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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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Then, the new cloud space is in the process of creation.

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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.

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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

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You need to add / Select

- Name of virtual machine.
- Description.
- Select OS.
- Add ssh keys (optional).
- Select package ( Memory size / Number of virtual cores ).

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- Boot disk size.

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Then click Create.
Wait a few seconds while the VM is being created in the backend.

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The VM is now created, note that the status of the VM is now " Running"

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From Action tab, the following actions can be done

  • Pause
  • Stop
  • Reboot
  • Reset
  • Take Snapshot
  • Export Machine
  • Create a Template
  • Resize compute capacity
  • Destroy

Click Console tab to access the VM console

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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

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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.

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Disks

On the Disks tab you can add extra data storage to your virtual machine via the Create disks subtab:

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Below the result after having added two 50 GB disks:

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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 support@gig.tech.

Snapshots

Creating snapshots is easy, simply click Take Snapshot on the Snapshots tab.

Below a screenshot after having created one snapshot:

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You can roll back to any of your snapshots or delete a snapshot by clicking one of the actions next to your snapshots.

Sharing

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

  • Read
  • Read/Write
  • Admin

Add the new Itsyouonline account and choose the level of access. Then hit the Add button.

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Port Forwards

On the Port Forwards tab all the Port Forwards for your virtual machine are listed:

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Adding a port forwarding is simple, just click Add and specify the source and destination ports:

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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 .

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