Lessees with little to no experience with ESI should start with the New User Guide.
ESI accommodates three roles:
Views and administrates the entire inventory of nodes.
Assigns owners and lessees to nodes.
Views and administrates the nodes that they own.
Has exclusive use of their nodes, except for those that they choose to lease.
Assigns lessees to the nodes that they own.
Creates offers for their nodes, making them available for lease.
Note: The owner role is optional; every action they do can also be performed by an admin.
Can only view nodes that they have leased.
Has temporary use of their nodes for the duration of the lease.
Obtains a lease on a node by claiming an available offer.
ESI will typically be used to fulfill one of two broad scenarios:
- ESI Administrator Owns All Nodes
In this scenario, there are no node owners. Instead, the ESI administrator controls access to each and every node. They do so using the mechanisms described in Lessee Node Assignment.
- Multiple Node Owners Pool Nodes in ESI
In this scenario, multiple node owners pool their hardware together in a single ESI instance. The owners can then use their hardware themselves, or use the mechanisms described in Lessee Node Assignment to give others access to their nodes.
- New User Guide
- Lease Management
- Network Scenarios
- Installing a Cluster on ESI
- Installing OpenShift on ESI
- Installing Keylime on ESI
- CLI Commands
- Automated Workflows