2 : Understanding the Environment

Create and Manage a VM

  • Creating
  • Configuring
  • Starting and stopping
  • Deleting
  • Managing a virtualized environment
  • Cloning
Lab 3. Create First Virtual Machine

Advanced Techniques in VM Management

  • Create a Bond Device
  • Create the Network Bridge
  • Bond Link Failure
  • Create a VM with the XVM. Create Script.
Lab 4 : Manage your  VM

Manage the Virtualization Environment

  • Serial Console Access
  • Xen Manager Xm Command
  • Xen VM Startup
  • Shut Down Xen VM
  • Monitor Xen VM
  • Monitor Performance with XenMon
  • Monitor Performance with XenTop
  • High Availability Hot Standby
  • High Availability Warm Remote Stand by.
Lab 5 Configuring Load Balancing


 Managing a Virtualization Environment

  • Virtual Machine Manager
  • Controlling the Host by Modifying Xend Settings
  • Configuring a Virtual Machine by Modifying its Xend Settings
  • The xm Command
  • Automatic Starting of Domains
  • Migrating Xen VM Guest Systems
Lab 6 Xen VM Live Migration

Session 8. Virtual Networking

  • Virtual Bridges
  • Network Devices for Guest Systems
  • Host Based Routing in Xen
  • Creating a Masqueraded Network Setup
  • Special Configurations
Lab 7 Configuring a routed IPv4 VM Guest

Day 5

Session 9. Administration Tasks

  • The Boot Loader Program
  • Sparse Image Files and Disk Space
  • Migrating Virtual Machines
  • Passing Key Combinations to Virtual Machines
  • Monitoring Xen
  • Extra Guest Descriptions in Xen Configuration
  • Providing Host Information for VM Guest Systems
Lab 8 Configuring a masqueraded IPv4 VM Guest

Session 10. Save and Restore of Virtual Machines

  • Saving Virtual Machines
  • Restoring Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine States
  • Xen as High Availability Virtualization Host:
  • Xen HA with Remote Storage
  • Xen HA with Local Storage
  • Xen HA and Private Bridges
Lab 9 Managing Cluster Resources-I

Day 6

Session 11. Configuring and Managing High Availability Cluster using Xen -I

  • Understanding Important Terms
  • Exploring the Existing Configuration
  • Adding a Resource
  • Perform a Failover
  • Quorum and Two-Node Clusters
  • Prevent Resources from Moving after Recovery
  • Apache - Adding More Services
  • Update the Configuration
  • Ensuring Resources Run on the Same Host
  • Controlling Resource Start/Stop Ordering
  • Specifying a Preferred Location
Lab 10 Creating Cluster Resources-II

Session 12. Configuring and Managing High Availability Cluster using Xen -II

  • Manually Moving Resources Around the Cluster
  • Giving Control Back to the Cluster
  • Using DRBD for Shared Storage
  • Configure DRBD
  • Configure LVM
  • Create A Partition for DRBD
  • Write the DRBD Config
  • Initialize and Load DRBD
  • Populate DRBD with Data
  • Configure the Cluster for DRBD
  • Testing Migration
Lab 11 DRBD Configuration

Bonus Labs:

Lab 1 Configuring and working with High Availability using Command Line

Lab 2. Configure drbd and openais for host xen Virtual Machine

Lab 3 Using DRBD for Xen Virtual Host

Lab 4 Using OCFS2