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This Wiki entry describes the planned demonstration at Cloudscape V in Brussels (see FCTF Outreach section).

Demonstration script

  1. Check GOGDB for available Cloud endpoints
    1. --> demonstrates information system
    2. https://goc.egi.eu/portal/
  2. Check Nagios/SAM for status
    1. --> demonstrates monitoring
    2. http://cloudmon.egi.eu/myegi/
  3. Look up the image on the Marketplace
    1. --> demonstrate VM distribution and endorsement
    2. --> demonstrate vmcatcher based image distribution
    3. http://marketplace.egi.eu/metadata
  4. using rOCCI client, deploy a number of WeNMR instance on selected RPs
    1. --> federated consistent access using OCCI
    2. tentative RPs: INFN, JUELICH, GWDG, CESNET, CESGA, Cyfronet, In2P3
    3. refer to WeNMR page for info on this demo phase
  5. Go to the accounting page
    1. --> demonstrate that we account for Cloud compute consumption
    2. http://goc-accounting.grid-support.ac.uk/cloudtest/cloudsites.html
    3. http://goc-accounting.grid-support.ac.uk/cloudtest/vmshour.html
    4. http://goc-accounting.grid-support.ac.uk/cloudtest/vms.html


rOCCI client

Get rOCCI client

This was quite a hassle for MAC OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). I finally managed getting rOCCI client running natively on Mac OS X - here is how I did it.

Action rOCCI team - document usage on Mac OS X (issue filed on Github) (see https://github.com/gwdg/rOCCI/issues/59)

rOCCI client and my Grid certificate

After sorting out the issues with Ruby and rOCCI client (see above), the certificate handling wasn't a problem anymore. However, I stand with my request to support PKCS#12 format for key and cert storage as this is *very* widely supported and does not need people to mess with OpenSSL cmd line hacking to get the authN sorted.

Any browser and OS key management supports PKCS#12 key management - no command line private key messing involved!

Action - Please document in easy steps the whole process of acquiring a Grid certificate and how to configure command line systems (for PEM support)

Getting started with client

Set up a couple of config scripts that make the command line very easy. See raw demo takes available at https://documents.egi.eu/document/1593)

For longer term, a rOCCI client config file will be helpful.

Action rOCCI team - Support config files with endpoint profiling (https://github.com/gwdg/rOCCI/issues/46)

RP status

Getting started with client

See rOCCI client configuration. Endpoint queries are stable and promising. Focusing on OCCI endpont queries.

Compute queries

The OCCI command is (omitting authentication parameters):

occi --endpoint $ENDPOINT --resource compute --action list

RP status
JUELICH, GRNET, IN2P3, IFCA all authentication errors
CYFRONET, INFN both no endpoint in GOCDB)

Compute instantiations

The OCCI command is (omitting authentication parameters):

occi --endpoint $ENDPOINT --resource compute --action create --mixin os_tpl#$TPL -t "title"

RP status
GRIF Fails to return resource identifier, no resource creatred
JUELICH, GRNET, IN2P3, IFCA all authentication errors
CYFRONET, INFN both no endpoint in GOCDB)


GocDB CA certificate

Add UK E Science certificate from the trust bundle into my browser config. For Mac OS X that translates to key chain access fun (for Google Chrome)

SAM / Monitoring

The SAM instance for FCTF is used: https://cloudmon.egi.eu/nagios

My certificate is recognised, and the demo part for SAM is taken.


Done. Will take it, and cute the video to time shift.

VO support

No VO support for Cloudscape.

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