NIT3222 Virtualisation in Computing

Assignment
NIT3222 Virtualisation in Computing
Individual or group assignment (maximum of 2 students in a group)
Overview
The System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) offers numerous benefits
to virtual infrastructures. This assignment will explore more of the features that
are offered by SCVMM. More specifically we will use SCVMM to manage virtual
machine hosts according to the following diagram, where SCVMM is installed on
a virtual machine. An arrow indicates that a host is being managed by SCVMM.
Each group (1 or 2 students) will be assigned a subnet on the global virtual
network. Deviation from this allocation will result in lost marks. The assignment
requires the following objectives to be satisfied. In addition, the assignment
needs to be documented in a correct and clear manner. Note that the maximum
mark allocation for this assignment is 25.

Objective
1. Configuring the virtual networks to enable
communication.
2 Mark 15 Marks
2. Adding at least two hosts to SCVMM as displayed in
the above diagram.
2 Marks
3. Adding at least one host as a trusted host (i.e. host
resides in the domain).
4 Marks
4. Storage of at least one virtual machine in the SCVMM
library.
3 Marks
5. Migration of one virtual machine from one host to
another.
4 Marks
6. Placing the SQL server used by SCVMM on a machine
that does not operate the VMM service.
2 Marks
(Bonus)
Documentation
1. Correctness: the documentation correctly describes
the objectives and associated configuration.
5 Marks 10 Marks
2. Presentation: the documentation is well structured
and formatted.
5 Marks

Virtual
machine
(SCVMM)
Host #1
Host
Operating
System
Virtual
machine
Virtual
machine
Host #2
Host
Operating
System
Virtual
machine
Submission Method and Due Date
Demonstrations of the SCVMM setup will be required to verify that the practical
tasks have been satisfied. The assignment documentation will be submitted
using VUCollaborate no later than Monday the 23rd of October at 5:00PM.
Students are also required to complete a student declaration form upon
submission (either electronic or hard copy). Failure to do so will result in 0
marks awarded for the assignment. Late submissions will incur a deduction in
marks given.