Dear FermiCloud users,
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
The Compute Services Infrastructure group at Fermilab has deployed a new cloud infrastructure that is based on the popular OpenStack cloud software. This is replacing the existing OpenNebula cloud infrastructure which has served FermiCloud since 2011. OpenStack has a much bigger open source community support, and it has a much better and more flexible computer security model.
Full documentation of the new OpenStack service is available at https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/fermicloud-openstack/wiki
The new OpenStack service is available for use immediately. All users who have any virtual machines in the existing FermiCloud have already been given accounts on the new service.
WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR?
The new OpenStack service is available for use immediately.
After June 1, 2021, it will no longer be possible to launch any new virtual machines on the old OpenNebula cluster.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU?
After June 1, 2021, users will not be able to launch any new virtual machines on the old OpenNebula cluster. It is our goal to get all virtual machines decommissioned from the OpenNebula cluster by June 30, 2021.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
• Users should review the documentation at https://cdcvs.fnal.gov/redmine/projects/fermicloud-openstack/wiki, which includes a full set of screen shots of the graphical user interface, and then start launching any new virtual machines in the OpenStack service effective immediately. (FermiCloud staff will assist with moving those machines which have static IP addresses.)
• Consultation hours are available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may ask your questions in the #openstack-users section of fnal.slack.com, send an email to email@example.com, or request a scheduled Zoom meeting.
• If you require special assistance with migrating your virtual machine, please open a Service Desk General Request ticket and have it assigned to FermiCloud Support.