MiServer Service Options

MiServers can be set up in either Managed or Non-managed configurations.

Feature Non-Managed Server Managed Server
OS options Customer must purchase, install, and manage OS Managed Windows 2019 and 2022, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 and 8, Ubuntu 22.04 and 20.04 
System monitoring and notification No Yes
Integrated firewall Yes Yes
Secure U-M infrastructure Yes Yes
99.7% network uptime Yes Yes
VMware Tools (for improved functionality) Self-install Pre-installed
Patch management for operating system No Yes
Upgrades for virtual hardware Self-managed Provided
Backup and recovery Optional Optional
Antivirus software No Yes
Intrusion detection Self-install (where possible) Pre-installed
Note: Due to licensing restrictions, installing Oracle Java on a MiServer instance is prohibited.

Stretch Cluster

Stretch Cluster for the MiServer environment improves the reliability and capacity for applications running on the MiServer environment by seamlessly stretching the network across data centers. Benefits of using the Stretch Cluster are:

  • Quicker disaster recovery and greatly reduced recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) times.
  • Pre-emptive migration for enterprise continuity during critical infrastructure maintenance.
  • Seamless server migration to different data center locations provides a more cloud-like environment with greater flexibility.
  • Easy to request and transparent to the customer—no additional configuration needed.
  • Stretch Cluster capability hosted with newer more robust hardware, which improves overall service performance.