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Sprout Virtual Server

The client-managed virtual server (also called Sprout at Yale) is an easy and affordable way to get your own server in the Yale cloud. It offers great flexibility since users have full administrator privileges and can customize the server any way they want. ITS Infrastructure Services ensures the continuous availability of these virtual servers and makes sure they are updated regularly, however the user is responsible for managing the OS and any configured applications.

For an additional charge, ITS Infrastructure Services also offers a private, professionally administered, high-capacity cloud running more than 1,200 “virtual machine” (VM) servers.

Yale Virtual Server Comparison Matrix

Out of the box it comes pre-configured as a LAMP/WISP web server and is scheduled to perform full nightly TSM backups. Linux servers are subscribed to the RedHat Network, giving users access to a great variety of open-source applications.

Sprout servers are only accessible on ports 80 (HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS). Management can be done via SSH access on port 22 for LINUX servers and RDP on port 3389 for Windows servers.  Management access is restricted to the Yale network (this requires VPN connection if the server needs to be accessed over SSH/RDP from an external network). In addition, no 3-lock data should be stored on these servers. Information Security reserves the right to perform periodic scans to make sure there is no sensitive data.

Who can use it?

Any member of the Yale community: students, faculty and staff with an active Yale NetID and a valid Yale email address are eligible to use this service. You will also need a PTAEO for billing.

How much does it cost?

Visit the ITS Rates Page.

How do I get it?

Request your Sprout (Linux Micro-Tier) Virtual Server.

Request your Windows Micro-Tier Virtual Server.

If you are interested in purchasing a Sprout that can host '3 lock' data, please email its-sa-delivery@yale.edu for additional requirements. 

Where can I get help?

Should you have questions or experience difficulty, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 203-432-9000 or email helpdesk@yale.edu or contact your IT support provider

Sprout Virtual Server

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The client-managed virtual server (also called Sprout at Yale) is an easy and affordable way to get your own server in the Yale cloud.

The client-managed virtual server (also called Sprout at Yale) is an easy and affordable way to get your own server in the Yale cloud. It offers great flexibility since users have full administrator privileges and can customize the server any way they want. ITS Infrastructure Services ensures the continuous availability of these virtual servers and makes sure they are updated regularly, however the user is responsible for managing the OS and any configured applications.

For an additional charge, ITS Infrastructure Services also offers a private, professionally administered, high-capacity cloud running more than 1,200 “virtual machine” (VM) servers.

Yale Virtual Server Comparison Matrix

Out of the box it comes pre-configured as a LAMP/WISP web server and is scheduled to perform full nightly TSM backups. Linux servers are subscribed to the RedHat Network, giving users access to a great variety of open-source applications.

Sprout servers are only accessible on ports 80 (HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS). Management can be done via SSH access on port 22 for LINUX servers and RDP on port 3389 for Windows servers.  Management access is restricted to the Yale network (this requires VPN connection if the server needs to be accessed over SSH/RDP from an external network). In addition, no 3-lock data should be stored on these servers. Information Security reserves the right to perform periodic scans to make sure there is no sensitive data.

Who can use it?: 

Any member of the Yale community: students, faculty and staff with an active Yale NetID and a valid Yale email address are eligible to use this service. You will also need a PTAEO for billing.

How much does it cost?: 

Visit the ITS Rates Page.

How do I get it?: 

Request your Sprout (Linux Micro-Tier) Virtual Server.

Request your Windows Micro-Tier Virtual Server.

If you are interested in purchasing a Sprout that can host '3 lock' data, please email its-sa-delivery@yale.edu for additional requirements. 

Where can I get help?: 

Should you have questions or experience difficulty, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 203-432-9000 or email helpdesk@yale.edu or contact your IT support provider

3-lock data compliant: 
no