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HUBzero Open Source Release 2.1.0


Amazon Web Services Instance [Currently still version 2.0.0]

One of the simplest ways to get HUBzero up and running is to launch an Amazon AWS image.

The HUBzero Essential AWS instance is available on the AWS Marketplace. Those familiar with launching instances on AWS can go to the marketplace and get their own hub up and running with a single click in about 5 minutes.

The HUBzero Essential AWS instance is a completely preconfigured and installed AWS image of the HUBzero platform — it has all collaborative capabilities of the Complete HUBzero Platform, except for one: the ability to launch user-contributed simulation/modeling tools as interactive applications. That feature will be part of the HUBzero Complete AWS image and will be available in the marketplace soon. In the meantime, if you need this feature, you may always utilize one of the more advanced installation methods below.

Note: HUBzero Essential AWS instance has a nominal charge of $0.03/hour plus any AWS-related storage/instance charges, and support activities such as the HUBzero Foundation, allowing us to continue the annual HUBbub User Conference and other events for the community.

For very small-scale use and for demonstrations, the AWS micro instances (part of the AWS free tier) are generally adequate for running this version of HUBzero.

HUBzero Essential AWS Image


Virtual Machines

Previous release is still available here.

Here are preconfigured virtual machine images that contain the full version of the HUBzero platform.

See the Quick Start file inside the package for a step by step method to get the virtual machine (VM) running on your PC.

Our virtual machine images are 64-bit Linux machines created for VMware. Download and install the following software to use these images:


Install from Debian packages

We've used Debian packages to simplify the installation of HUBzero on your own hardware. Follow the instructions on this page: Instructions for a Quick Install

Install from RedHat packages

It is now possible to install HUBzero on RedHat Enterprise Linux 6. To try out these new packages follow the instructions on this page: Instructions for a Quick Install


Source code for HUBzero is available through Debian source packages. To obtain these packages please see the How To Get Source Code section of the HUBzero installation documentation.


Are you curious about how something works, or interested in digging a little deeper into the features of this release? Check out version 2.1.0 documentation here:

Community help

If the documentation doesn't answer your questions, check out our Q&A Forum or the Knowledge base to see if others are asking the same questions:

Q&A Forum

Knowledge Base

What are the License Terms?

HUBzero has been released as Open Source. Most packages are released under the MIT License. Due to incorporation of works by others some packages (like the CMS) remain licensed under the GPLv2 license or other Open Source licenses. Please see individual packages for more information.

Release Notes

We've been working hard making HUBzero even better. Here's what's new in version 2.1.0!


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