Course Title: Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
Course Code: COSC6093C
Course Title: Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT
School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4299 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking
Course Contact: Geoff Moss
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 50
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to development and implement virtualisation technologies with the goal of providing a more sustainable ICT environment.
• Installing a virtual machine in Virtualbox
• Ubuntu and Linux installation in virtualised environment using Virtualbox on a host only network
• Network modes NAT, bridged, host only.
• Backing up and restoring the Virtual Machines (VMs)
• Configuring the interfaces. Testing connectivity with ping. ifconfig and ipconfig
• Virtualization resources – effect of CPU’s on some virtualization tasks, allocating enough hard disk space, choosing dynamic hdd instead of fixed, allocating RAM with regard to the hosts resources, graphics memory. Virtualbox global settings. VMs local settings. Shared folders
• Troubleshooting the virtualized network. Including software are firewalls by ping and connectivity testing. If this fails look at configurations. If this fails look at the underlying host networking or configuration. E.g. a 169.x.x.x network interface
• Use of public and private IP addresses in a network, NAT.
• Network diagram design to include a legitimate spam server to serve the company’s email customers
• Network management redesign of a dysfunctional network and server
• Introduction to virtualizing services in VMS
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
ICANWK402A Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT
Backup and restore virtual machines
5.1 Back up virtual machine state on shutdown
Configure virtual networks of virtual machines
4.1 Configure IP addressing to match chosen network configuration
Identify virtualisation benefits and features
1.1 Research and determine government and industry guidelines and policies for use of desktop and server virtualisation
Install and configure virtual machines
3.1 Install virtual machine consistent with client, commercial and business requirements
Install and configure virtualisation software
2.1 Identify, clarify and organise requirements of the client relating to virtualisation technologies, following organisational requirements
Implement virtualizations technologies. Manage virtual machines.
This course contributes to the development of the following capabilities:
• Working with virtualized networks
• Network monitoring and troubleshooting
• Transferable virtualized networking skills, allowing you to more easily use virtualization software such as VMWARE or Hyper V.
Details of Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.
The collaborative classroom based activities will include theory sessions, practical lab sessions, tutorial sessions, and out-of-class research and homework.
We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.
|Week Number||Date commencing||Topic||Assessment|
|1||Feb 9th||Installing a Linux VM. RAM, hard disk, and other system requirements. BIOS requirements.|
|2||Feb 16th||Installing a Linux VM. RAM, hard disk, and other system requirements. BIOS requirements. Network modes: host-only, bridged, NAT|
|3||Feb 23rd||Backing up and restoring VMs|
|4||Mar 2nd||Installing a Linux VM. RAM, hard disk, and other system requirements. BIOS requirements.||Virtualization 1 due
Client-server 1 due
|5||Mar 9th||Network management tools|
|6||Mar 16th||Realtime networking|
|7||Mar 23rd||Networks from a network managers perspective for a small to medium sized business|
|8||Mar 30th||Networks from a network managers perspective for a small to medium sized business|
|April 6th||Mid semester break|
|9||April 13th||Networks from a network managers perspective for a small to medium sized business|
|10||April 20th||Networks from a network managers perspective for a small to medium sized business|
|11||April 27th||Virtualized services|
|12||May 4th||Processors and context switches|
|13||May 11th||Virtualized services||Server 1 due|
|14||May 18th||Virtualized services|
|15||May 25th||Virtualized services||Virutalization 2 due|
|16||June 1st||Virtualized services|
|17||Jun 15th||Virtualized services|
|18||Jun 22nd||Virtualized services|
The schedule may be subject to change.
Overview of Assessment
Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent. Skill based assessment.
A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge, for example
• direct questioning combined with a review of portfolios of evidence
• review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
• demonstration of techniques
Prac Virtualization 1
Prac Virutalization 2
Prac Client-server 1
Prac Server 1
All of the practical tasks will form the portfolio of evidence.
All practical tasks will involve being assessed by observation and questioning.
Some practical tasks may involve a written technical report.
To be considered competent in this course, you need to achieve competency for all practicals with opportunities for resubmission as required.
The following courses are linked with this competency:
ICANWK401A Install and manage a Server
ICANWK407A Install Client Server Apps
|Element||Practical Tasks/In Class/Work observation||Virtualization 1||Virtualization 2||Server 1||Client-server 1|
Access to an internet connected computer outside of class times – Internet connected computers are available in the School of Vocational Health and Sciences labs on levels 4, 6 or 8 of building 51, 81 Victoria Street, Melbourne.
Further lab access can be found in the student lab on level 3 (ground floor) of Building 8, in Swanston Street, Melbourne; as well as RMIT Libraries.
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the RMIT website for more information on this policy. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1
Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.
Extension of Time for submission of assessable work
A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original date. They must lodge the application form (available on the web:http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least the day before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Building 51. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special consideration.
Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special consideration. Form available online at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration/online.
For missed assessments such as exams and tests, you (and your doctor, if you are ill) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificate) prior to, or within 48 hours of the scheduled time of the exam or test.
If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.
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