How to order new VM?
Login to https://portal.creodias.eu/clientarea.php
In the Client Area select Order/Buy option (highlighted in yellow hereunder).
Keep in mind, that resources such as instances or volumes are the paid ones and thus a sufficient amount of credits is required in order to buy them in a Pay Per Use billing. If you haven't bought any credits before, you can refer to this guide to do so.
Figure 1 - Creodias Client Page
Choose one product (in the example hereunder eo2.xlarge 4 vCores RAM 16GB lnetwork SSD storage 64GB) by selecting “Order Now” (highlighted in yellow).
Please remember that the type of storage as well as the type of CPU you get with your VM depends on which machine flavor you choose. For example HMD flavors are equipped with NVMe local disks instead of network storage. For more info about flavors: Computing .
Figure 2 - Server selection page
„Configure” page lets you choose billing mode, choose whether you want to have your VM with EO data access and requires you to fill in information on instance’s name and network.
Figure 3 - Service configuration page
In the field hereunder you are ought to fill in the public key, corresponding to your private key, that you will be using to SSH to your VM. You can use our built-in SSH Key Generator by clicking on this link: https://portal.creodias.eu/ssh.php
Figure 4 - Public SSH key
After successful configuration of your VM, review page will appear. It summarizes the purchase.
Figure 5 - Creodias Checkout screen
In order to finalize the operation, select “complete order” option (highlighted hereunder)
Figure 6 - Creodias checkout page
Upon completion of the order, you will see order confirmation with a according order number as well as you will receive three e-mails.
Figure 7 - Customer Invoice
Figure 8 - Order confirmation
Figure 9 - Invoice payment confirmation
In case you ordered a VM with Fixed term billing, your environment will be initialized the moment you pay for it. To do so simply navigate to "My invoices " tab (https://portal.creodias.eu/clientarea.php?action=invoices) and click on the invoice you would like to pay.
You'll be presented with pro-forma invoice which you can pay for using credits from your Creodias account. Click "Apply credit" then your invoice status will turn as "Paid" and your environment will be initialized.
In order to manage you VM, you need to login to CloudFerro dashboard (https://cf2.cloudferro.com), using information from your registration process.
You will see OpenStack dashboard as depicted hereunder.
Figure 10 - OpenStack Dashboard
Figure 11 - Instances
You can see the Network Topology after choosing Network/Network Topology panel
Figure 12 - Network Topology
Choose Project/Compute/Instances, open drop-down menu and click “Associate Floating IP” option
Figure 13 - Associate Floating IP
Select IP Address (from the drop-down menu)
Figure 14 - Floating IP
Select Port to be associated and “Associate” it.
Figure 15 - Floating IP
You can see Floating IP addresses associated to your instances after choosing the Project/Computer/Instances
Figure 16 - Instances
Now you can SSH to your VM using the following linux command:
$ SSH -I your_private_key email@example.com
or using PuTTy for Windows