By ready, we mean:
- from the click on "Create VM"
- to a SSH access on a 100% working system
And also from a generic template: which we can select the disk size dynamically and RAM/CPU. How can it be possible? Using CloudInit! You can find working templates here:
Let's do this! In this case, from a Debian 8 Cloud template.
Remember to enter your SSH key:
Clicking on "Create VM":
VM is provisioned in approximately 8 seconds:
Tools reported the IP after 15 seconds:
So you can SSH on it directly, it works!
$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software; the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright. Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law. debian@cloud1:~$
And remember, you are sudoer without password:
debian@cloud1:~$ sudo -s root@cloud1:/home/debian#
You got a VM ready in 23 seconds, from clicking on "Create VM" to a SSH shell.
These kind of templates are really handful for working on temporary instances or for your dev teams!
We are also working on a complete self service portal (with quotas), stay in touch ;)