title: Features

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Free & Open Source

There are no commercial product requirements in order to deploy a fully functional VCL cloud.

Self-Service Web Portal

  • Designed to present simple interface to end users
  • Scheduling

Support for Multiple Authentication Methods

  • Built-in
  • LDAP
  • Shibboleth

Simple Image Creation

  • Image revision control
  • Delegation of image creation

Robust Privilege & Authorization Model

Robust privilege model allows for granular access to be granted...

Support for Multiple Provisioning Methods

  • Bare Metal
  • Virtual Machines
    • VMware ESXi 4.x/5.x
    • KVM
    • VirtualBox
  • Traditional computer lab machines

Block Allocations

  • Ideal for in the classroom or workshops
  • Create pre-scheduled loads of multiple nodes for a group of users.
  • Priority loading, dedicated access.

Cluster Environments

  • Create parent child type environments
  • Ideal for small to medium size clusters,
  • Self-service, build and manage your own custom cluster

Statistics & Log Data

  • Built in Statistics page
  • Provides data in readable format
  • Number of reservations, total and unique by user count, by OS, by environment.
  • Graphs
  • Useful in determining how and when environments are used.