Linux KVM for System and Cloud Engineers, Learn KVM Installation, Configuration and Administration on CentOS and RHEL.
KVM (Kernel based Virtual Machine) is the virtualization solution for Linux. It consist of a loadable Kernel module that allows the Linux Kernel to work as a Hypervisor. KVM provides hardware-assisted virtualization for a wide variety of guest operating systems.
Under KVM, each VM is a Linux process that is scheduled and managed by the kernel and has private virtualized hardware (i.e CPU, network card, disk, etc.). It also supports nested virtualization, which allows you to run a VM inside another VM.
In this course, we are going to cover the objectives on KVM ( Kernel Based Machines) , we will discuss the following topics with appropriate LABs at end of the session :
Quick Introduction to Hypervisor and KVM :
- What is a Hypervisor?
- KVM Quick Intro , its Pros/Cons and Terminology
KVM Installation and Configuration
- LAB Details, Pre-Reqs for KVM Installation
- KVM Installation
- KVM Network Configuration
- KVM Storage Pool Configuration
Creating Guest Virtual Machines
- Management of Guest Virtual Machines
- Backup (Snapshots) of Guest Virtual Machines
- Expanding the disk sizes of Guest Virtual Machine
- Guest Virtual Machines Snapshot Create/Restore
- Renaming a Guest VM
- Increasing resources on of Guest Virtual Machines
- Cloning a guest VM
- Troubleshooting the KVM issues.
- VM restore
- KVM vBridge creation (Host Only and NAT)
KVM (Kernel based Virtual Machine) is the virtualization solution for Linux. It consists of a loadable Kernel module that allows the Linux Kernel to work as a Hypervisor. KVM provides hardware-assisted virtualization for a wide variety of guest operating systems.