Request a new VM


Note that you need to be signed in on the PROBA-V MEP portal using your PROBA-V distribution portal account or your PROBA-V MEP account to request an OpenStack Virtual Machine (VM).

After receiving your request for a VM, the PROBA-V MEP team will validate your request and provide you feedback within two working days and a VM when your request is granted.

You will receive an e-mail explaining how to access your personal VM.

Your first VM for R&D purposes and with standard configuration (2 CPU,4GB RAM, 40GB Root Disk) can be provided for free. If you need more ICT resources or a VM for operational services according to a specific SLA, please contact VITO

The PROBA-V MEP VM runs on the OpenStack private cloud hosted by VITO.  

  • This VM comes with several pre-installed commandline tools, desktop applications and developer tools which are useful for exploitation of PROBA-V data (e.g. GDAL, QGIS, GRASS GIS, SNAP, Python, etc ...).
  • Access to the full PROBA-V archive.
  • Target audiance are scientists and developers developing applications which use PROBA-V data. After the prototyping phase, the PROBA-V MEP processing environment can be used for larger scale processing. The end goal should be an application running on the MEP platform.