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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.
  • 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 -F18 for Fall 2018, 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 5.2.16 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 (2018/2019)

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
COMP1405A-F18-v2.ova
UPDATED Nov 12, 2018
(6d26f93c40ad5c76fbe0d1da32a8a61631dc8e3e)
1.5 ubuntu
18.04
student / student R. Collier
A. Pullin
COMP24XX-F18.ova
UPDATED Aug 31, 2018
(f0a17b58337f1e04a5e2abdc2629271d5de4dad6)
1.5 ubuntu
18.04
student / student C. Laurendeau
D. Nussbaum
A. Pullin
COMP2406A-F18.ova
UPDATED Sep 10, 2018
(bf5ecfe8436081f5765c5f201ce3a6f0d0d1afac)
1.7 ubuntu
18.04
student / student L. Nel
A. Pullin
ubuntu-18.04-FD.ova
UPDATED Sep 28, 2018
(efbf3ea53b8be3be1990b15e802ac24e3d0b25ef)
1.2 ubuntu
18.04
student / student F. Dehne
A. Pullin

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
COMP1405-F17.ova
UPDATED Nov 20, 2017
(5ccff346b69c2964e365b5f3bc016e307784d058)
1.6 ubuntu
16.04
student / student R. Collier
A. Pullin
COMP2401B-W18.ova
UPDATED Dec 19, 2017
(bd0f6aecaacd5a721a564c23efe2ae1fd0d20e11)
1.7 ubuntu
16.04
student / student D. Nussbaum
A. Pullin
COMP2404-2406-W18.ova
UPDATED Jan 31, 2018
(9d690f4989244d51d8a68581a0715b26f5c37338)
2.4 ubuntu
16.04
student / student L. Nel
A. Schoenrock
A. Pullin
COMP3000B-W18.ova
UPDATED Dec 19, 2017
(ed810b222e5fa62849d6393e5c56a63c96f0b18a)
1.0 Minix
r3.4.0 rc6
root / student M. Barbeau
COMP3005A-F17.ova
(d793191591a43ccf4ee045b5a18ab5c2b01bec5b)
1.1 fedora
20
fedora / oracle M. Liu
COMP2404-2406-F17.ova
UPDATED Sep 13, 2017
(eb219f4a59e85ae7d7600881ab21839c41fe494d)
3.5 lubuntu
16.04
student / student L. Nel
A. Miles
COMP2406A-W17.ova
UPDATED Jan 10, 2017
(dc0535f276a53be575b2e32a8a3b97d28dbfdd32)
1.4 lubuntu
14.04
student / tneduts! A. Runka
A. Pullin
COMP4003-F15.ova
(567a111d38442ed50774a328d9c3cff18930c430)
1.1 fedora
20
fedora / oracle11g M. Liu
A. Pullin
COMP5704-F16.ova
(545c489621942b4e338b66060b137e4e07a13743)
1.9 ubuntu
16.04
user / user F. Dehne
A. Pullin
COMP4203-5900-W16.ova
(9a45fa81baa062c846efea63c4aa8e3e61414fc4)
WARNING: This is a VMWare only image
3.2 ubuntu
15.10
scs / scs M. Barbeau