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New Training: Identify Data Center Components

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 4, 2021

In this 12-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeff Kish covers the components of a data center infrastructure. Learn about the benefits of backup and disaster recovery solutions and how hyperconvergence can simplify your data center architecture. Gain an understanding of data center servers, hypervisors, storage arrays, and the properties of storage area networks (SANs). Watch this new Cisco training.

Watch the full course: Cisco CCT Data Center

This training includes:

  • 12 videos

  • 1.2 hours of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Introduction to Identify Data Center Components

  • Data Center Networking

  • Servers

  • Hypervisors

  • Storage Arrays

  • Storage Area Networks (SANs)

  • Hyperconvergence

  • Backup and Disaster Recovery

  • Cloud Computing

  • HDDs, SSDs, and NVMe

  • RAID Technology

  • Reviewing Data Center Components

What is a Hypervisor?

A hypervisor is software that you can use to manage and run virtual machines (VMs). Known as well as a virtual machine monitor (VMM), a hypervisor is what lets you host multiple VMs on a single computer, with each of these sharing the computer's resources. This can include processing power, storage and memory.

There are two types of hypervisors: Type 1 and Type 2. A Type 1 hypervisor is the most common type. It operates directly upon a computer's hardware, functioning like an operating system. A Type 2 hypervisor, on the other hand, runs as software within a system's operating system, much like other applications. The advantages of Type 1 hypervisors are that they are more secure because they are isolated from the operating system. They also usually perform better than Type 2 hypervisors.

Hypervisors are one of the major factors behind the development of the cloud, as they lie at the foundation of it.

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