Introduction to Server Environments and Architectures
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- 27 Jul 2020
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On successful completion of the subject students should be able to:
- identify the types and characteristics of server based infrastructure and applications
- implement servers and applications using physical and virtualised infrastructure
- install and configure a Windows or Linux server
- maintain their own desktop environment and support the modelling and investigation of locally virtualised environments
- determine an appropriate server solution and environment to meet client needs.
- Introduction to Linux and Windows Servers
- Applications and services
- Introduction to server scripting
- Physical server design
- Local virtualisation
- Cloud based servers
- Introduction to the data centre
- Internet services
- Software licensing
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
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ICT171 uses open source software such as Ubuntu Linux, Putty and Virtual Box. These are directly downloadable from Internet sites. Microsoft Server software is freely available to students under the Microsoft Imagine program.
We live in an increasingly online and connected world. Beyond our desktop computers, tablets and smart phones exist the servers, software and back-end infrastructure that store our files, send our email, deliver the World Wide Web and implement social networking. Students will implement Windows and Linux servers in virtual and cloud environments. Issues examined are associated with large scale computing resources, storage, backup, disaster recovery, management, costs, legislation and whether to deliver in-house or to outsource.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Weekly Participation (10%%)
- Project Proposal and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Report (15%%)
- Wiki/Blog - Cloud Server Project (25%%)
- Final Online Examination (50%%)
Textbooks are not required.