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The SCS Labs have VirtualBox, giving users the ability to run virtual operating systems or Virtual Machines (VMs). There are a number of VMs that have been specifically built for particular courses. There are a number of benefits when you use a VM including:

  • Experiment with multiple OS’s safely as the VM has no impact on the host machine.
  • Run a group of VMs on a virtual network without actually risking the real network.
  • Can be customized for each course to run a different OS and software without risk of conflicts.

Additional Resources:

The Virtual Machines are all in VirtualBox .ova format (unless otherwise noted). They can usually be opened with other virtualization products (KVM, VMWare, Hyper-V, etc). The naming convention is the course code COMPXXXX of the course it was built for, followed by an optional term designation, such as -F17 for Fall 2017, which represents the term for which it was originally created. Many VMs continue to be used both for future terms, and for different courses. Consult with your Instructor to determine the exact VM you are expected to use for your course!

NOTE: Most of our Virtual Machines use the VirtualBox Extension Pack, so please make sure you add it when you install VirtualBox (see the VirtualBox How-To Ubuntu guide above).

WARNING 1: The Current Course Virtual Machines have been tested with VirtualBox 5.1.26 on Windows 10, Mac OSX and Linux. There are known issues with Windows 10 and pre 5.1.4 versions of VirtualBox. Older Course Virtual Machines are not extensively tested on recent operating systems and newer versions of VirtualBox
WARNING 2: Microsoft Edge will NOT download these files properly. It will rename the .ova file to a .tar file. You will either need to rename it back to .ova or use another browser such as Chrome or Firefox to perform the download.

Current Course Virtual Machines (2016/2017)

NOTE: Our CURRENT Virtual Machines typically use the credentials username: student / password: student (unless otherwise noted).

Virtual Machine
(SHA1 checksum)
Size
(GB)
OS Privileged
user / password
Staff / Faculty
COMP1405-F17.ovaUPDATED Sep 08, 2017
(1d30b014b52d9655fd5f972dcaaae68a8f878359)
1.6 ubuntu 16.04 student / student Robert Collier
Andrew Pullin
COMP2401B-W17.ova
(5fbc3d617bfddf3d1f21dc4fc24fccdc42bcc52b)
1.7 ubuntu 16.04 admin / nimda! Doron Nussbaum
Andrew Pullin
COMP2404-2406-F17.ovaUPDATED Sep 13, 2017
(eb219f4a59e85ae7d7600881ab21839c41fe494d)
3.5 lubuntu 16.04 student / student Lou Nel
Andrew Miles
COMP3005A-F17.ova
(d793191591a43ccf4ee045b5a18ab5c2b01bec5b)
1.1 fedora 20 fedora / oracle Mengchi Liu

Older Course Virtual Images

NOTE: Our OLDER Virtual Machines use a variety of credentials. Refer to credentials indicated below.

Virtual Machine
(SHA1 checksum)
Size
(GB)
OS Privileged
user / password
Staff / Faculty
COMP2406A-W17.ovaUPDATED Jan 10, 2017
(dc0535f276a53be575b2e32a8a3b97d28dbfdd32)
1.4 lubuntu 14.04 student / tneduts! Andrew Runka
Andrew Pullin
COMP3004-W17.ovaUPDATED Jan 31, 2017
(a01a46cc1ab2e3b4e6bc4cbfc4f247096381e4fe)
1.7 ubuntu 16.04 admin / nimda! Christine Laurendeau
Andrew Pullin
COMP2401-F16.ova
(4523e451033335bfc903b62769a440b2b7d3ac5b)
1.7 ubuntu 16.04 admin / nimda! Christine Laurendeau
Andrew Pullin
COMP4003-F15.ova
(567a111d38442ed50774a328d9c3cff18930c430)
1.1 fedora 20 fedora / oracle11g Mengchi Liu
Andrew Pullin
COMP5704-F16.ova
(545c489621942b4e338b66060b137e4e07a13743)
1.9 ubuntu 16.04 user / user Frank Dehne
Andrew Pullin
COMP2401-F15.ova
(4a9b9a195bdb2061a118719bf99fe0cb8cb57338)
1.5 ubuntu 14.04 admin / nimda! Christine Laurendeau
Andrew Pullin
COMP4203-5900-W16.ova
(9a45fa81baa062c846efea63c4aa8e3e61414fc4)
WARNING: This is a VMWare only image
3.2 ubuntu 15.10 scs / scs Michel Barbeau
COMP2406-3000-W16.ova
(9ba430fbc7b47bb3680f3bc0dbcbc9fd98e02897)
1.3 ubuntu 14.04 student / tneduts! Anil Somayaji
Andrew Pullin
COMP3004-F15.ova
(04f052cf7bda884d3c1ab16d766d59a97275286d)
1.7 ubuntu 14.04 admin / nimda! Christine Laurendeau
Andrew Pullin
COMP4009.ova
(e4014c7bcd72620934cfdc0a84722e729eff7dc0)
1.0 ubuntu 10.04 admin / nimda! Frank Dehne