The RH319 Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization course with RHCVA exam is an integrated solution (bundle) that includes the RH318 Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization course and the EX318 Red Hat Certified Virtualization exam (RHCVA).
RH319 = RH318 + EX318
The RH318 Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization course’s duration is four days; we will explore the issues of the data center virtualization, in particular the KVM hypervisor which is used both in virtualization and in cloud. Red Hat Virtualization implements and extends the functionality of KVM by adding, for example, features such as managing the lifecycle of the virtual machine, resilience, high reliability, backup and all we can expect from an enterprise environment of Red Hat Virtualization infrastructure.
The first day will start with an overview of the RHV product; we’ll install a minimal Red Hat Virtualization environment, then we’ll see how to create and manage the Red Hat Virtualization infrastructure and clusters, and then create users and roles.
On the second day we will see how to add additional hosts to our cluster (host which, remember, is the virtualization server that hosts the hypervisor KVM), then we will see how to create and insert our VMs into logical networks (a very important topic when it comes to virtualization), then we will see how to manage storage through Red Hat Virtualization, what are the back ends, the file system and the technologies we can use. We will end the day with the deployment of the first virtual machine.
The third day we will start with the live migration, that is the possibility of hot migration of a VM, without interrupting operations. Next we will see the creation and management of virtual machine images and the installation of VMs in a completely automated way, thanks to a technology called Cloud-init.
On the fourth and last day we will start with the backup and recovery of the RHVM infrastructure, then we will go into the issues related to the high availability of our virtual machines and then conclude the course with perhaps one of the most important elements, the comprehensive review: a lab where all the topics covered in the past days will be reviewed; that is the best tool to prepare for the certification exam.
The EX318 certification exam will take place on the fifth day for those who intend to become Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator: they will be required to install and configure a virtualization infrastructure, based on RHV, going over the entire lifecycle of a virtual machine, the management of clusters, Red Hat Virtualization infrastructure, storage and automated installation of VMs.
As every Red Hat exams, this exam is mainly performance oriented so it won’t include any theory questions, but what will be verified is only what we are going to implement on the RHV infrastructures directly.
Objectives of the course
With the RH319 Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with RHCVA exam (EX318) course you will learn how to really manage RHV and oVirt, without months of self study, even if you have little experience with Linux. In fact, thanks to the guidance of trained and experienced instructors and with many practical tests, in a few days of classroom the participants will learn to install, configure, tune and manage the RHV/oVirt virtualization platform both in mission and business critical environments.
Prerequisites to access the course
The RH318 Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization course does not have prerequisites
in terms of exams taken or courses attended; basic knowledge of operating systems and TCP / IP networks should be enough. Any knowledge of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux
operating system and any virtualization platform (VMware vSphere for example) is desirable if not indispensable.
1. Red Hat Virtualization overview
We will illustrate the basics of virtualization and then introduce RHV with its components, its history and its logics. We will cover VirtIO drivers and the Spice protocol.
2. Installation and configuration of Red Hat Virtualization
We will install a minimal Red Hat Virtualization environment and use it to create a virtual machine.
3. Creation and management of datacenters and clusters
We will learn how to organize hypervisors into groups using datacenters and clusters.
4. Management of user accounts and roles
We will configure user accounts through a centralized directory service. We will assign access to resources based on job duties using roles.
5. Adding physical hosts
We will learn how to add additional Red Hat Virtualization hosts automatically, move and delete them from datacenters as needed.
6. Management of Red Hat Virtualization networks
Divide network traffic into multiple networks on one or more interfaces to improve Red Hat Virtualization performance and security.
7. Red Hat Virtualization storage management
Create and manage data and ISO storage domains.
8. Deployment and management of virtual machines
Perform tasks with virtual machines in the Red Hat Virtualization environment.
9. Virtual machine migration
Migration and control of automatic migration of VMs.
10. Management of virtual machine images
Manage snapshots and disk images of virtual machines.
11. Automating the deployment of virtual machines
Automate the deployment of virtual machines through cloud models and initialization.
12. Backup and update of Red Hat Virtualization
Back up, restore, and upgrade Red Hat Virtualization.
13. Exploration of high availability procedures
Explain the procedures aimed at improving the resilience and reliability of Red Hat Virtualization by removing individual points of failure and implementing high availability.
14. General summary
Demonstrate the skills learned during the course by installing and configuring Red Hat Virtualization, creating and managing virtual machines and by backing up and updating its components.