Rosalind Onboarding | Research data and transfer High performance data processing | Cyber ​​infrastructure | MCUTimes

Rosalind Onboarding | Research data and transfer High performance data processing | Cyber ​​infrastructure

Before you begin – general access information

  • When the test group’s pilot program is completed, you can submit a request for access via a ticket system on this page. (Probably in August 2021.)
  • Quotas are not automated and monitored individually by inventory managers. If you see your data usage approaching your quota, please submit a quota increase ticket using the support ticket for a stock allocation request that will be linked above.
  • This storage environment is only available at the University of Nevada, Reno Campus Networks.
  • In the reply email from either the Office of Cyberinfrastructure or the University Team Dynamix ticketing system, you should have received the name of your folder and the path to that folder. Have it ready so you can fill out the instructions to connect to your stock below.

MacOS instructions

To connect to the Rosalind storage resource, macOS users must use the Finder application to configure the connection. These instructions were generated from a system running macOS 11.4 (Big Sur), but should work with any current, supported Apple operating system.

Select the Finder app from the dock

Use the Finder menu to select Go – Connect to server (or use CMD + K)

Screenshot of the search menu with "Go" dropdown open and the last option "Connect to server ..." highlighted

Server connection interface starts. Enter the Rosalind resource as such: smb: //

Screenshot of Connect to Server interface with smb: // highlighted and ready to enter instructions

Log in with your University NetID username and password. You may be saving this in macOS keychain, but be aware that when you reset your NetID password, you will need to update your keychain password, otherwise the connection will fail.

Linux instructions

Access via CIFS

Linux users can access their home and shared folders through the Microsoft Windows Share (CIFS) protocol. Using either the built-in GUI tools like Nautilus and Caja or the parts can be mounted on the command line.

Use of Nautilus or Caja

Launch the file manager from the application menu of your Linux distribution or the file manager icon on the desktop. When opening Nautilus or Caja, select Connect to server … from File menu.

Screenshot of the Network Administrator Program Files menu with the drop-down menu and "Connect to server ..." highlighted

IN Connect to the server dialog box select Windows sharing Like that Type,

IN Server field entry

IN Share field input your folder path

Leave Folder fields populated as /

IN Domain name field input

Finally, use your network information in User name and password fields

Screenshot of Connect to server interface with server information and server written with "" then below in the User Information section under Domain Name "" is written

Mounting a Windows part using the command line

You can also mount the Windows share. You must have root or sudo permissions for this.

First create a local folder to mount the remote system, some suggestions are:

/ mnt / cifs

/ home / $ username / cifs

Using the mount command as a superuser:

sudo mount –t cifs // yourFolderPath / $netID –o username =netID,domain =, uid = $ username

  • $ netID is your NetID
  • $ username is your local user on the Linux workstation

You can also mount these folders permanently using autofs or fstab files. See your distribution documentation for installing autofs.

  • example of autofs
    • users –stype = cifs, rw, noperm, credentials = / home / $ username / private / credentials.txt: //$ netID
    • Make sure the file is credentials.txt not world readable
  • fstab example
    • //$netID / mnt / cifs cifs noperm, _netdev, credentials = / etc / secure / credentials.txt 0 0
    • Make sure the file is credentials.txt not world readable

Microsoft Windows instructions (version 10/2016/2019)

Using Windows Explorer (explorer.exe)

  1. Navigate to the taskbar and click on the manilla folder icon to launch Windows Explorer (explorer.exe)


  1. Use win + e keyboard shortcut to start Windows Explorer (explorer.exe)
  2. Navigate to the entry ‘My PC’ in the left bar

Screenshot of the Windows Explorer window interface with "This PC" highlighted

  1. Right-click on the entry ‘My PC’ and select ‘card network drive’.

Screenshot of the drop-down menu on the right click on this PC interface with "Short network drive ..." highlighted.

  1. Select the drive letter you want to use and enter the folder path as follows: \ yourFolderPath

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