New Training: Describe Device Virtualization Technologies
In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeff Kish teaches you about device virtualization technologies. Learn about the difference between bare-metal data centers and virtualized data centers. Gain an understanding of virtual machines, virtual switching, and more. Watch this new Cisco training.
Watch the full course: Cisco CCNP Enterprise Core
This training includes:
- 7 videos
- 35 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Bare Metal Data Centers
- Virtual Machines
- Virtual Switching
- Network Functions Virtualization
- Review and Quiz
What is a Bare Metal Server?
A bare metal server is one that is located in a data center and dedicated to one tenant. Also known as a managed dedicated server, a bare metal server differs from a hypervisor server, which shares its resources, such as storage, CPU and memory, with multiple tenants in a virtualized environment.
There are many ways of running a bare metal server. You can run them in your own data center, in a colocation center, or you can purchase them on a subscription basis from a managed service provider.
With a bare metal server, you install the operating system directly onto the server, and you can optimize its resources for your unique requirements. It can also offer better reliability than hypervisor servers, as you don't have to deal with spikes in resource usage from other tenants. Finally, bare metal servers offer a high level of security, as all your resources are physically isolated from others.