The University of Edinburgh introduced its OpenStack based research cloud infrastructure at the beginning of 2017. In the first year of operation the service has been very successful in attracting usage, to the point of being forced to increase the overprovisioning on nodes to meet demand. We are aware of continuing interest in increased capacity from schools in CSE and also in the potential to support alternative computing modes from those in EDDIE (ie. Providing windows clusters to support rendering for ECA, and the option to run Digital Scholarship hadoop scripts successfully migrated from UCL). While we have sufficient staff resource to operate and maintain the infrastructure and we have been able to install components which would provide advanced features, due to resource constraints we are unable to test and certify additional features for production.
This Project is to improve and update the OpenStack work that was implemented in RSS051.
This Project will complete 4 work packages:
1. WP1 -Upgrade *3 -Attend Upgrades of 4 OpenStack Major Versions
2. WP2 -Deployment of OpenStack Monitoring Infrastructure
WP2 Extra -Ceilosca Optional Extension (required for Billing)-Ceilosca Optional Extension
3. WP3 -OpenStack Wksp -Training
4. WP4 -OpenStack Support -Yrly Support
Current project status
|Report Date||RAG||Budget||Effort Completed||Effort to complete|
|June 2020||BLUE||35.0 days||19.2 days||0.0|