Introduction to Virtualization - 90 Minute Crash Course

Learn key virtualization concepts that apply to VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and AWS in this beginner course!
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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (15,699 ratings)
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1hr 41min of on-demand video
English [Auto], Danish

Understand what VMs, Hosts, and Hypervisors are.
Learn how the resources of a host are shared by multiple VMs.
Learn how to convert a physical server to a virtual machine.


  • You should understand basic computer hardware and network concepts


Are you brand new to virtualization? Have you found that many of the training resources out there use complex technical jargon that make it difficult to understand the basic concepts behind virtualization? If you need to learn virtualization quickly and clearly, this is the course for you.

I have taught thousands of hours of live training directly for VMware. Most lectures in this course are 5 - 10 minutes long. This course gives you an understanding of general virtualization concepts. You'll learn how to convert a physical server to a VM. You'll see how the hypervisor provides access to CPU, memory, and storage resources.

If you need to learn VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware Workstation, AWS EC2, or any other virtualization technology, this course is the ideal starting point.

This course include the following:

  • Basic concepts of VMs, Hosts, and Hypervisors

  • Type-1 and Type-2 Hypervisors

  • Understand the files that make up a VM and what the Live State of a VM means

  • Learn how CPU, Memory, Network, and Storage resources are provided to VMs

  • Understand mobility, efficiency, availability, and other benefits of running VMs

  • Create VMs on your computer using VMware Workstation Player

  • Sign up for the AWS Free Tier and easily create a VM in the Cloud

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn basic virtualization concepts for VMware, Hyper V, or cloud.


Making Cloud, Dev, and Virtualization easy to understand
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