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.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):