COMP716 – Virtualisation Essentials

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Module code
COMP716
Module title
Virtualisation Essentials
Prescription
To enable students to gain an understanding of the architecture, components, and operation of server-based virtualisation infrastructure and meet organisational requirements.
Programmes
  • BI1601
  • BI1804
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
48
Self directed hours
102
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an understanding of server-based virtualisation infrastructure.
2. Implement, configure and troubleshoot virtualisation infrastructure in a medium size organisation.
3. Analyse, design, implement and troubleshoot a virtual infrastructure plan for a medium size organisation.
Content
Software-Defined data centre
- Virtualisation hosts and servers
- How virtualisation supports business needs
- Planning infrastructure roll-out

Virtual machines
- Clones and templates
- Snapshots
- Migration

Virtual networks and storage
- Switches
- iSCI, NFS
- Virtual disk provisioning

Resource management and monitoring
- Resource pools
- CPU and memory optimisation
- Alarms

High availability
- Fault tolerance
- Data protection
- Backup solutions

Troubleshooting
- Diagnose and solve problems
- Methodologies
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching methods will involve theoretical and practical classes, which may include but not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face, guest lectures and online activities.
Assessment Criteria
In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Computer Network lab
Virtualisation software