Md. Abdul Awal

Network Engineer and Trainer

Md. Abdul Awal is a passionate network engineer and a trainer at the Network Startup Resource Center. He works for the national data center in Bangladesh. He has been consulting for several ISPs and Universities mostly to help them design, operate and troubleshoot their networks. He teaches courses on Routing & Switching, Network Security and Cyber Security at the Central Information and Technology Service at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB).

Over the past few years, Awal has conducted several workshops and tutorials, many of them in cooperation with the NSRC, covering topics such as campus network design and operations, advanced BGP routing, IPv6 deployment, MPLS network deployment, network monitoring and management and network security. He has been teaching at NOGs across the Asia-Pacific region such as bdNOG, SANOG, and APRICOT events in partnership with the NSRC to help improve Internet operations across the area.

09.30 - 15.30 Workshop

Monday to Thursday 25th to 28th

Virtualisation Workshop

Dates: 25-28 Oct 2021
Location: Baga Toiruu-20, Ulaanbaatar 14200
Venue: Information Technology Park, #301 Room

Workshop Topics

  • Welcome, Introduction
  • Virtualisation overview
  • Desktop Virtualisation (VirtualBox)
  • KVM and libvirt
  • lvm and scripted install
  • Migration and shared storage
  • Ganeti
  • Instance creation using ISO images
  • Live migration
  • Instance creation using VMDK images
  • Ganeti settings
  • Automated Instance creation
  • Networks and VLANs
  • Failure handling
  • Cloud computing


Target Audience


Engineers who desire or require an in-depth knowledge of building and maintaining virtual environments.

Workshop Prerequisites



  • Medium to good knowledge of the UNIX/Linux command line environment is an absolute requirement
  • Basic understanding of L2/L3 technologies and TCP/IP networking and VLANs
  • Participants are required to bring a laptop - (Windows/Linux/OSX) with wireless, 1GB+ RAM, and 5GB+ free disk space




At the end of the workshop students will be able to:


  • Explain concepts of Virtualisation as it relates to modern computer systems
  • Explain and demonstrate Desktop Virtualisation using VirtualBox
  • Explain and demonstrate System Virtualisation using KVM and libvirt
  • Explain and demonstrate Migration and shared storage
  • Explain and configure a Linux system to use Ganeti
  • Demonstrate how to create an instance using ISO images
  • Demonstrate live migration with Ganeti instances
  • Demonstrate how to create an instance using VMDK images
  • Explain and configure various Ganeti advanced settings
  • Demonstrate how to create automated Ganeti instances using synnefo
  • Explain and configure virtualisation networks and VLANs to provide networks to customer VMs
  • Explain and demonstrate techniques for dealing with Ganeti failure handling
  • Explain some basic concepts relating to Cloud computingFULL DETAILS: