Project Management

Project management tasks, such as adding users to your project or requesting a renewal, is performed through the portal at https://chameleoncloud.org. After you have created a user account and verified your email address, you may login to the portal. Once logged in, you should be at Dashboard page automatically. If not, you can access your Dashboard via the dropdown list on top right of the screen.

The Dashboard consists of the following panes:

Dashboard

The Dashboard’s main page consists of two control panels - the Active Projects control panel and the Open Tickets panel.

The project dashboard

The project dashboard

The Active Projects control panel allows you to view all your active projects and their current usage. You may click on a project to view details.

The Open Tickets panel lists all your active help desk tickets. In addition, you can Open a Ticket via the Open Tickets panel.

Projects

The Dashboard’s Projects Page allows you to manage your current projects.

Project list

Project list

Each individual Project has its own:

  • Service Unit allocations
  • Users that have access to the project
  • System resources such as Security Groups, Floating IP Addresses and Instances
  • Assets such as snapshots, object containers, metrics and network configuration

Creating a Project

To create a project, click the +Create a Project button. After filling out and submit the request form, a system administrator will review your request and notify you once your project get approved. Project durations are six months with a default allocation of 20,000 Service Units.

The Create a New Project form

The Create a New Project form

Service Units

One Service Unit is equivalent to one hour of usage of one bare metal node. For example, a reservation for 5 bare metal nodes for 8 hours would use 40 Service Units.

Project Details

Clicking on a project from either the Dashboard main page or the Projects page will allow you to manage one of your approved Projects.

Project details

Project details

In the details page of your project, you may recharge or extend your allocation and manage users of your project.

Recharge or Extend Your Allocation

In the Allocations section of your Project Details, you may view your project start and end dates, current Service Unit usage and request a Service Unit recharge or project extension. To request a Service Unit recharge or Project extension, click the link next to your project in the Actions column of this section.

Manage Users

To manage users of a Project, use the Project Users section in the Project Details. While each user has their own Chameleon User account independent of your project, they may be added to one or more projects. Being a user of a Project does not require a PI eligibility.

Important

For Project PIs, it is highly recommended that your Project users should have their own non-PI Chameleon accounts and should be added to your project.

You may add a user to your account by filling out their user name and clicking the Add user button. You may remove a user from your project by locating their user name in the user list and clicking the - button next to their user name.

Outages

The Outages page of the Dashboard contains a list of system outage announcements. You may subscribe to an RSS feed of these outages by clicking on the RSS icon.

The Outages announcement page

The Outages announcement page

Help Desk

The Help Desk allows you to submit help request tickets and view the status of any open tickets.

The Help Desk page

The Help Desk page

To create a new help ticket, click the +Create a new ticket button and fill in the form. A system administrator will respond to your ticket within 3 business days.

Profile

The Profile page allows you to manage your biographical information and membership to any Chameleon mailing lists.

The Profile page

The Profile page

To edit your biographical information, click the Edit Profile button. To subscribe to or unsubscribe from any Chameleon mailing lists, click the Manage Email Subscriptions button.

Webinars

The Webinars page provides a list of upcoming webinars for Chameleon user training.