Virtualisation in Computing

Unit code: NIT3222 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
VU Sydney
NIT2122 - Server Administration and Management; or
NIT2222 - Networking Technologies
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
Overview
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Overview

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.

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

For Melbourne campuses

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

Other locations

For students studying at Henan University
Assessment type: Practicum
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Grade: 25%
Practical Test
Assessment type: Assignment
|
Grade: 25%
Design and implement virtualised environment (group or individual design project)
Assessment type: Examination
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Grade: 50%
Problem-Based Written Exam

Required reading

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

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