Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Infrastructure from A to Z
(VIRTUALIS, Live Instructor-Led Training, 4 days)


This SETC certified course makes the case for the planning and implementation of a virtualization infrastructure in small and large public and private sector companies. The course covers everything from understanding virtualization technologies to the physical implementation of these technologies in both small and large companies. The course covers the complete implementation of high performance networks, high capacity storage and core enterprise servers. After having mastered the technical components, the course proceeds to discuss the implementation and adoption of processes and measurement strategies. The course concludes with a series of case studies that allow participants to consolidate their newly acquired skills.

Dates and Pricing

2 People for Delivery $2,775/person


Understanding the Benefits of Virtualization
Why Virtualize?
Identifying the Benefits for your Specific Organization
Identifying the Target Infrastructure’s Requirements
Validating the Requirements
Understanding the Overall Architecture of a Virtualized Infrastructure
Designing the Overall Architecture
Designing for Redundancy, Failover and Fault Tolerance
Understanding Network Requirements
Understanding Storage Requirements
Understanding Routing Requirements
Finalizing the High Level Architecture
Understanding the Hardware Requirements
Understanding Server Roles: Core, Slave and Other Services
Understanding Network Requirements: Virtual Networks, Firewalls and Routing
Delving into Network Capacity: Ensuing the Availability of Sufficient Bandwidth
Delving into Storage Requirements: Ensuring Sufficient IO Speed and Storage Space
Delving into Server Capacity: Ensuring Sufficient Hardware to Run Critical Services
Giving Consideration to Power Requirements
Creating a Detailed Architecture Plan
Creating an Implementation Plan
Building the Core Services
Creating a Detailed Implementation Plan for vCenter
Installing and Configuring vCenter
Configuring the Base vCenter Installation
Configuring vCenter Services
Configuring vCenter for Failover
Configuring vCenter Security
Configuring Slaves
Testing the Configuration
Next Steps
Building the Network
Creating a Detailed Implementation Plan for the Network
Configuring Cisco Routers: Virtual Networks and Routing
About Firewalls and Policies
Testing the Topology for Compliance and Performance
Connecting the vCenter Core Services
Testing Virtualization Capabilities
Measuring Performance
An Improvement Plan
Designing a Measurement Strategy
Planning for Measurement Capabilities
Implementing Measurement as a Strategic Activity
Verifying Results
Creating a Service Improvement Plan
Validating Results
Disaster Recovery
Performing a SPOF Analysis
Creating a Detailed IT Service Continuity Plan (ITSCP)
Implementing the ITSCP
Testing the Continuity Plan
Designing Processes for Continued Compliance
Understanding the Need for Processes
Identifying the Critical Processes
Designing the Processes: How and Why?
Implementing the Process
Ensuring Process Compliance
Case Studies
Case Study 1: Small Employer with a Single Site
Case Study 2: Medium Employer with a Single Site
Case Study 3: Large Employer with multiple Canadian Sites
Case Study 4: Large Multinational Employer