Large Systems 2017-2018

Lecturer Arno Bakker
Lab TeacherMick Pouw
Lab SupportNiels Sijm


Design and Implementation

Distributed Systems (3rd Edition, February 2017) by Maarten van Steen and Andrew S. Tanenbaum

Available as a free eBook at

Chapters and Sections to Study


The Practice of System and Network Administration (3rd Edition, October 2016)
by Thomas A. Limoncelli, Christina J. Hogan, Strata R. Chalup
ISBN-10: 0321919165
ISBN-13: 978-0321919168

Chapters and Sections to Study


Your final grade consists of:

Presentation 5% Report 30% Exam 65%

Minimum grade for each part 4.0

Report deadline: Sunday December 24th, 23:59 CET


Week Topic PDF Quiz
1a Intro
1b Virtualization
2a Virtualization
2b Virtualization
3a Communication and Coordination
3b Replication
4a Partitioning + Fault Tolerance
4b Architectures
5a Administration of desktops
5b Data centers + Servers
6a Guest Lecture: DevOps
6b Services
7a Guest Lecture: Rabobank
7b TBA

Internal page for sheets


Week Topic PDF Feedback deadline
1 Virtualization Lab1 (work on in LIA time, counts also as INR lab) 9 Nov, 10:00
2 VM Migration 13 Nov, 10:00
3 Amazon EC2 16 Nov, 10:00

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