Central Services and Integration


Central Services Integration ( CSI ) supports enterprise level integration of Linux / Unix services within OIT. We manage a wide range of services and help other technical units fulfill their mission.

OIT Linux Services (OLS)
  • Secure Linux build support for PCI regulatory environment
  • Central Linux server build environment
  • Red Hat Satellite (RHN) patching and reporting for RHEL based systems
Monitoring, Paging, and On Call
  • Campus wide Nagios based server monitoring solution
  • Customized integrated paging ( email and SMS ) system
  • On Call scheduling for technical units that maintain 24 x 7 services
Secure, Redundant AFS/Auristor File System Services
  • Global file system for campus servers and workstations
  • Used by Windows, Linux, and Macintosh systems
NTP Time Service
  • Provides time services to campus hosts
  • Stratum 2 environment
  • Supports networking, ERP, Shibboleth authentication, Wolftech Active Directory
Mirror Servers
  • Access to server packages and repos
  • External mirror for CentOs and Fedora Linux distributions
Mysql / MariaDB Hosted Database
  • Hosted from central OIT VMware environment (for fee)
  • Includes backup, patch, and upgrade support
Proxy Service
  • Secure external access to internet for HTTP/HTTPS, SMTP, SFTP
  • External vendor patch access.
Load Balancing (In transition to the OIT FortiADC load balancing devices)
  • LVS based system supporting campus Linux, monitoring, proxy, and authentication services.
File Transfer – FTP / SFTP
  • Supports academic entities on campus
  • Provides File transfer service for PeopleSoft Portal, Finance, HR, and Student systems
ERP / EAS Email Relays
  • Email proxy system for internal Peoplesoft and related systems
  • Integrates into campus Google mail
  • Authentication services for ERP and Oracle database systems
ERP Legacy Solaris Support
  • Supporting Oracle database transition
  • Supporting transition to Linux


Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments via linux@help.ncsu.edu

CSI Documentation here