Virtual Machine (VM) is a guest server hosted on a VM host. The ACCC VM service includes maintenance of the physical environment such as power, cooling, physical security and networking, system monitoring, patches and upgrades, backups, business continuity and disaster recovery, and performance tuning.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, IT

Every computer on a network has a unique identifier. Just as you would address a letter to send in the mail, computers use the unique identifier to send data to specific computers on a network. Most networks today, including all computers on the Internet, use the TCP/IP protocol as the standard for how to communicate on the network.

If you already have an OpenVPN client installed, all you need are your configuration files from the download your OpenVPN configuration file. Otherwise, install OpenVPN through your respective repository below and then open the configuration file with your OpenVPN client once it is installed. Every person has a unique key file that they will use, in combination with their UIC NetID and password, to uniquely identify them. Everything you need for configuration is available in a compressed tar archive.

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ACCC is converting our Linux operating system offering from Red Hat Enterprise to CentOS (Linux is the Unix based operating system often used in servers and desktop environments). As a result of this conversion, ACCC will no longer be accepting new registrations to our Red Hat Network Satellite Server (RHN). Customers with current RHN registrations will still be able to update their Red Hat operating system installations registered with ACCC until further notice. ACCC will contact current customers connecting to the Red Hat satellite server with options and a deadline for migration to CentOS. 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is available for no fee to UIC faculty, staff, and students for production and personal use. Software updates, ISO images, and other services are provided through the Red Hat Network satellite server

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

The Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite Server provides software updates and a web based interface to check on the update status of your systems. Everyone that has a UIC account can activate an RHN Satellite account.

Advanced features are also available from the RHN Satellite Server such as configuration profiles, custom RPM channels and automated kickstarts.

To add, remove or update users of a Linux virtual server:

To connect to MySQL and MariaDB databases on Linux virtual servers, use a tool like MySQL Workbench (cross-platform), or Sequel Pro (Mac OS X). Both are free applications.


Visit MySQL Workbench download page. Select your platform and click the Download button. On the next page, click "No thanks, just start my download" link to start your download. Install as you would other software on your computer.

This guide explains how to install the Bluestem client on a Linux (CentOS 7) server.

Register application server

Visit Bluestem application server registration page and click Add New Server. Type the hostname of the server in Hostname field. If the server later gets a CNAME, the CNAME will automatically work with Bluestem without any additional registrations. Copy the key string and click Save Changes.

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