Target Audience

This guide provides information of interest to researchers, scientists, and engineers looking to use an existing StratusLab cloud infrastructure. It also provides information for application developers looking to port their software to a StratusLab cloud environment.

System administrators wanting to install a StratusLab cloud on their own resources should start with the StratusLab Administrator’s Guide, although they will also want to use the information in this guide to test their cloud after installation.

Those wishing to contribute to the StratusLab software or documentation should consult the StratusLab Contributor’s Guide.

Typographic Conventions

This guide uses several typographic conventions to improve the readability.

links some link
filenames $HOME/.stratuslab/stratuslab-user.cfg
commands stratus-run-instance
options --version

Table: Typographic Conventions

Extended examples of commands and their outputs are displayed in the monospace Courier font. Within these sections, command lines are prefixed with a ‘$ ‘ prompt. Lines without this prompt are output from the previous command. For example,

$ stratus-run-instance -q BN1EEkPiBx87_uLj2-sdybSI-Xb

the stratus-run-instance is the command line which returns the virtual machine identifier and IP address.