"Seegrid will be due for a migration to confluence on the 1st of August. Any update on or after the 1st of August will NOT be migrated"

NCI Cloud

National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) offer a cloud service - in a the other resources section: http://nci.org.au/nci-systems/national-facility/other-compute-resources/

Technical details

NCI have a web interface for their openstack instance:

  • Username: !YourNCIUsername
  • Password: there is a process
    • login (nci credentials) to cloudlogin.nci.org.au
    • have a look in ~/.nci-os-creds-${USER}.sh for OS_PASSWORD

API Access

Identity Service

Jclouds Configuration

Provider NovaKeystone
Machine IDs eg: RegionOne/3f98cc0f-8b27-44ce-8979-df1f57c00558

NCICloud Developers Guide

NCI have circulated a development guide which takes large chunks from the

The Developers Guide is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ndDa505VPr4dXLRoojUh9nRBp7gzDsPAkD2c4h8EsFE/

Old Presentation is here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1vkIj9Dj21-kDjdzEGk5d39pXL_gnFEozPLHePlsi49o/

Helpful hints


Not open to the world. Where you can - it will be helpful to share scripts/helpers/puppet modules. You may want to fork this externally to allow better integration with others or other tools (job trackers etc)


You cant boot a snapshot on a 'smaller system' regardless of the disk allocations. Make sure you name your snapshots so they can be started on the right size system (there is no better option at this point in time).

-- TerryRankine - 14 Aug 2014
Topic revision: r1 - 14 Aug 2014, TerryRankine

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