IBM Course Code: XTR51
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.
What You'll Learn
- Articulate IBM Smarter Planet
- Describe how System x and virtualization play a key role in IBM Smarter Planet
- Articulate ex5 enterprise systems hardware virtualization support
- Using the memory subsystem, list the three IBM technologies and paraphrase their contributions to a virtualization environment
- List three IT issues that helped virtualization become popular
- List three benefits of using virtualization
- Identify the key differences between Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors
- List the key differences between server and storage consolidation
- List the IBM virtualization offerings available today
- List the features and benefits of IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager
- Describe the new virtualization extension of IBM Systems Director - VMControl
- List the features and benefits of the virtual client solution from IBM
- List the architectural features of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V
- List the architectural features of Citrix XenServer
Who Needs to Attend
This is an advanced course for individuals who are involved in the planning, installation, configuration and upgrading of System x Enterprise servers.
You should complete:
- System x Technical Principles (XTR11) and
- IBM eX5 Enterprise Servers - Architecture and Product Overview.
It is also recommended that you have some experience with Intel-based computer hardware and Windows or Linux operating systems.
There are no follow-ons for this course.
- Unit 1 - IBM eX5 product review, IBM Smarter Planet, and virtualization background
- Exercises 1 and 2
- Day one review
- Unit 2 - IBM virtualization solutions, hypervisors, and hypervisor deep-dives
- Exercises 3 and 4