Hands-on Private Cloud Simulator In One Hour
Submitted by: Doan Nguyen, Senior Principal Product Marketing Director
aeronautics instructor used to say, "you can’t appreciate flying until
you take flight." To clarify, this is not about gearing up in a
flying squirrel suit and hopping off a cliff (topic for another blog!) but
rather about flying an airplane. The idea is to get hands-on with the
controls at the cockpit and experience flight before you actually fly a real plane. After the initial 40
hours of flight time, the concept sank in and it really made sense.
concept is what inspired our technical experts to put together the hands-on
lab for a private cloud deployment and management
self-service model. Yes, we are comparing the lab to a
flight simulator! Let’s look at the parallels:
- To get trained to fly, starting in the simulator gets you off the ground quicker. There is no need to have a real plane to begin with. In a hands-on lab, there is no need for a real server, with networking and real storage installed. All you need is your laptop
- The simulator is pre-configured, pre-flight check done. Similarly, in a hands-on lab, Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager are pre-configured and
assembled using Oracle VM VirtualBox as the container. Software
installations are not needed.
- After time spent training at the controls, you can really appreciate the practical experience of flying. Along the same lines, the
hands-on lab is a guided learning path, without the encumbrances of
hardware, software installation, so you can learn about cloud deployment
However, unlike the simulator training, your time investment with the lab is only about an hour and not 40 hours!
hands-on lab takes you through private cloud deployment and management
using Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c in an
Infrastructure as a service IaaS
model. You will first configure the IaaS cloud as the cloud
administrator and then deploy guest virtual machines (VMs) as a
self-service user. Then you are ready to take flight into the cloud!
Why not step into the cockpit now!