3. Creating Resources
Creating Cloud Space
Once logged in as a user to the portal you will see the home page:
In this screenshot you can see, in the top right corner, that a user with username 'mgaber' is logged on.
In the top navigation bar, next to Home, you can see the default account that this user belongs to. In this scenario the account name is 'Demo Account'.
If you see a cloud space under the account, then you can start creating workloads under this cloudspace.
If no cloudspace is created, you need to click
New Cloud Space ...
In the New Cloud Space dialog window you have to indicate in which account you wish to create the new cloud space,
give it a name 'second_cloudspace' and specify the location where the cloud space needs to be hosted.
Then, the new cloud space is in the process of creation.
Refresh the page and click the dropdown arrow next to the account. You will see that the cloud space 'second_cloudspace' has indeed been created.
From this dropdown menu the user can also create more cloud spaces.
Creating Virtual Machine
Now, let's start creating the first VM.
1- Click machines
You need to add / Select
- Name of virtual machine. - Description. - Select OS. - Add ssh keys (optional). - Select package ( Memory size / Number of virtual cores ).
- Boot disk size.
Then click Create.
Wait a few seconds while the VM is being created in the backend.
The VM is now created, note that the status of the VM is now " Running"
From Action tab, the following actions can be done
- Take Snapshot
- Export Machine
- Create a Template
- Resize compute capacity
Click Console tab to access the VM console
The VM is created by default with ( user ) login name. For the password you need to click the 'copy 'sign below
so the password automatically get's copied
Just hover the mouse over the console part , right click and then press enter. So no need to type the password.
Now, you are logged in to the first VM.
On the Disks tab you can add extra data storage to your virtual machine via the Create disks subtab:
Below the result after having added two 50 GB disks:
The important thing here, is to know there are two types of disks that can be attached to a VM:
- Boot disk.
- Data disk.
The VM by default has a boot disk that has the OS. This is served by a resource pool that is optimised for storage re-use.
We recommend to attach additional (one or more) data disks to a VM as they are served by another resource pool that is optimised for higher performance, higher IOPs and throughput.
- If you need data disks with higher IOPs , you need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creating snapshots is easy, simply click Take Snapshot on the Snapshots tab.
Below a screenshot after having created one snapshot:
You can roll back to any of your snapshots or delete a snapshot by clicking one of the actions next to your snapshots.
In the Sharing tab you can manage who has access to your virtual machine:
In this example we grant (read/write) privilege to another Itsyouonline account on VM level.
note, from drop down menu, you can select the granted access level
Add the new Itsyouonline account and choose the level of access. Then hit the Add button.
On the Port Forwards tab all the Port Forwards for your virtual machine are listed:
Adding a port forwarding is simple, just click Add and specify the source and destination ports:
The aim of this, is to allow the user to access the created VM with any protocol or command line instead of using the console page .