This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and implement virtualisation solutions to meet organisational needs in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment.

It applies to individuals who work in the network area of organisations and are responsible for the virtualisation of desktop and server operating systems.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - identify one virtualisation solution for the organisation including the identification of applicable guidelines or policies, benefits and detriments and currently available software; - interpret organisational needs to determine technical requirements of virtualisation solution once; - install and configure virtualisation software to accommodate organisational needs once; - install, configure, and test the functionality of two (2) virtual machines, including evidence of the ability to backup virtual machine state on shutdown, restore virtual machine state on start up and backup and restore a virtual hard drive and software configuration files for virtual machine, and; - configure and test the functionality of a virtual network for the two (2) virtual machines, including the ability to configure internet protocol (IP) addresses to match selected network configuration, configure virtual network as host only, bridged, and network address translation (NAT) configurations and configure services to operate under current network configuration.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - government and industry policies and guidelines related to virtualisation; - technologies and processes relating to virtualisation; - tools and software applications for virtual machine management; - donfiguration of software applications required to manage virtual machines, and; - configuration requirements for the integration of virtual machines into an existing network design.

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