Accessing federated clouds in EGI with VMOps Dashboard

by William Karageorgos (IASA)


Are you curious to learn more about the key capabilities of the VMOps dashboard?

Objective of the webinar

Learn more about the VMOps dashboard and how to use it.

Target audience

Scientific Communities.

Webinar programme (1h)

  • Presentation of the VMOps dashboard (20 min)

  • Demo/Tutorial (25 min)

  • Q&A (15 min)

Description of the webinar

The VMOps dashboard provides users with a set of graphical interfaces to high-level services, in order to manage Virtual Machines and Virtualized Appliances on federated cloud infrastructures, particularly on the EGI Federated Cloud and community-specific cloud federations.

The EGI Federated Cloud brings together resources from IaaS providers, built around open standards, focusing on the requirements of the scientific community. Rising above the challenge of bringing together distributed platforms, it features a unified authentication and authorization mechanism, a shared image catalogue, centralized monitoring and accounting, and, through the VMOps dashboard, a centralized way of deploying, managing, and accessing VMs and resources. Users are provided at a glance with an overview of the cloud with respect to provider availability based on their current status, and a 4-step wizard to deploy topologies based on the VM images and the VOs each provider supports, thus significantly reducing the burden of searching for the appropriate resources.

In this webinar we will introduce key capabilities of the VMOps dashboard, particularly the deployment builder that guides users through the selection of virtual machine images, virtual appliances, cloud resources and contextualization scripts to deploy complex applications or services. We will also have a look at the graphical interfaces and tools to monitor and manage your applications/services in federated clouds, independently of underlying cloud technologies. In addition, we will present the prerequisites needed by the users to be able to make use of the dashboard, as well as recently added and upcoming features.

The VMOps dashboard is part of the EGI Applications Database, developed and operated by the Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications (IASA) on behalf of the EGI Foundation.

About the speaker


William Karageorgos holds an MSc and a BSc degree from the Mathematics and the Physics Departments of the University of Athens, respectively, and is a PhD Candidate in High Energy Physics with the CMS experiment. He has been working in the private and academic sectors on IT/ICT and scientific projects since 2000 and has been involved with grid computing since EGEE.