ICANWK402A - Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT - 2013

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Vocational Education, Training
  • Study load: 0.06025 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: None
  • Availability for 2013: SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment (60%) , Project (40%)

Unit provided by

2013 Fees
Domestic 245.00
International 495.00

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

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify virtualisation benefits features
  2. install and configure virtualisation software
  3. install and configure virtual machines
  4. configure virtual networks of virtual machines
  5. back up and restore virtual machines.
  • Assignment (60%)
  • Project (40%)

Mandatory co-requisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s); or enrol in the following unit(s) to study at the same time or prior to this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Research and determine government and industry guidelines and policies for use of desktop and server virtualisation
2Identify benefits of virtualisation of desktop and server environments
3Identify available features of current virtualisation software
4Select virtualisation solution based on current and future needs of the client
5Identify, clarify and organise requirements of the client relating to virtualisation technologies, following organisational requirements
6Identify the hardware and software, infrastructure components, required to be installed and configured to meet technical requirements
7Install and configure software to provide support for virtualisation of desktop and server operating systems
8Configure virtualisation software application features to accommodate required functionality, relating to client and business needs
9Install virtual machine consistent with client, commercial and business requirements
10Configure virtual machine consistent with client, commercial and business requirements
11Test functionality of installed virtual machine
12Configure IP addressing to match chosen network configuration
13Configure virtual network as host only configuration
14Configure virtual network as bridged configuration
15Configure virtual network as network address translation (NAT) configuration
16Configure services to operate under current network configuration
17Test functionality of virtual network configuration
18Back up virtual machine state on shutdown
19Restore state on start-up of virtual machine
20Back up virtual hard drive and software configuration files
21Restore virtual hard drive and software configuration files

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links
  • Simulations

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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