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  1. Login to the BeMyIT Store at https://research.cchmc.org/bmistore/.
  2. Use the "New Resource Request" menu on the top-left to choose the resource you want to request:


    • RDS Drives are standard research network project drives and is only accessible by CCHMC employees on the CCHMC network or VPN. Examples: 
    • Spec Storage is housed on BMIISI and can be accessible to external collaborators and the HPC Cluster.
    • Multiple database systems are available: MySQL, MSSQL (Microsoft SQL), Oracle, and PostgreSQL.
    • Windows and Linux virtual machines are available as alternatives to physical servers.

  3. Fill out the Request Form with all of the required fields. Hover over the (info) icon in the form to see additional help for each form field.
  4. The following fields are required for all resources:
    • Owner/Principal Investigator
    • Resource Manager(s) - A resource manager can request quota changes to increase space available.
    • Resource Name
    • Server/Drive Space Size
    • Associated Project
  5. There are additional required fields depending on the resource type:
    • RDS & Spec Storage require you to select-
      • Backup - Different backup types are available depending on the project needs and any archiving requirements.
      • HPC access - Select "Yes" if the drive need to be accessible from the High Performance Computing Cluster (HPC Cluster).
      • External collaboration - Select "Yes" if users external to CCHMC will need access to the drive.
    • Database also requires-
      • Environment - Please specify if the database is to be used for Production, Test, Development, Stage, or Disaster Recovery.
    • Virtual Machines require the following fields-
      • Memory - The size of memory/RAM needed to be available to the VM.
      • CPUs - The number of CPUs assigned to the VM.
      • Operating System - Specify if the VM should run Linux, Windows, or Windows Server as the OS.
      • Environment - Please specify if the database is to be used for Production, Test, Development, Stage, or Disaster Recovery.
  6. When you've completed all the fields on the page, click the Continue button at the bottom of the screen to review your request. If you've missed any of the fields, It will be marked in red text so that you can correct it.
  7. If everything looks correct on the review screen, click the Submit button to complete your request.

Request a Change to an Existing Resource (Quota,

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Budget Number, Backup)

You must be designated as an owner or a Resource Manager to be able to view and submit changes for that resource.

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