Bare Metal User Guide

In this page you will find documentation guiding you through the bare-metal deployment features available in Chameleon. Chameleon gives users administrative access to bare-metal compute resources to run cloud computing experiments with a high degree of customization and repeatability. Typically, an experiment will go through several phases, as illustrated in the figure below:

The bare-metal user guide comes in two editions. The first is how to use Chameleon resources via the web interface, the recommended choice for new users to quickly learn how to use our testbed:

Get started with Chamelon using the web interface

  1. Discover Resources
  2. Provision Resources 
  3. Configure and Interact
  4. Monitor and Collect Results

The second targets advanced users who are already familiar with Chameleon and would like to learn how to use Chameleon from the command line or with scripts.

Get started with Chameleon using the command line (advanced)

  1. Discover Resources
  2. Provision Resources
  3. Configure and Interact
  4. Monitor and Collect Results

You do not need to strictly follow the documentation sequentially. However, note that some steps assume that previous ones have been successfully performed.

You can also consult documentation describing how to use advanced features of Chameleon not covered by the guides above: