Server housing

Organisational units of the University of Vienna that operate self-managed IT services on a separate server can accommodate them in the server infrastructure of the ZID.

Virtual server housing

With virtual server housing, the organisational unit receives exclusive administrative access to the server. The ZID takes care of acquisition, maintenance and support of the hardware.

To use virtual server housing, an eligible employee of the organisational unit has to complete and sign the following documents and send them to vi.zid@univie.ac.at

Please note the costs for virtual server housing.

Requesting a virtual server

Only authorised persons listed in the annex to the virtual server housing agreement (PDF, in German) may request a virtual server.

Please send an e-mail to vi.zid@univie.ac.at and provide the following information:

  • IP address
  • VLAN
  • DNS name
  • vCPU environment
  • RAM environment
  • Operating system
  • Operating system from the template (Yes/No)
  • Operating system language (if from the German/English template)
  • Size of the system disk (if different from the default size; for Windows, the system disk must have at least 30 GB; for the Linux templates, the default size of the system disk is 20 GB).
  • Size of the data disk (if necessary)
  • Cost centre

 Note

Operating systems for virtual servers

The following operating systems are available as templates. You receive a fully installed operating system and administrator access:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard (64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server (64-bit without X)

If you do not want to use the templates, but rather want to install the server yourself (bare metal installation), please find supported installation images under the following addresses:

  • Windows Server: \\share.univie.ac.at\vmware\iso\sg-admin\Windows
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux: \\share.univie.ac.at\vmware\iso\sg-admin\Linux\Redhat
  • Ubuntu LTS: \\share.univie.ac.at\vmware\iso\sg-admin\Linux\Ubuntu
  • Debian: \\share.univie.ac.at\vmware\iso\sg-admin\Linux\Debian
  • Suse Enterprise Linux: \\share.univie.ac.at\vmware\iso\sg-admin\Linux\Suse
  • FreeBSD: \\share.univie.ac.at\vmware\iso\sg-admin\Bsd

Deregistering a virtual server

To deregister a virtual server, an authorised person or the head of the organisational unit has to send an informal e-mail to vi.zid@univie.ac.at.

Create a backup of your data before deregistering the virtual server. 

Physical server housing

Servers that are not suitable for virtualisation can be accommodated in the rooms of the ZID. The ZID offers the following services:

  • Space for the devices
  • (Security-related) technical infrastructure
  • Data connection

The relevant organisational unit is responsible for setting up, operating and maintaining the server.

The Vereinbarung physisches Serverhousing (PDF) (physical server housing agreement, in German) contains detailed regulations. You have to sign it to be able to use the service.

If you consider physical server housing, please send an e-mail to serverhousing.zid@univie.ac.at.