[ 921NESESADK13 ] KV System Administration

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Computer Science René Mayrhofer 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites Verpflichtend: VO UE Computernetzwerke (aus Bachelor Informatik)
Original study plan Master's programme Computer Science 2022W
Objectives Students understand the concepts and requirements of a stable server infrastructure. Students have the (basic) skills to setup and work with common services. Students realize that reliability, availability and "least privilege" are essential to successful System Administration.
Subject Server administration based on Linux / Windows;

  • Storage Management
  • Recovery & Backup
  • Service Planning
  • Selected Services (e.g. ADS, DNS, HTTP(S), SMTP(S), …)
  • Virtualization
  • Infrastructure as Code.

These topics are presented as an overview. A selected set is also practiced in the hands-on labs.

Criteria for evaluation Grading is based on participation in lectures and lab exercises, the oral presentation of example scenarios and a final written examination. To pass the course, students must successfully pass all three sections.
Methods Lecture including discussions as well as accompanying practical lab exercises; Students prepare and present a final example scenario.
Language English
Study material
  • Slides and text documents presented in the lectures
  • "The Practice of System Administration" by Thomas Limoncelli et al.
  • Whitepapers and manuals of the vendors of server software used in the lab.
Changing subject? No
Further information
Corresponding lecture equivalent to INMNPKVSADM: KV Systemadministration (3 ECTS) or INMWAKVNWAD: KV Netzwerkadministration (3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment