Virtual Machines

What Is It?

A Virtual Machine is a guest server hosted on a VM host. The Technology Solutions VM service includes maintenance of the physical environment such as power, cooling, physical security and networking, system monitoring, patches and upgrades, backups, business continuity and disaster recovery, and performance tuning.

Other Service Names

Virtual Servers, VMs


  • Available for Linux and Windows


  • Must have a valid NetID
  • Users need to have a UIC VPN connection available.
  • VM can only be used for supporting the academic or research mission of the university
  • Requestor has Windows or Linux server management experience. 
  • We need a CFOPAL to charge the VM to

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • Students
  • Faculty 
  • Staff

Where Can I Get It?

Select the Request Virtual Machine button located on this page.

How Do I Use It?

How Much Does It Cost?

This service is funded by the self-supported model

How Can I Get Support?

If you are experiencing a problem with this service, please report it. If you just have a question, feel free to ask us.

Service Levels

Service Request Fulfillment Time 2 business days
Incident Resolution Time 1 business day
Service Availability 24x7
Maintenance Window(s) ​Approved Technology Solutions maintenance window(s)
Service Notification Channel(s) IT Service Notices
Request Virtual Machine

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