Navigate to the Capsule Creation Page

Navigate to “Create Virtual Machine” tab on the top part of the HTRC Portal website, click on "HTRC Data Capsule" -> "Create Virtual Machine", and then you will be navigated to a capsule creation submission page.

Submit Capsule Creation Request

On the VM Creation page, fill in the form.

Provide a username and password. The password here is NOT your portal account password.

For other fields, you can fill in by referring to the image below (VM Image=ubuntu-12.04-image, VCPUs=1, Memory(MB)=1024). 

Note: for UnCamp 2015, the option values should be VM image=uncamp-2015-image, VCPUs=1, Memory(MB)=2048).

Finally hit the "Create VM" button. The capsule creation procedure usually takes about 1 minute to complete. Refresh your screen to see if it has finished.

Check Capsule Status

After creating a capsule as shown in the previous step, you can examine its status. In the Portal, click on "HTRC Data Capsule" -> "Virtual Machines" on the top of the page, and you will be navigated to a page listing your VMs. It shows VM ID, status, actions of each capsule you have created.

By default the capsule you just created is not running, so you need to start the VM in order to log in and begin your analysis.