ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies (8)


This subject provides students with a detailed introduction to virtualisation and hypervisor technologies. It looks at how these technologies are used within an enterprise to achieve various business goals. It further explores the planning, implementation and management of these virtualisation technologies in the context of a virtual infrastructure.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC314
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Assumed Knowledge

Background knowledge at the level of ITC212 or ITC242

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to communicate the importance of different virtualisation technologies for X86 and Unix based platforms;
  • be able to evaluate which virtualisation technology should be used in a given set of requirements;
  • be able to communicate the essentials of network and storage virtualisation;
  • be able to discuss and evaluate the requirements for effective Virtual Machine (VM) management;
  • be able to identify and evaluate the requirements to create a virtual infrastructure;
  • be able to analyse the requirements for management of a virtual infrastructure.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to virtualisation and hypervisor technologies.
  • Desktop vs server virtualisation.
  • Creating virtual machines.
  • Virtual machines and operating systems.
  • Virtual machine management.
  • Server virtualisation.
  • Virtualisation security.
  • Network and storage virtualisation.
  • VMs, availability and data centres.
  • Building a virtual infrastructure.
  • Managing a virtual infrastructure.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.