Use a Virtual Machine (VM)

To reduce the virtualization overhead, it should be considered to use a Docker container instead of a VM.

On this page we provide virtual machine images containing pre-installed versions of Storm.

When you have downloaded an OVA image, you can import it into, for example, VirtualBox. Before the first run, you should review the hardware resources allocated to the VM. E.g., for VirtualBox open Settings → System and adjust the memory size and CPU count under Motherboard and Processor, respectively.

For all VMs on this page, the username and password are both storm

How to create your own VM

Since the VMs on this page might be outdated, we also provide the steps to create your own VM:

Make sure to assign enough resources to the VM. Since the build process is quite memory-intensive, we recommend to set the memory limit to more than 4 GB.

The build process takes roughly one hour. After that, you should be able to run

storm --qvbs crowds

which checks an instance of the Crowds protocol.

To check your installation, you may also run:

cd ~/storm/build
make check

If any problems occurr during this process (in particular when using a standard Ubuntu version) please let us know.

Storm 1.4.1 (2019/12)

A VM running Ubuntu 19.10 and Storm 1.4.1 can be found at DOI. The root password is storm.

Storm is located at /home/storm/storm and the binaries can be found in /home/storm/storm/build/bin. For your convenience, the path containing the binaries is added to the PATH, meaning that you can run the Storm binaries from any location in the terminal. Moreover, the benchmarks from the Quantitative Verification Benchmark Set are included such that you can run, for example,

storm --qvbs crowds

to check an instance of the Crowds protocol.

Storm 0.10 (2017/2)

We provide an outdated VM with pre-installed Storm 0.10 for historical reasons. The VM includes dependencies and other useful reference tools (like PRISM and IMCA and the PRISM benchmark suite) on a Linux host system. You can download the virtual machine here. The root password is storm.

The virtual machine is hosted at sciebo, an academic cloud hoster.

A README file is provided on the desktop. In the virtual machine, Storm is located at /home/storm/storm and the binaries can be found in /home/storm/storm/build/bin. For your convenience, an environment variable with the name STORM_DIR is set to the path containing the binaries and this directory is added to the PATH, meaning that you can run the Storm binaries from any location in the terminal and that

$ cd $STORM_DIR

will take you to the folders containing Storm’s binaries. For more information on how to run Storm, please read our guide.

Changelog

The VM has been updated to include bug fixes, new versions, and so on. When the image was most recently updated and what changes were made to the VM can be taken from the following changelog.