This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and integrate a virtual server in a network to replace multiple physical servers, reducing power requirements of individual servers and meeting sustainability targets.  It applies to individuals with a high level of specialist technical skills and knowledge in telecommunications and information and communications technology (ICT) networks using internet protocol (IP) systems.

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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: - communicate with clients for business purposes; - determine and meet client requirements for installation and testing a virtual server, and; - install, integrate and test virtualisation components according to vendor and technical specifications.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain client business domain, business function and organisation; - summarise compatibility issues and resolution procedures; - describe configuration of internet protocol (IP) networks; - identify current industry-accepted products; - describe the process of documenting technical specifications; - outline linkage between processes; - discuss systems diagnostic features; - summarise the following technologies: - power supply requirements and management; - registered random access memory (RAM); - server design and network architecture; - set up and configuration procedures; - single and multiple processors; - vendor specifications and requirements for software installation, and; - virtual server functionality.

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