Course Title: Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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: geoff.moss@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

George Yousif

george.yousif@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

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.

Topics include
• 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

Element:

Backup and restore virtual machines

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Back up virtual machine state on shutdown
5.2 Restore state on start-up of virtual machine

Element:

Configure virtual networks of virtual machines

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Configure IP addressing to match chosen network configuration
4.2 Configure virtual network as host only configuration
4.3 Configure virtual network as bridged configuration
4.4 Configure virtual network as network address translation (NAT) configuration
4.5 Configure services to operate under current network configuration
4.6 Test functionality of virtual network configuration

Element:

Identify virtualisation benefits and features

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research and determine government and industry guidelines and policies for use of desktop and server virtualisation
1.2 Identify benefits of virtualisation of desktop and server environments
1.3 Identify available features of current virtualisation software
1.4 Select virtualisation solution based on current and future needs of the client

Element:

Install and configure virtual machines

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Install virtual machine consistent with client, commercial and business requirements
3.2 Configure virtual machine consistent with client, commercial and business requirements
3.3 Test functionality of installed virtual machine

Element:

Install and configure virtualisation software

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify, clarify and organise requirements of the client relating to virtualisation technologies, following organisational requirements
2.2 Identify the hardware and software, infrastructure components, required to be installed and configured to meet technical requirements
2.3 Install and configure software to provide support for virtualisation of desktop and server operating systems
2.4 Configure virtualisation software application features to accommodate required functionality, relating to client and business needs


Learning Outcomes


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.


Teaching Schedule

Week NumberDate commencing Topic Assessment
 16-JulInstalling a Linux VM. RAM, hard disk, and other system requirements. BIOS requirements.
 
 Practical Assessment 1 handed out
 213-JulInstalling a Linux VM. RAM, hard disk, and other system requirements. BIOS requirements.
Network modes: host-only, bridged, NAT

 
 
 320-JulInstalling a Linux VM. RAM, hard disk, and other system requirements. BIOS requirements.
Network modes: host-only, bridged, NAT

 
 
 427-JulBacking up and restoring VMs 
 53-AugBacking up and restoring VMs Practical Assessment 1 due
 610-AugNetwork management tools 
 717-AugNetworks from a network managers perspective for a small to medium sized business  
 824-AugNetworks from a network managers perspective for a small to medium sized business  
 31-AugMid semester break 
 97-SepNetworks from a network managers perspective for a small to medium sized business  Project handed out
10 14-SepNetworks from a network managers perspective for a small to medium sized business  
11 21-SepVirtualized services  
12 28-SepVirtualised services 
135-OctVirtualized services  
1412-OctVirtualized services  
1519-OctVirtualized services  
1626-OctVirtualized services  Project due
172-NovVirtualized services  
189-NovVirtualized services   

The schedule may be subject to change.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

www.rmit.edu.au/teaching/technology/blackboard


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
 


Assessment Tasks

Online Quiz

Practical Assessment

Project

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.


Assessment Matrix

ElementOnline QuizPractical AssessmentProject
1.1  x
1.2 x x
1.3 x x
1.4 xxx
2.1 xx
2.2 xx
2.3 x 
2.4xx 
3.1 x 
3.2xx 
3.3 x 
4.1xx 
4.2xx 
4.3xx 
4.4xx 
4.5 x 
4.6 x 
5.1 x 
5.2xx 
5.3 x 
5.4xx 

Other Information

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.

Plagiarism
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
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.

If you have any questions about this assessment process, feel free to email me on:george.yousif@rmit.edu.au 

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