Xen Training

Transitiv Technologies Xen training is designed for absolute beginners upwards to allow your business to learn the skills needed to design, deploy and maintain a Xen infrastructure. We offer training for Xen on all major Linux families and distributions, not limited to:

  • Red Hat and Fedora
  • CentOS
  • Debian
  • Ubuntu and derivatives

Our Xen training includes the following:

  • Introduction to virtualisation
  • About Xen itself
  • Requirements
  • Hardware and thinking about your workloads
  • Xen's tools
  • Creating Xen disk images
  • Creating a paravirtualised Xen guest
  • Creating hardware assisted Xen guest
  • Managing Xen
  • Xen Networking
  • Using LVM for Faster Disk Performance
  • Live Guest Migration
  • Storage and Backing Up
  • Hosting tools

When taking Xen training, many customers often have a particular Linux distribution in mind, so you might wish to consider starting your Xen training with training on a particular Linux distribution, such as Debian or CentOS to ensure your employees can support Linux as part of your Xen infrastructure. Please feel free to ask us about starting your Xen training course with training on your Linux distribution of choice.

Open Source Software and Linux Training

Transitiv Technologies training courses are designed to equip our customers with the skills to use, develop, deploy and maintain Linux and Open Source software within their enterprises. Our Open Source professionals have over 30 years of commercial experience in the IT industry and have been working individually with the software we support for several years, providing us with the skills and experience to train you and your team on the Open Source applications used in your business. Our training is based upon proven industry best practices and years of experience working with the applications.

We have modular off the shelf courses for those customers who need training at short notice but are also able to customise our training material to your needs to ensure that you get the skills you require from our training.

We provide training on a wide variety of Linux distributions and Open Source software and are able to undertake training either at customer premises or within our dedicated training suite in Wolverhampton.

About Xen

Xen was originally developed at Cambridge University before being Open Sourced. Xen gained industry traction following the creation of a supporting company, XenSource, and its selection as the virtualisation platform of choice by Red Hat, Novell and Sun. While Xen itself remains Open Sources, XenSource was acquired by Citrix in 2007 as a core component of its vision for enterprise virtualisation services.

Xen is responsible for igniting the renaissance of x86 virtualisation, pioneering features which have since been adopted by commercial platforms such as the live migration of guests between host systems and paravirtualisation. Due to being Open Source, Xen is the default virtualisation layer in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise, resulting in large scale adoption and forming the basis for Amazon's cloud computing platform amongst others.

Xen has recently seen the release of version 4, which adds further enterprise features such as improved redundancy functionality, disaster recovery options and increased scalability to ensure it remains on the cutting edge of virtualisation trends.

What our customers say:

Thank you Adam. The Xen and KVM training you provided was both informative and fun. We now feel in a comfortable position to choose an Open Source virtualisation platform that will meet our requirements now and in the future. Also the...

― Cami Sardinha, Network Administrator, Mweb SA