Virtual machine (VM) server request

UM IT has a robust Vmware virtualization environment with the capacity to host hundreds of Windows or Linux virtual servers. This service appeals to departments who want to maintain autonomy over their server management without the expense of purchasing and housing their own hardware. UM IT can also manage the server OS installation, configuration, patching and maintenance, as well as backup/recovery, security, networking, hardware, storage and monitoring for those departments without their own system administrator. 

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How to request

Please click  the “Request Service” button at the top right hand side of the screen.


  • You pay for a pre-allocation of resources which results in a predictable end of month billing.
  • You can expand/contract your resources at any time by submitting a service request.
  • CPU, RAM, and disk space can be changed dynamically later if needed. Over allocation wastes resources. It is very easy to add disk later, but very hard to take back unused disk, so it is always strongly advised that you start off with just a bit more disk than you actually need for the install and then add more disk if needed later. Any large disk requests will be reviewed.
  • General funded units receive up to 5 Base VMs at no cost but pays for all additions.  Any VMs over 5 requires prior approval from the ACIO-CCS.
  • Any large VMs (large number of ram, CPU, etc.) will need to be approved by the ACIO-CCS.
  • Base VM: 2 GB ram, 2 vCPU, 80 GB Hard drive



Basic Fee (base VM, licensing, support)

$55 per VM per year

vCPU (up to Max 8 Total)

$5 per vCPU per year

Memory (up to Max 64 GB Total)

$10 per GB per year

Tier I Disk Storage (up to max 1 TB total)

$0.75 per GB per year 

Tier II Disk Storage (up to max 3 TB total)

$0.40 per GB per year

Optional Basic Backup Support (30 days onsite)



Official UM departments and organizations.


Monday-Friday, 8-5.

Service Owner

UM IT Server Administrators

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Service ID: 22555
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