Large Installation Administration 2015-2016


LIA book
Practice of System and Network Administration, The (2nd Edition)
by Thomas A. Limoncelli, Christina J. Hogan, Strata R. Chalup
ISBN-10: 0321492668
ISBN-13: 978-0321492661

We are covering the following chapters:

Ch 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 29 32 33 34

The emphasis is on the *Bold* subjects

Optional book

VM book

Virtual Machines: Versatile Platforms for Systems and Processes
by Jim Smith and Ravi Nair
ISBN: 978-1-55860-910-5

Professional organisations


Your final grade consists of:

Presentation 10% Report 40% Exam 50%

Report deadline: Wednesday March 30th, 23:59 CET

Lecturer Arno Bakker, Jaap van Ginkel
Lab TeacherArno Bakker, Mick Pouw
Lab SupportNiels Sijm


Week Topic Book Chapters PDF
0 Intro Intro
1b Virtualization VM book: Ch.1-3 Class 1
2a Virtualization VM book: Ch.8, App. A Class 2
2b Virtualization Class 3
3a Software Packaging and Configuration Management (guest lecture) Part1, Part 2
3b Rabobank (guest lecture) Internal page
4a No class
4b Scaling (guest lecture) Internal page
5a Desktops and Servers Preface, Ch. 2-4 Class 7
5b Desktops and Servers Class 8
6a Internet of Things (Not part of exam) Internal page
6b Services and Naming Ch. 5,6,8 pdf
6b Upgrades and Helpdesk Ch. 13-21 Internal page
7a Documentation and Ethics Ch. 9,12 Internal page
7b Project Management Internal page


Week Topic Lab assignments Feedback deadline
1 Virtualization Lab 1 (same as INR) 12 Feb, 10:00
2 Amazon EC2 Lab 2 18 Feb, 10:00
3 VM Migration Lab 3 25 Feb, 10:00

Site Visits

For all site visits: Bring your ID!


  • Thu February 25th, 14:00, Bart de Graaffweg 2, Hilversum.
  • Take the train to station Hilversum Media Park and then walk:


  • Mon February 29th, 14:00, Barbara Strozilaan 251, Amsterdam.


  • Thu March 10th, 13:00 Vancis/SURFsara, Science Park 140, Amsterdam




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