94.519 Virtual Systems

Virtual Systems

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35875
Status Active

This course will investigate the current state of virtualization in computing systems. Virtualization at both the hardware and software levels will be examined, with emphasis on the hypervisor configurations of systems such as Vmware, Zen and Hyper-V. The features and limitations of virtual environments will be considered, along with several case studies used to demonstrate the configuration and management of such systems. Para-virtualized software components will be analyzed and their pros and cons discussed. Processor and peripheral support for virtualization will also be examined, with a focus on emerging hardware features and the future of virtualization.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 94.517 Operating Systems Foundation.