ESI Documentation

Welcome to the documentation for Elastic Secure Infrastructure (ESI)!

ESI is a hardware isolation project built on top of OpenStack that allows multiple bare metal node owners to collaborate to form a single bare metal cloud. Owners have exclusive use of their nodes, and can also lease their nodes out to lessees. Take a look at our presentation for a good high-level overview:

  • ESI: How I Learned to Share My Hardware! [ video | PDF ]

If you are using ESI for the first time, you may want to jump straight to the New User Guide.

Installing and using ESI is easy: it’s just OpenStack with a specific configuration. A few optional ESI components can be installed for ease of use.