CREATE now has a native MS Windows image
Monday, January 29, 2018, 11:24AM; posted by oshani. Archived on Monday, March 5, 2018, 3:35PM.

We are pleased to announce that you can now us a fully working MS Windows 2012 server image in your experiments. Just define MSWS2012 as the os of nodes you want to run the Windows image and swap in. The Windows image will load on these nodes, and have the network interfaces defined by the ns file, etc.

Few quick usage tips
We will publish a more detailed user guide for the Windows image soon. in the meantime here are few usage tips:

1. You can login to the Windows image with your CREATE user, but with a different password than your CREATE password. To define your Windows password, go to your CREATE profile and select "Edit profile" from the yellow menu. Then enter the windows password at the appropriate field.

2. To access the Windows GUI, create an ssh tunnel to the Windows node, port 8391, via your ssh session into users.create

3. You can access your users home directory and your project from Windows explorer by mounting "\\fs\username" and "\\fs\proj-projname"

4. You are responsible to provide valid Windows keys for your nodes (there are ways to automate the key entry and they will be described in the user guide)

If you would like to get more details about the Windows image, feel free to Contact us

Always at your service,
The CREATE team