Fenix Online Tutorial: Virtual Machine services

We are happy to announce the Fenix Research Infrastructure online tutorial on Virtual Machine services that takes place on Tuesday 14 July 2020, instructed by Alex Upton (CSCS). Read all the details and register below.

Date and Time: Tuesday 14 July 2020 at 15:00-16:00 CEST

Cost: Free of charge

Registration (Closes on Friday 10 July): https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VCqEpkrvTNWmissn7_eT4g

Available places: 15

Instructor: Alex Upton (CSCS)

Description: In this tutorial, participants will get a hands-on introduction to the Pollux OpenStack service using the Horizon web interface. Each participant will be provided with a course account giving them access to the Pollux service, allowing them to recreate the steps outlined in the tutorial. By the end of the tutorial, participants should be familiar with the process of accessing and launching Virtual Machines (VMs), and also how to remotely access VMs using ssh. Note that in advance of the tutorial participants should ensure that ssh is correctly setup on their laptop.

Who should attend?

  • HPC infrastructure users
  • Neuroscientists
  • Platform developers/owners

Main takeaways

  • How to use the Horizon web GUI to access Pollux service
  • Configuring and launching VMs
  • Remotely accessing VMs using key pair and ssh


  • Brief introduction to Pollux OpenStack service
  • Accessing Pollux service via web interface
  • Overview of resources consumed/available
  • Creating a key pair
  • Launching instance
  • Associating floating IP
  • Remotely accessing VM using ssh


Please note that the registration closes on Friday 10 July and there are 15 available places in total. Any additional registrations will be added in a waiting list for a potential repetition of the tutorial in the near future.
Register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VCqEpkrvTNWmissn7_eT4g