Virtual server

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University Systems operates a Private Cloud based on VMware ESX. Departments may request virtual servers on this cloud to run their applications. If your group does not have a trained sysadmin, the VM must be maintained by the central sysadmins (see

Various versions of Linux and Microsoft Windows are supported. The base configuration provides 1 CPU and 4GB RAM, but customized servers are available if required.

Who can use this service?

  • Departments

How do I request or access this service?

Contact the Computer Help Desk to request this service.

What is the cost for this service?

A standard virtual machine costs $150/year.

When is this service available?

This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. You can be notified of service interruptions by subscribing to Informed.

Other information

Clients will be asked to sign a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with University Systems which further defines the terms and conditions of this service.  See also: Why virtualize?

How do I get help with this service?

For assistance with this service, please contact the Computer Help Desk:

Telephone: 250-721-7687
In person: Clearihue A037