System Administration

System Administration


Using a Virtualization environment, you are required to plan, install and configure both a Windows Server and a Linux Server and Test for connectivity between the two servers. Write a Technical Report detailing your Design, Implementation and Testing.


Task 1

Draw a diagram showing your Virtualization Solution. Clearly identify all the physical and virtual hardware used in both your Host and Virtual Machines and for connectivity between the two. Also include VM Names and TCP/IP configurations for both computers. (10%)


Task 2


2.1 Install Server 2019. Perform Post Installation Configuration tasks including renaming host and configuring TCP/IP.

2.2 Configure File Services.

2.2.1 Using Powershell, create the following folder and file structure:


2.3 Backup all files in the Introduction to Windows Server directory to a backup directory called “backupwindows”.


Task 3

Linux Computer: (30%)

3.1 Install Ubuntu 20.04 Server. Perform Post Installation Configuration. Configure TCP/IP.

3.2 Create the following folder and file structure using BASH


3.3 Backup all files in the Introduction to Linux Server directory to a backup directory called “backuplinux”


Task 4

Testing (5%)

Test that both Servers can PING each other.


Task 5


The report should follow the format of a business style report and should

contain the following: Introduction, Body (List of Tasks required, Design Diagrams, Implementation Screenshots and Code with explanations, Conclusion and Bibliography.

As it may not be possible for you to demonstrate your solution, screenshots of your completed tasks will need to be submitted. If necessary, you may be asked to explain your design and implementation.

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