Remotely Accessible Virtual Environment

RAVE or the Remotely Accessible Virtual Environment is a free, NSF-funded program open to academics seeking to improve the state of cybersecurity, programming education, and research. It provides users with stable and isolated environments in which to deploy custom or existing labs for use, verification or modification of the environment. These labs can consist of arbitrary network topologies connecting virtual machines running standard operating systems (including Windows) with custom software at near hardware-level performance or serve as a simple location to host class resources.

RAVE achieves all this by using state-of-the-art virtualization software. The primary goal of virtualization is to create isolated, software-only environments that share the capabilities of the host to allow for simpler management and more efficient use of computing resources. The software-only nature of virtualization allows for high configurability, rapid deployment, and the ability to share or reuse labs all through an intuitive, graphical interface.

Getting started with a trial account takes only a few minutes, and allows users to see first hand how the RAVE Lab can help simplify classroom and research activities. For more information about the RAVE Lab, read through our introduction and other articles on this site.

Getting Started

  1. Read more about RAVE Lab's history, purpose, and mission statements.
  2. Check out the user guides for example use cases, and tutorials explaining how to use RAVE.
  3. Request a full teacher account to use in a classroom environment, or a temporary trial to get a first-hand view.

Recent Posts

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Resource Utilization

The RAVE Lab has resourches spread across many datacenters. View historical resource utilization, scheduled downtimes, and service status.