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Private Virtual Machine

Private Virtual Machines are supposed to enable students, who currently are working on their diploma or masters thesis, to have super user access to a Linux system for exclusive usage. To apply for a PVM please contact your thesis superviser.

They can register your PVM here, but should also send an Email message to

The tutorials, which you'll find on this page's submenu will briefly explain how to use a Personal Virtual Machine (PVM).

Note that the GSG will only give minimal support for your PVM. Included services are:

  • Reboot
  • Revert to default state
  • Tutorial pages (see submenu of this page)

You will receive your PVM as - is, so please consider that you will be the person in charge to keep your VM running. Since you are provided with super user rights, we can and will not access your PVM via the operating system.