This unit provides students with knowledge and skills of virtualisation in computing, including design, implement and management of virtualisation. Virtualisation is one of the most important technologies enabling cloud and distributed computing. It is a software layer between operation systems and computer hardware, which enables operating systems and applications to run on virtual machines rather than physical machines. This can improve the hardware utilisation by more than 10 times, largely reduce the management effort and significantly improve the scalability.
The content of the unit includes: architecture of virtualisation in computing and its benefits, server virtualisation and implementation, storage virtualisation, desktop virtualisation, application virtualisation, container technologies, manage and administration of virtualised systems, design and develop high available and disaster resistant virtualised environments.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NIT3222

Prerequisites

NIT2122 - Server Administration and Management or

NIT2222 - Networking Technologies

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Implement core knowledge of virtualisation;  
  2. Manage a virtualisation environment with industry products;  
  3. Design and develop virtual machines with main-stream industry technologies; and  
  4. Design, develop and manage desktop and application virtualisation.  

Assessment

Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Practicum Practical Test 25%
Assignment Design and implement virtualised environment (group or individual design project) 30%
Test Problem-Based Test 45%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Practicum Practical Test 25%
Assignment Design and implement virtualised environment (group or individual design project) 30%
Examination Problem-Based Written Exam 45%

Required reading

Pro Microsoft Hyper-V 2019: Practical Guidance and Hands-On Labs
Andy Syrewicze, Richard Siddaway (2018)
Apress

Recommended reading: John Savill (2016) Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V 1 SYBEX

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