How does it work?

During the training program, your lab consists of virtual systems that run on your own hardware. The benefit is that you always have access to the systems with the best possible performance.

Each module guide will show what particular lab systems will be used. By clicking on the lab system, the related configuration and tooling is displayed.


Hardware selection

During the labs, different systems will be used. Typically you will use one or two systems at the same time. Most systems will be running a 'minimal' installation of common Linux distributions. Therefore, the requirements on memory is kept as low as possible.

When possible, use a spare system that supports hardware virtualization and has at least 4 GB of memory. This keeps your actual working system and testing systems separated.

Select your virtualization technology

There are different technologies when it comes to virtualization. We suggest to run a virtualization technology that you are familiar with, like:

  • KVM
  • VirtualBox
  • VMware

Install and configure client systems

When you prepared your hardware and virtualization, it is time to install the client systems. We suggest to install them all before starting with any of the modules. This allows you to do proper testing upfront and making a backup of the 'infrastructure' before any configuration are altered.

See lab configuration