Create your first Virtual Machine

Step by step guide to get your first Virtual Machine up and running

Overview

This tutorial describes how to create your first Virtual Machine in the EGI Federation.

Step 1: Signing up

Create an EGI account with Check-in.

Step 2: Enrolling to a Virtual Organisation

Once your EGI account is ready you need to join a Virtual Organisation (VO). Here are the steps to join a VO. Explore the list of available VOs in the Operations Portal. We have a dedicated VO called vo.access.egi.eu for piloting purposes. If you are not sure about which VO to enrol to, please request access to the vo.access.egi.eu VO with your EGI account by visiting the enrollment URL. Check AppDB to see the list of Virtual Appliances and Resource Providers participating in the vo.access.egi.eu VO. AppDB is one of the service in the EGI Architecture.

Step 3: Creating a VM

Once your membership to a VO has been approved you are ready to create your first Virtual Machine. There are several ways to achieve this. The simplest way is to use a web dashboard like VMOps Dashboard or Infrastructure Manager. On the other hand, advanced users may prefer to use the command-line interface.

To know more about the Cloud Compute Service in EGI please visit its dedicated section.

Asking for help

If you find issues please do not hesitate to contact us.