Course Title: Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: COSC6196C

Course Title: Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4378 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: George Yousif

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email: george.yousif@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Alex Buono

Ph: 9925 4475

Email: alex.buono@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:

ICTNWK402 Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT

Element:

1. 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:

2. 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 hardware, software and 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

Element:

3. 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:

4. Configure virtual networks of virtual machines

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Configure internet protocol (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:

5. Back up 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

5.3 Back up virtual hard drive and software configuration files

5.4 Restore virtual hard drive and software configuration files


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 VirtualBox, VMware or Hyper V.
 


Details of Learning Activities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement virtualisation technologies with the goal of providing a more sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) environment.


Teaching Schedule

 

Week

Topic

Elements

1

Introduction and Installation of Linux Mint
Install Linux Mint (Lab)

1.2, 1.3, 2.3, 3.1, 4.4

2

Understanding the Need for Virtualisation & Getting Familiar with Linux Mint
Online Quiz 1 Released (Due Week 3)
Introduction and Installation of Linux Mint (Cont.)

1.2 - 1.4, 2.1 - 2.3, 3.1, 4.4

3

Government Requirements & VM Functionality

Online Quiz 2 Released (Due Week 4)

Linux Mint Features (Lab)

1.1, 3.3

4

Configuring the VM

Configure Linux Mint (Lab)

2.4, 3.2

5

Network Adaptors

Configuring Network Adaptors (Lab)

4.1-4.3

6

Virtualising and Configuring Windows

Install and Configure Windows 10 (Lab)

Install and Configure Windows XP (Lab)

Online Quiz 3 released ( Due Week 7)

1.4, 3.3

7

Practice Test

 

8

Practical Assessment

 

9

Virtualising and Configuring SteamOS

Install Steam OS (Lab)

1.4, 3.2 - 3.3

10

Install and Configure a Web Server

Deploy a Web Server on a CLI (Lab)

4.5 - 4.6

11

Install and Configure a Web Server cont.

Deploy a Web Server on a CLI (Lab) cont.

4.5 - 4.6

12

Backing Up VMs

Backup and restore VMs (Lab)

Backup and restoring Virtual HDDs (lab)

Online Quiz 4 (Due Week 13)

5.1 - 5.4

13

Integrating VMs into an Existing Design

Assignment (Due Week 14)

 

14

Assignment (Due Week 14)

 

15

Project (Due Week 17)

 

16

Project (Due Week 17)

 

17

Project (Due Week 17)

 

18

Final Resubmissions (if available)

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

We will be using Virtualisation to setup several different operating systems for this course.

You will be required to bring along or purchase an External Hard Drive (Minimum 500GB) to complete your assessments. Without it, you will not be able to complete this course.

It is your responsibility to have this organized by the end of week 1 at the latest.

The school computers do not allocate you anywhere near enough disk space for you to install Virtual Machines on your profiles.


Overview of Assessment

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment

Task 1

Online Quizzes

Task 2

Practical Assessments

Task 3

Project

These tasks assess the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

X

 

X

1.2

X

 

X

1.3

X

 

X

1.4

X

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

 

2.4

X

X

 

3.1

 

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

3.3

X

X

X

4.1

X

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

4.3

X

X

 

4.4

X

X

X

4.5

 

X

X

4.6

X

X

X

5.1

X

X

 

5.2

X

X

 

5.3

X

X

 

5.4

X

X

 

To be deemed competent student must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure student's achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

 

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
• demonstration of techniques using observation and video evidence.

Assessment in this course will involve the following activities

Online Quizzes. This will cover elements 1,2,3,4 and 5.

Practical Assessment. This will cover elements 1,2,3,4 and 5.

Project. This will cover elements 1,2,3 and 4.


Assessment Tasks

  1. Online quizzes
  2. Practical Assessment
  3. Assignment
  4. Project

You are permitted to have a maximum of 2 resubmissions for this course, however each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once.

All resubmissions must be completed and submitted no more than 7 days after your work has been graded.


Assessment Matrix

 

Assessment

Task 1

Online Quizzes

Task 2

Practical Assessment

Task 3

Assignment

Task 4

Project


These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

 

Assessment  Mapping Matrix

 

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

1.1

x

   

1.2

x

x

x

 

1.3

x

x

x

 

1.4

x

 

x

x

2.1

x

 

x

 

2.2

x

 

x

 

2.3

x

x

 

x

2.4

 

x

 

x

3.1

x

x

 

x

3.2

x

x

  

3.3

 

x

 

x

4.1

 

x

 

x

4.2

 

x

 

x

4.3

 

x

 

x

4.4

 

x

 

x

4.5

   

x

4.6

   

x

5.1

   

x

5.2

   

x

5.3

   

x

5.4

   

x

 

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

  • assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice 
  • maths and science developmental support and advice 
  • English language development 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager. 
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 


Special consideration: 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration 

Plagiarism: 

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. 

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism. 

Other Information: 

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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