This is the How to Build a Minecraft Server course..
This course is designed for:
All skill levels
This course introduces users to the steps necessary to download, install, configure, run, and manage their own Minecraft server. After reviewing server operating system and hardware requirements and even a how to for creating a VMware virtualized option (in case suitable spare hardware doesn't exist), students will be guided with a step by step approach detailing:
Students will also be provided with some additional advanced Minecraft server topics like:
Each lecture provides you with step by step process and commands (where applicable) to complete the installation and management of your Minecraft server.
If you view this course from end to end, it will take you over 4 hours to complete across more than 30 lectures. If you intended to build your Minecraft server by following along, it could add another 1-2 hours to completing this course depending on your skill level.
This course has been designed so that you can follow along step by step installing your own Minecraft server in Windows or Linux operating systems.
You should take this course if you have a desire to download, install, operate, and manage your own Minecraft server in Windows or Linux operating systems (sorry, Windows Server and Mac operating systems are not provided in this course, though Windows concepts for installing, managing, and running Java as well as setting a static IP should be the same or very similar to the configurations necessary in a Windows server environment). Parents concerned about letting their children play on public Minecraft servers where anyone can play, and use inappropriate language, bully, stalk, or otherwise unnecessarily harass or follow your children will also benefit from this class by learning to build a Minecraft server they can control to help keep their kids safe.
Don't forget, the software to run your own Minecraft server is free of charge. You don't have to pay to download or run your own Minecraft server.
Introduction to the instructor and how he became involved in Minecraft and why there was a need to create a local, home Minecraft server.
In this lecture, more details are shared with why the instructor felt the need and importance of creating a local Minecraft server.
This lecture will discuss, at a high-level, what the requirements are for running a Minecraft server.
This lecture will discuss in more details the Minecraft server requirements for Windows and Linux operating systems.
Students will learn about the option to utilize spare hardware that they might have laying around.
Students will learn about three virtualization options available to them (VMware, Virtualbox, and Microsoft) to creating their Minecraft server in a virtual environment if suitable space hardware isn't available.
Student will view a step by step walkthrough on how to us VMware Player version 7.1.2, to create a virtual environment for which they can use to setup their Minecraft server.
In this lecture, operating system options are discussed as well as introducing the Linux variant that will be used throughout this course, Ubuntu Linux.
Students will learn some of the basics about getting information necessary to setup their static IP address for their Minecraft server.
The AT&T 2Wire Gateway, RG3801HGV, is used to demonstrate how to assign a static IP address on the router.
Students will be able to setup a simple static IP address in Windows for their Minecraft server.
Students will be able to setup a simple static IP address in Linux Ubuntu Desktop for their Minecraft server.
Students will be able to setup a simple static IP address in Linux Ubuntu Server for their Minecraft server.
At the end of this lecture, students will learn what steps to take to download Minecraft server for Windows.
At the end of this lecture, students will learn what steps to take to download Minecraft server for Linux Ubuntu Desktop.
At the end of this lecture, students will learn what steps to take to download Minecraft server for Linux Ubuntu Server.
At the end of this lecture, students will know what steps to take for downloading and installing Java for Windows and Linux.
At the end of this lecture, students will know what steps to take for starting up their Minecraft server for the first time.
Students will learn about the values in the server.properties and what values they should assign on their server.properties file.
Students will have learned in previous lectures that even though they started up the server, it wasn't ready for users yet - until now. This lecture will show students how to once again start the server, this time, to accept any incoming connections to play on the server.
Students will learn the basics of connecting Minecraft game clients to the Minecraft server the student has created.
Now that the server is up and running, students will be given some of the more common and important commands to operate their Minecraft server and users who connect to it.
Students will learn the basic simple steps necessary to create a shortcut, batch, or script file for running Minecraft server.
Students will be given a high-level about backing up their Minecraft installations.
Students will learn how to backup the Minecraft server on the Windows operating system.
Students will learn how to backup the Minecraft server on the Linux operating system.
In this lecture, students will be introduced, at a high level, the process of upgrading their Minecraft server.
In this lecture, students will be shown the process of upgrading their Minecraft server in Windows.
In this lecture, students will be shown the process of upgrading their Minecraft server in Linux
At the end of this lecture, students should be comfortable working with and managing their worlds - Remember - Minecraft worlds can be transferred from server to server, server to game client, game client to server, and game client to game client.
This lecture will focus on opening up your Firewall using the Pinhole setup on the AT&T Router Gateway 3801GHV.
This lecture will discuss some of the concerns about leaving a Minecraft server up full-time.
Part 1 of 2 lectures on troubleshooting your Minecraft server and any problems that might arise.
Part 2 of 2 lectures on troubleshooting your Minecraft server and any problems that might arise.
This is the course summary and review. Congratulations! You made it.
Early in my career, I worked for 2 years as a software developer with client server applications using Microsoft Access and VBA, Visual Basic, and SQL Server.
For the past 14 years, I have been working in a Deployment and Infrastructure Support role. Some of the software technologies include Websphere, Weblogic, IIS, Cold Fusion, SQL Server, JBOSS, and TWS. I work on projects that handle deployments, tier 1 and 2 support, and server lease rolls. During the first seven years in the Deployment and Infrastructure Support role, I also spent time as a Configuration Manager helping to lead efforts in developing repeatable software deployment processes and putting quality gates in place for software throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) using tools like TRUEchange, VSS, ChangeMan, CVS, and SVN. I have experience working on UNIX (HP, IBM, Oracle), Linux, OpenVMS, Windows 3.1 through Windows 10, and Windows NT 3.x, 4,x, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2012 operating systems.
I have been working with computer hardware for the past 34 years and starting working on PC hardware 17 years ago. Working different jobs, I've gained experience working on desktops, laptops, server hardware, and some networking.
I have experience with Cisco CCNA, CCNP, and Microsoft MCSE course work, and I am currently a certified Brocade vRouter Engineer.
On my personal time I like to work with VMWare projects at home exploring the exciting world of operating system virtualization, home media servers and infrastructure, and play Minecraft with the kids. I also spend time volunteering with the local school district and with the city I live in.