The UCIT server hosting strategy is to offer managed virtual servers instead of hosting or managing physical servers. Virtual server hosting allows a single physical server to be partitioned into multiple “virtual machine” (VM) servers, each with the appearance and capabilities of running as a physically dedicated machine. Each virtual server can run its own operating system (Windows or Linux), is assigned its own hostname and may be independently administered, configured and rebooted without impact on other virtual servers.
Not all applications are well-suited for virtualization.
University of Cincinnati colleges and departments are eligible to contract with UCIT for virtual servers.
UCIT supports the Virtual Server hardware environment on a 24/7 basis. Base System Support Service includes the following: (Install, configure, OS\Patch update, virus protection, security, backup, performance tuning, monitoring and response of the VM guest server). Virtual servers are hosted in secure UCIT data centers with UPS-backed power. Virtual servers will be located on firewall-protected subnets. Virtual servers are backed up by the UCIT Enterprise Backup service.
New Virtual Server Hosting requests including changes to resources (RAM, CPU, and Disk) or support level changes to existing virtual servers are to be submitted via the Virtual Server Hosting request process. This process and form can be found on the Virtual Server Hosting Service Catalog page.
UCIT and client responsibilities will be clearly defined in a Service Level Agreement upon engaging in a hosted UCIT Virtual Server Service.
UCIT Supported operating systems
UCIT is known for providing excellent service and support to its current customers and is looking forward to extending their services throughout campus. Please contact UCIT Help Desk 556-HELP to determine your virtual server sizing and support requirements.
Virtual server sizes: UCIT offers virtual servers in three sizes. Each size can use up to the specified resource levels.
| Server Size
|| Includes up to:
|| Annual charge
* Additional memory charge ($76.80 annual charge per each additional 1 GB)
**Additional CPU charge ($76.80 annual charge per each additional CPU)
***Additional storage is available in 1 GB increments:
Operating System Fees:
Operating system support:
Please contact the ESA group at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify supported operating systems.
24/7 base operating system support (install, configure, OS/Patch update, virus protection, security, backup, performance tuning, monitoring and response)
$296.36 per month
A departmental file server might require a ‘Base’ level virtual server (2 CPU, 2 GB RAM, 50 GB Storage) with 50 GB of additional FC usable storage, W2K8 Enterprise and Base system administration support.
Total annual charges for this server would be $4337.40
Base virtual server..................$541.08
Base system administration......$3556.32
50 GB FC additional storage.....$240.00