Virtual Servers provide a virtualized server environment with enhanced security for hosting business applications in the State Data Center. The virtual server environment supports Microsoft Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server operating systems. Virtual machines (VMs) can be sized to support customer processing requirements via a fixed incremental configuration of memory, processor and disk space (see Service Notes section for configuration details).
- Virtual Machine (VM): This offering provides for a centrally provisioned and patched VM operating system (OS) and related system utilities. This offering includes two core processors, 4GB RAM, 80GB OS file storage. Admin will enable provisioning of a vendor-supported version of Microsoft Windows Server Operating System or a vendor-supported version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Operating System. Admin will manage and maintain the Virtual Server OS, including basic operating system testing and installation of service packs and patches, to ensure the operating system patches do not materially impact the core server performance.
- Virtual Machine (VM) – Legacy Isolation: If an agency is unable to use a vendor-supported server operating system, Admin will assign the VM Legacy Isolation service offering to the agency. These VMs are hosted on isolated infrastructure and are configured to help mitigate security risks, and the server operating system is supported by the agency. Admin will determine an agency's need for this service offering on an exception basis; this offering is not orderable by agencies.