A DIGITAL RESEARCH INITIATIVE - A collaboration between the Office of the DVC(R), ICT and the Library, La Trobe’s Digital Research Strategy aims to provide a world-class digital research environment to enable and accelerate new research outcomes through the engagement of researchers with advanced and emerging information and computing technologies and appropriate support services.
ABOUT THIS SESSION:
This course starts with a brief introduction to cloud computing and an overview of the Nectar Research Cloud. The introduction will be followed by hands-on instructions on how to launch an instance on the Cloud and connect to it. Two ways to connect are going to be presented: (a) with the command line (ssh) and (b) to a remote desktop. After having connected, this module will discuss first configurations necessary (e.g. update system) and then go on to instructions on how to set up the storage so it can be accessed from the instance and remotely from the office computer. This workshop is presented by our partners, Intersect Australia Limited.
Brief into to cloud computing and Nectar services
Register on the Dashboard
Creating SSH Keys
Launching an instance
Connecting via ssh
Installing and connecting to a remote desktop
Running graphical interfaces via the SSH shell
Installing a web server and creating a first simple website
Managing storage Instructions for some troubleshooting
Format and mount secondary ephemeral drive and volumes
Access the object store via the Dashboard and via other clients
Copying files across using FTP or scp
Instructions for some troubleshooting
Instructions in this Module cover Linux, Mac OSX and Windows systems. No software needs to be installed in advance, all of this is covered in the exercises.
WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?
To find out what cloud computing is, how it works, how it can benefit your research and what types of services Nectar offers.
You will learn how to run your first instance on the cloud, with volume storage attached, and know how to effectively use the object storage and how to copy files between your local computer and the Nectar storage types.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Researchers and research students who are not sure what cloud computing is and whether they may benefit from using the Nectar services for their research. Users who want to get some hands-on experience.
When & Where
Digital Research Team
La Trobe's Digital Research Strategy aims to:
- Enable researchers to actively engage with information and computing technologies
- Develop Digital Research expertise among researchers within the University
- Proactively enhance institutional research capabilities
- Maximise the use and enable proper management and curation of research data