Virtualization

Learning Outcomes: 
After learning the course the students should be able to
• Discuss and evaluate the management of complex virtual environments.
• Critically analyse key performance factors in virtualized systems.
• Identify and formulate judgements for management requirements relating to the configuration and performance of virtual environments.
• Identify and analyze the principal issues in troubleshooting virtual environments.
• Performance evaluations and critical evaluations of a small scale virtual environment developed in the lab.
Syllabus: 
Unit NoTopics
1

Performance Management in a Virtual Environment:

Management techniques, methodology and key performance metrics used to identifying CPU, memory, network, virtual machine and application performance bottlenecks in a virtualized environment.

2

Configuration and Change Management:

Configuration and change management goals and guidelines, tools and technologies in virtualized environments.

3

Secure Virtual Networking:

Configuration and change management goals and guidelines, tools and technologies in virtualized environments; Virtual network security architecture, network segmentation and traffic isolation to secure a virtual network configuration.

4

Protecting the Management Environment:

Server authentication, authorization, and accounting, SSL certificates, server hardening; Protecting the host system: security architecture, controlling access to storage, hardening hosts, Hardening virtual machines; Virtual machine security architecture, security parameters; Protecting the host and virtual machine systems using server authentication, authorization, and accounting techniques.

5

Troubleshooting Virtual Environments:

Interpreting host, network, storage, cluster and virtual machine log files. Network troubleshooting, traffic sniffing, storage access problems, iSCSI authentication and digests. Virtual machine migration, cluster errors with shares, pools, and limits; Command line interfaces and syntax, interpreting host, network, storage, cluster, virtual machine log files and network traces.

Text Books: 
Name : 
Virtualization
Author: 
Chris Wolf and Erick M. Halter
Publication: 
A press
Edition: 
1 edition 2005
Name : 
Systems and Virtualization Management: Standards and New Technologies
Author: 
LatifaBoursas, Mark Carlson , Wolfgang Hommel , Michelle Sibilla , KesWold
Publication: 
October 14, 2008
Reference Books: 
Name: 
Grids, Clouds and Virtualization
Author: 
Massimo Cafaro , Giovanni Aloisio
Publication: 
Springer
Edition: 
edition 2011
Name: 
VMware ESX Server in the enterprise
Author: 
Edward L. Haletky
Publication: 
Prentice Hall
Edition: 
1 edition 29 Dec 2007
Name: 
Scheduling and Isolation in Virtualization
Author: 
Gaurav Somani
Publication: 
Muller Publishers
Edition: 
Germany, Sept. 2010
Name: 
VMware ESX and ESXi in the Enterprise – Planning Deployment of Virtualization Servers
Author: 
Edward Haletky
Publication: 
[ISBN: 978-0137058976]., Prentice Hall
Edition: 
2 edition February 18, 2011
Syllabus PDF: 
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branch: 
CBA
Course: 
2014
Stream: 
B.Tech