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  Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA)


  • Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) certification is a performance-based certification like all other Red Hat Certifications. Virtualization provides best IT efficiency and reduces capital & operational costs, by running multiple operating systems within a single server system. Due to its Cost and operational efficiencies, virtualization reached in favorite list of data centers and other industries. Hands-on practical provides confidence to successfully manage virtual environment.


  • AIX, Solaris, Microsoft system administrators who are responsible for managing enterprise servers and are interested in learning how to manage large numbers of servers or virtual machines using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization can attend this course. One advantage to RHCVA certification is that it is focused and comprises of only one module. You need to have very basic knowledge of UNIX/LINUX commands.

Course Includes:

  • Hands-on labs and exercises.
  • Two workstations per student
  • Student materials, study aids,and handouts.
  • Extra practice timing.
  • Exam Orientation.

Course Content:

 Unit 1: Introduction to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization  Platform

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization
  • Introduction to KVM
  • VirtIO drivers
  • libvirt ,Virtual machine management with virsh

 Unit 2: Advanced RHEL Virtualization

  • Managing virtual machines with RHN
  • Defining VMs with libvirt XML
  • Custom KVM network configuration
  • Virtual Machine Migration
  • Shared Storage
  • iSCSI: Internet SCSI
  • Accessing disk images from the host OS

 Unit 3: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

  • RHEV for Servers architecture overview
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager overview
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor overview
  • Preparing a Windows Server for RHEV-M installation

 Unit 4: RHEV Manager

  • Installing RHEV Manager
  • The RHEV-M database
  • Accessing the RHEV-M Admin Portal

 Unit 5: RHEV Hyper visor

  • Introduction to RHEV-H
  • RHEV-H deployment modes
  • Installing RHEV-H
  • Automated RHEV-H installation
  • RHEV-H reconfiguration
  • Upgrading RHEV-H
  • Troubleshooting RHEV-H

 Unit 6: RHEV Data Center

  • Data Center overview
  • Host
  • Storage Domains
  • Clusters
  • System Scheduler
  • Logical networks
  • Virtual machines
  • Creating a New Data Center
  • Creating a New Cluster
  • Configuring storage

 Unit 7: RHEV for Servers

  • Creating virtual servers
  • Installing virtual servers
  • Paravirtualized drivers for Windows
  • PXE Installation and RHN/Cobbler
  • Virtual Machine Migration
  • High Availability for Guests
  • RHN Entitlements and RHEV VMs

 Unit 8: RHEV for Desktops

  • RHEV for Desktops architecture
  • Creating virtual Desktops
  • Installing Windows network VirtIO drivers

 Unit 9: Snapshots and Templates

  • Image formats
  • Image management
  • Creating VM snapshots
  • Creating templates
  • Sealing a Windows template with Sysprep

 Unit 10: Desktop Pools, Users and Portal

  • Creating and managing Desktop Pools
  • Managing users
  • Accessing the User Portal
  • Accessing Virtual Desktops

 Unit 11: Advanced RHEV

  • Using Export Storage domains
  • Converting Virtual Machines with virt-v2v
  • Importing converted Virtual Machines
  • Using the Search Bar
  • Using Tags
  • Using the Monitoring Tools
  • Using Log Collector

 Unit 12: RHEV-Managed RHEL Hosts

  • Managed Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts
  • RHEV software for RHEL nodes
  • Registering a RHEL node with RHEV
  • Troubleshooting registration
  • Performance tuning for RHEV

Certification Exam:

  • This is exam is performance-based, meaning that candidates must perform tasks on a live system, rather than answering questions about how one might perform those tasks.
  • Two Training units will be provided.
  • Official course Material will be required to appear this exam.
  • Exam Duration – 3hrs.
  • Exam Fees – Rs. 10000/- per candidate. Fees should be paid by DD drown in favor of  “Red Hat India Pvt. Ltd.” Payable at Mumbai.
  • Exam results are emailed within 5 business days following the exam
  • An RHCVA certification has a ‘current’ window of 3 calendar years.

Sample Certificate:

RHCVA Certificate..

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