VIIT has a network of over 300 computers powered with Gigabit FiberOptic Backbone and Gigabit D-link, Cisco switches. This is a Heterogeneous Network Environment. Linux being the most common system in the server room and Windows on the client side.
Now World is going on Cloud and VIIT is already using Cloud Technology with Hardware Virtualization and Server with huge storage capacity. VIIT has 7High End Server (Acer, HP & Dell) with Xeon and Quad Core processor and Storage Area Network with 10 TB of Storage Capacity. They serve as Domain, LDAP, Web Mail, FTP, Database Server, Web-server and VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure ).. “
An electronic mail account is set up for every student and staff member. Even parents and friends of the student can contact them using a unique email facility on this web site. Such mails will directly go to the Student mailbox on his/ her desktop computer. Both POP3 and IMAP are supported by the mail server.
Apart from the software’s installed on each computer students have allocated space on the server. This space includes their home directories, space on web servers and space for IMAP folders. Students may store personal Web pages on the Intranet Web servers. These web technologies include JSP, Servlet, beans, PHP and ASP. All student computers, offices and classrooms have access through the high-speed Ethernet, to the campus network and all residence halls have direct Ethernet access to the network with a port available for each student and additional ports located in many lounges and study areas.
- Internet Access :
The Institute currently has high speed leased line Internet access. VIIT can be ranked among the most wired Institute in India.
There are five Computer Labs at VIIT with 60 computers in each Lab. Network and Intranet connectivity is available to all the Labs and Student’s Hostels. The Labs are available for use for 24 Hours to the students.Dell, HP Branded Desktop with following configuration such as Corei5/Corei3, 4 GB RAM are used as nodes. Other accessories include printers, scanners, web-cams, DVD-Writers etc.
- Access @ hostels:
All student computers, offices and classrooms have access through the high-speed Ethernet, to the campus network and all residence halls have direct Ethernet access to the network with a port available for each student and additional ports located in many lounges and study areas.
- LDAP + Samba Server:
This main Samba file server holds home directories of all the network users. This Server keeps the security information in a LDAP database based on OpenLDAP, in turn provides authentication information to all other servers. This makes administration centralized and easy.
- Database & DHCP Server:
This Server serves as a database Server. The Database software is Oracle. This Server serves as backend of many intranet sites and applications. All the students have their own account on this server. This account is synchronized with their network logins. This Server provides IP addresses dynamically to client machines in order to participate on Network.
OS: Red Hat Linux with Oracle11gRelease2
- Web Server [ERP]:
VIIT has developed much software in-house to fulfillits own requirement. VIIT ERP System is one major Software developed at VIIT. This entire project is web based and is hosted on this Apache Web Server dedicated for the ERP. Front end is developed using PHP which is a great, very fast language for Server Side Scripting. The database backend used is Postgres.
- Web Server [IIS]:
This is Windows 2008based IIS 7.0 [Internet Information Server] Intranet Web Server. This is also MS-Sql Server for holding databases for students. Again all the students account on this server is synchronized with their network logins. All the sites developed by students using Active Server Pages (ASP) technology are hosted here. At the time of making this web site this server is holding more than 50 web sites developed by our students.
Also a share is dedicated on this server for the applications developed by the students.
- Mail, DNS & Proxy Server:
This Server is VIIT’s Gateway to Internet. This Server is connected with high speed Leaselines to Internet. All the students and staff get access through this server. Server scripts are written to automate the process of Internet access. At specified times these scripts activates and provide Internet connectivity to only computers specified in the script to ensure everybody get enough access to Internet and on right time. For email access this Server is connected to the 10 MB leased line at VIIT Internet Center, This Server also provide a unique Intranet email ids to all the students and VIIT staff. Students as well as VIIT staff can communicate with each other and with their families and friends using email.
This Server also functions as Domain Name Server to support Intranet sites.
OS:RedHatLinux with Squid,iptablesandbind.
Apart from all this this server is used for storing online books for students named as e-library. So all the books and other information stored on this Server is accessible to each and every student of VIIT.