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BYU-Hydro 103: Working with Virtual Machines and Containers
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This module will introduce the concept of virtual machines and containers.
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About This Course

At times, your physical computing resources are insufficient for the tasks you need to complete. This may be due to the need of a different operating system or the need of additional computing power. Or, an application you want to run requires a specific environment that is different from your current setup. Virtual machines and containers are potential solutions to these problems.

Course Author

Chris Edwards

Target Audience

Students who have limited to no experience setting up or using virtual machines and containers.

Tools Needed

  1. Computer with at least 50-GB free hard drive space
    • Must have admin rights
    • Must be able to install software
    • Can be Windows or Mac
  2. Web Browser and a Good Internet Connection
    • Relatively large software download required

Suggested Time Spent

2 Hours


Basic knowledge of computers, including operating systems, hard drives, RAM, and processors.

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