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.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Bathurst 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

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to undergraduate students only.

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.


This 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.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC314 in Session 1 2020. 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 %
Concepts - online quiz
Virtualisation report
Installation manual
Virtual infrastructure design
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.