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How to request a new Resource Allocation

On the Project Detail page the project PI/manager(s) can request an allocation by clicking the "Request Resource Allocation" button as shown below:

Requesting an Allocation

On the shown page, you will be able to choose either OpenStack Resource Allocation or OpenShift Resource Allocation by specifying either NERC (OpenStack) or NERC-OCP (OpenShift) in the Resource dropdown option. Note: The first option i.e. NERC (OpenStack), is selected by default.

Request A New OpenStack Resource Allocation for an OpenStack Project

Request A New OpenStack Resource Allocation

If users have already been added to the project as described here, the Users selection section will be displayed as shown below:

Request A New OpenStack Resource Allocation Selecting Users

In this section, the project PI/manager(s) can choose user(s) from the project to be included in this allocation before clicking the "Submit" button.

Read the End User License Agreement Before Submission

You should read the shown End User License Agreement (the "Agreement"). By clicking the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Important: Requested/Approved Allocated OpenStack Storage Quota & Cost

Ensure you choose NERC (OpenStack) in the Resource option and specify your anticipated computing units. Each allocation, whether requested or approved, will be billed based on the pay-as-you-go model. The exception is for Storage quotas, specifically the "OpenStack Volume GB Quota", where the cost is determined by your requested and approved allocation values to reserve storage from the total NESE storage pool. If you have common questions or need more information, refer to our Billing FAQs for comprehensive answers. Keep in mind that you can easily scale and expand your current resource allocations within your project by following this documentation later on.

Resource Allocation Quotas for OpenStack Project

The amount of quota to start out a resource allocation after approval, can be specified using an integer field in the resource allocation request form as shown above. The provided unit value is computed as PI or project managers request resource quota. The basic unit of computational resources is defined in terms of integer value that corresponds to multiple OpenStack resource quotas. For example, 1 Unit corresponds to:

Resource Name Quota Amount x Unit
Instances 1
vCPUs 1
GPU 0
RAM(MB) 4096
Volumes 2
Volume Storage(GB) 20
Object Storage(GB) 1

Information

By default, 2 OpenStack Floating IPs, 10 Volume Snapshots and 10 Security Groups are provided to each approved project regardless of units of requested quota units.

Request A New OpenShift Resource Allocation for an OpenShift project

Request A New OpenShift Resource Allocation

If users have already been added to the project as described here, the Users selection section will be displayed as shown below:

Request A New OpenShift Resource Allocation Selecting Users

In this section, the project PI/manager(s) can choose user(s) from the project to be included in this allocation before clicking the "Submit" button.

Read the End User License Agreement Before Submission

You should read the shown End User License Agreement (the "Agreement"). By clicking the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Resource Allocation Quotas for OpenShift Project

The amount of quota to start out a resource allocation after approval, can be specified using an integer field in the resource allocation request form as shown above. The provided unit value is computed as PI or project managers request resource quota. The basic unit of computational resources is defined in terms of integer value that corresponds to multiple OpenShift resource quotas. For example, 1 Unit corresponds to:

Resource Name Quota Amount x Unit
vCPUs 1
GPU 0
RAM(MB) 4096
Persistent Volume Claims (PVC) 2
Storage(GB) 20
Ephemeral Storage(GB) 5

Important: Requested/Approved Allocated OpenShift Storage Quota & Cost

Ensure you choose NERC-OCP (OpenShift) in the Resource option (Always Remember: the first option, i.e. NERC (OpenStack) is selected by default!) and specify your anticipated computing units. Each allocation, whether requested or approved, will be billed based on the pay-as-you-go model. The exception is for Storage quotas, specifically the "OpenShift Request on Storage Quota (GB)", where the cost is determined by your requested and approved allocation values to reserve storage from the total NESE storage pool. If you have common questions or need more information, refer to our Billing FAQs for comprehensive answers. Keep in mind that you can easily scale and expand your current resource allocations within your project by following this documentation later on.