Each device uses its own private disk image. This can be used to store any data, except for Repy devices, where the image is a read-only script.
To understand what data the disk image contains, please refer to the respective device type’s manual page.
When preparing a device, the configured template will be used as the initial disk image. Templates are the main distinction of devices in the editor’s menu and can be configured in the respective configuration menu.
Changing the template of a prepared device will delete all existing data on the device’s current disk image.
You can replace your current disk image with any template while the element is in the prepared state. You can do this by either changing it in the device’s config menu, or by right-clicking on the target element, open the Disk Image submenu, and select Change template.
In order for the automatic execution of executable archives to work, the so-called nlXTP guest modules must be installed on the device’s image. [TODO: link to more information in testbed admin and developer manual]
If you just want to download experiment results, you should consider to download an executable archive instead.
You can download a device’s disk image in its prepared state. To do this, right-click on the target element, open the Disk Image submenu, and select Download image.
If you just want to install software, you should consider to upload an executable archive instead.
You can upload your own custom disk images. To do this, right-click on the target element, open the Disk Image submenu, and select one of the upload options.