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Easy8 - Get Started
Easy8 - Get Started

So you've downloaded Easy8, now what?

The first thing is to make sure you are logged into BEACON. You can use your Bright Customer Portal login to login to BEACON - just click on the "Login Now" button, if you haven't already.

Once Logged in you will see a variety of navigation topics on the left-hand side of the screen.  You can navigate your away around the community, or just type into the search bar what you are interested in.  Topics and coversations related to your search will begin popping up almost immediately.

  • On-line Training is a good place to start.  This is the same training our paid users can access and is available to you for no charge as well.
  • KnowledgeBase - Click on the Groups tab to see Bright's collection of articles on all things Bright.  From Getting Started with Bright to documentation, user management, node provisioning, cluster management,, etc.

The upgrade procedure is still being developed.   
Typically the upgrade process follows 4-6 weeks after the initial release.

I will post an update here when the script is available.

HPC Infrastructure Architect

OK. I found the answer to this on myself. So this is to save anyone else from wasting their time trying to figure this out from the manual.

I logged into my head node via my ssh keys as the... (More)

A followup to Simon's answer---Bright Cluster Manager v9.0 is now available to Easy8 users as well.

HPC Infrastructure Architect

I'll answer this one myself, too. Turns out there might have been an issue with the San Jose mirror. So the next time I chose the DC mirror and this time everything worked out.