Once you have your capsule running, you may find it useful to open this guide in an internet browser in your capsule so you can copy and paste commands. The short link for this page is: https://wiki.htrc.illinois.edu/x/TQFRAQ.
Expand title Sign up for and sign in to the HTRC Include Page Sign Up and Sign In Sign Up and Sign In
Install a VNC Client on your computer to enable the communication between your computer and the capsule, which is a virtual machine, to be created. You can choose any VNC client you prefer. We use VNC View for Google Chrome in this tutorial, but recommend users explore RealVNC, Chicken, or Screen Share (on a Mac).
Expand title Install software to your computer Include Page Software Installation Software Installation
- Make sure you are still logged in to the HTRC where you just created an account.
Create a capsule by clicking on Capsule → Create Capsule on the top menu/ You will be asked to provide information about the capsule you would like to create.
Expand title Create a capsule Include Page Create a capsule Create a capsule
Start the capsule you were assigned by clicking the Start Capsule button on the Show Capsules page.
Expand title Start the capsule Include Page Start the VM Start the VM
Interact with the capsule via VNC client.
Expand title Use your capsule Include Page Interact with the VM via VNC Client Interact with the VM via VNC Client
Switch between maintenance and secure mode.
Expand title Switch capsule modes Include Page COM:Mode Switch: Maintenance and Secure Modes COM:Mode Switch: Maintenance and Secure Modes
Run experiments. Follow the Use Case guides for examples.
Expand title Conduct research in the capsule Include Page INT:Run Experiments, Release Results INT:Run Experiments, Release Results
- Save your interim data between research sessions.
Stop the capsule. The next time you log in, you can restart the same capsule and continue your work.
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- Request to export your non-consumptive data.
- Delete the capsule.