Cloud Migration

Executive Summary

These last years, LAL has developed, deploy and maintain a StratusLab-based cloud platform.

At the same time, the cloud ecosystem has evolved significantly and at the end of last year, we decided that it was time to migrate from StratusLab to a more feature-rich platform, OpenStack, which is the main open-source cloud middleware. Today we are pleased to announce that the new platform is open an accessible to users previously registered on our StratusLab platform.

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[INCIDENT] Microcoupure



Due a to micro outage on our machine room, some OpenStack hypervisors have been rebooted. All VM should be restarted but unfortunately, some of them didn’t. We currently work to fix this issue.

Another side effect is that our cinder backend infrastructure (ceph) is currently out. We also work to fix this issue. Cinder is down until situation is fixed.




Suite à une micro-coupure electrique dans notre salle machine, certains de nos hyperviseurs ont rebooter. Toutes les VMs auraient du redémarrer, malheureusement certaines n’ont pas redémarrer correctement. Nous travaillons actuellement a rétablir al situation.

De même, l’infrastructure CEPH en backend de notre service cinder n’est pas accessible. Les volumes cinder ne sont donc pas accessible. Nous travaillons aussi a rétablir la situation


slipstream & LAL OpenStack infrastructure

Due to some limitation on current slipstream release (v2.23.2), only v3.2+ version of OpenStack is compatible with LAL OpenStack infrastructure.

stable version of slipstream is available @
v3.2 (release candidate) version of slipstream is available @

Mathrice 2016

We presented the Cyclone project at Mathrice workshop, a French Computing Engineer in mathematics laboratory event, that took place on 14-18 of March in Strasbourg, France.

The presentation introduced the CYCLONE project in general, its roadmap and goals, involved parterns and technologies. The presentation has been illustrated Bioinformatics and Energy usecases considered in the project.

The marketplace and have been compared.

You can download the presentation (in french): 20160315-cyclone-matrice – v2

Nous avons présenté le projet Cyclone à la journée Mathrice workshop, qui a eu lieu les 14-18 mars 2016, à Strasbourg, France.

La présentation introduit le projet CYCLONE, sa feuille de route et ses objectifs, les partenaires du projet, ainsi que les technologies. Elle illustre les utilisations de la plate-forme mise en oeuvre par Cycline à travers deux cas concerts: la Bioinformatique et la gestion énergétique.

Le marketplace et ont été présentés et comparés à cette occasion.

Vous pouvez télécharger la présentation ici: 20160315-cyclone-matrice – v2

Insert a multi cloud application in the MarketPlace

This article describes a way to insert an appliance that is likely to be instanciated on different clouds.

LAL Marketplace is available here: MarketPlace. It presents a  repository if appliances usable on the cloud.

In its current version, the Marketplace permits to define an appliance that can be launched in a single click over a set of cloud thanks to a simple description file manipulation.

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Insérer une application multi cloud sur le marketplace

Cette article décrit une façon d’insérer une appliance susceptible d’être démarrée sur différents clouds.

Le Marketplace du LAL est disponible ici: MarketPlace. Il permet de présenter un répertoire d’appliances utilisables sur le cloud.

Dans sa version actuelle le Marketplace permet de définir une appliance qui peut être lancée en un seul click sur un cloud parmi plusieurs, grâce à une simple manipulation du fichier de description.

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Registration (en)


Users working in Univeristé Paris 11 don’t need to register. They can use their Adonis account, the one they use to connect to university services.

New users can register on our  registration page. This page may also be used to reset your password.

You must fill all required fields. This automatically sends a mail to the administrators of the platform. You will be notified of the adminstrator action (validation or rejection of you request).

You will not be allowed to use the platform until the administrator contact you to finalize you account settings, specifically regarding authorization.