ITE523 Virtualisation (8)

The subject explores the installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere virtualization software. The subject will help students prepare to take the examination to become a VMware Certified Professional.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITE523. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in IT Masters relevant courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to understand the basics of VMware virtualisation technology;
  • be able to install and configure VMware virtualisation products such as ESXi and vCenter Server;
  • be able to deploy and manage virtual machines in a VMware vSphere environment;
  • be able to manage security permissions and user access to the VMware infrastructure;
  • be able to monitor resource usage using vCenter Server; and
  • be able to manage higher availability and data protection using vCenter Server.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to virtualisation concepts and VMware vSphere
  • Installing and managing core vSphere components such as vCenter Server, the Platform Services Controller and vSphere Update Manager
  • Connecting storage and network infrastructure into a vSphere environment
  • Provisioning and managing virtual machines and their access to CPU, memory, storage and network resources
  • Managing security within a vSphere environment
  • Providing high availability to virtual workloads within a vSphere environment
  • Managing scalability within a vSphere environment
  • Patching and updating vSphere components and virtual machines

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITE523 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Practical lab tasks
Data centre migration & implementation
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.