CMIT495 Week 1 Assignment Template

Question # 00712079 Posted By: neil2103 Updated on: 10/12/2018 05:24 PM Due on: 10/12/2018
Subject Computer Science Topic Algorithms Tutorials:
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CMIT 495 Current Trends and Projects in Computer Networks and Security


Week 1 – Virtualization


Login to your newly created AWS account and take a screen capture of the dashboard and embed it below.  The screen capture should include the username your created during setup.















Provide a detailed overview of the steps required to install the Ubuntu Server operating system on the virtual machine.  The steps may be listed in bullet points or complete sentences. Use as much space as required.






















If we decided to install Windows 10 instead of Ubuntu, would the steps necessary for a successful outcome have been much different?  Why or why not?



















Based on your experience, what was the most challenging aspect of installing the Ubuntu Server operating systems in the virtual environment?























Open a command prompt on your personal computer and run an ipconfig (e.g., Microsoft Windows) or ifconfig (e.g., Unix or Linux variant) command, depending on what operating system you are using.  Perform a screen capture of the command prompt and embed it below.









































After successfully installing the Ubuntu Server operating systems, login via an SSH client.  Instructions are provided Amazon on how to do so.  When connected, run the following commands:

  • whoami command
  • ifconfig command
  • pwd command
  • ping


Next, perform a screen capture of the results and embed it below.




































Note the difference between IP addresses.  Specifically, when you perform the ipconfig or ifconfig on your personal system, versus the ifconfig command within the virtual machine command prompt.  Why are the IP addresses different?  Explain your answer.




















Virtualization allows us to place the functionality of many servers into a single host while maintaining configurable levels of separation between all virtual machines.  How do you believe virtualization could help in datacenter consolidation?  What would you be leery about during and after any transition?


















Does virtualization increase the cybersecurity posture of the organization?  If so, describe how and why.  If not, describe how and why not.




















There are various virtualization options.  Bare-metal (type 1) whereby the hypervisors run directly on the hardware as their own operating systems, and User-space (type 2) hypervisors that run within the conventional operating systems.  Which of these options is more secure?  Describe the vulnerabilities you believe exist in either type 1, type 2, or both configurations.  Given that, what do you believe can be done to mitigate these vulnerabilities?



















In the scholarly publication Xen and the Art of Virtualization, the authors describe a virtualization solution.  Read the article and visit to gain a perspective on this open source solution, those that support it, and what it offers today.  Why should organizations consider Xen as an open-source virtualization solution when they can purchase a solution for virtualization service providers such as Amazon?
































Confirm that you have stopped and terminated your AWS instance (e.g. Ubuntu Server deployment).






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