Knowledge about Computer Networks (e.g. lecture "Netzwerke und Verteilte Systeme", especially TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, ...) is necessary.
Students understand the buildup of a stable server infrastructure including start of operation and configuration of elementary services. Main aspects are the importance of high availability and the concept of “least privilege”.
Server administration based on Windows / Linux; virtualization, directory services (ADS, LDAP), file servers, print servers, DHCP, DNS, HTTP, FTP, Email (SMTP, POP, IMAP) + AntiSpam + content scanning; backup + recovery; system management.
Lecture includes discussions as well as accompanying practical exercises in the network lab; Students will prepare a final example scenario.
Grading is based on class participation in lab exercises, the oral review of example scenarios as well as the final written examination. To pass the course, students must successfully pass all three sections.