NEM - Getting Started

Updated by Ryan Todd on May 23, 2016

Overview of the NEM Runner job

We currently support with Runner two options for deploying NEM on a VM to get you up and running quickly.

  1. Is an option to build a Ubuntu 14 server in the Data Center of your choice and deploy NEM upon it.
  2. Is an option to deploy NEM to an Ubuntu 14 server that has been put into the CLC inventory and is already stood up.


  • A CenturyLink Cloud Account
  • A network existing in the Datacenter you want to deploy to. Run the network builder Runner job.
  • One of the Supported Operating Systems listed below on the Virtual Machine Ubuntu 14 more being added in future

Installation Process

  1. Log into
  2. Search for NEM in the Public Products section then click on it Search NEM
  3. Click on run button Click on Run
  4. Choose the Datacenter you want to deploy a server to, CPU, and RAM. Recommend 2 CPU and 4 GB RAM Config Server
  5. It is now building your server and you should be able to hit the {new servers ip}:8989 in a web browser


To make sure your services are running try the following

  1. ssh into your server from a terminal(ex: ssh [email protected])
  2. Make sure nis and ncc are running by typing. screen -ls
  3. You should see two sessions. One labeled somenumber.nis and another number.ncc
  4. If one of them are missing you can type service nis start or service ncc start to bring back up
  5. You can also go into the session for further trouble shooting by typing screen -r nis or screen -r ncc