Deploy NEST Desktop on bwCloud


The guide provides step-by-step documentation on how to deploy NEST Desktop on bwCloud resources. The bwCloud is a cloud assigned for the universities in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. For more information, follow the link:

The bwCloud is running on OpenStack, an open source platform using pooled virtual resources to build and manage clouds. For more information, please follow the link:


Deploy NEST Desktop

1. Download Openstack RC File from the dashboard, follow the steps: “Compute” -> “Access & Security” -> “API Access” -> “Download OpenStack RC File”

  1. Source the RC file:
source Project_<userID>
  1. Modify the configurations (i.e. source image and networks for the builder) in infrastructure/bwCloud/nest-desktop.json.
  2. Build an image on bwCloud
cd infrastructure/bwCloud
/path/to/packer build nest-desktop.json


Thanks for the help to integrate NEST Desktop on bwCloud:

  • Bernd Wiebelt
  • Jonathan Bauer
  • Michael Janczyk
  • Manuel Messner
  • Christopher Ill