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The IBM eX5 product portfolio represents the fifth generation of servers built upon Enterprise X-Architecture which leverages decades of mainframe server design to deliver an open and affordable, industry-standard x86 server platform. This course presents an overview of IBM Virtualization Solutions for the IBM System x Enterprise server line with an in depth look at Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer. Additional topics include an overview of virtualization, virtualization history and terminology, hypervisor architectures, and virtualization management. Hands-on lab procedures include the IBM virtualization solutions Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer.
This is an intermediate course for individuals who are involved in the planning, installation, configuration, and upgrading of System x Enterprise servers.
Students should complete:
- System x Technical Principles (Enhanced) (XTR11), and IBM eX5 Enterprise Servers - Architecture and Product Overview (XTR50).
It is also recommended that students have some experience with Intel-based computer hardware and Windows or Linux operating systems.
- Unit 1: IBM eX5 product review, IBM Smarter Planet, and virtualization background
- Exercise 1: Install Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
- Exercise 2: Create and configure virtual machines using Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
- Day one review
- Unit 2: IBM virtualization solutions, hypervisors, and hypervisor deep-dives
- Exercise 3: Invoke RHEV virt-manager
- Exercise 4: Configure storage pools using virt-manager
- Exercise 5: Networking in RHEV
- Exercise 6: Configure and manage virtual machines through virt-manager