Commit 2ba87bca authored by Mike Hibler's avatar Mike Hibler

Must. Stop. Tweaking.

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@title[#:tag "emulab-transition" #:version apt-version]{Transitioning from the ``Classic'' Interface to the ``Portal''}
@(under-construction)
The new Emulab portal interface is a custom version of the
@hyperlink["http://cloudlab.us"]{CloudLab} interface, so if you are familiar
with that interface, using the Emulab portal will be easy!
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new features and improvements to existing features.
@subsection{Profiles}
One significant change that is more than just an interface issue,
One important change that is more than just an interface issue,
is the clear delineation between an experiment's @italic{description}
and its @italic{instantiation}.
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In addition, the Emulab portal provides its own method for
@seclink["emulab-conversion"]{converting classic experiments to profiles}.
A profile's representation of an experiment is different from that of
The profile representation of an experiment is different from that of
the classic experiment.
In the classic interface, experiments are described using @tt{ns-2},
a network simulator scripting language based on TCL.
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expressive text.
Classic experiments allow only a short, ASCII-only description.
Profile can also have @italic{parameters} with descriptions and default
values. This permits customized instantiations using a single profile.
Profiles can also have @italic{parameters} with descriptions and default
values. This permits customized instantiations from a single profile.
For example, you can
have parameters to specify the number or types of nodes in an experiment.
In classic experiments this customization is accomplished by setting TCL
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Custom disk images are now created by taking a @italic{snapshot} of an
experiment node or @italic{cloning} an existing experiment to create
a new profile.
The disk image format has not changed, but the way in which images are
named in an experiment description is different.
The disk image format has not changed---the same images are used for
classic or portal experiments---but the way in which images are
named in a profile is different.
Images are now identified by URNs.
For example, you would use
@tt{urn:publicid:IDN+emulab.net+image+emulab-ops//FBSD103-64-STD}
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@subsection{Resource Reservations}
A major new feature supported via the portal interface is the ability to
automatically reserve node resources for a future time.
automatically reserve node resources at a future time.
Emulab has traditionally been a first-come-first-serve, best-effort facility
and reserving nodes required prior arrangement with Emulab staff.
Through the portal, you can now ensure that a given number of nodes of a
specific type will be available during a future time window.
See the section on @seclink["reservations"]{reservations} for details.
@section[#:tag "emulab-missing-features"]{Classic Features Not Currently Supported in the Portal}
A number of less frequently used features of Emulab and not supported via
the portal interface:
@(under-construction)
A number of Emulab features are not currently supported via the portal
interface.
These include:
@itemlist[
@item{Events.}
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@section[#:tag "emulab-conversion"]{Converting an Emulab experiment to a Profile}
@bold{Note:} if you have no classic Emulab experiments (swapped in or swapped out)
then you can skip this section. The following assumes you have an existing
experiment created via the classic interface.
then you can skip this section and return to the
@seclink["getting-started"]{getting started} section.
The following assumes you have an existing experiment created via the classic
interface.
When you login to the new portal interface at @url[(apturl)], you will be
taken to your @italic{dashboard} on which there are a number of tabs.
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