AI Training Series - Introduction to the LRZ Compute Cloud

ATTENTION: Due to low demand of on-site participation this course will be organised as a pure online event!


The aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently utilise the LRZ Compute Cloud infrastructure for their own projects. The course consists of mini lectures, demos and hands-on sessions (breaks included) covering the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of cloud computing and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds

  • Overview of the hardware of the LRZ Compute Cloud

  • Using the LRZ Compute Cloud via the web Interface

  • Using the LRZ Compute Cloud via the command line

The session is structured as three contents blocks of roughly one and a half hour each:

  • Introduction to fundamentals of Cloud Computing (B)
    • Motivation (B)
    • Definition of Cloud Computing (B)
    • Characteristics and Types of Cloud Services (B)
    • Open Stack for IaaS Cloud Management (B)
  • Overview of LRZ Cloud Resources (B)

  • Using the LRZ Cloud Resources via the web interface (B) + (I)
    • Review of ssh keys (B)
    • Introduction to the Compute Cloud web Interface (B)
    • Hands-on session (B) + (I)
      • Create ssh-key (B)
      • Create a Server in the Cloud (B) 
      • Create a Subnetwork and place a server within it  (I)
  • Using the LRZ Cloud Resources via the command line (I)
    • Introduction of the Open Client tools (I)
    • Hands-on session (I) (A)
      • Listing resources (I)
      • Create a Server in the Cloud (I)
      • Add a rule to an existing security group (I)
    • Overview of other tools (Ansible, Terraform) (A)


  • AI Training Series - Orientation Session


During the course students will experiment with the LRZ Compute Cloud creating key pairs, spinning up and login into VMs on the LRZ Compute Cloud

Content Level

The content level of the course is broken down as:

Beginner's content (B):



Intermediate content (I):



Advanced content (A):



Community-targeted content:







Dr. Juan Durillo Barrionuevo, Dr. Naweiluo Zhou (all LRZ)

Prices and Eligibility

The course is open and free of charge for academic participants from Germany.


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Online Course AI Training Series - Introduction to the LRZ Compute Cloud
Number hdta6s23
Available places 85
Date 17.05.2023 – 17.05.2023
Price EUR 0.00
Location ONLINE

Registration deadline 10.05.2023 23:59
No. Date Time Leader Location Room Description
1 17.05.2023 10:00 – 16:00 Juan Durillo Barrionuevo
Johannes Albert-von der Gönna
Naweiluo Zhou
ONLINE Lecture