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Provisioning LC cloud resources

To use database services, message brokers, or object storage supported by Livermore Computing, resources must be provisioned for you.

The process for creating these resources is currently different on the CZ and on the RZ.

CZ

LaunchIT

We have recently launched an application that allows LC users to provision LC cloud resources for themselves automatically. The application -- LaunchIT -- can be accessed at https://launchit.llnl.gov/.

After signing in at https://launchit.llnl.gov/ with your LC username and RSA token, you can view available resources in the Catalog and your already-provisioned resources via your Dashboard.

After creating these resources, you will be access the metadata of the resources you've created from LaunchIT, such as authentication credentials for databases you may have created. (This metadata is available by going to your Dashboard -> your project (for example, cz-<username>) -> your resource (for example, a mongoDB instance).)

For more info on LaunchIT, please see this announcement.

RZ

We have recently launched an application that allows LC users to provision LC cloud resources for themselves automatically in the Restricted Zone (RZ). The application -- LaunchIT -- can be accessed at https://rzlaunchit.llnl.gov/.

Exceptions

So far, LaunchIT allows users to request persistent data services such as database and message broker services. If you would like to request object storage, please contact the LC Hotline and refer to the "Cloud resources request" below.

LaunchIT will by default enable users to provision cloud resources only for individual users. If you would like to share cloud resources with collaborators, please follow this process:

  1. Create a unix group for yourself and your collaborators at https://lc-idm.llnl.gov. If a unix group already exists, proceed to #2.
  2. Email lc-hotline@llnl.gov with the name of your unix group and request that a namespace in LaunchIT be created for your group.
  3. Provision desired cloud resources for your group: Go to the LaunchIT app. Once your group's namespace has been created in LaunchIT, you will have the option to provision cloud resources for the group.

Cloud resources request:

``` I would like to use , a , in support of my work in . My programmatic supervisor is .

relies on the persistent data services (PDS) and . Could you please set me up on these PDS?

Zone:       LC Username:  Estimate of data scale:

Thank you! ```