Getting Started with NSF ACCESS-CI and Jetstream2¶
1. Creating an Account on NSF ACCESS-CI¶
Step 1: Navigate to the ACCESS User Registration page.
Step 2: If you had an XSEDE Portal account, your ACCESS ID is the same. Do not create a new ACCESS ID. Instead, select the “ACCESS CI (XSEDE)” identity provider to log in using your XSEDE account.
Step 3: If you don't have an XSEDE or ACCESS account, you have two options:
- Register with an existing identity: Use an existing University account to simplify the sign-up process. With this option, creating an ACCESS-specific password is optional.
- Register without an existing identity: You'll be prompted to enter all your registration info and select an ACCESS-specific password.
Step 4: During registration, ensure you complete the email verification. You'll receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a URL to complete your registration.
Note: Avoid exiting your browser during registration. If you face any issues, please contact the support team.
2. Connecting to Jetstream2¶
Step 1: Visit the Jetstream2 official End User documentation.
Step 2: Jetstream2 offers multiple interfaces for creating, deploying, and managing Virtual Machines (VMs) and Storage. Familiarize yourself with the available interfaces:
- Exosphere: A web-based GUI for VM management.
- Horizon: Another web-based GUI with a different set of features.
- CACAO: Still in development, but offers unique capabilities.
- OpenStack CLI: For those who prefer command-line interfaces.
Step 3: For beginners, it's recommended to start with the Exosphere interface. Here's a brief guide:
- Logging In: Use your ACCESS-CI credentials.
- Creating an Instance: Follow the on-screen instructions to deploy a VM.
- Accessing an Exosphere Instance: Once your VM is up, you can access it directly from the Exosphere dashboard.
Step 4: Dive deeper into the Jetstream2 documentation to explore advanced features, troubleshooting guides, and more.
Note: This tutorial provides a quick overview of getting started with NSF ACCESS-CI and Jetstream2. For comprehensive details, always refer to the official documentation provided by both platforms.