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Cranitch, G., & Rees, M. (2009). Virtualisation: A case study in database administration laboratory work. Paper presented at ASCILITE 2009: Same places, different spaces, Auckland, New Zealand.

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2009 HERDC submission. FoR code: 0801

© Copyright Greg Cranitch and Michael Rees, 2009


This paper discusses the issues involved in using virtual machines to teach database administration concepts and the associated issues in a university student environment. Previous work on using virtual machines in system/network administration university labs is reviewed as well as the use of virtual machines in a database development environment. A virtual machine project for a Virtual Information Technology Teaching Laboratory (VITTL) using central servers offering a potential solution is described. This solution provides a secure environment with each student isolated from others with their own virtual machines.



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