Virtual Machine Hosting

Virtual Machine Hosting

Departments/Units/Colleges can subscribe a Special Virtual Machine (SVM) hosting service for hosting their website, application or server in ITSC.

A Virtual Machine (VM) is a software implementation of a machine that executes programs like a physical machine. This VM platform (supported by VMware ESXi 5.5 at CheckPoint Virtual Edition), is a type of Cloud IT service which offers a VM with firewall protection, in monthly subscription basis, to provide flexibility for departments / units /colleges to acquire their own virtual machines instantly and to eliminate long acquisition process for physical machine.

This special VM platform enables a more convenient and timesaving departmental system management.

Available to

Departments

Service Charge and Application

Charged on an annual subscription basis
Application of VM hostinghttps://paper.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/dvp (via CUHK VPN / campus network)

Need ITSC’s management of the operating system on your VM? Additionally subscribe OS Management ServiceITSC Service Desk > Service Catalog > Web, Server & Systems > Managed Hosting Service Request

Access to Service

Manage VM or Modify Firewall Rules: https://paper.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/dvp

Service Availability

24 X 7

 

1. Features
  • Five SVM packages, protected under a firewall, are available

    VM Scale Package Name Configuration Details 
     Small Model S (2 CPU core, 2GB RAM, 100GB disk)
     Medium Model M (4 CPU core, 4GB RAM, 100GB disk)
     Large Model L (8CPU core, 8GB RAM, 100GB disk)
    Extra Large Model XL (8CPU core, 16GB RAM, 100GB disk)
    2 Extra Large Model XXL (16 CPU core, 32GB RAM, 100BG disk)

    • All include a 100GB disk size
    • Additional Disk Storage can be offered in 100GB based (100GB, 200GB, 300GB, etc.).  In the Extra Large package and 2 Extra Large VM package, additional RAM can also be offered in 16GB based with maximum up to 64GB (16GB, 32GB, 48GB and 64GB)
  • Six OS packages are available to be pre-installed including
    1. Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Standard Edition (64-bit)
    2. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard Edition (64-bit)
    3. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Enterprise Edition (64-bit)
    4. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Standard Edition (64-bit)
    5. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64-bit)
    6. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit)
    7. CentOS 6 (64-bit)
    8. CentOS 7 (64-bit)
    9. Other (no OS pre-installed)
  • Regarding the network services allowed in firewall,
    • For incoming traffic, according to the University’s Firewall Policy and Security Standard on Firewall Configuration, there will be no more default services allowed for incoming traffic from Public Internet
    • For outgoing traffic, all traffic is allowed
    • VM owner can modify the firewall rules
  • Central Backup Service for SVM
    • A simple and easy to use solution with everything operate via a web interface.
    • When the service is enabled on a SVM, it provides
      • SVM Daily Backup service
      • Self-service file level restore
      • Self-service backup status reports
      • On-demand full VM recovery
    • Visit its service page for its servcie charge and other details.