This unit provides students with knowledge and skills of virtualisation in computing including design, implement and management of virtualisation.
Content: fundamentals of virtualisation in computing, server virtualisation, storage virtualisation, desktop virtualisation, application virtualisation, design and develop virtualised environments, manage and administration of virtualised systems.

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NIT2122 - Server Administration and Management or

NIT2222 - Networking Technologies

Learning Outcomes

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


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Practical Knowledge Test (one hour) 25%
Assignment Design and implement virtualised environment (individual or group design project) 25%
Examination Final Written Examination (2 hours) 50%
Assignment is assessed in simulated environment (LiWC)

Required reading

Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V 1
John Savill (2016)

Recommended reading: Jason Kappel, Anthony Velte, and Toby Velte (2009), Microsoft Virtualization with Hyper-V, McGraw Hill

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