This article describes how students may access a computing environment for programming and compiling code for their class. Academic Linux VMs are provided by request of the instructor-of-record.
Configuration and Resources
Academic VMs are deployed as Debian Linux.
Each VM is resourced with 2 CPU and 4 Gb RAM
- vi (vim)
- nano - https://www.nano-editor.org/
Accessing Academic VMs
Off campus access via SSH requires you to be connected to VPN.
Log In Details
System name/host name: <Course Subject and Catalog Number>-<Semester><Year>.its.albany.edu
- Semester = fa,wi,sp,su
- Year = <yy>
Login as: <NetID>
<NetID> should be typed in lowercase letters.
Password: UAlbany password associated with NetID
Access method: SSH
Idle SSH sessions will timeout after 5 minutes and shell sessions after 10 minutes
Academic Linux VMs are available for the duration of a semester/term. The following outlines the timeline from request until deletion of a VM.
- Submit request form 1 to 2 months prior to a semester.
- Instructor will be asked to confirm functionality of the Test VM prior to building the Production VM.
- Once confirmed by the instructor, the Production VM will be built approximately one week prior to the beginning of the semester.
- Access to the Production VM will be enabled for all students enrolled in the designated class section.
- Instructors and students submit technical support request to email@example.com.
- Access to the Academic VM will be terminated 2 weeks after the last day of classes for the semester and the VMs will be deleted.
- Data for Academic VMs will not be archived.
- If an extension for access is required, the instructor must submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the last day of classes.
Request an Academic VM