Server architecture and virtualization

Short Name
Serverarchitektur u. Virt
Module Code
Module Coordinator
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Kneisel
  • Jens Foerster
Short Description
The lecture shall enable the students to orientate themselves in a real and a virtual processor world. Different ways for a virtualisation will be shown on the basis of demand analyses and different concepts. Besides the lectures practical experience shall be gathered and gained in a laboratory environment.
Learning Objectives

The students have a basic understanding of the terms ""virtualisation"" and ""cloud computing"" in context with selecting, sourcing and adoption of the individual components in this area. The students know the basics of a server structure. They are capable of:

  • Basic principles of the server architecture, information search about ongoing concepts
  • Analysis of needs of existing structures
  • Development of concepts for consolidation or new procurement
  • Assembly and course of action of the implementation
  • Implementation of virtualisation environments
  • Knowledge and realization of best practice specifications

Knowledge of HA, DRS, DR

  • Server components
  • Concepts of virtualization
  • Concepts of cloud computing
  • Modes of storage connection (FC, iSCSI, Ethernet)
  • Kinds of storage arrays and advantages as well as disadvantages
  • Differences in the server architecture and teh adoption of virtualization
  • Project planning
  • Project realization
  • Project documentation
Duration in Semester
Instruction Language
Total Effort
6.0 CrP; an estimated 180 hours, of which approximately 60 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
Method of Instruction

Lecture 2 SWS, Exercises 2 SWS

Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points

Examination prerequisite: Attendance at the laboratory course

Examination: Project task, presentation and technical discussion

Evaluation Standard
according to examination regulations (§ 9)