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BonFIRE Portal

The BonFIRE Portal offers the experimenters a graphical interface to the BonFIRE capabilities, is a simplified entry point for the experimenters, and supports specification of an experiment at both experiment level granularity (through experiment descriptors) and resource level granularity through multiple single resources. The Portal also provides a means of monitoring and has a view of the experimenters’ data, the running experiments, the available resources at each testbed site and information for experiment support.

The BonFIRE Portal is available at

How to find resources

Available resources in BonFIRE on each infrastructure site can be viewed on the portal. The following is a step by step process for finding resources.

  1. log onto the BonFIRE Portal using your BonFIRE credentials.
  2. press the button Resources:
  1. overview of the BonFIRE resources

How to create an experiment

We show you here how a new experiment can be created and resources can be added. The following is a step by step process for creating an experiment and adding resources into it.

Creating an experiment container

  1. press the button Experiments:
  1. press the button Add Experiment:
  1. enter information for the experiment, and press Continue:

4. review the details of the experiment data in OCCI format, and click the button Finish to submit it:


Creating a compute resource

  1. select compute resource and location, and click add button on the end of each line to create a compute resource:
  1. select instance type and vm image:
  1. view the details of the created compute resource:


If the custom instance type is selected, the elements cpu, vcpu, memory shall be added manually into the OCCI request for Compute Creation, and host can be added, but it is optional. The Ignore XML Validation Errors check box shall be activated.

The picture below shows an example with elements: cpu, vcpu, memory and host:


The following figure depicts an example without element host