Build your practical cloud skills with Nectar Research Cloud self-paced online tutorials.
Whether you are getting started, increasing your efficiency or looking to hone your cloud skills and make your solutions more sophisticated.
Our technical tutorials are for beginner, intermediate and advanced users and we also explain some of our non-technical topics.
Cloud Starter Series
Get started in the Nectar Research Cloud with this tutorial series. Learn how easy it is to launch VMs, to connect and to try something new.
Take the next step to discover some of the more advanced Nectar Research Cloud topics.
Become a Cloud Expert and learn about the advanced topics and services available on the Nectar Research Cloud.
Understand, manage and maintain an allocation in the Nectar Research Cloud
Learn to quick deploy an application environment from our catalog with this R-Studio example.
Rebooting, Deleting, Rebuilding, Resizing
Making changes to existing instances. Learn to reboot, resize, rebuild and delete instances.
Command line, sudo and apt
Find your way around your instance from the command line. Learn to use admin privileges and install and maintain software.
Learn how to connect your AARNet CloudStor storage to your Virtual Machine
Access using SSH and VNC
Access your Virtual Machine's command line using your Terminal and SSH and web-based VNC console.
Deploying a Hadoop/Spark Cluster
Learn how to deploy a Hadoop/Spark Cluster using Elasticluster
Creating a keypair for use in Nectar
Understanding Public-Private Keypairs in the Nectar Research Cloud.
Launching Virtual Machines
Launching a virtual machine using the Nectar dashboard and the launch dialog
Learn some basic ways of copying data to and from your Nectar instance.
Prereading for beginners
A tutorial for absolute beginners who haven't used or interacted with the Cloud before
Security groups, the absolute basics
Get ready to launch with the bare minimum ssh Security Group for your Nectar instance.
Security practices on the Nectar Cloud
Learn about some of the essential practices for being secure on Nectar
Simple container service
Learn how to deploy a Docker Container using our application service!
Learn to use Snapshot to make a copy or backup of a Nectar instance.
Virtual Desktop Service
Learn how to use the Nectar Virtual Desktop service
DNS with the Nectar DNS service
Learn to manage your domain name records in Nectar
Intermediate Security Groups
Learn to use advanced security groups in Nectar Research Cloud.
Learn to use X11 Forwarding to run graphical applications on virtual machines.
Learn to use Application Credentials to authenticate your application in Nectar Cloud.
Deploying a Slurm Workload Manager cluster
Learn how to deploy the Slurm Workload Manager with ElastiCluster.
Learn how to create and administer your own Kubernetes cluster using the Nectar Orchestration service.
A basic introduction to Nectar Cloud OpenStack command line interfaces (CLI).
Sharing your Virtual Machine
Share your VM securely by adding keys and/or adding a new user account
A basic tutorial to learn how to use the database as a service in Nectar Research Cloud.
How to migrate various cloud resources, including volume, normal instance, legacy instance, databases & more.
Explore the power of the Orchestration service for creating template driven cloud architectures.
Learn to implement some advanced networking concepts in your Nectar Research Cloud project