AppDB VMOps Dashboard: A graphical portal to manage applications and services on federated cloud infrastructures

chaired by Giuseppe La Rocca (EGI.eu)
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 from to (Europe/Amsterdam)
Description

The EGI Applications Database (AppDB) was recently expanded with the Virtual Machine Operations (VMOps) dashboard. The VMOps dashboard provides graphical interfaces and high-level services for users to manage Virtual Machines and Virtualised Appliances on federated cloud infrastructures, particularly on the EGI Federated Cloud and community-specific cloud federations, for example the ELIXIR Competence Centre Cloud Federation

The EGI Federated Cloud is a seamless network of academic private clouds and virtualised resources, built around open standards and focusing on the requirements of the scientific community. Access to this infrastructure was until now possible via programming APIs and command line interfaces. The VMOps dashboard, the topic of this webinar, recently extended the possibilities with a graphical portal interface, significantly reducing the burden to manage virtualised resources in federated clouds.

This webinar will introduce the key capabilities of the VMOps dashboard, particularly: 

  • A wizard-like builder that guides users through the selection of virtual machine images, virtual appliances, cloud resources and contextualization scripts to deploy complex applications or services in federated clouds.
  • Graphical interfaces and tools to monitor and manage your applications/services in federated clouds, independently of underlying cloud technologies.
  • A scalable architecture composed of a generic front-end and several, technology-specific back-ends for load balancing, and with a RESTful API to integrate with 3rd party services. 

The EGI Applications Database is developed and operated by the Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications (IASA) on behalf of the EGI Foundation as an EGI Core Service.

Connection link: http://connect.ct.infn.it/egi-inspire-sa1-bis/

Recording:
The Webinar was recorded. You can watch the recording at: http://connect.ct.infn.it/p5cty7tor87/

How to access Adobe Connect:
In order to use all the functionality of the Adobe Connect service you will need to install:

  • the Flashplayer browser plugin, and
  • the Adobe Connect Add-on

There is a webpage you can head to to test if your browser is ready to access the meeting:

https://connect.sunet.se/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

When you visit this link, a test procedure will start to run, check that you have Flash Player installed, check that you are able to connect to the service, checks your connection speed and if you have the Adobe Connect Add-in installed and working. If you get all green ticks, then you are good to go, otherwise follow the instructions on screen to solve your problem. If you dont see the test procedure running at all, then you don't have flash player installed, so follow the 'Download Flashplayer' link provided and install that first.

After all that installing, especially on Windows, it's a good idea to restart your machine, at least close and re-open your browser, just to make sure the installers completed successfully.

NOTE: It is highly recommended that you keep your Flash player up-to-date and you check this page regularly to make sure that your browser is always ready to access a Connect meeting.

Problems with Chrome?
https://helpx.adobe.com/adobe-connect/kb/google-chrome-browser-incompatibility-version.html

Problems with Firefox?
http://blogs.adobe.com/connectsupport/adobe-connect-meetings-wont-load-with-firefox-with-flash-11-3-update/

Problems with installing the Adobe Connect Add-in?
https://helpx.adobe.com/adobe-connect/kb/connect-92-add-in.html

 

The webinar is open for anyone. Registration is not required, but recommended prior the event (using the 'Apply here' link below).

Participants Azza Ahmed; Javier Carnero; Hervé Caumont; Davor Davidovic; Laura del Cano; Andrea Dell'Amico; Miroslav Dobrucky; Carl-Fredrik Enell; Stephane GERARD; Baptiste Grenier; Radim Janca; Ivana Krenkova; Giuseppe La Rocca; Leandro Lombardo; Vincent Negre; Radim Pesa; Sorina POP; Hrabovsky Radek; Bouchra Rahim; Massimo Rizzi; Cesare Rossi; Jörg Schaarschmidt; Frank Schluenzen; Klaus-Dieter Schmatz; Fabio Sinibaldi; Tomislav Stilinovic; Mikael Trellet; Ionut Vasile
Go to day
  • Tuesday, 21 November 2017
    • 14:00 - 14:10 Welcome & introduction to cloud federations 10'
      Speaker: Dr. Giuseppe La Rocca (EGI.eu)
      Material: Slides powerpoint file
    • 14:10 - 14:25 Webinar presentation 15'
      Introduce the high-level architecture of the VMOps dashboard
      Speakers: Marios Chatziangelou (IASA), William Vassilis Karageorgos (GRNET)
      Material: Slides unknown type file document word file
    • 14:25 - 14:50 Demonstration 25'
      Speakers: Marios Chatziangelou (IASA), William Vassilis Karageorgos (GRNET)
    • 14:50 - 15:00 Q&A 10'