Linux in the Cloud

Configuring Linux in a cloud environment5 H 18 M

Everyone is jumping to the cloud. Learn how to successfully implement the Linux OS in a virtualized environment with Docker, Amazon, and Azure.

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  • KVM Virtual Machines
    • Overview
    • Linux as a KVM Host
    • Linux as a KVM Host Part 2
    • Linux as a KVM Guest
  • Amazon AWS EC2 Instances
    • Creating an EC2 Instance
    • Creating an EC2 Instance Part 2
    • Configuring an EC2 Instance
  • Microsoft Azure Compute
    • Creating an Azure VM
    • Creating an Azure VM Part 2
    • Configuring an Azure VM
  • Docker Containers
    • Linux as a Docker Host
    • Linux as a Docker Container
    • Linux as a Docker Container Part 2


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The Linux in the Cloud series focuses on implementing the Linux operating system in a virtualized environment. Companies are relying less and less on dedicated hardware and are instead turning to shared hardware to optimize resource utilization and increase deployment flexibility. The hosts demonstrate virtualizing Linux using technologies like KVM and Docker as well as public cloud deployments using Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure.

[MUSIC] Hello and thank you for joining us for this overview of Linux in the Cloud. Don can you tell us about Linux in the Cloud? What is it all about? >> Well in this series we're gonna be taking a look at what it's like to run the Linux operating system on top of various cloud services. A lot of people are virtualizing environments now, either doing it in private clouds or public clouds and clinics is a big part of that. For the most, it runs kind of the same on an actual hardware verses on cloud or virtualized hardware. But in this series we're gonna focus on those little differences, the things that make it a little bit different that people get intimidated by. The view it as a risk, they don't want to deploy. We're gonna take a look at what's involved in that and see what it takes to actually get this up and running in a modern cloud infrastructure. >> Okay, and who is this show targeted towards? >> Mainly this is gonna be targeted towards system administrators. If you're responsible for supporting a Linux infrastructure, and you've got on-premises equipment and now you're starting to make that step into the cloud. Be it a private cloud with your own virtualization servers or a public cloud with Amazon, or Microsoft, or somebody like that, it's a little tricky to make that jump. And so this is really targeted towards you. >> So Don, is there a certification involved in this? >> There's a number of cloud certifications out there, but we're not gonna focus on that. We're just gonna try and keep this as an introductory type thing, that's general audience. If you just wanna learn and be aware, that's what this series is all about. So it's more focused on a technical skill than it is a certification. >> And, what topics are available in this show? >> Well, we're really covering pretty much anything people ask for. But the main ones that we're gonna cover here initially are gonna be Linux on KVM. KVM is tha Kernel Virtual Machine. It's the service that really Amazon web services uses under the hood, you can run it privately. So we'll talk about it KVM host and then actually run Linux as KVM guest on top of that. So creating a virtualized environment entirely off of open source KVM. Then we'll take a look at Amazon EC2. So if you're using the elastic compute cloud and you're deploying instances, VM's there, we'll see what it's like to get Linux up and running inside of AWS. Then we're gonna move into the Microsoft side of thing, I know it's funny to say that. Well we're gonna talk about Microsoft on a Linux show. But it's really important because Microsoft Azure is the number two player in cloud services right now, they have created a massive infrastructure. So we'll see how to build up our Linux virtual machines, get them thrown on top of Azure. And even though we're using a Microsoft service we can still say in the Linux world and deploy things that we want. And then we're also going to really bridge the gap and talk about Docker. Docker is a IT industry buzz word and if you're a developer, you've got to learn that system administrators are largely being neglected on this. And so I wanna take the time to show you guys what Docker is, how it works, and we'll see how we can run Linux inside of our Docker containers. As well as use Linux as our Docker host to be able to power that environment and give a chance to see that. So these are all pretty typical cloud type deployments, and we're gonna walk through them, get comfortable with it, and make it where we can all recognize how we can be using Linux as a ,loud OS. >> Thank you, Don. So Linux in the Cloud sounds like a show you'd be interested in, and it should be, watch every single episode of Linux in the Cloud on ITProTV. [MUSIC]