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Big Data Test Infrastructure (BDTI)

Access to the service catalogue

The service catalog page shows all of the available services and allows the user to launch new deployments based from one these services. To launch a new deployment, the user can press the Launch button on their desired service. This will open a popup where the user can specify the configurations. The popup has three initial fields which are present in all services: NameGroup and ConfigName specifies the name the deployment will take. The name can contain the following characters: a-z, A-Z, 0-9, _, -, however it must begin with a letter and finish with an alphanumeric. Each deployment must also be assigned to a group that the user belongs to. Finally, each service will also have differing configuration parameters, which is why the user must also choose from the Config dropdown. All three of these options are required.

Screenshot of BDTI's portal - service catalogue

After choosing a config, the popup window will expand showing additional inputs. There are four types of possible inputs: a simple text field, a multi choice dropdown, a checkbox, or addable/removable key-value pairs.

Some of the fields cannot be edited by the user, these will have their input fields greyed out. Some fields are also mandatory, these will be labelled Required under the input field; the service cannot be launched if all these fields have not been filled out.

Some services may ask for a username and/or password, these are credentials that are up to the user to choose, they are the credentials that will be used by the user to authenticate when accessing the deployment.

Once the user has entered the required inputs, they can press the Launch button to launch the service. If the service has configured correctly then it will be deployed and a success message will appear, if the deployment fails an error message will be displayed; the user can view this new deployment in the My Services page.

Screenshot of BDTI's portal - service catalogue

The user can hover over the question mark symbol to see a description of the input field.