Users can specify opt four additional disks of unto 1 TB each in the System Builder. When the system is launched, these disks will be added to the base image/template, formatted, and mounted.
On Linux systems, the default mount point starts at /cons3rt_disk1 and increments with each disk. An ex...
Users can create bundles of software assets called "App Bundles" to install as a group on systems. Just like Systems, App Bundles include reboot and a build order.
Creating an App Bundle
Create a System or navigate to one that has already been made
Click the "Create App Bundle" button
This article includes information about the lifecycle of an Asset, and how to set asset states to reflect that lifecycle.
What are the Asset States
In Development: Every asset's initial state. Asset editing is allowed.
For software assets, install scripts can be edited and media file can be...
Assets with Reboot and Reboot Delay
Assets with Reboot
For each asset on your System, that you add to the System Builder (/kb/assets/system-builder), you can check the Reboot system after installation? checkbox. This tells CONS3RT to reboot the host after the asset has completed installation. This is useful when installing an ap...
Add Tags to my Assets
Asset tags are useful when searching for assets of a specific category, and also to help users find assets that you have created. See below for information on a special asset tag called "Disruptive". You can assign up to 3 tags to each of your assets. To add a tag to one...
Generally speaking, Assets are the "things" that make up a CONS3RT system. There are three categories of Assets: Resource, Component and Composite.
Elements of a cloud that are registered to be available for use by the CONS3RT. The Cloud Administrator controls which resources t...
Cloning creates a Copy of the System, Scenario, or Deployment asset in your builders. Once a clone is created, you can save an identical copy, or modify and tweak it as needed. Cloning is useful when:
You need to launch another instance of an existing Deployment Run
You need ...
Create a Scenario
Step 1: Add Systems
First you need to create a System (/kb/assets/system-builder)
From the Main Navigation Menu, click Systems
Select the System you would like to add to your Scenario
Click the Add to Scenario Builder button
If you would like to add another copy of the same System, click the Add...
Creating Component Assets
Component assets are developed by you and other CONS3RT users, and imported into CONS3RT for use in your Systems. The three categories of Component Assets are:
Source Code Assets
Test Case Assets
There are 2 options for creating component assets:
Use the Software Asset Builder ...
Deleting an Asset
If an asset does not have any dependencies, it can be deleted. To delete an asset:
On the asset page, look for the gear-shaped icon on the right side next to "Details". You will see it if you have appropriate permissions (/articles/user-permissions)
Click the gear icon, and select Delete this ...
Deployment Properties & Environment Variables
Each system in a deployment has a set of properties that contains CONS3RT and user defined values for use in the configuration and execution of Systems. These allow for customization in software and test assets.
The CONS3RT properties are values generated on eac...
Docs and Licenses
The documentation for an Asset is available in the UI by selecting "Help" tab on the Asset's main page. This section should provide all relevant information and necessary requirements that pertain to your Asset. As the owner of an Asset, you are the only one who can edit its documentation. This c...
Exportable Asset Bundles
CONS3RT provides the capability to export an asset bundle for each host in your deployment runs. These asset bundles can deploy on virtual or physical hosts that are disconnected from CONS3RT (e.g. an offline, disconnected lab).
The Asset Bundle Installer feature is available as an add-on featu...
The "favorite" feature allows you to tag the Assets you use most frequently. To do so, mouse over the desired Asset and click the star button.
HmC Storage Service
HmC provides a persistent storage service as an add-on feature. Use this for:
Storing persistent data
Data accessibility across deployment runs
Loading large files (> 3 GB) as part of asset
To request the storage service for your team, please enter a support ticket (mailto:suppor...
Importing Your Asset Zip File
One you have created an asset zip file according to this article (/articles/creating-component-assets), you'll want to import it into CONS3RT. To do so:
Click the "+" button at the top-right as shown
Note: if you do not see the "+" button, you may need permissions added in your project
An instance limit sets how many concurrent instances of an Asset that can be provisioned. This can be used to manage usage of an Asset that is constrained due to licensing considerations or physical resources. Once a instance limit is reached, the deployment runs will remain in the scheduled st...
If an operating system platform is specified for an asset, CONS3RT will prevent the install of that asset on the wrong platform. For example, the System Builder will not let a user save a Windows Firefox asset on a Linux operating system. This requires the optional field applicationOsFamilyType t...
Sharing Assets with Another Project
Sharing assets is a two step process.
First, your Project Owner must add the Project you'd like to share assets with as a Trusted Project using these instructions (/articles/setting-up-a-trusted-project)
Edit the sharing on the asset you would like to share, using the following instructions:
Bottom Line - CONS3RT offers a better approach! ...to the traditional notion of snapshots.
As your team begins transitioning from traditional cloud hosting environments, there will inevitably be a time when when the team wants to "snapshot" a system. When the team refers to snapshots ...
Software Asset Builder
You can create your own software assets using the software asset builder. To get started:
From the main menu, click on the Software section
Click the "+" button at the top-right as shown. Note: if you do not see the "+" button, you may need permissions (/kb/project-manager/user-permissions) ad...
Source Code Assets
Source Code Assets are used to check out, build and install uncompiled code. Pointers to the external source repositories are contained in each asset. When built, these assets contain the latest updates to source. Scripts are executed on CONS3RT's SourceBuilder service, and then installed on your...
The System Builder is the first of the 3 "shopping cart" icons at the top-left of the CONS3RT App. The System Builder allows you to design a virtual or physical host. Your System design will include:
An Operating System (OS) or a specific OS template
Minimum number of CPUs
Minimum Memory (RAM)...
Updating Software Assets
In order to update a Software Component Asset, there are a few criteria that must be satisfied:
The Asset State must be In Development (this is the default state) more info on asset states (/kb/assets/asset-states)
You must be a member of the Project that owns the asset, and the Project is selec...
Using a Custom Template
A note on using Custom Templates
The best way to configure your environment is using automation, instead of custom templates. Using automated configuration will increase the flexibility, repeatability, and maintainability of your systems. CONS3RT provided a suite of tools to enable you to full...
Using Physical Machines
CONS3RT gives you the power to register and provision physical machines into your cloudspace.
Registering a Physical Machine
Physical machines are registered to a single cloudspace. Thus, only projects that have access to the cloudspace can access and deploy the physical machine.
Windows asset developers can now call PowerShell scripts as the primary install method for assets. Powershell scripts are also editable in the GUI.
To use Powershell
Set the installScript property in your asset.properties file to your "install-script.ps1" file
Add your asset to a System and D...
Visibility defines which other users can see and access your Assets in the library. Only the Owner can change its visibility.
The four levels of visibility are:
"No One Else (sharing disabled)" - Only the original creator can see or use this asset. This is the default setting for any newly impo...